Saturday, April 30, 2011


Good Morning, 
How are you today?  Come on in out of the cold wind.
I have a bit of pink to show you today
some decorating.

Spring has been promising to make
her appearance but old man winter keeps
reminding us he is not done yet.

We have had some beautiful days this spring and so
enjoyed them, planting seed in the garden, making plans for 
fresh veggies, a new lawn, waiting for the trees and shrubs to 
burst forth and what do we wake up to yesterday and today?


Yep that pretty white stuff, that we have
had enough for awhile.

So I am sharing a pink lily today, 
in hopes of encouraging spring to take the lead.
This pretty lily is from last springs garden.
The lilies are making an appearance in the beds but not enough to flower yet.

We have been busy working inside the house,
on the days it is not so nice outside.

One of our projects is a wee bit of decorating in the kitchen.

The before.........
Nothing wrong with that right?   
And the green shows up nice behind the dish rack.
 We had been talking about doing tin panels on the back splash for awhile.
Then when we were at the house of a friends brother
I saw these panels!  (only theirs were bronze)
they were so pretty, but when I touched them there were plastic!
So we found out you can get them at Depot or Lowe's and
had to get some.  Now they are not all that inexpensive ($20.00 per panel)
but I do love the look.
I chose the silver, this is a Tin Shack after all.
Kirk began cutting and fitting the pieces, and adhering them with silicon.
If you decide to do this a Dremil
All in One tool makes the fitting go smoothly
they say to cut it with a box knife, but that is hard work.
You will also need some to the trim pieces to match.

The after.................
I love it!   It brightens up the kitchen alot.
We also got new switch plate covers in the metal like you'd use in the shop.
Note the wall to the right......
the tin of my Tin Shack and the panels match it just right.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

I hope you enjoyed your visit,
I am linking up to Pink Saturday so
please stop over at How Sweet the Sound
and see what sweet pinks you can find to inspire you.

Have a Blessed weekend.   

Friday, April 22, 2011

Decorating the Tin Shack

Today we spent some time (all day) decorating
Our Tin Shack

This wall behind the wood stove have been unfinished cement
board for 5 1/2 years.  Just one of those
things we wanted to do but it was not on top 
of the "list".
Today it got marked OFF the list.
We began at about 9:00 am

The Before
The product...
Laying out the first rows, trying to figure out how to
fit it all together.  Now mind you we  er/ Kirk is not a stone mason
so this has been a challenge....but we don't shy 
away from a challenge.
The first rows are going up
Many of the stones needed "fitting"
Kirk is using his Grandfathers rock hammer to do the work.
The finished project.  After much frustration
a few stress releaving breaks.
We finished up at about 8 pm.
I will tell you this job is not for the faint at heart
Kirk did all of the installing, I chose most of the
Of course the "rocks" are really concrete and came in boxes
but after trying to collect real rocks we decided if
we ever wanted to get this done we should buy them.
Beside you need a "permit" to collect rocks

There are 3 little shelves in the wall also, to put treasures on.

Now I need to do something about that door
and the switch covers, but that is
for another day.

We are tired.  So I will call it a night.

God's Blessings to you and your family.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pink Saturday - Velvet Strawberry

 Happy Pink Saturday

 I wanted to share this darling 
Pink Velvet Strawberry
Now just look at these pictures

Do you love it as much as I do?
I bought this darling
morsel from
Molly @  FleurdeBee 
her blog is   Fleur de Bee

give Molly a visit and tell I sent you.
Also visit Beverly @ How Sweet the Sound
for more Pink blogs.

May God Bless you Richly.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nourishing Skin Cream

Nourishing Skin Cream

Just finished making a batch of 
Nourishing Skin Cream

I have been making this for about 6 years now
and love it.
I started experimenting with creams because
I was having so much trouble with over
oily skin and bad break outs.
Nothing on the store shelves worked for me.

I finally settled on 26 ingredients that feed
and protect the skin

2 jars are sold and I have 2 left
so I am putting them up for sale

$12.00 each + exact shipping
these are 4 oz jars

If you are interested or have any questions
leave me a comment 
and I will get back to you.

Thank you and have a blessed day

Friday, April 8, 2011

Pink Saturday - April

Happy Pink Saturday
this week I thought
I would share my other pink gift from my mom-in-law
I shared the vases last time (see in the background).

There are 8 glasses, and they are
so pretty.

Don't cha just love them?

Sorry I missed you all last week, I was out of town
and then was sick with a wopper of a cold.

All better now.
Have a blessed week and
please stop over at Beverly's @ How Sweet the Sound
and see all the wonderful pink posts.