Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Good cold morning prim friends. I'm still hoping that Michigan will see an Indian Summer this fall, but it has been COLD here lately. The frosts have already arrived and the gardens are done for another season.
No pictures today - I'm saving them for another day. We have been working like crazy on our new home and we're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Just one stairway to paint - thank goodness. I forgot how much time it takes to paint! We are putting in the flooring in the kitchen tonight or tomorrow night and I still need to paint a couple antique cupboards. Yesterday I tried the sanding and walnut stain over mustard on our "sink base" cupboard and I love how it turned out. Thank you all for the tips! Can't wait to do the same thing on our island and beadboard cupboard! Dick got the wallpaper up in the kitchen and it was like the icing on the cake (mustard ticking)! We're shooting for a move day a week from Sunday - if we get our carpet before then and our appliances get delivered.
As much as I hated the thoughts of giving up our old house, I do have to say that this has been fun. It's like taking a blank canvas and turning it into something that is totally you! I can't wait to be setting in our new living room with a wood fire burning, looking out the doorwall at the wildlife, cook a good dinner (for a change), and snuggle up with the grandkids to watch a good movie! Oh, that will be heaven.
The best part has been watching my mom have something to be excited about. She has to check in every little while to see what we got done next. I think she is pretty surprised at how it is turning out! It will be so great to be right there if she needs us, but still have our own living space and privacy.
Well girls, time to hussle off to the shop. Have a great fall day and we'll talk again soon.
Until next time...


  1. I can't wait to see pics Dawn!....it's so much fun to have everything new and fresh isn't it?


  2. I am really lookiing forward to new pics, Dawn! I'm glad it's going well - I'm sure it could be very stressful! Have a great day!

  3. That sounds so exciting...can't wait to see it all completed. Dianntha

  4. Exhausting work for sure but exciting at the same time. My hat is off to you for doing all this and running a store with all the events you have going on. I love your "header"....might have to copy that for next year!! My mindset is Christmas and it is pretty BLANK right now! There is frost on the pumpkins here this morning too - and a threat of a Nor'easterner on the way - not so nice!! Have a happy day..Judy

  5. Looking forward to seeing your new home!

  6. Looking forward to pictures....we have already had some some here....looks like we may be in for a long winter ahead!