Tuesday, December 31, 2013

From Kitchen Peninsula to a Buffet

For you viewing pleasure, 
I thought I'd repost a change we did a while back.

Years ago this was our kitchen.
 Stained cabinets (which my father made) with a peninsula.

Over the years I changed the doors, added wallpaper,

and painted the cabinets.
 This really brighten it up but I still wanted a more opened space soooo...
 We chopped off the peninsula!
 I even painted my countertops.

 Finally we got granite countertops. Looove them!
I also took the doors off of my cabinets.
I did this even before it was popular!
I love the cabinets without the doors.

Another view without the peninsula.
 Want to know what we did with the part we took off? 

I turned it into an island.
 I used it in the kitchen for many years. Of course it was many colors.
But this was the only picture I could find of one of the makeovers. It gave us lots of storage.
 But if you know me you know I like to change things around. 

Finally it has become a buffet/sideboard in our dining room.
 I added a piece across the back with some filigree for interest.
 I added bamboo molding around the doors and drawers and bought new hardware.
 Of course I painted it a different color. I also added stair spindles on the sides at the front. 
It's a great accent piece and still very useful.
 It works great for serving buffet style at family dinners and parties.

We call it the Gecko!
It's a fun piece.

"I am the Alpha and the Omega,
the First and the Last, 
the Beginning and the End."
Revelation 22:13

Friday, December 27, 2013

Cold winter morning

The girls and boys enjoying a dish of warm oatmeal
on a very cold winter morning. 

And we know that in all things
God works for the good
of all who love him.
Romans 8:28

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas at the Moons

Thought I'd share a few photos of our Christmas decorations.
Hope you enjoy.
Here are a few things in our great room
This is the main tree in the bay window.

The dining room.

The moon tree.

The garden window in the kitchen.

I can't seem to leave well enough alone.
Got to decorate the light fixture too!

An adorable nativity made out of wire.

In our bedroom.

Front Porch 
A couple of snowpeople made out of pickets.

Back porch.
Snowman window.

Hope you enjoyed a little of our decorations.
Have a very merry and blessed Christmas.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Hen House

The girls and boys would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
From their house to yours.

Merry Christmas from:









For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

May you have a BLESSED season.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

My First Egg

Finally we have an egg in the hen house.
Isn't it beautiful!
I know, I sound crazy. But I've been waiting for this egg for 5 months.

It was laid by Copper. A red sex-link chicken.
She's beautiful also don't you think!

Beautiful chicken= Beautiful egg..

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Another Rooster

Guess which hen turned into a rooster? 
It's my little bantam, Slippers.

Our other rooster, Biscuit starting crowing at 10 weeks.
Slippers is almost 20 weeks and has just recently started
(or should I say trying) to crow. 
He's really pitiful.
 Here he is as a little baby.

 Now he's all grown up and strutting his stuff.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Word Art

Word art from remnants of fence pickets.

After cutting some pickets to make some rooster art I had some smaller pieces left over.
Of course I can't throw wood away so I decided to make some word art. 
Some are inspirational, and some are holiday inspired.
The rooster art is $30.00.
The word art is $8.00 a piece.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Porch for the Chicken Run

 After adding a run onto the chicken coop
my husband thought the run needed a porch.
It would help with the rain blowing into the run
and also be a nice place for us to sit and watch the chicks.

 So, that's what he proceeded to do.

I must say, it makes for a great place to sit.
Even when it rains.

We had to have some trees cut to build the porch
so I had them cut some tall stumps
and I just put pavers around them.

The stumps come in handy for side tables.

I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Beautiful Fall Pumpkins

Enjoy the pictures of fall from local produce.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6