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Monday, September 19, 2011

One thing always leads to another

Sorry i've been MIA lately...
I realized it had been to long 
when my Dad asked me if I had
given up the blog....Opps
With school starting, buying a car,
going away for the holiday...blah blah blah
the weeks flew by me!

Anyways....we've been very busy around here!
It's funny how one little thing can lead to another...
Well I guess in this instance I don't mean little...
I mean HUGE....

While we were away in Sea Island this month
my girlfriend Sondra spotted this at an Antique Show...
She really has the knack for finding cool stuff!
I love my Christmas present...Thanks Sondra!!!

My girlfriends Sondra, Ann and I had a great time
"stealing" sweet husbands truck and going to pick
this up from the show....Girl Power!!!
Even though Ann (who was brave enough to drive the big truck)
said.....let's hope this is a straight shot...
there will be no backing up or parking of this truck! 
Don't you just love girlfriends who stick with you and help
you carry out crazy schemes...no matter what!

Well once we got it back to Florida I realized it needed a
great spot...which lead to us looking around the yard
and realizing it really needed some serious help.
So begin the 2 week process of cleaning up and cleaning out!

Then while at Ikea....I stumbled across these beauty's...

For $14.99 you can't beat these lanterns..they
are awesome!  And I just knew I wanted to
place them on the back steps!
Well wouldn't you know it...but when I went
to put them out there I realized the back steps
had rotted and were caving in so they
 needed to be replaced.. to work sweet husband went.
 While I love the shabby look of them right now...they are
going to be sanded and stained to match
 the existing surrounding wood.
But for now...I few pumpkins and flowers won't hurt!

And do you remember the shutters
 that sweet husband brought home?

Well he did something really cool with them...
I would show you but my mother claimed the first one
and loaded it up in her truck before I could even take a picture!
But he's building more for me to put in the garden
and I promise to show you soon!

So you see how one thing can lead to another....
But the good news is the back porch and yard
are finally getting some well needed TLC.

Just in time for (fingers crossed)
some lovely fall weather!

(photo Country Living)


barbara said...

Ooops! I was afraid if I didn't take it then someone else would claim it. Sorry about missing the picture. It looks really, really great in my backyard. Maybe you should come here and take your picture and one of my bottle tree also AND you can visit your mother.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

What is that orbital thingamajig called?? I love it and I also love girlfriends who will pull off crazy schemes with you! Great find!

Ana said...

I know what you mean about one thing leading to another :-) Anyway, that was such an awesome find. Good thing you have friends with trucks :-) Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What an awesome find and you have a story to go with it too, which is always nice. :)
Your Ikea lanterns are awesome. I always like nice big lanterns and you can't beat that price! I'm going to have to look for those next time I go.

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