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House Redo

Who Do You Think Will Win

by Kay~Kacey on 5/9/2011

sun on mantleAs if. SuperGuy found this sun thingie…somewhere. He made this mahogony-ish base for it. It is SO not going in the main living area of the Love Nest. I told him to paint the base teal, and it could go in our beachy guest room. Nope, he can’t paint the base…the wood is too nice… :doh:

Well, it’s not staying here on the mantle. I’m just sayin’  and I don’t want it out in the main area either. I’m planning on winning this argument.

Oh, and yes, there is only one of the boys and his lovely girlfriend on the mantle. If any of the other 4 boys are upset, I plan on changing out the photo regularly, you know, unless one of the boys ticks me off…then they go to the bottom of the stack… Eventually we’re going to get a large photo blown up and put over the mantle. We just haven’t done it yet. Though this silly sun is making me move picking out that photo and getting it blown up and printed way up on my to do list!


Reforesting the Neighborhood

by Kay~Kacey on 4/20/2011

So, you know the New Love Nest? Well, we back up to some guy’s land. Land that the city got rights to to put in a sewer system, but ending up stripping the land completely. :nono: Really who does that in a liberal, conserve-the-land type town??

tree slips

So SuperGuy got permission from the guy who owns the land to reforest it. He ordered trees…well, slips of trees, from the Missouri Conservation Department. They came this week. 300 of them…

tiny treesWe planted them along the creek and all along the stripped out area. Unfortunately we still have about 150 more trees to plant… :mad2:

break from planting treesIt was hard work!

stripped out landThis is the big path of stripped out land the city left in their wake… :wallbash: Yes, we have a lot of trees to plant…

sewer systemThis is lovely part of the sewer system that is above ground… :doh: Well, that is getting hidden with cedars…and I don’t mean slips of cedars, I mean real live hide-me-now cedars.

It really annoys me when developers/cities strip out way more than needed when they do a project…and leave it like that. Hopefully it will all look really nice…in about, what? 5-10 years??? :clap:  (if we get the other 150 trees planted this week…)


Bye Bye Blues

by Kay~Kacey on 2/3/2011

Yep, the horrible screen-saver-blue room at the Love Nest? It’s gone. Bit the dust.

priming a brightly colored room

Note to self…be conveniently gone the next time we have a brightly colored room to repaint into a soft cream color. Just saying.

two coats of primer and still the blue shows through

Two coats of primer…and still the blue showed through. :wallbash:

So we painted it a nice, warm cream color. Going to go with a beachy theme in that room with a few pops of teal as accents. Some beach photos on the walls. It’s going to be lovely. No, I didn’t take photos of the finished paint job because I’m waiting to get the bedspread on the bed and pretty the room up a bit. I have a cute worn blue teal wooden chair we’re going to put in there, and I think I’ll paint a bed table teal.

Anyway, the best part of the two day paint job? The end of it…

champagne celebration by the fire

A nice quiet champagne celebration for two by the fire. :heart: