Friday, May 28, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Simple Cabin, BIG views

Cold Mountain

Inside of cabin

Looking at Mount Pisgah to left of cabin

To the right - Cold Mountain

Again Cold Mountain

We had a great time in Asheville, watching Skronsk graduate, porch sitting at the cabin, and enjoying our 28th wedding anniversary.

Such a simple cabin design, small but seemed much bigger than it was. The deck went all the way across. Trevor much enjoyed the hot tub(out on the deck), but alas I did not take any pictures of him, whatever was I thinking!

The View. Killer views. To the right was Cold Mountain and to the left, Mount Pisgah. No houses on either mountain. It was so nice to just look out and be surrounded by those majestic mountains. We had a huge thunderstorm Saturday night with lightening and hail. It was so loud on the tin roof we could hardly hear ourselves talk!

Sunday we went up on the Blue Ridge Pkwy to bird watch and of course the scenery was breathtaking.
Sweet memories and fun times. We'll definitely have to go back!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Being resourceful

Today's newspaper featured an article on making little girl's sundresses from pillowcases. Such a neat idea, probably been around for a while, but bears revisting. Especially if you are like me and hadn't run across the idea.

I think it probably originated from recycling old feed sacks. Some resourceful woman probably figured it would make a sundress and there you go. My grandma used to get feed sacks from a neighbor and she would use them in quilts. But this is such a cute idea using a modern approach by using a pillowcase. Just think how many pillowcases out there with no mate. Yardsales and thrift stores with one lonely pillowcase. How fun to go on a "hunt" to find them.

Check out this site for the instructions.

Here's one done up in a very cute fabric.

I think you could also do these into summer tops for young girls or teens. They would be pretty cool done in retro fabric.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Two for one

Free sunflowers sprouting from the spilled seed around each of our birdfeeders. Nice way for the birds to pay it forward.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Straw bale update

The gourds have been planted!

The tomatoes are in....

The pumpkins are up!

Next up, the squash and cukes. Moving right along.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Recycled pots

One of my sweet coworker's surprised me with these red, white, and blue pots. She recycled some of her older pots by painting them. Aren't they so 4th of July?

But hey, in the mean time there's Memorial Day and Flag Day, so they'll get to grace my patio for several months. By the time the 4th gets here they should be full and colorful!

What a great idea, thanks Kimberly!