Speaking of pictures

30 12 2009

The lovely Mrs. Limestone has a fantastic New Year’s Giveaway going on right now.  If you’ve ever browsed her beautiful photos and thought about just where you would hang them in your house, go check out her blog:

A Brooklyn Limestone – New Year’s Giveaway

Of course, there’s always a link to her fantastic site in the blogroll too!

Enjoy 🙂

PS – If you don’t enter or don’t win, you can purchase Mrs. Limestone’s photos here.

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Pictures

27 12 2009

I’ve posted a lot of new before and after pictures, check them out here (click on the picture) or in the page links at the top:





It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

21 12 2009

We got our first significant snow fall here in Baltimore, almost 20 inches.  Here is the outside of the house with my basic Christmas decor:

You can see the snow is still falling when the photo was taken.  By the end of the day my basement windows were no longer visible.  You can also see Penny peeking out the front window if you look very closely.  This is one of her favorite spots in the house, she can see all the action!

Here are some pictures of Penny playing in the snow in the back yard, the snow really accumulated back there, almost 2 feet when all was said and done, not sure why we got so much more back there than everywhere else…

I know the picture on the right is terrible and not in focus, but she was galloping so fast (I guess so she wouldn’t get buried) that it was hard to get a good shot.  I think she looks like she’s flying in that picture – her ears are the best part!  It was fun to have some snow and my basement had only minimal water after it all melted (alleluia!).

Nick and I also took a walk over to the park on Saturday night to take some photos, here is the only one I’m willing to share, the rest are not so good.  It was hard to get a good shot while the snow was still falling:





Living Room Work

14 12 2009

Work done and supplies used:

  1. Primed (Kilz Premium) and painted walls (color: Ralph Lauren’s Sweatshirt Grey)
  2. Painted popcorn ceiling (Behr Ceiling Paint)
  3. Painted moulding (color: Behr’s White Glove)
  4. Replace thermostat with Programmable (Honeywell – WalMart)
  5. Replaced all lights with CFLs (GE lights – WalMart)
  6. Replaced all light/outlet covers with white covers (Ace Hardware/Walmart)
  7. Replaced light switches and dials with white (Ace Hardware)
  8. Installed curtain (rod – Home Depot, curtains – WalMart)
  9. Hung Artwork (Brian Ewing, own photographs, A. Aubrey Bodine Baltimore prints, Ung Dril frame – Ikea, leaning prints are 1800s etchings)
  10. Couch – Ikea Ektorp
  11. Table – Ikea Ramvik
  12. Side table – Ikea Lack
  13. Reading Chairs & Ottoman – gifts from Nick’s Mom (she made slip covers)
  14. Bookshelf – Ikea Billy
  15. Hook in Kissing Room – 3M Command (brushed nickel – WalMart)