Monday, August 13, 2012

........busy couple of .............daze...and a revelation......

























.......hello sunshines!..........well I've had..... a very important revelation!........like I had no .......idea......didn't know.......nope.........not me!............lol

......to be perfectly honest.....I'm a ..........jumper!.....yes a ....jumper........definition.........one who goes from room to room..........from project to project......indoors and outdoors.............all in one day or three! ..........I crack myself up!........

..................so the living room is starting to look up! literally................

......then......off I go to the backyard.......envision 108 deg........and a  l i t t l e   t i n y  s a w  ...................in my hands...............

























..................wa..............la!........................lol....well someone has to do it!..........:)....ps.....that is only one bunch! there were five bunches when I got done! yikes!!!! ....................they are m e a n........those thorns.....on those fans............wow!!

...................go figure.............I can't be trusted...........well will ya look what I did!.

.........and I have the cuts to prove it! :)

......then..........I've been working on some patio curtains.......they are not done....still a work in progress............and more detailed info later.......about pieces parts wood and brackets.............................. but here are some previews..........wo hooooooooooooo.......so far..............very happy kat............................kool kat....................in the patio....................with the ceiling fan..............kat.............:)












....................it will take.................three..........

....of these................to complete...............

























.................from one of my fave stores................big lots.....and only 15.00............. very large too.........really...........they are quite nice and lightweight for the curtain rings I used..........from k-mart............................love that place.....
..yes.........they have their little imperfections..........but.....can you just say..........character.........and they are outside........really...........wash them ......then just like new and softer........they actually flow out there with the breeze.................... :)...

.........for now................I'm headed............................here....................



















.....after a nice hot shower of course.........




.....I finally figured out how to do the messy bed look thing! lol.....................I actually love how it looks........seems more inviting.........and maybe........just maybe.........I will start taking a much needed siesta in the afternoons.........when it's so very hot!..........

.....so lets see..............the jumper..........how many topics for this one post have I addressed.......wow.......................mind boggling!......................I can't seem to keep to one subject can I...............lol.....................oh well...........................never a dull moment huh!

............more pics to follow when I get the patio curtains up and the patio cleaned up a bit........and even then...............I won't be painting the patio itself until fall.....................it looks awful I know................my poor little cottage....................Dad would be proud.............I think....................

..................I'm doing the "preventative maintenance thing"  :)....bringing the cottage up to par........certainly not an easy task........but..........the determination.......runs in the family............it's in my ...."jeans"..................
...................the ones with all the paint and holes all over them! .......and ......not to forget the bruised and cut up hands.......oh my gosh!!!!!! . :)

........have a great rest of the week sunshines...............I know I will!.......hugs kat =^.^=

4 comments:

  1. Hi Kat: What a beautiful home you have--I love the lacy touches, even in the wood, which appears in the mirror frames and thoughout the room--very pretty! And wow--what a project to prune the palm trees--I didn't know they had thorns, but I imagine the leaves are razor-sharp. I once had a huge pampas grass that always cut me to pieces whenever I walked by it, and a friend with a chainsaw came and chopped it down--it filled the back of a pickup truck when we were done. We covered the stump with white vinegar, covered it with black plastic during the summer and let it cook itself to death, then we cut and dug out the stump--it was about a four-foot deep hole. We layered a thick layer of cardboard on the bottom of the area, and built a raised bed with stone walls around it, and I filled it with compost and soil and today it's a rose and perennial bed! (It needs to be reworked yet again, but nothing like the first time!) Good for you for getting out there and using the saw and pruners--you did a great job! I appreciate you stopping by my blog today--you mentioned you might like to follow me, but couldn't find where to do so. You can follow me on Linky if you like--there should be a little Linky box in my sidebar. I've got buttons on the sidebar as well for all the usual places, like facebook, linked in, pinterest, google +, and twitter--take your pick! Take care--we are getting some of your hot weather here in the next day or so--close to 100!

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    1. hi athena.....thank you! :) it is certainly a work in progress.....:) if i can find my linky password!!!! ever have too many passwords! lol i will sign up there! :) ok never never run over a mexican fan palm in the road....very large and sharp curled stickers that grab anything they can...really! soon this palm will be too tall for me to cut! funny...i never have to water it.....the neighbor behind me waters way too much......if you know what i mean.....:) hey stay cool......its not working for me...my face ends up on my chest! it just slids down with the sweat! lol hugs kat =^.^=

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  2. You are a frugile gal and I like that! I am always looking for inexpensive ideas and you have introdiced me to several on your wonderful blog.
    Thank you for sharing, Kat!
    Smiles,
    Carolynn

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  3. hi carolynn....thank you! I try! :) and I do love drop cloths!!!! they are so versatile~ so may different fabric types too! not to mention inexpensive!!!!! and can be utilized for a lot of things! thank you so much for all your sweet comments! :) hugs kat =^.^=

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