Dewberries Again!?!

Yes, dewberries again. I have struggled with what to do with the big, empty space above my corner sink. Now that my lovely shelving is installed the big, empty space seemed bigger! There are so many things that I would like to do in the kitchen, but nothing stuck out for this space. Then it occurred to me. The dewberries. The dewberries that I’m so excited to pick I almost cannot wait for them to ripen. My beloved dewberries.

First I thought I would just print one large photograph of a ripened dewberry cluster. But I chose three photographs I have taken over the last month of my dewberry vines in different stages of growth. I had 11×14 prints made on mat-board backing and a UV coating. Instead of framing the prints {I’m really not into picture frames. I find them bulky and annoying.} I nailed them directly to the wall. Yes, I nailed them directly to the wall through the photographs and colored the nail head with a black marker to hide the nail. Now, I love this wall. {The hubby is not so sure about the frame-less prints.}


Creating Magic

While still in the beginning stages of planning our family vacation, I discovered there are quite a few useful resources that will be of great assistance. So far my favorites are:

With all of this wonderful advice, I decided to start a Vacation Planner binder. I designed my binder on using our monogram. Zazzle offers a wide variety of Disney designs, but since Walt Disney World will not be our only vacation destination, I customized a binder to match my home binder.

I created dividers using Avery Index Maker White Dividers with the following categories:

  1. General Information
  2. Budget
  3. Packing List
  4. Resort/Hotel
  5. Dining
  6. Magic Kingdom
  7. Epcot
  8. Hollywood Studios
  9. Animal Kingdom
  10. Downtown Disney

I know it’s a lot, but with 40-square miles of property I don’t want to miss any of the magic!

214 Days to Disney

On Day 6,429 in the Life, we received a little package in the mail.


Oooh, a surprise.

We thought it was the informational DVD of Walt Disney World, but no. It was something quite unexpected. Instead of just sending a confirmation email, Walt Disney World sent this nice, little box as our reservation confirmation. Continue reading

It’s the Magic Countdown!

{Now I have Europe stuck in my head.}

It’s official. We booked our Walt Disney World vacation for later this year. The magic begins in 221 days. Let the planning commence! {And my goodness are there a lot of resources for planning and preparation.}


See you on Day 6,644, Walt and Mickey!

One Step Closer

On Day 6,415 in the Life we became one step closer to having at least one room completed in our little Home Sweet Home on Sims Mill Pond. The handy hubby installed the bathroom cabinet {which we will paint to match the kitchen cabinets}, counter-top and shelves. It only took three tries to find a faucet that didn’t leak. We’ve never been so excited to brush our teeth. {Even the kiddo is excited.} And I can see the top of my head in the mirror again.


A Place for Plates

Finally! After living in our little cottage for 8 months, we now have a place for our plates {. . . and bowls, and glasses, and well . . . whatever else I decide}. The handy hubby installed the open shelving this weekend. They’re not quite done. I still have some touch up painting to do, but they are beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with them.