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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Shopping My House Sunday

I take on too many things and end up doing nothing at all! I have a couple items to share today, but with the cold weather back I am in a total funk! So here goes something...


 I found this delightful little french poodle (sans the tp) in my linen closet when I was overhauling it last week. He is a very nice lemon yellow crocheted toilet paper holder. He was made by my sister-in-law's aunt Mayme. She whipped these little guys up like mad! I think he needs a nice bathroom to reside in so...

I want to put a bamboo floor in my main bath. It is fairly reasonable in price and my niece Holly knows a great bathroom floor guy who does great reasonable work. I will keep you up on the outcome of that project. I am not sure I want a yellow bathroom but maybe I can add this poodle to a neutral bath. Hmmm...

My front yard is taking shape. I see my tulips (red and yellow) are peeking through the cold ground. We cleaned the front yard yesterday when the temps hit the 50s so...

My back yard is about a quarter of an acre. I am not sure why these lots were cut so large in the 1960s. These little houses are brick ranch with most of them (but not mine ! :(   with one car garages. That is way too much grass to mow so currently there is lots of bare ground and a huge old dying tree. It is depressing actually but my son and his friend claim to have the desire to turn the backyard into a splendid area. We will have to wait and see.

I have an area back there that someone built up like a bin for a compost heap. So since it was years ago when I was a little kid and watched my grandfather hard at work maneuvering one of those heaps I will gladly take any suggestions out there so gardeners come forth and help your neighbor blogger!

I am going to use my win from Troy's site I Refuse To Recede, the mini greenhouse as a starter for my herb garden. I want to line my fence all around with wildflowers and currently I have a patio (covered) that will house my mini greenhouse. I am excited and waiting for it to arrive.

I have a few more treasures to share but this Spring forward time change has knocked my socks off! I am walking in a hazy state so I should sign off.

Remember to stop by Kendall at Finesse Your Nest and see her laundry room project.

Next week we will talk about Josie and the baptism garment I found in the bottom of my mom's cedar chest.

Happy Sunday to you!
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13 comments:

jen said...

Phew Girl you got a lot going on! I need a nap after that and losing an hour of sleep! LOL So the backyard sounds like a fun project, it's so worth it! Have a fabulous day!
luvs and glitter
~jen
p.s. I'm having a giveaway stop by if you like :)

sarah louise said...

hi anne! your poodle is SO cute -- he really is! is he crocheted? it won't be long 'til your tulips are in full bloom & decorating the outdoors with their pretty colors. (o: tulips make such pretty photos! thanks for taking the time yesterday to stop by my blog & leaving a comment. have a great week!

Heart2Heart said...

What a nice way to look over some spring projects on the horizon. I know you will just love a Bamboo floor!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a darling crochet poodle tp holder! Good luck with your backyard! It will be a beauty!

~Maryjane

craftymarta said...

Anne, thanks for stopping and leaving a comment. I hope your plans for a pretty garden will come true. My "garden" is in such terrible shape, I don't see it looking better ever since I'm so busy at work, plus our summers will kill anything that is not a native plant. I'm getting ready for our two weeks of spring, I kid you not, that is all we get before it gets back into the 80s and 90s. Blessings, Marta.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Cute little poodles and I love your idea of planting wildflowers too! We have 2 acres to mow, if that makes you feel any better! Have a great week, Cindy

Chatty Crone said...

I think you have a lot going on too and you sound like me - I just get tired sometimes thinking about all I have to do - which I should do first . . .

Your little puddle is cute. I feel silly, but I am not sure what a bamboo floor is - I'm going to look it up.

Sandie

Tootsie said...

you are a very busy girl...I love that poodle...is is adorable!

Sares said...

It sounds like you have a lot going on! When I used to have a big yard, I loved mowing it on a riding mower, it was peaceful. However I don't like using the push mowers! I hope you have a terrific week and thanks for stopping by to visit!

My name is PJ. said...

Bamboo is an excellent choice for bathroom (or any)flooring,

The key to a compost bin is a pitch fork. Produce, coffee grinds, egg shells all go in. Never meat/poultry or fish!

Read about them on google.

Then you need a pitchfork. And you go out and turn it over at regular intervals to help it decompose.

I'm going to follow you. I can't wait to see what your son and his friend do with your back yard!

Madame Samm said...

Good Morning..new follower here...I like some of your photos but I am not sure if it is my screen but they all seem very fuzzy? that cup is divine...like a pedestal..very pretty..blessings madame samm

Nancy said...

Oh, shopping your house again! I have a complete downstairs to weed out AGAIN!

Jealous of the plants so early.

Kendall said...

Aww, that little poodle just made me smile! I love little quirky things like that, especially when they are handcrafted by a friend or relative. I still have the sock monkeys my Granny used to make! Thanks for linking up to "Shop The House Sunday"!