Sunday, September 19, 2010

How Has Everyone Been

As has everyone else, I have been doing lots of things plus working my 40 plus hours a week.

Our garden was so bountiful this year.  I put up tomatoes and made sauce with herbs for this winter, plus I made hot dill pickles, pickled beets, put up peaches, apples, zucchini and other things.  They will be good this winter.  I started out making my pickles in a crock like my grandmother did.  I used the Polish recipe. I put in the amount of salt it called for and so they are really salty but they are also spicy hot with red pepper flakes.  I added that part myself.

We have been adding crown molding and framing mirrors in our bathrooms.  Here is what they looked like before and after.

100_1800 Before

100_1802

100_1813 After

100_1815

Our mirrors were just big mirrors glued to the wall.  I have wanted to frame them for the longest time and finally found an economical way to do it.

100_1810 Before

100_1818   After

The mirrors look so much better now and interestingly enough, it makes the bathrooms both a lot brighter.  Neither one of my baths have windows in them so this helps a lot.  I would love to get some new light fixtures but that will have to wait.  It took me 5 years to get my hubby to help put up the molding.  That is how long I have had it just waiting to put it up.  It just kind of gives it a finished look.

Last Thursday I was doing the finishing touches of paint and was standing on the counter tops, getting ready to get back down and guess what, I kicked the paint can and boy did I have a mess to clean up.  Thankfully it is water based paint.

Our daughter and her husband are coming home the first weekend in October.  This is the first time in 2 years that they have been home for a full weekend.  We are anxious to see them.  They have plans while they are here so they will be in and out.

I am getting my fall decorations out and getting ready to put them up.  Our weather had cooled off but the heat came back.  It is too hot for this time of year in my part of the country.

Not to much to talk about this time.  It sounds like everyone has their busy everyday lives and that is a good thing.

Thank you for your sweet comments.  I do appreciate them, even though I don’t get on here too much.

Take care♥

Maxine

5 comments:

Oklahoma Granny said...

The work you've done on your bathroom is amazing. I just love crown moulding. It certainly sounds like your cabinets are stocked for winter with all those wonderful things from your garden.

Janet - underthewillow said...

love the molding and the mirror frame Maxine!...that is something that I've been wanting to do for a long time too is frame our big ol' bathroom mirror that is just glued to the wall...your looks great!

Janet

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Hi Maxine! It's good to hear from you! Sounds like you have been really busy.

I love homemade pickles. My Mama used to make pickles every year. I never learned how. I guess I could learn now with all the info online, etc.

It is dreadfully hot here and we have broken the records for heat many times this summer. I'm so ready for Fall and some cool weather!

Take care and have a nice week!
~Carolyn

Nezzy said...

Oh honey, I'm a little jealous of that beautiful crown molding, I've been waitin' for some in my utility room for a couple years. I'm thinkin' if I want it done.... That's my problem, I wait long enough I do it myself 'cause I am woman.

Have a wonderful visit with your daughter. Those visits are just precious times.

God bless ya and have a marvelous day!!!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Hi Maxine!

Your crown molding and mirror frames look fantastic! I think those touches add so much character to a room, and it's a budget friendly improvement!

Enjoy your visit! And have a great weekend!

Tammy