Tuesday, May 26

Can it be the end of May already?

Wow.... where does the time go. I've heard people say that it gets worse as you get older... well there's something to look forward to, huh?

This Sunday, May 24th, was my niece's 20th birthday. Here is a picture of her with her 120 pound dog "Charger." Seems like just yesterday she was a tiny baby.... and now she's all grown up. Since my husband and I don't have children, our nieces and nephews are even more special to us. Lauren has brought immeasureable joy to our family! Happy birthday sweetie!!

Thursday, May 21

Country Sampler Fall Issue!

Sneak peek of the cover!!

As you might already know, my home was recently photographed for Country Sampler Magazine and was supposed to be featured in the Fall 2010 issue. However, I learned last week that we've been officially moved up to this year! The magazine will be published in mid-July, and I've ordered a couple dozen copies for the shop. If you don't already subscribe, won't you consider purchasing your issue at Buttermilk Junction? It will be priced at $4.95 - that's less than you would pay at the "big boxes."

Also featured in this issue will be customer Linda Harris' lovely Saltbox home. Her home is spectacular... and I have a hunch her Fall decor is sure to be a real treat!

Thursday, May 14

New "NetBook!"

Have any of you seen one of these cutie pie computers? Oh my gosh.. this is the neatest thing! It's made by Acer, and is top rated by both Consumer Reports and PCMagazine. I ordered it at costco.com... don't you love CostCo? (oh that's a post for another time!) Anyway, I took a picture of this little NetBook next to a basket of lemons so you could see how small it is. It weighs less than 3 pounds. I've been having a lot of fun using it while watching tv ....or if I just need to look something up or check my email I don't have to kick the hubs off our main computer. We do have a laptop as well, but it weighs a TON and it has a humongous screen and a noisy fan... nothing you'd want sitting on your lap while watching tv. See.... sometimes electronics CAN be fun!

Monday, May 11

Monday, Monday

I LOVE MONDAYS!! It's truly my "day off" from the shop and usually, most of my housework has already been done the day before. Most of the time it's my run-around day... today is not too different. My neighbor (who also happens to have built our home!) is taking me to a local remodel he is working on where apparently there's some "good junk" available for the taking.... can't wait to see what that's all about. Then I have to meet the UPS man at my shop around 10am as he is delivering my new Acer Netbook this morning! Can't wait to try that baby out!! After that, I do have some errands to run and I am sure the day will fly by as usual.

I did manage to snap a few pictures this weekend of the house... some updates and changes I've done since the Country Sampler photo shoot. They asked me not to post pictures of the Fall decor (even though I did take a bunch...) but I wanted to post some of the changes I've made. The next two projects at home are to repaint our master bath (sooo not looking forward to that) and to repaint and redo all the wall decor in our office. I never take pictures in there because it gets so messy... hoping to change that sometime this summer. ANYHOO.... I posted a new album on my WEBSHOTS site... please locate the link on the left side of the blog and you'll go right to it.

Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful! We spent the morning with Lee's mom and the evening with my folks. Very simple and relaxing and just the way we like it :>)