Thursday, November 13, 2008

Yesterday afternoon I witnessed the destruction of a building in my neighborhood.
This building is as old as the house I live in. The house I live in was almost doomed to the same fate. Thankfully for me, someone thought my house was worth saving. So, a very long process of extreme makeover began. The walls were stripped to the studs, all the old lathe and plaster was removed, the walls were reworked and some repositioned, the wiring was updated as was the plumbing. The result is wonderful. We've lived in our house for two years now. This poor house in our 'hood did not see the same fate. The people who owned the house tried very hard to renovate it. But, they didn't have bottomless pockets and more problems were found than were worth fixing. Finally they received approval to tear down the house. Neighbors have not-so-affectionately named the house "The Shrek House" because it was so very ugly. It was a brick building that had been stuccoed over with grey stucco. One neighbor lady called it the old grey barn. It was pretty exciting to see the destruction of the building. Soon a new house will be built and a new family will join our neighborhood. In my slideshow at the right, you can see more pictures of the destruction. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Does this look better? I took my card outside for some natural light and like the results much better. I'm not sure why the one I took at my desk with my desk light didn't look right. I'm still learning the ins and outs of my camera.

Kristina Werner's Color Challenge #30 for today is: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White. Not sure why my pic is not bright enough. I used Stampin' UP's Doodle This and Sweet Serendipity stamp sets, along with the new scallop edge punch, and the little three flower punch. I had some chipboard in my stash that I used for my sentiment.

Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The kids and I met some friends on Saturday at the Red Barn Farm in Weston, Missouri. It is a super fun family farm. Sunday was their last day to be open for the season. The day we went was cold and windy. We enjoyed ourselves lots though. The kids got to feed a baby calf named Rachel. We met two sheep named Wendy and Peter. The goats were very entertaining! We saw lots of very interesting pumpkins and gourds. I think that while we were at the barn fall arrived. I love fall and am so glad that it is finally here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I've got to do something to be a little more regular on this blog thing! I've got a cool idea. I really like to visit Kristina Werner's blog; . Every Wednesday she's got a nifty SU color combo challenge. This week's colors are Taken with Teal, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point Blue. Here's my entry. Very unique colors. Hmm...may have to play with them more.

If you want to play along with this challenge, visit Kristina's blog and post your entry on your site, link it to hers..heck, link it here too if you want!

Have a great Wednesday! Off to son's piano lesson....