Tuesday, March 31, 2015

...decisions...decisions...

...now that all the walls are perfectly smooth...
...it's time to make some decisions about the countertop...
...and the paint...we're leaning towards the Almond Oil...I liked the Venetian Plaster technique...but think that might be a little too much texture for this room...what do you think...?

...floor tile will come later...

~Have a lovely day!

Monday, March 30, 2015

...the beginnings of a bar...

...one day...hopefully soon...there will be a bar in our big room downstairs...
...the Man made a niche in the wall...
...and the ceiling...
...and then got to work on the wooden support system...
...I had very little to do with this project...
...because I was sanding away at the walls in the hallway bathroom...I'm using a wet sanding technique to cut down on the amount of dust...there's actually no dust at all...but it takes quite a bit longer than dry sanding...the trade-off is worth it though...

...the skim coats are complete...and then we've got a couple of little patches before we paint...

...what were your weekend projects...?

~Wishing you a lovely start to your week!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

...movie night...

...our counter last night...we do love some popcorn with our movies...

...we watched Departures...it was funny and sweet and sort of deep...we enjoyed it...

~Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, March 27, 2015

...from my back deck...

...I don't usually post after dark pictures from my back deck...but we had six sweet deer sleeping in our backyard last night...so I sneaked out on the back deck and snapped a photo...or ten of them...they didn't even mind when I switched on the flash...I think three of the smaller ones are the triplets born earlier this year...and their mama of course...the other two probably young males...quite the little herd...

~Have a lovely day!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

...Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese...

...we're always looking for quick and easy Lenten supper recipes...

...and we found this recipe over at Vegan Yumminess...and decided to give it a try last night...
...it really couldnt be easier...you just make your noodles...we used elbow macaroni...of course...
...then just blended up the other ingredients...I did not deviate from the recipe at all..I left out the optional cayenne...and the next time I make this I'll probably cut the lemon juice in half...just because I could sort of taste an 'actual' lemony sort of taste...and I don't think it should be like that...so we'll see...there will definitely be a next time...and maybe we just had some really lemony lemons...
...it just looks so creamy and you could certainly serve it just like that...
...but I baked mine for a little bit...just until it started to brown...just because I like that little bit of carmelization...
...then served it with a vinaigrette dressed salad...and a pretty little dessert dish of baby beets...
...delicious!...

...What have you been eating this Lent...?

~Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

....W.I.P. Wednesday...

...just a little bit of knitting...I'm down to the toe now...which I was going to knit with just the white...like the heel...but I think I'll go back and knit the other sock to this point as well...and then decide about the toe...depending on how much yarn I have left...

...they should be comfy...stretchy...and cute when they're done...

~Have a lovely day!

...ps...the Hope sweater has grown about 1 inch in length too...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

...Vegan Carottes à la Crème...

...over at The Vegan Version...
...we made this over the weekend...it's just the most perfect side dish ever...

~Have a lovely day!