Monday, April 30, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 28 - It's All About the Hair

Today's most popular garage sale finds were five wigs that 
I purchased. Besides the ones pictured here,
there is also a green one and a blue one.

So many choices, but , in typical sisterly fashion, they are already
fighting over a favourite.

Scavenger Hunt - April 29, 2012

I participated in last week's Scavenger Hunt here:
Since Ashley Sisk postponed it until this week, I
decided to do the prompts again with new interpretations.

1. Yellow

 My yellow birdhouse.

2. Something that makes you smile.

These two guys together always make me smile.

3. Ancient or Antique

One of these cuckoo clocks is an
antique. Can you guess which one?

4. Splash


5. In the Sun

It is always nice to go for a car ride on a sunny day.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

April 26 - Dresser Update

We are finally getting around to some of the many projects on our list.
I will put some on here in the next little while.

This small chest of drawers had been in my Dad's barn for, oh, at least 40 years or so. 
And before that, I believe it lived for several years in the chicken coop . I assume at one
time that it was actually used as furniture.
I don't know how old it really is but it is solid wood
and very well made. They don't make 'em like they
used to.

The top had obviously been replaced at some point.
Several of the knobs were broken or gone and I am pretty
sure that that is petrified chicken poop on the front.
So, of course, I had to have it.

And here it is now with it's new lease on life.
My husband sanded it down and painted it with
hard wearing porch paint. I found new handles
in the discount bin at Home Depot.

And, just like that - something old is new again.
We are happy with the way it turned out.
What do you think? Did we fix it or wreck it?

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April 25 - Post Easter Tradition

1. Take leftover Easter Peeps

2. Add chocolate chunks and graham crackers.

3. Put it all together and microwave

4. A completed Peep S'more

5. Enjoy!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Barn Charm Monday - April 23

I'm not sure why this silo is all alone in the middle of nowhere.

A large cluster of barns in Ontario, Canada

See more barns here:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Scavenger Hunt Sunday - April 22, 2012

Here is this week's
Scavenger Hunt

5. In the Sun

Everything is growing in the sun.
Here is a baby pine cone.

4. Splash

3. Ancient or Antique

I am not sure how old this lap desk is but it is definitely
antique. It is a very old writing desk/box.

2. Something that makes you smile

The games that the girls make up to play, always make me smile.
Above:  In this case, they are playing store.
Below: Some kind of Santa/Princess/Witch thing
happening here.

1. Yellow

Almost everything in our pantry has a yellow
label as this is the colour of our local "store brand".

Look here for more:

April 21 - Modern Medieval Jousting

The boys decided to try some modern day jousting using hockey sticks.
They used bikes instead of horses. Their armour was shirts stuffed with
old dress-up clothes, hockey pads and helmets. They started at opposite
ends of the driveway, meeting in the middle to dual.
Very imaginative and entertaining.