Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Goodby Tension...

...Hello Pension!
It's official, after 28 years, I'm retiring.  If you've been following my posts I've been hinting at "things to come".  Well, I had to get all the details in order and submit the paperwork.  Now that's done and I can share the news!

BUT, there's a Part 2...

We are moving back east!  If you've read my posts carefully, I've mentioned a few of my DIY projects needing to live in a vintage house.  That dream is coming true.  Take a peek:

I can't wait to get there!  School is out in a couple of weeks and then it's time to pack.  We've been busy cleaning, sorting, and tossing.  My garage sale was a success - boy, did those teachers get some deals!

This should explain those "being busy" comments and the need to take time off from the Design Team.  Please stay tuned.  I will be keeping you up-to-date on all of the details. I'd love to have you follow our journey across the country!

Thanks for stopping by...
Ann - who is very excited!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Ugly Bathroom

This is what the bathroom looked like when we moved in:
Please note the lovely brown paint color and the worn oak cabinets.  I also want to bring the shower doors to your attention.  I don't know about you,  but I HATE them!!  It seems no matter what you do, it is impossible to keep them clean - so, they had to go!  We took them out, removed the screws for the tracks, and carefully removed the adhesive.  
While we continued to work, I put up this lovely white shower curtain!  ;)

The rest of the story goes like this:  The walls were painted a pale blue, the cabinets were stained and I added porcelain knobs.  Add lace curtains and a pretty shower curtain and the room was transformed - for a very affordable price!  I spent under $100.

The final result:

I'm  pretty pleased with the results!  Sorry, I can not find a close-up of the cabinets.  I know I took one...I'll update when I find it.

Linking to  Make It Pretty at The Dedicated House.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

What's Going On?

I'm sure that's what you must be thinking - two Saturdays and no new cards??

Well, I've decided to take a little time off from the My Time To Craft Design Team.  Shell has told me that I'm welcome back whenever I'm ready, which makes me very happy!  They are the most wonderful group of ladies, and I miss them already.  

The next question you are probably asking is...Why?  Honestly, I can't give out the details, but, I have some things to take care of right now.  Stop back in a week, or so, and I'll share.  ;)  I know I'm being very mysterious, but you'll understand when I share the news.

As far as new posts are concerned, I have some projects to share - a little more DIY, but they were fun!  Please stay tuned.  I hope you'll continue to stop by - and leave me a comment, maybe???

We'll chat soon!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday Wisdom #44

Let's hear it for "interesting" and "meaningful"!

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!