head diy Design Fanatic: October 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Drawn In By Christmas

I know it's only October 31st and it's Halloween, but ...
Last Thursday Mr. DIY drove up to Pier 1 to pick something up that I had ordered online. As soon as we walked into the door, I couldn't help myself and had to tour all the Christmas displays in the store...several times. 

Am I the only one?

I couldn't help myself. I was like a moth drawn to the light. 
Every display was so cute.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Fall In The Foyer... and a little extra

How are you friends? 

Hope you are doing well and enjoying Fall wherever you are.
Last week I told you about the first room I decorate for any season. The little dresser in our Foyer is also a space I always decorate seasonally, even if I don't get any other space decorated in the house. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fall In The Breakfast Room

The first room I start to  decorate for a season is our Breakfast Room. It's an easy room to decorate; I just start by setting the table.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fall Cleanup with the Ryobi Jet Fan Blower and HedgeSweep Hedge Trimmer

our backyard this past Spring

I've had my eye on the Ryobi 40 volt Jet Fan Blower and the 40 volt HedgeSweep hedge trimmer for a long time. Mr. DIY has an awesome gas blower, but I'm not strong enough to pull the string to get it started. There are so many times I wanted to blow the leaves and dirt off the porch, deck or our 2 patios or even the garage, but I had to wait for Mr. DIY to do it.

We also have a corded electric hedge trimmer that's really dull and I end up having to trim all 50+ shrubs by hand. This year with being sick and not having all of my energy back, I knew that I wasn't going to be able to do the shrubs by hand

I finally told Mr. DIY to stop off at Home Depot and pick up both the blower and the hedge trimmer.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Getting To The Details

Hey Y'all!
It's been awhile.

If you follow my other blog, you know I started  feeling better about five weeks ago...until my father became ill and passed away three weeks ago. 
My daughter and I booked a flight with 1 day's notice, but we didn't get to see him before he passed.
Since we knew that evening he was going quickly, my sister held the phone up to his ear, I told him I loved him and that I'd see him in heaven. 
My dad, age 90
Yes, there were lots of tears getting those few words out.

Traveling was difficult and I was glad to have my daughter help me through the airport because I couldn't have made it without her. My body just wasn't ready to travel. Mr. DIY flew out a few days later. 
I was relieved that I was able to have energy and brain power to make it to the end of the week and I've been trying to recover since I arrived home.

I haven't gotten any projects done and we're still in the middle of our kitchen reno at our Mountain Cottage.