Friday, June 23, 2017

Happy Friday

Hi Everyone. 
Just checking in to say Hi.  Have a few things to share.  Still no progress quite yet on the permits.  The City said possibly today or Monday for the basement permit and hopefully by next Wednesday the garage build permit.  Then we can hopefully get the contractor moving on these projects.

In the meantime Terry and I are still working on the kitchen and bathroom and hope to have that coming together soon.
My new flower boxes are filling in nicely.  The sweet potato vines are triple in size in just a few weeks.  The petunia's are loving all the sun and heat we have had.

So excited to see the impatiens doing so well.  A few years back we had a fungus that struck the impatiens in our state and I missed having them in the flower beds.  This big tree gives them the shade they need and they get late afternoon sun.   Hoping they will begin to mound in the next few weeks.

Next year I want to put more flowers in these beds under the window.  I have the hosta's and roses now but next year when I am living in the house I will plant more.  Would love to see more color out front.

I just love summer and my flowers.  

This is a little project that Terry has been working on for me.  I wanted two cornice's to frame the top of the living room windows in the new house.

These were simple and inexpensive to make.  Some crown molding and 1x8's for the base.

A few cuts and a metal bracket to hold the pieces together.

We had some of the textured wallpaper left from when we covered the dishwasher on at the last house.  I am using that on the base of the cornice for texture and a vintage feel.
This is all the supplies you need.  We pasted the wallpaper on the base and let it dry.  The wallpaper is paintable which I love.



Tonight we will paint these white and hang them on the windows.  I will have an upcoming pic to show you how they look with some new drapes hanging underneath.

Have a great Friday and wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Kris





42 comments:

  1. The flower boxes and beds look beautiful, Kris! Your handy Terry made lovely cornices. I'm sure they will look great above your windows. Just a few more days and you'll have your permits. :)
    Have a great weekend!
    xo Julia

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  2. The flower boxes are gorgeous! I love potato vine. Ours are huge this year. Love the cornices as well.

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  3. Your flowers are looking lovely and I love that cornice!

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  4. Your flowers are sooooo beautiful!!!! Love the new cornice boards too :o)
    Have a great weekend!!!
    ~Des

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  5. The yard is looking fabulous and the cornices will be gorgeous.

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  6. Your flowers look amazing already! You definitely have a green thumb!! Love the cornice boards also. Have a great weekend.

    Judy

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  7. Garden looks lovely, cant wait to see the cornice hung up!

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  8. I like the way the garden is growing. I love your idea with the impatients.
    I am looking forward to the cornice boards.
    Always fun to watch you and Terry work your magic.

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  9. I can't wait till you get all moved in! Everything looks great.
    Brenda

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  10. Kris, Your flowers are looking beautiful. I like the cornices. Can't wait to see them up. Here's wishing you luck on the permits....it'll be full steam ahead then girl. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. You are so lucky to have Terry! Those cornices will look fabulous. Enjoy the weekend!

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  12. You & hubby have so much energy! Love the vintage looking wallpaper! I'm enjoying the process with you.
    deb

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  13. Give that man a HIGH FIVE for me, OK?

    Kris, I am so excited for you. You have THE VISION. Those cornices, Ruben made one to put above HIS TV and it looks sooooooo good. There's always a way to spruce things up and when those ways are inexpensive, it's all the more fun. You are keeping us in suspense over here!

    I hear ya about the inpatiens; we too had that darn fungus and it's been at least 8 years now that I have not had my beloved inpatiens. Those things would get so puffy and impressive. This year however, I started out with some begonias in those shady areas....I HATED THEM so much that even though I did my duty to water them, they died! They must have known I don't like them....teeeheee

    ANYHOOO...I got the New Guinea inpatiens and these have the look of the regular ones. So far, so good.

    OK my pal, have a super weekend and dream of your cottage all dolled up! It will happen.

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  14. The flowers look fantastic! The impatiens were infected with a downy mildew that started in the south- was distributed from greenhouses all over the place- headed west and then across the country and caused quite a problem. It seems as though it's under control now. I love them and was real bummed for a while about not being able to last them. Once your bed under that tree fills in it's going to look fantastic! The cornice will look wonderful- I wish my Dan was handy with stuff like that! Have a great weekend!

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  15. It's all looking good! Really looking forward to seeing more pictures soon. We all love to see what you get up to and what incredible results you always achieve xx

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  16. It's all coming together beautifully. Finger's crossed for you guys re: those permits. Goodness, it's sure taking a long time.

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  17. Kris your flowers are so huge! You really have a green thumb! The cornices are going to look so great on your windows. I love the textured wallpaper on it. You truly have a wonderful toolman! Have a great weekend sweetie.
    xoxo Jo

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  18. That cornice idea is ingenious !!! I'm so impressed. Your flowers look great. This might sound awful but I'm so excited to see what you do with your house........you and your husband get to do all the work and we get to see all the great changes. Of course all your work inspires us to get going on our own ideas. Have a great weekend and week ahead.

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  19. Those impatients are gorgeous!!! You definitely have a green thumb. :) You have such a good vision and the ability to bring it to life with your decor and flowers. You're one talented lady! And I can't forget Terry...he's talented too! :)

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  20. Hi Kris
    I just love all the pretty flowers. Your front garden is already looking so beautiful. What fun to decorate and garden for a new home. I love what your husband is making. What a great idea for adding the wallpaper. Can't wait to see if all up and done with curtains. Have a wonderful day Kris. Enjoy this gorgeous weather
    deezie

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  21. Flowers can't help but flourish for you, Kris! I am always running into pics on Pinterest that I know right away are of your flowers on your beautiful deck. The flower boxes make such a difference on a house, never had them but want some, especially after seeing yours.

    A good weekend to you of getting lots done,
    Dewena

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  22. You certainly have the Midas touch for flowers Kris! The potato vines look very, very happy, and the impatiens already look pretty. In a few weeks they will be outstanding!

    Loving that cornice already! I think I'm more anxious than you for you to move in...or maybe I'm just impatient ;).

    Have a productive weekend, and I hope your permits are in place soon.

    xxx

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  23. The plants are looking great! I hear you on wanting more color. I can't wait to be at the farm full time just for that reason!cant wait to see the cornices done. Hope your weekend is going well.
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  24. Kris your flowers are looking beautiful, I too planted Pink impatiens this year. They look good but man are we getting a lot of rain storms. How frustrating it is to have to wait out permits, grrrrrr... but look at you and Terry go making beauty and progress and inviting us to watch the building of your home.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  25. I love the cornice idea and that textured paper is cool. Look forward to photos when all done.

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  26. Getting permits without a lot of delays and red tape is something we are experiencing, too, Kris. We are getting new front porch and driveway, and it's been a huge amount of frustration.

    I love the impatiens around your tree. What a great idea and it looks gorgeous! Your cornices will be wonderful. That Terry!!!!

    Have you met any of your new neighbors yet? I think this is a very nice area.

    Praying you keep moving forward as quickly as possible!

    Jane x

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  27. These look awesome! Can't wait to see the finished project! Hugs!

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  28. Your window boxes are amazing, Kris. The impatiens are looking good, as are the hostas. I bet your neighbors are glad you bought this cottage and are transforming the front into such a beautiful sight. Love the cornice. How cool! Hugs, Nancy

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  29. The cornices look fabulous! Your fella is so talented. The flowers all look great...the impatiens will be gorgeous when it fills in. Hope your knockout roses don't get as big as the one we have. It's the size of a golf cart. I'm sure the neighbors are watching with interest all the improvements you are making. Hoping that this coming week will bring you and Terry good news. Take care of yourself...you have lots of work ahead! xoxo

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  30. Kris, you window boxes are so pretty and I love the impatients. Again, I don't think I started early enough to plant some flowers! I can't wait to see the cornices up and what curtains you hang. It's going to be so much fun to follow along with all that you will do..Hope you are staying cool..xxoJudy

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  31. Hi Kris, your garden and flower boxes are gorgeous already! Love the cornices too. Hope the permits come through soon.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  32. Your window boxes look terrific and the flowers too. You have really got your plants growing. I know your excited to get going on your builds. Hopefully you will get your permits on Monday.

    Have a great productive week.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  33. Terry amazes me with his skills!

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  34. Your landscaping looks beautiful...you have really dressed the place up! I love the cornice idea...how clever!

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  35. The front of your house looks soooo cute, Kris!!! It is definitely looking like YOU will be living there! The cornice idea is wonderful! I like all the changes happening inside your place. You and Terry are so quick, and creative. It's amazing how fast you two get things done!! You are both so talented! Have a good week.
    Love to you.
    Debbie
    xoxo

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  36. Kris, Your landscaping is beautiful! You will have to tell me your secret for having such a pretty window box. I bet I have planted at least 20 plants in mine and every single one died.

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  37. Hi Kris, finally catching up on your last few posts. The flowers looks beautiful - you have worked your magic outdoors, and in your kitchen and bathroom, as well! Hope you get your permits soon!

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  38. Love what you are doing with your new home! It must be quite frustrating to have to wait on the permits! The cornices look amazing, you and your husband are always coming up with the neatest ideas! Hugs :)

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  39. Your flowers are looking amazing, Kris! I missed Impatiens so much, also - they are always such a reliable flower for shady areas! I put in a bunch this year, up by the garden cottage - they make me happy to look at their colorful faces!

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