Friday, June 29, 2018

Meet Brick House!

What do you think of my summer project? Isn't she beautiful? This is "Brick House". She was built in 1915, has 3 bedrooms and is about 1300 sq. ft. I know everyone is curious. No, I am not moving. We are quite happy in my little bungalow (we thought about moving for a very short time, but I wasn't ready to move out of my little house! I actually cried at the thought!)
 Brick House will be an investment property.  I am very excited to spruce her up! She is in pretty good shape, but there is always a few things to do. One of the best things about this house, is it is on the same street as my house, about a bock away!

 A nice long driveway, that at some point will need to be replaced. Lots of cracks. One of the first things on my list to get rid of is the aluminum window awnings.

 There is a huge yard. Very unusual for my neighborhood. (Mine is postage stamp sized.) 

 A beautiful crab apple. The first time I saw the house it was in bloom and gorgeous!

 As you can see the landscaping needs a little taming. But the huge deck is in quite good shape.

This is looking into the back yard past the garage. 
This was all the pictures I has time to take this morning. Lock replacing took a bit longer an anticipated. But I should have more pictures on Monday, so stay tuned! This weekend Mandy and I are going to start working on a few things (like get rid of the stinky cat carpet) and then next weekend we will really start on demo!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Strawberry Season

 It is Strawberry season in Wisconsin! I was so excited they ripened in time to take our cousins when they visited two weeks ago. We had a lovely time. Sine there was so many of us we got a bit carried away and ended up picking 28 quarts! 

 I could of stayed all day in the strawberry patch! 

 Needless to say, we have gotten our fill of strawberries. (Enough to give me hives several times! Ha!) Including strawberry shortcake, strawberries and cream, plenty of plain strawberries and strawberry muffins! I used my favorite muffin recipe, omitting the cinnamon and adding chopped strawberries and vanilla extract. Strawberries and vanilla go so well together!

We also made 28 pints of strawberry jam! 

What is your favorite way to eat Strawberries? Have you ever picked your own?

Monday, June 11, 2018

Peonies and Instagram

 A friend shared her lovely peonies last week. Aren't they lovely!
I also wanted to let you know I am now on Instagram! The last week or so I have been trying to figure it all out and practice posting. So if you want to see my latest projects and makes, that is where I will be sharing them. I will still be here on the blog posting about vintage aprons, finds and house projects. 
It looks like it will be a busy summer! I have a big project coming up and am so excited to start! As soon as everything is in place, I will share all about it.