Saturday, July 7, 2012

WE'RE MOVING TO BOISE!!!

This has been such a long, humbling, and exhausting process, but we are finally on our way to a new adventure in Boise!  We will miss this grand old house!  It has served us well for 18 years and we have a lot of cherished memories here!!!  BOISE OR BUST...

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

WARNING...THIS IS A LONG POST!!!

 Recently, we took a trip to Boise to look at homes...we really liked this house plan...
 We are thinking more and more about building...this would be my dream kitchen for sure!
 A little closer look...love the crown moldings and antiquing on the cabinets...check out that granite slab!
 Mom was here for a visit and we had a great time going down to Toppenish to look at the murals.  They are so awesome!  I can't believe we have lived here for 17 years and have never taken the time to go check it out.  There are 72 murals and the following are just a few of the awesome murals.  Check out the detail in this one with the shadows of the people and the black silhouettes.  They are incredible and painted on cinderblock. 
 The same mural as above...it was probably 100 feet long...
 Depicting a cattle stampede through the middle of town...each one gives a little history of the Yakima Valley...
 One of my favorites!  The artist painted this and then came back a few days later and painted himself in the picture.
 Pretty awesome!  Don't you think?
 All the windows are painted here...
 Gathering hops...
 Part of the same mural as above...
 My mom's favorite...looks so three dimensional...everything is painted here, including the "carved" look...everything is painted on a flat surface.
 Another incredible painting...
 This was my personal favorite!  I love the detail and the sephia colors.  If you are ever in this area it is well worth taking the tour!  They also have a tradition every year of gathering ten or so artists together to paint a mural.  It is called "Mural in a Day".  Renowned artists come and paint a mural in one day.  I just loved seeing these!  They are just so beautiful! 
 Pots in my back yard...luckily I can take them with me in the back of Mike's pickup...he'll be so happy!
 Back yard...




 East side of house...
 Front of house...

 A few close ups...





I hope you enjoyed my post!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

A GREAT LITTLE PATIO SALE...

Every spring I look forward to a great little patio sale...the lady that puts it on works all winter preparing for it.  She has all sorts of wonderful, creative, whimsical items, as well as great buys on potted plants and geraniums.  I picked up this 8-inch pot of oregano for $10...included the plant and pot.  I will definitely miss going to this little sale each year!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

EVEN THOUGH WE'RE MOVING, I COULDN'T HELP IT...

Perennials coming up in back...pot of petunias, geraniams, and lobilia, the wine barrell, ivy and begonias, pink petunias, and johnny jumps on porch.  

Monday, May 7, 2012

LOVE those greens...

We came home from Boise to a square foot garden chock full of
wonderful produce.  From left to right:
Romaine lettuce, arugula, kale,and spinach...AWESOME!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

ThE PuSsY WiLLOwS ArE BLOoMiNg...SpRiNg iS CoMiNg...

I'm testing Mike's new Nikon D3000 that I gave him for Christmas!  I love my new print! I ordered it online.  It is printed in gold leaf on slate paper and I found the perfect frame with a gold leaf edge to match.  Love the little arrow on the "is".  Hope it looks nice in our new home!  Now if we can just sell this house!  If you look close you can see my pussy willows blooming outside...how did that tiny start grow into that enormous tree??? 

Sunday, January 1, 2012