Dad’s Scarf

Whew! Finished it just in the nick of time! My parents are set to arrive in about a week and I owed them each a scarf. My mom’s scarf was finished weeks ago but I sort of lost some steam after. When I finally got my focus back, I went looking for the right yarn.Continue reading “Dad’s Scarf”

Floating Shelves Finished!

Whew! It’s one of those projects that we expected to take a day or two that ended up taking about three weeks. We learned a lot along the way as well (ahem, mistakes were made). You see the floating shelves all over the internet, in home make-overs and Pinterest, but how do you do them?Continue reading “Floating Shelves Finished!”

Firewood Without the Fire Pit

Over the weekend the hubby and I got out the saw and we cut up some fallen tree limbs to burn. We were so excited to use the wood ( and dry out the furniture), that we ended up breaking the chiminea (ceramic fire pit)! As we started to move the fire pit, it justContinue reading “Firewood Without the Fire Pit”

What a relief!

On Sunday, the sun came out. It was a beautiful 75 degrees! It was a huge relief to be back to the weather we know and love. Of course Texas still has a long way to go before getting back to normal and recovering from the storm, but it is a huge step in theContinue reading “What a relief!”

Weather Update

For those of you living in Texas, I don’t have to tell you how it’s going! Although at first it just seemed like there would be heavy precipitation and cold temperatures it has become much worse than that. Frozen trees are cracking under the weight of their frozen limbs, splitting in half and falling down.Continue reading “Weather Update”

Valentine’s Day 2021

Thanks Polar Vortex! The hubby had planned a surprise activity during the day and we had made reservations for our favorite local restaurant ( outside of course). It would have been the second time we went out to eat in close to a year! To say I was bummed was an understatement. I’m still saltyContinue reading “Valentine’s Day 2021”

A Winter Wonderland??

The Austin area is set to hit a low of 24 degrees. A low it hasn’t seen in over 30 years. Worse yet, meteorologists are predicting it to get down to 11 degrees, which could be tied for the sixth coldest temperature on record. Now to be fair, 24 or 11 degrees is nothing toContinue reading “A Winter Wonderland??”

Learning to knit

I’ve learned to knit a few times in my life. The first time when I was young and I wanted to do what my grandmothers were doing. However I got very confused. Apparently one was teaching me to knit and the other to purl 😂. The next time I tried to learn was over aContinue reading “Learning to knit”

A Texas Winter Wonderful

It’s snowing! In Texas! Since I moved to Texas six years ago, it has only snowed one or two other times. The first time it snowed here, I thought, huh, interesting. But as I drove, I saw people pulling over in their cars and staring at the sky incredulously. I came in to school theContinue reading “A Texas Winter Wonderful”