Saturday, May 2, 2009

build me a barn!

once upon a time our back yard had a sad looking little shed. It was great at holding all the master's belongings ( in this story the husband gets to be the master- he's a proud shed owner) but really really bad at helping the whole "aesthetically pleasing" idea for the yard...

Then the master's misses had herself a little idea. Re-store has mountains of paint cans with everyone's left over paint portions. So we selected some one else's leftovers and for $20 - by evening we had ourselves a transformation!

(truth be told- we sorted through lots of different shades of red and mixed them all together. This technique would have all together freaked me out inside my house, where we had to have the perfect shade or it would keep me up at night... But the surprise of how it was going to turn out this time felt like part of the adventure!)and there was only one casualty- notice the whiskers, eyelashes, and two-toned ear... There is no getting the paint off this pup..

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mini story in the fairy tale
Macey's hadon sale for $1.99

So in between coats of paint on the barn, i decided to makeso when we were all done we got to eat
a new barn, fresh bread, and homemade strawberry jam all in a day's work? I have to admit, I feel pretty good about my friday

Now if you'll excuse me... that bread and jam is calling to me on this rainy saturday morning...

17 comments:

Annalisa said...

wow, that's a great adventure. enjoy.

Amy said...

you got all those strawberries for $1.99? What a great deal! I love strawberry jam, too!

Lorri said...

Love it! That is the most darling shed/barn I have ever seen...(I mean...manly, Bobby!) Way to find a steal on strawberries, too!

Jenny said...

The barn looks fantastic! You are a domestic diva!

Lindsay said...

That looks awesome!! Both things (jam and barn) Way to go you little homemaker, you. Pass some of that my way! :)

thailiz said...

The barn looks fantastic! And have you posted your best bread recipe yet? If not, you should because it looks delicious!

Kristin said...

Looks great! I love that Stinson is posed so nicely in front! BTW my Saturday started out great, but I died in the afternoon - didn't quite get the list all done... I did go for 11 minutes though...

Papa Paradigm said...

Wow I thought I got a good deal when I got that same sized box of strawberries for $4.99. Apparently you got the better deal. I'm glad you found something useful for your strawberries. I made a bunch of chocolate dipped but now what do I do with the rest. You gotta teach me how to make that jam, looks yummy!

karla said...

Mmm...looks tasty! And I am VERY impressed with the barn - it looks fabulous!

debby said...

hurray! you got your barn. the color turned out great and i am impressed with the fast work that you did. very nice.

Melissa Tiek said...

Oh you actually did it! I can't wait to see it!

Jeanie said...

I am seriously impressed!!

Quoizel lighting said...

Super job on the barn. The paint job on the puppy wasn't to shabby either.

The Meesh said...

Wow, Megs, wow. Im-pressed!

Jill Manis said...

So I want the recipe for your strawberry jam. I figure it can't be too horrendous if you did all of that in a day's work! I'm always wanting to do something with strawberries when I buy them because they go bad before I get a chance to eat them!

Merissa said...

Are you sure that's not just red paint and sugar?

Anonymous said...

You are all the "A" words: Awesome, absolutely amazing, adorable, artistic, applaudible, awesome, etc. etc. Good job... and the jam is wonderfully delicious! Thanks - Mom