Monday, October 27, 2008

Tour of Our Home- the back yard blossoming

The white flowering vine is jasmine. It smells so good,
and the scent even drifts in through the kitchen window.
The banksia roses are very pretty, but they have
don't really smell like anything.

I think the strawberries will be very good this year. :-)

The first roses on my little pink rose bush.

Our yard isn't perfect by any means, but we love it. And we add a special new plant now and then, like the small mock orange bush in the photo above. So the yard is already much improved since we bought the house one and a half years ago.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tour of Our Home- the Bathroom and Toilet Room

Here in Australia, most newer houses have a seperate bathroom and toilet room. So the bathroom has a bath, shower and sink/vanity, but no toilet. That's how our house is, too. :-)
I love "my" pink, romantic bathroom! Ben almost always uses the ensuite bathroom in our bedroom. So this one is basically mine, Nathanael's and of course the guests'. :-)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Some lovely quotes for the day. :-)

I came across a couple of good quotes in a decorating magazine, that I thought I would share. :-)

"A comfortable home is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience. " Sydney Smith

(I don't know who Sydney Smith is, so if he or she isn't a good person, I didn't know. Haha)

"It is the sweet, simple things in life which are the real ones after all. "
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tour Of Our Home- Family/dining room

My sister painted the beautiful picture above our TV cabinet.

The dining area is part of our family room.

I made the pink check and floral pillow to sell. :-) It is sitting on my wicker chair for now.
Closeup of my quilt.....
"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. "
I made this scripture sign with my friend Melissa's supplies. Such a nice pal. :-)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tour of Our Home- Kitchen

My beloved KitchenAid appliances. :-)
I painted the recipe box and put on the decals.
The pink edged doily was a thrift store find.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tour of Our Home- The Front Garden

Just click on photos to enlarge.
Instead of an actual room, I thought I'd do our front yard this week. The weeping cherry tree is in bloom now. It looks so pretty. :-) And our new birdbath looks very cute, I think.