29 September 2014

What we have been up to...







Someone received her shoes.  It seems like she was waiting forever for it to be scheduled, and the date finally was scheduled, and then it rained flooded all around, and the fitting was delayed a week.  I took this photo before she danced in them.








I was out about looking for fabric letters, because I don't like to make them when I can buy them crafted at a reasonable price.  There were none in the vintage shop, but I  found this tarnished, silver shell tray that would be perfect for the holidays to change out my spring one. 









For the past few weeks, it has been wonderful, with all the rain, and we weathered it fine, but our roof was very old, and we replaced it.  We already tested the new roof with another big storm, and it weathered it just fine  We kept it vintage looking: it's a similar shade of white as the previous with the orange tile but now  it's energy efficient! Next summer the attic temperature should be around 157 degrees versus 189 degrees.  The flat parts of the roof  received a special foam and the temperature of the room with the planked ceiling is amazing now.










And my spouse did a great job trimming out the carport gate to hide the pickets, which didn't look so charming now that roof is not shabby.







I've also been out in the garden.  I've planted some cherry tomatoes.  I also tried to start my butter lettuce, but it was still too hot.  It also looks like I may get some of those miniature pumpkins that I planted.  They are only about an inch around right now, but maybe there will be some in time for Halloween or Thanksgiving.















41 comments:

  1. I have rain envy. My garden is crying out for love, but I can't justify watering it.

    My daughter stopped dancing just before toe shoes, but I do still have her very first pair of ballet shoes.

    Enjoy the cooling weather in your area.

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    1. I'm so sad for your garden, I hope there is rain this winter in the north for your state and ours this year! An El Nino would be good... These cycles last too long sometimes. A lot of the water in the desert was run off or had no where to go, because the ground is not absorbent. I want my spouse to make some collectors. The first pair of ballet shoes are the sweetest. xoxo

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  2. I love ballet shoes. Both of the girls are dancing right now. Bella was in a pretty serious ballet school and I have decided to take her out of it and just do regular fun dance classes. I am always envious of your vegetable garden!

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    1. Victoria, they are so pretty. I empathize at how serious dancing can be taken :( Fortunately, my daughter has lots of interests including music; she took this three years ago to improve her piano. It has been fun for the most part, but very disciplined, and there are sometimes issues. Mothers and girls are always an interesting mix. xoxxoxo

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  3. Oh Su, I remember my first pair of pointe shoes! I still have them tucked up in the attic (which is not nearly as hot as yours! Wow, that's hot!) I hope she has a wonderful year of ballet...there truly is nothing like it! :)

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    1. That's so neat, Kim! I never really danced, but I did gymnastics on and off. I hope the new roof will reduce our AC bill and our use. Even though my roof was old, I had the lowest bill anyway, because the roof was white. So, I decided it was best to stick with white and of course now the product is so much more energy efficient than the one they took off which was probably nearly 40 years old. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. xoxoxo Have a wonderful day.

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  4. I love the photo of the shoes, so sweet. Is pink her favorite color?

    Good luck with your garden, we are starting to clean ours up, and will wait until April to plant again.
    :-)
    Carla

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  5. Su,
    So glad you can still garden. Our summer gardens here in the midwest are coming to an end. Love the new ballet shoes for your daughter. Ahhhhh memories of those days with my daughters. Very sweet.
    Kris

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  6. Oh how delightful! I hope her year of ballet is perfect :)

    So nice to drop in and see what you have been up to. Hugs!

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  7. I love the photo of your daughters point shoes! Sounds like you are really busy with fixing up your house. We are finished with gardening until the spring! The pumpkins should be nice. Enjoy your week.
    Julie

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  8. Is someone precious dancing? That makes me smile. When we own a home we always will find something to fix or repair or redo. Nice your husband is handy. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  9. Your roof looks lovely. Congratulations to your daughter on her shoes. :-) We only had dance in our lives for a few years before circumstances required a change, but it was a wonderful art ... and yes, I could see even that early how it might become "interesting" with the other mothers and girls ...

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    1. Hi, Sarah. I remember how talented she was, before she found what she does now.

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  10. Beautiful photos. Love the baletshoes.
    Have a great week
    Hugs from here

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  11. Congratulations to your daughter. How exciting for her. Great pictures. Please send some of your rain our way...we sure do need it :-) Have a wonderful new week.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ❤️Ana

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  12. So many of us have been touched by the photo and story of your daughter's pointe shoes. Those shoes always look so pretty before they are danced in awhile. I, too, remember the excitement of my daughter finding just the right shoes for her feet. She is 25 now and is a professional modern dancer, so she doesn't dance on pointe much anymore (about once a year in the Nutcracker is all.) Enjoy this time with your ballerina :)

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    1. Thank you, Julie. What an interesting career your daughter has! xoxo

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  13. Your daughters ballet shoes are what ballerina dreams are made of. What a lovely photo of them. I am sure once she danced in them she found total bliss. WOW that's a lot of rain you have been experiencing and glad you replaced the roof to it's originals charm. Talented hubby! Our season for growing is over in Philadelphia, enjoy your gardening, oh how I love butter lettuce and wish you success growing it.
    Vera

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  14. Love the photo with the ballet slippers! So full of promise!!

    xoxox

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  15. Oh, yes- "The Shoes"...such a special time for a young girl. We will have one getting her "shoes" in another year.
    What a job to have a roof replaced-one of those expenses that can't be spared. I am glad you got the foam insulation though. It does make a big difference.
    Have a great night- xo Diana

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  16. Your daughters shoes are sweet. I remember those days when my girls were younger. Seems like yesterday they were home and we were busy coming and going with activities.
    You're new roof looks wonderful, not a fun job.
    It was nice visiting with you tonight.
    Joy! Debbie

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  17. Beautiful shoes, and so many lovely completed projects. You are planting, and I am tucking my garden in for winter ~ we had our first little bit of snow yesterday.
    xoxo,
    Lin

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  18. Sharing your delight. Big or small, all accomplishments feel good.

    XO. Dana

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  19. Such sweet ballet shoes! I wish I could have been a ballerina but I became a little bit rough and tumble as I got older :P A new roof! My mum recently said that above all else, it's important to keep up your house. I so agree! Love the look!

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    1. Thank you, Jen. xoxo All the different ones that looked at the roof thought it was at least 30 years old. That storm that went through here was bad, so I'm glad we were able to get it ready for the next rainy season.

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  20. Lovely silver she'll find! I got one baby pumpkin out of my garden. Can't wait to start some cool weather vegetables. Gosh, we need rain. Send some please.;)

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  21. What's more enchanting than pink ballet shoes? They make me smile. I subscribed to your blog sometime ago, Sue, but recently have stopped getting your updates. Feedburner shows I'm still subscribed. Any idea what's up? Hugs, Nancy

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  22. My garden could sure use some of your rain, I've been watering from our pond. Love the slippers and so pretty in pink which gives me such a romantic shiver. When I was young I was a tap dancer...I'm much to clumsy to be a ballerina. Good to hear from you again.

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  23. Good Morning my friend! This silver shell tray is adorable! Looks so elegant! You do have a very good taste my dear! Have a happy happy time
    Elisabeth

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  24. Oh how excited she must have been to get her ballet slippers. This brings back such fond memories for me.

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    1. She was so excited! Happy October, Donna. xoxo

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  25. Oh you have been busy! Aren't you Loving the weather we have had the past week or two? I have finally enjoying going outside with my grands to play in the yard and playhouse! Delightful. I'm also hoping to get a few things planted this weekend! Enjoy, Enjoy!! Blessings, Cindy

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  26. How exciting to get the toe shoes! (is that what they're called?) And beautiful images. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  27. Big congrats on the toe shoes, they represent so much hard work and dedication.
    Big hug,
    Patti

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  28. new roof looks good...have a great Sunday.

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  29. Ballet shoes are always beautiful, symbolizing grace, discipline, and dedication.

    Have a wonderful week!

    Poppy

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  30. Aren't those Freed shoes? They are my favourite.

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  31. Pretty pink shoes...good for her! :)
    Susan

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  32. I must confess, I have been waiting to see a Halloween post on here. I just can't relate to palm trees and sunny skies right now. Where have you gone off to?

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