Ken made these nightstands made out of old wood and the dog kennels. I had seen the idea on Pinterest a long time ago. The wood came from an old playhouse that was in the orchard when we moved in. Ken has it nearly torn down now and is repurposing a lot of the wood. Janie and Eli sleep in these two at night.
They turned out so well. It's a great idea, don't you think?
No more dog kennels all over the bedroom.
So I had to get new matching lamps for either side of the bed, of course. Any excuse will do. I love how these lampshades look with the curtains...not too matchy-matchy, but they still tie in nicely with the print. They had some that matched exactly, but I'm glad I didn't get those after seeing how these look.
I finally found some ivy to replace some that we left behind at the old house. It was surprisingly hard to find around here. I've already trimmed it and have the stems in jars of water to propagate some new ones. I've always had luck with Philodendron ivy in the house.
While I'm on the subject of plants...
Susie asked what kind of flowers these blue ones are that I showed in my last post...
Here's the tag that came in them.
I finally got all my flowers and succulents planted in pots and potted a couple of pepper plants too. All the planting is done except for the garden. We'll get that done probably mid-May.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip Pasta
I made this delicious recipe last week. You can find it HERE. We had it for dinner one night and ate every bite as leftovers during the week.
We drove just outside of town to some friends' house yesterday...
This guy had big 'ol clodhopper feet.
We were greeted by my new best friend, Patches.
She was so funny and SO SWEET!
They live about a mile off the main highway.
The scenery as we were leaving...
Those snow-capped mountains are in British Columbia.
A little closer look.
We drove by "The Murder House" as we came back into town.
I'm pretty sure I've told y'all that story? Didn't I?
I saw the story on some TV show like Dateline or 20/20 or something about a few months before we moved here. I was shocked when they started the intro to the show and said it had happened here. (Portions of it were shot right from our driveway!) I thought it was quite coincidental that it was set in this little-bitty town we were considering on moving to. A lady lived in this house by herself and was found stabbed to death in her bathroom a few days after Thanksgiving 2011. It was a real who-dunnit.
Okay, so I looked it up and it was on a show called Murder C*mes to Town, Season 2, Epis*de 3. The episode name is "Who K*lled Thanksgiving?" You can find it if you google it. You have to pay $1.99 to watch it unless you catch it on a rerun. (I put those asterisks in there so hopefully nobody around here can find my blog by googling that. I couldn't talk about everything and everybody if folks around here knew I had this here blog and was blabbing about them.)
The guy that lives there now comes to our poker parties. I don't know how he lives there. I'd be skeered!
Okay, I have to go mop the kitchen and clean the bathroom.