Lillie Mae Acres

Lillie Mae Acres

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bathroom Reno update

We're still in the middle of the big bathroom reno!  Builder Man is still pecking away at it in all of his spare time, bless his heart I do love that man!  It's taking longer than we expected because our shower designer  went out of business two weeks (yes just 2 weeks) before we called him.  If anyone tells you the economy is looking up in Florida, they don't know what they are talking about.  The building industry is still suffering so bad and the little man is folding up shop everyday.  

A lot has been completed though.  The new addition is built, insulation and sheet rock, rerouted plumbing and electrical almost done.  But nothing cosmetic.  Patience is the key!  We've always been DIYers so we're used to it.

Below is the final color pallet. 

My mom and I are going shopping tomorrow and I have a Dupont Corian sample tile in Verde (the earthy green for the hand towels) to take along in my purse and try my best to find towels to match.  We're not using that color for anything else.  I just think it's pretty in small touches, maybe against chocolate brown large towels on display.  We'll see!
Have a blessed day!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Excited About the Mail

Hey there.  Isn't fall just about your favorite time of year?  It's still warm all day here but the mornings and evenings are starting to be so nice. 

Yesterday being Sunday, you'd think there wouldn't be any new mail.  Builder Man had checked the mail Saturday but didn't bring it in, so boy howdy was I excited when he came walking in with a piece of mail for me from..............those lovely ladies over at Gooseberry Patch.  Don't you just love them and all those wonderful cookbooks?

They plan to use another one of my recipes in a future cookbook.  Details later!

Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sweet Little Tower

Looking in the pantry this morning, I noticed this! Not just the clutter (so yes I'll be organizing this shelf as well as the others today) but this sweet little tower thing created here supporting our overweight and unhealthy lifestyle.  These delicious jars of late night snack products, convenience in a jar.  A spoon full of peanut butter can be a fast energy booster late afternoon.  But I don't think the Jet Puffed cream is supposed to do that.  It's some good stuff though!  Hmmm, maybe I need to rethink the grocery list when it comes to snacks.

But you'll see below that we do have a choice.And from the look of those hanging bananas, we need to choose to eat more bananas before they go bad.

That's just one shelf in the pantry.  I guess it's time to get up and get cleaning so I can organize the pantry today.  Does your pantry stay messy?  If not, how do you keep it organized?   Give me some tips! 

Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Getting All Spruced Up for Fall

I've been doing a whole lot of talking about getting this little farmhouse all spruced up for fall.  I finally got started on it, a few more things to do.

We love this time of year.  The weather is not making drastic changes here in Florida like it may be in your neck of the woods.  The leaves aren't really changing and falling, we don't have an old downtown full of nice shops getting decorated for upcoming fall celebrations.  Nothing really changes around town anytime soon so I feel like I have to work extra hard to create the atmosphere of fall right here for us.  Sure the big department stores are getting new fall and halloween items out to get everyone to start buying early.  I even see Christmas stuff out already. 

Tonight we're grilling chicken on the grill.  It's very warm here and it's rained all day.  I'm not complaining, I'm just keeping on decorating so our personal surroundings are beautiful and festive to us.

My mom and I went shopping today and I bought a beautiful fall sweather and scarf for the upcoming season.  Don't you just love the colors of fall?  How are things changing in your neck of the woods?

A lot more pictures to come.  Since a lot of construction is happening on and around the front porch, I can't decorate that are this year.  That's ok, there is always next year.