Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Lots of News

First of all, Happy May Day!






Next, a reminder, the Pink Diamond Contest has begun at Make Mine Pink! You gotta go find the diamonds, or find one of us Make Mine Pink members wearing the MMP pin to be entered into the drawing....the winner each month gets a sweet pink prize, and an entry into the October drawing for a real Pink Diamond Pendant necklace...ya gotta go!


And last...this is what I am working on...and oh, my body is paying for it. I took out all these ugly dogwood bushes that I hate behind the deck, and my plans are to paint the deck and trim a cottage white and get rid of this horrids 70's color scheme this weekend....1st is what I started with and 2nd photo is my mockup of what it should look like!






If I ever finish that, there will be a very colorful flower bed in front of it...so, wish me luck!

12 comments:

She'sSewPretty said...

Your home is going to be really cute with the white deck. I just love all your nice green lawn. It is hard to keep ours green when it is so dang hot here. In the 90's today and it is only May. blahhhh!

Sugar Bear said...

Good luck! I'm sure you will be able to get it done and that it will look perfect!
Karla

the wine makers wife said...

How charming it will look when you are all through!! Best of luck!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

It's going to look so gorgeous and fresh when it's all white!

Don't work too hard, take a breather once in a while! I am so looking forward to seeing the "new" cottage, it will be darling.
Lidy

Stephanie said...

Hi Arlene! I have just tagged you for some fun. Go to my blog to find out all about it!

Can't wait to get to know you better through your neat blog!

Stephanie

Lisa said...

How's the painting coming along? It's going to look so darn cute when you're done.

Because you don't have enough to do...YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED! see my blog for more details

Sharon Kay said...

Good luck and I know it will look wonderful when you are finished...a big job but will look like a country porch.

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

I just stumbled upon your lovely blog! Imagine my surprise to find my cottage in your "hope to look like" picture! I'm very honored to see it there & am happy to meet you!
Kathy
kattz*cottage

Arlene said...

LOL...Now Kathy, you must read the article, I needed whoever's house it is to come help me! Who wudda thunk, I took that pic from somewhere on the web a long time ago..its a small blog world, and your house inspires me!

Jan said...

You go girl! I painted my deck and the pergola above it white last spring and it was the best thing I ever did (to the outside of the house, that is). Can't wait to see the "after" pictures!
PS~ the soreness in your arms will be gone in a few days!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Flowers and white paint will make such a big difference. heck, I could be talking about dozens of things when I say that, not just a porch!!

homedaisy said...

oh my goodness. my mom bought a cottage just like this and i have been begging her to paint the trim white. please let me know how it turns out. i love your vision.
:)
http://homedaisy.blogspot.com/2006/07/she-bought-barn.html