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Pat
Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Missourian
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Hi Megan We didn't use a company. Our step grandson and two of his friends who also work in construction built our deck as a side job.
Hi Tracy The placemats are Nicole Miller from Home Goods. The napkins are from Pottery Barn.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on B’bye July at Back Porch Musings
Hi Jeanie We moved from 4000 sq ft, story and half with 3/4 acre lot, at the end of March. Our new home is about 1700 sq ft one level, on a small (postage stamp) lot. We were about 30 minutes from our children at our old house. We are now within a mile of our eldest daughter and about three miles from the other two girls. We moved due to age and J's health. We were about 50 miles from hospital and doctors. We are now just a short drive. Plus, everything we love to do in our neck of the woods is very nearby our new home.
That cream is a very difficult recipe.;-) Redi-Whip Extra Cream! I need to make my Clinique order. I might do that today and it just might include A Different Grape, too.
Toggle Commented Jul 25, 2015 on Peaches ‘n Cream Season at Back Porch Musings
Judy, I thought I put it on the replies.It is shredded sharp cheddar about two cups,large jar of chopped pimentos and miracle whip or mayo, just enough to mix it all together. A tablespoon or a little more. The mayo or miracle whip is really to taste, no real measurement.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2015 on Porch Breakfast Setting at Back Porch Musings
LOL, Libby, that is Summer in St Louis hair. No spikes:-)
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2015 on Summer Style at Back Porch Musings
They certainly do run together. I enjoyed seeing my Chico's Waves at the Muny, the other night.LOL
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2015 on Summer Style at Back Porch Musings
Thank you, Rita! The meter light was given to J on his 30th year as a lineman with the rural electric cooperative. He retired at 39 years. Somewhere in the packing boxes, we have a photo of J in all the gear, climbing a pole. It is in a Moose frame. His work nickname was Moose.:-) He has a lot of memorabilia and had a special built in cabinet at our old house. I don't know what his plans are for here, but I am sure he is thinking.:-)
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on The Den at Back Porch Musings
Thank you, Diane. The lipstick was one of the gifts with purchase when I ordered Clinique last year. It is A Different Grape. Clinique may be able to help you find a similar color if that one is no longer available.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on Summer Style at Back Porch Musings
I haven't done much shopping since moving. When all the work is finished I need to start looking at the Chico's sales. If I pick anything up I'll do a quick post and let you know.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on Summer Style at Back Porch Musings
Thank you, Jaycee. I have used Clinique for about thirty years. I go in every so often and do a facial, just to see if I need to add anything. It has stayed the same basic items as long as I have used Clinque. It's time to stock up again.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on Summer Style at Back Porch Musings
For now we are leaving it as is. The cedars give nice shade in the mornings. They are pretty tall. In the evening it isn't bad either. The lot next door is sold. We hope the new house on that lot will help with shade also. We had supper out there yesterday evening and it was shady.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Back Porch II at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Judy. We found someone to do this as a side job. We got the deck and pergola for about $4500.00. That is including materials and labor. I think they are trying to start up a little venture. That is why they were able to bid low, trying to get a foothold. That was the only bid we got because we know one of the guys...he's family. The neighbors said they have had bids for up to 10K!! I don't know if it was for vinyl or cedar. The workmanship is great.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Back Porch II at Back Porch Musings
I don't think Wisteria does as well here as in the south. I would love to have it. We have a pretty shady area until late afternoon. The cedars are tall. The lot next door is sold, we believe. When that house is in, we will be protected from late afternoon sun. I like the openness of the pergola.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Back Porch II at Back Porch Musings
I'm not sure we will do any more to it than we've done. We want to put lights in it like a beer garden. But for now we are just enjoying. The rafters hold the boards/slats. A canvas cover can also be added. Baxter Gardens suggested wisteria to cover the top. That is a possibility as well.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2015 on Back Porch II at Back Porch Musings
Thank you, Mary. I use the drawer and bottom shelf of the cabinet for detergent etc. I usually just grab hangers from the closet in our room when doing laundry and hang them on the hook over the door to the laundry until I need them. In some ways I wish we had a closet in the laundry for supplies. It would have meant not having a coat closet in the hallway from the foyer. Since we bought the house already built, we didn't get that option. I've seen this plan or similar with a laundry closet. We use the hallway coat closet for vacuums, mops and other cleaning needs.
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2015 on The Laundry at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Cheryl Ann. We are the cleaning lady.:-)
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on The Laundry at Back Porch Musings
Thanks Charla, this has certainly been a journey and continues to be.:-) I liked Sticks and Stones. Although, I think it would be better with white cabinets rather than the hickory we had, it still looked great with the white trim. We wanted to go lighter with the new house. T and S have Accessible Beige in their house and we really like it, so decided to use it here.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on The Laundry at Back Porch Musings
Thanks so much! The chairs are from The Ashley Store, a few months ago. They may still be available. The are very comfortable.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on The Den at Back Porch Musings
LOL Ellen...I have never been a twig and lost hope to be a long time ago.:-) I love these kinds of meals and pretty well stick to this kind of meal. But, alas, genetics. I am pretty healthy though.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2015 on Summer Lunch and Supper at Back Porch Musings
Sharp cheddar cheese about two cups grated. Large jar chopped pimentos. Mix together with mayo. You can also find it in grocery stores.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2015 on Summer Lunch and Supper at Back Porch Musings
Mary, we moved the clock. We considered having it moved but in the end with all that was going on, we moved it. We removed the pendulum and weights, the key, wind up key, and the finial from the top and wrapped all that in bubble wrap and packed it in a sturdy box. We hand carried all that. The pendulum was wrapped in bubble wrap and hand carried. The clock case was wrapped and moved by movers. We held our breath and reassembled it and breathed a sigh of relief when we found it to be in good working order. The secret is carefully wrapping all the pieces and hand carrying, if not using a pro clock mover.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2015 on Dining Rooms Now & Then at Back Porch Musings
Thank you! I have always enjoyed seeing different styles of homes and can remember many of the homes I lived in as a child. I think I've had this love of decorating since childhood. I don't have formal training.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2015 on Dining Rooms Now & Then at Back Porch Musings
Thank you Nancy. The shutters for the sliding door are two sliding panels.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2015 on Dining Rooms Now & Then at Back Porch Musings
Thank you, Debbie. Email me at the address under my picture on the sidebar.
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2015 on Dining Rooms Now & Then at Back Porch Musings