Tuesday, December 30, 2008

No More Snow/A Year in Review

Not much to report, but I noticed that I last posted a week ago so I thought I would check in with y'all. We are back from our trip over the mountain to visit my in-laws. We had a great time eating and loafing around. I managed to finish one book and catch up on my magazines too.

I was so happy to see that my car was no longer buried and I could actually get it out of my driveway. We are now back to our regularly scheduled rainy Oregon weather which is just fine with me.

Time to put Christmas away. A job that always makes me a little sad, but it will give me a chance to do a little rearranging too.

A couple weeks ago we got a letter from the Home Owners Association in our neighborhood stating that I could not use my front porch to store furniture. What the heck? Well, I guess I was surprised that I didn't get a letter sooner. So, I finally cleared off the excess furniture on my porch and I have to admit, it does look quite a bit better.

Hopefully they won't take issue with the furniture I am using to "decorate" my front porch.

This is the last week the kids are home from school. I'm sure by the time they go back, their brains will have turned to mush. Three weeks off from school is just too long if you ask me, but I have say that I have enjoyed a lot of lazy mornings these past few weeks.

Heading over to Monticello tomorrow for a much needed re-stocking/re-arranging. I have a pile of stuff ready to go. I guess with all the snow it has been a little quiet over there, but now that the weather is better, hopefully people will be coming out to shop.

Cindy, has invited everyone to do a "Year in Review." As usual, I am late to the party. Here are some of my favorite pics from my 2008 blog posts.

They are kind of dinky and hard to see. You can click on them for a better view.

Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa , Your porch looks Darling. If you still need to use the cabinet in your space thats ok. Otherwise put it in the layaway room and we'll pick it up on Sunday. Happy New Year , Sue

She'sSewPretty said...

Beautiful pictures Lisa! I have enjoyed visiting here all year long!! Have a wonderful New Year with lots of laughter!!

debi said...

Love your mosaic photos! I've enjoyed your blog this year, and look forward to more in 2009!

Penny said...

Love your porch. I am definetly feeling porch envy.
I am visiting via the links from Cindy at My romantic home.
Lovely blog by the way~
Thanks for sharing ~

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Those are gorgeous photos so better late than never!!!! I'm glad to hear the snow stopped up there. It's warmed up a little bit in Northern California too! I wish you a happy New Year!!!

Timi said...

Your porch looks cute! You need to print off all these comments about the porch and send them to the home owners and say ...seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....you don't know nothin about style!

Happy New Year!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Lisa.. you got beautiful pictures here to portrait what good year you have! I wish to visit your booth one day or join your thrifting adventures.. I love reading your blog especially seeing the stuff you got from all the garage sales, flea markets, antique malls, Goodwill and a lot more!.. Wishing you Happy New Year! Hope to 2009 will be a good one for you & your family! Hugs, Fitty

Cheryl said...

Beautiful photos!

Our Back Porch said...

Absolutely lovely!

Blessings for the new year,

cherished*vintage said...

Happy New Year Lisa! I totally have enjoyed visiting you all year. I could live in your mosaic - oh, I love all your gorgeous photos. I do hope to maybe meet you in 2009 since we have a couple trips planned down your way. Hopefully Farm Chicks too... Here's to a fabulous 2009!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Have a blessed 2009!

Auntie Joy said...

Hi Miss Lisa,
I love your collage, kinda made me misty eyed, what great memories of 2008. Lots of good times we had, I'm glad I got to be part of it. Here's to an even better 2009! (picture me take a big gulp of diet coke!)
Love you,

Elizabeth said...

I'm very late to the party, but I hope you'll stop by! Love all of your home decor!

sandra said...

Your mosaic is beautiful...love all the shots you included. I have really enjoyed your blog, and look forward to your etsy!
Have a blessed new year!
Sandra B

Lisa said...

Gorgeous Photos!
May 2009 bring you health and happiness.

Miss Sandy said...

It looks like you had a beautiful year, love the screen! Have a wonderful New Year.

miss gracies house said...

Happy New Year-I'm so glad we *met* in 2008! I love the collage-it is so fun to see how we all like the same things but put our own twist on them!
Have a great weekend before *real* life sets in again!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Happy New Year Lisa! Your porch is just so so cute with that cupboard on there.

Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. xoxo Heather

rosabeer said...

Beautiful pictures. I love pink and roses. And there are a lot of it here.
Happy New Year.

Joy said...

I love your porch. Happy 2009!

Tammy said...

I just love thrifting with you. You find such wonderful items. Your front porch looks great now. That buffet you found is very nice. I can picture you working your magic on it. Can't wait to see how it turns out. You got a whole lot of snow. Sheesh!
Have a lovely week!