December 8, 2012

Our Holiday Home~Family Room

Rustic corner stone fireplace at Christmas with German nutcracker via

December 7, 2012

Our Home at Christmas

Rustic corner fireplace at Christmas with German nutcrackers via

Welcome to our home.  The above picture was taken in our family room.  Let's start our tour in the kitchen.  The kitchen, breakfast nook, and dining room are all one open space.

Mistletoe wreath with red buffalo check ribbon over Shaw's farm sink via

November 23, 2012

Christmas mantel

September 30, 2012

Outdoor Shower

DIY outdoor shower using PVC fence panels via

A few summers ago, we rented a lake house that had an outdoor shower. Showering outside was something we all enjoyed. Billy came up with the idea to build one in our pool area. He poured a concrete slab and tied into the plumbing from inside the house.  We did some research online and found the idea to use vinyl fencing to create the shower enclosure.  We bought 3 pieces of 6 ft vinyl fencing and used a gate hinge to make the door.  We also added some privacy lattice to ensure privacy from anyone who might be on the deck above.

DIY outdoor shower using PVC fence panels via

We added some river rock around the base and pavers for a path.

We hang some shower supplies in Target dollar section containers.

We also created a shelf from rust resistant L-brackets that hold up a shelf made from a piece of extra fencing as we had to cut one panel down).

September 18, 2012

Fall Dining Room

We added a faux brick panel to the fireplace to warm it up for fall.

The autumn oil painting hung in my parents house for many years. We inherited it years ago and finally found a way to display it.

We made the centerpiece from some pine from Lowes. A fun and quick project. We probably won't light the tapers often because they seem to be a fire hazard. The pillars are flameless candles so we can enjoy them more often.