Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hardwood Magic... Vintage Apartment


So, this is how they turned out... you may remember the BEFORE we started with in this little vintage apartment.  I apologize for the darkness... it is GRAY and gloomy here folks!!


After sanding and staining... There is NO FLOORING as beautiful as an original hardwood, in my book. 

Oh, if these floors could talk.  ;)


We finished up the final details on this one yesterday... And, hope she gets the perfect tenant soon.


Original vintage tile flooring, tub and pedestal sink...


We did cave to the requests of the downstairs tenant and carpet the bedroom of this unit for quietness (should have vacuumed before this photo. we trampled it pretty good hanging new blinds).


We used Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray throughout and white for all the woodwork.  Still has the original sink and cabinets... The range will be replaced this week and that ceiling fan/fixture really needs to be swapped out.... probably next time.  Sometimes, you have to space out the improvements... there is a bottom to the budget!!  ;)

Now, back to taxes!!!  Arrggghhhh....

blessings ~ tanna

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Gray and Gloomy...


This has been a gray and gloomy week...


We had ice...

And snow...

It melted pretty quickly. 

Today, it is just this same gray... and raining...


But, I had sunshine on my gray days via texted photos... Must be one of the greatest inventions ever (especially for grandmothers)!


These guys had tons of beautiful, white snow!


And, they DO love playing in it!!


They even got their Little Momma in on it!


I'm hoping for a little sunshine this coming week... but, even if it doesn't shine over East Texas, I'll find it in these smiling faces...

Wishing sunshine for all of us...

blessings ~ tanna

Friday, February 27, 2015

Random Acts of Kindness Adventure 2015


I'm joining Betsy at My Five Men for her Random Acts of Kindness Adventure.


This is a semi-random act... prepared the same way as my first RAK.  

I chose to add it to the windshield of the first car I came to with a carseat...  It is a hard and sometimes thankless job tending and loving the young.



Though parenting has its own very rich rewards... it never hurts to have a little encouragement along the way...


While this is the only random act in my week, thinking of Betsy's RAK helped me to really focus on kindness while working my night at the food bank...

and to remember to call a neighbor to see if I could pick anything up for them at the grocery during the ice and snow...

and to let our plumber and floor guys know how much I appreciate their good service and work.


This is a super busy time for us and it was good to have this reminder...

Thank you, Betsy.

blessings ~ tanna

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Good Intentions.... and Random Acts of Kindness Week 2


My Random Act of Kindness (by Betsy) fell by the way of good intentions this week... Just like this photo I took last spring and intended to paint... well, the good intentions get you no where... it is the doing that makes the difference.  Seems like EVERYTHING this week went askew of the intent.

BUT, Dotsie (Podso) sent me a link that has one of the most beautiful writings I've read about LOVING Acts of Kindness... note they were not random.  I've been thinking on this all week.  It is a wonderful read.  So, I'm passing it on... Thank you, Dotsie.

Betsy, I'm going to try to do better next week!  Thank you so much for hosting such an inspiring project!  (I'll have to do 2 next week!  ;) )

blessings ~ tanna

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Rays of Light, Mojo and Little Loves...


These beautiful rays of sunlight on a frosty morning foretold a beautiful day to come... full of sunshine and warmth... I loved it!


And, the knitting mojo... well, it's getting there. Though there may have been an incident of backing out a few rows... I'm just sayin'...

This alpaca is SOOOOO soft.  I think I am going to love this one!  (I hope.  I seem to have a love-hate relationship with sweaters... we'll see.)


Then, there were a couple of SWEET, SWEET Valentine's that arrived a little late, but not a bit less appreciated!!

I hope some beautiful rays of sunlight shine on your life today... and wish warmer days for those in the extreme cold.

blessings ~ tanna

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