Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A fine day to revamp my blog!

What to write...

Yep, that's how I'm starting this blog post because I have no idea where to begin. Lots of fun stuff is going on around here and will be for a while so I really felt I wanted to start blogging again, if only for myself and my family this time..:)

My plan is to no longer post tutorials to things I make or cook unless it's something original. Lately I've been experimenting with making cakes from scratch and decorating sugar cookies. I'm finding youtube and blogs to be invaluable! It's like taking private lessons. So if I do post a picture of something I've made I'm just going to link what I've done to whom ever taught me or gave me the inspiration and you can take it from there!

Well, that's it for my first "back at it" blog post. Exciting I know! I'll post more when I start working on Catherine's "baby shower" (yep, my baby girl is expecting her first child) and of course I would like to document much of it here. And then there is the upcoming Disney Cruise...more on that to come..;)

Monday, February 20, 2012

How Do You Re-Boot Your Blog?

A bit ago I checked my email and found a notice letting me know that my domain for "The Re-Fluffed Nest" was set to auto renew within the next 90 days. May to be exact. So now the head spinning begins. What to do, what to do? I just don't know. I did love blogging and I felt like it helped invigorate my creative side, but like most things I do, once it started feeling like a chore I slowly lost interest until it became a distant memory...all be it one that nagged at me from the shadows of my mind.

To bad all of this didn't come to the forefront just a bit earlier. Since early January, soon after my mother took a fall in which she broke her wrist, I've been  working on making her home safe for her to continue to live in. Aging in place is the popular name for it right now. In any case, I'm nearly finished and sadly didn't document the process. The point is, it would have made a great blog post. Everything from making a home safe for an elderly parent living alone, to organizing, getting rid of hot spots (paper piles...;) to even decorating! Just this past weekend I made her a memo/calendar board just because I couldn't find anything that suited our needs. Heck, I even got to use spray paint! But alas, no pictures of that little project either.

Anyway, long story's time for me to decide if "The Re-Fluffed Nest" will go on...or slowly ride off into the sunset of retired blogs. I'm going to give it some serious thought over the next week or so. I do have another little project I'm starting at moms soon. It has to do with inlaying a mosaic tile into her back splash where a hole from an old removed vent was removed many moons ago. Perhaps doing something I've never done could end up being worthy of sharing!

Take Care,


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ambers Black Rooster Cottage Blog, Christmas Giveaway

I have a Christmas cookie post to share with you, but gosh darn I'm just so busy and still haven't gotten the photos off my camera. But my blogging friend Amber is having a wonderful Christmas giveaway on her blog that will be ending soon, so I wanted to send out a quick post about that! I love the pillows that she is giving away and thought about a few of my readers as well when I saw them! So if you're interested, hop on over there and take a quick peek!
The picture is a link...;)

The winner will be chosen Christmas morning, so don't dawdle! (Sorry I'm so late sharing this info with you)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

First Snow

Let me start off by saying, as a rule of thumb, we don't get "measurable" snow on a regular basis around this area, so we tend to get a little excited over the white stuff! We do get snow every year, though seldom this early and it's always a surprise when it doesn't miss us! Well...It didn't MISS us this time! It is only around 2 1/2 inches but it's just stunning!! Beautifully white and fluffy, and the sort that you can just brush off your drive!

The birds are just going wacky and I just had to catch some of them in action! All of these photos were taken from inside because gosh darn it, it's COLD out there!

You think he spotted me? ;)

Althea's loving it!

Hope you all are having a most joyous day, whether you have some of the white stuff or not!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Time Mantel

Probably like the rest of you, I have been busy decorating the house for the season! I can remember in years gone by this time before Christmas just dragging by...s.l.o.w.l.y....!   Where did those days go?  Now days, time seems to fly right out the window.  I do tend to dawdle more now than I did when I was younger and perhaps that's it.  I really have slowed down and just seem to take so much more in.  In any case, I thought I would share some images of our Mantel this Christmas. Every year I do it up differently and this year is no exception. All of the photo's below will enlarge when clicked on.  I really had to resist posting them all BIG!

This guy has been in our family for years on end....I love him!
He plays soft Christmas tunes and his world globe spins slowly...

Jack has laid claim on all 5 of the stockings this year!

A hand painted gift from my son and his wife. This ornament was painted from the inside! Just stunning...

I love Christmas time and all the shiny things to go along with the love you can feel in the air!  I also really enjoy sharing with you my little place in the world, and how it looks and changes with each season.  Now all I need is some snow!  Can you hear my Santa?