Everyone in the Dyersville Iowa area...I will be at the Dyersville Craft Show on November 30 from 10:30-3pm at the Dyersville Elementary School. Hope you make time to stop by and say Hi!
I will be the West Union, Iowa craft show on November 22 from 9-3pm. Come and visit. Rescuing Love would make a great Christmas present:)
Come visit me at the Fall Craft and Vendor Expo in Clinton Iowa on Sunday, November 2 from 10-5pm. I will be at the Eagle Point Park Lodge 4101 North 3rd St in Clinton.
In April we started this pantry and we finally found time in June to get back to it. This shows the inside walls which used to be a small shower stall in the downstairs bathroom. We closed it up from the bathroom side and opened it up to the hallway side.
Here is a photo of our first efforts at laying ceramic tile. We wanted to experiment in a low visibility area so the pantry floor was perfect. Here you can see the spacers between the tiles.
It turned out great! Now on to the mudroom floor...
I have always hated the ceramic tile on my kitchen floor. We were waiting to clean the grout until all the dusty dirty renovating jobs were completed. The day finally arrived when I no longer could find an excuse to put it off. So down on my hands and knees I went, windows wide open on a breezy day with John Denver and Celine Dion cranked all the way up on continual play. I scrubbed the grout and tile with a small brush. This is the before photo.
This is the after photo. The change was astounding. I felt like, and was actually asked by a neighbor if I had, I had a new floor. It was beautiful! And I fell in love with it for the first time in 7 years. It was 3 days of scrubbing but it was worth it!
NaNoWriMo is a national writing challenge and stands for National Novel Writing Month. In November everyone is encouraged to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and try to complete a novel. Libraries across the nation offer programs to encourage and assist writers of all ages and backgrounds. Although we are still enjoying summer weather and fun I wanted to get the word out about this creative opportunity. Although writing should start in November, a lot of planning could happen prior to that. Hard to believe but November is right around the corner:) So check out nanowrimo.org
I grew up and currently live in Iowa. I have three beautiful daughters and a Miniature Schnauzer. I'm interested in anything that supports healthy families and healthy lifestyles.