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Debo and Lilly are both purebred Blue Nose Pitbulls from California. Debo is what you call Razors Edge Breed. 3 males and 4 females born June 26th, 2018. We will let people pick/see their puppies when they are 6 or 7 weeks old – after they are seen by the vet. This is to ensure they stay healthy. Or you can always pick by the pictures. First person to leave a deposit gets first pick, second deposit gets second pick etc. They are $1000 with a $500 deposit. Of course you can chose not to leave a deposit but there is no guarantee on a puppy. Or $850 paid upfront in full. Once we have seven deposits they are all sold and deposits are non refundable as we are going to hold the puppy for you no matter what and won’t be able to find another home. They go to the vet when they are six weeks old and once the vet clears them to be away from the Mom, they can go to their new forever homes. They come with papers and their first set of shots. If you have any questions just let me know.

SOLD!

Gone 33 Years Today

Beatrice Florence Leach

May 24, 1914 – June 14,1985

Gramma Beatrice

She lived!  Today is the 33rd year that we have missed her sunshine and huge presence.  I think of her a lot & wish she had gotten to see all of the little ones that we have now.  I think of her almost every day. She had the best laugh! When I was little and got to sleep over her house, she would give me a Toni perm that stunk up the whole house and my grandfather would get so mad about the smell when he came home from work!

She was the one who started my fascination with old things. We would drive around for hours and then all of a sudden she would pull over and we would get out and start walking into the woods. I don’t know where she got her information from, but we would walk to a certain distance then she would stop and we would start digging. She would say this is an old dump and we are going to find some nice old bottles here!
And we usually always did. 


We would also do crafts. One in particular I remember was cooking old records in the oven until the edges curled up. Then we would spray paint them gold and glue macaroni, acorns and other things on them for decorations. Another smelly thing my grandfather didn’t approve of! Oh well, she didn’t care! She did what she wanted to do. 

She always dressed pretty fancy when she was going somewhere and always had her hair in a beehive! 
She loved the beach so much!

She was my inspiration! And I was 8-1/2 months pregnant with my 4th child when she died. She suffered so long and awful
with the dreaded bully, cancer that it just didn’t seem fair. She didn’t deserve to suffer like that.
The day of her funeral, I cried the loudest and hardest I think I have ever cried so far. 

I had my son July 7, 1985 and as a reminder of my grandmother, I named my son Jeffrey B. Michael.
The B. of course stands for Beatrice. And I’m proud to say that my son and his wife gave birth to a gorgeous
little baby boy January 4th in 2013 and he also carries on the B. as a Jr. To his dad!

She loved to dance and ride horses and Christmas and her family!

God’s Garden

God looked around his garden
And found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the earth,
And saw your tired face.He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God’s garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering,
He knew that you were in pain.
He knew that you would never
Get well on earth again.

He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered “Peace be thine.”

It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone…
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home.

Gram, Beatrice, Mother, Honey and all the other names I’m sure you had, I love you, I miss you and
I will never forget you or the love you showed me.  Time flies by!
XOXO

 

Feels bigger already!

For some reason lately I am exhausted, physically and mentally. All I feel like I want to do is just sleep! So today I was debating with myself on what to with myself and decided to work on the hall Reno some more. But of course as usual there is always five million other things that need to be done. Walking thru the kitchen I just had to stop and get the kitchen clean! Dishes seem to ALWAYS be in my sink, ALWAYS, and the dishwasher is ALWAYS filled with either dirty or clean dishes. So after getting the kitchen in order, I put on my old nasty Doc Martins and got to work on the hall reno. This is what it looked like last time I posted.


So today it’s time to remove the glass door and frame. I have to try to do it so I can keep most of the drywall and plaster intact!

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So little by little I pry carefully away at the wood door frame trying to save as much of the wood as possible. I have mixed feelings about changing this house from what it is to what I envision in my head. But as I pry the layers off I am feeling so much better and energized as I start to feel like the pictures in my head might actually come to life.

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And after a few hours I have finished my goal of the glass door removal! It feel so much roomier already! I did pretty dam good too I might add (patting myself on the back) the ceiling and drywall were barely touched!

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Next time it looks like it’s the stairs to nowhere!
Til next time…….

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Feb. 21, 2013

Finally Progress

December 2012 was 11 years that have now lived in my beloved 1778 Cape home and I think I might have finally figured out how I want to live in it. There are several tiny rooms and they have all been used as either living rooms, bedrooms, or furniture storage. Now I think my head has a clearer picture of what this home has been showing me it wants to be for my family to be comfortable. My first project has finally gotten underway. The side porch entrance!

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This has always been way too tight and I have wanted to do something about it for a few years now. I had a contractor in to make sure the wall was not a retaining wall. I also ran my “idea” by him and showed him some pictures. He said it was doable. So Friday my best friends husband removed the electrical that was in the wall. It was now ready to start demo! I stood there just staring at it hoping I would love this idea of mine once it was finished. I knew it would be messy and take a while to complete. But I just needed to “start” it.

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More to come….

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Feb., 2013

Angel Wings | White Washed Wood

 Angel Wings and White Washed Wood
The visions in my head are coming into light… 

Angel Wings

These Angel wings are perfect for this spot in the side entry way.  They are made out of wood and metal.
Angel wings and white washed wood just go together so beautifully!

hallwayI still have lots of work to do in this area before its done, but what a big improvement already!

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The floor needs staining and the ceiling needs re-doing and a new (old) light fixture needs to be found and hung.
The radiator wall needs some love.  
But, I’m so HAPPY every time I walk past this area!  I had all these
visions in my head when I bought this home and they 
are finally starting to come together.  January 2015

My Daughter, the Bride To Bee…..

My oldest daughter will be changing her name on September 6th, 2014 and she just can’t wait!
On July 13th I had a Bridal Shower for her at a local restaurant.
I decided to have a bee theme.

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“Bride to Bee” was the theme that came to mind and I ran with it!
I designed the invitations,

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her guest advice book,

guest advice book

the honey tags

honey jar and tags

and the honey tower was a hit!

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the centerpieces, and

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I burnt my fingers a few times making the bee skeps!
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But I thought they came out great for my first time.
The yummy cup cakes came from her soon to be step mother-in-law.

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Here are some more photos from the day.

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I wish my daughter all the love and happiness she seeks.
She has always made me proud to be her mother.
She has a beautiful, amazing little boy that I love to pieces
and she deserves the best life has to offer!

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Mom loves you so much, Meg!

Spring? Wherefore art thou?

I am sooo done DIGGIN’ it!
This is the longest winter that I can remember in a long time!  Will it EVER end?!

I know I could never move to Florida, but come on Mother Nature….

Give us a break!  Enough already!!

Today is was almost 60 degrees!  Which felt like a heat wave!
The sun was even out and everything is melting!
I might even be able to Giggle again….
But not for long because it looks like we have MORE snow in the forecast!
Even Sophie has HAD it with the white stuff!
We haven’t been selling much since we have a hard time even getting a path into the barn shoppe….
Seriously…..
SPRING!!!!  Where are you???!!!

Friday the 13th and then Love Day…..


Oh LOVE is in the……
SNOW????
 This has been the winter of hell so far this year!
It seems like Mother Nature isn’t happy with New England lately!
Friday the 13th???
 The Barn Shoppe is buried just like the rest of the place!
Everyone I know is going crazy…..

Even Sophie has had it!
WHAT’S That?????  MORE SNOW????
Where we gonna put it?????

Oh well….
Happy LOVE Day everyone on Saturday!

XO

Flying out the door!

We had several pieces of furniture fly out the door this week!  Such a great feeling to clearing out some of these pieces of furniture to make space in my Barn Shoppe for some other things coming in!

There are just not an enough hours in the day lately for me to
get to all the projects I thought I would have time for!

I guess that’s  what happens when you have 4 kids and
7 grandchildren!

XOXO