Tuesday, October 18, 2016

At Kim's

Don't shoot me now. I didn't have as much to share as I thought because I have already used a few of the pictures from my sister's. A wooded foliage scene, which is actually her west lawn and the wood boiler shed. I don't remember what else.



^Just a few little scenes I thought were cute from inside. 


^This is what is keeping her husband Steve busy, the living room addition. He is hurrying to get it socked in before winter so that he can work on it over the winter from the inside. That fireplace will become a kitchen fireplace...how cozy! I'd show you from the inside, but it might be best to describe it. The mantle and one side houses all of Steve's movies. He is thinking about better storage. The other side is blocked by a giant screen tv, which my father dearly loves. This will all change once the new living room is up and functioning.


^After I saved the collage before the one above, I returned to find that PicMonkey had done this one for me. Never had that happen before, but didn't want to waste their work and it shows a slightly different perspective.


Some readers may remember that my sister allowed me to come and take several boxes of perennials from her yard several years ago. She had some beautiful gardens now taken over by the addition. I hope that I rescued a lot. ☺ Anyway, she and her husband enjoy a quiet country setting and a lovely yard. My dad has enjoyed knowing that some of his Pilgrim ancestors settled in this town nearly two hundred years ago. 

Now, come back tomorrow and I'll share the leaf peeping tour my darling daughter took me on. It will be picture dense and word light.

Have a wonderful day!

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31 comments:

  1. A lot of hard work extending but it will all be worth it in the end, its certainly in a beautiful plot.

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  2. The living room addition will be very nice. I enjoyed seeing the beautiful yard. Looks like a peaceful setting. The closeup of the china plate is gorgeous.
    Wishing you a very good day.

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  3. That looks like a big addition--they will enjoy the extra space. And I am enjoying seeing your fall colors.

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  4. You are showing much more fall than us Dee. It is barely starting here! Looks like a serious project going on and always messy but with great reward.

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  5. Oh, I absolutely love the idea of a kitchen fireplace! Such an exciting project going on over at your sister's place!

    Having a place to store a collection of DVDs is a problem. We solved it by removing them all from their cases (eek!...you'd have to make sure everyone was on board with that!), putting them in paper CD/DVD sleeves, and storing them in media baskets designed for that purpose. We created divider tabs for different movie genres: drama, classics, children's, western, etc.

    Love the peeks at the interior. including the charming valance trimmed with lace.

    What's up with PicMonkey lending you a hand?! :)

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  6. That is a big job your bil has taken on. At least he will be inside working over the winter so that is good. What a sweet place and out in the country,too. I didn't realize your dad lived with your sister. That is wonderful that works for them. God bless them- blending a family is not always easy.
    Hope you have a good week, Vee. xo Diana
    ps. Picmonkey did a good job...lol

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  7. Your brother-in-law has an ambitious undertaking going on there. It will be so nice for them to have the added space and that kitchen fireplace sounds positively dreamy. Talk about cozy!
    They do have a very pretty yard. So pretty with the sun shining on the tree in all of it's autumn glory. Now I can hardly wait for your leaf peeping post.

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  8. It's going to be lovely once it's all done. I do love all the color in your sisters' yard. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  9. The men you and your sister married are very handy. John was always transforming things. I love the sign/saying above your sister's curtain.

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  10. A kitchen fireplace sounds like such a cozy thing. Getting the addition closed in for the winter is a good thing - will your sister have to live with a lot of construction dust while the interior is done?
    She does have a pretty yard. Everything is looking autumn-lovely around there.

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  11. I would love a kitchen fireplace! Its really one of my dreams! This addition will make a great change in the functionality of Kim's home, I think. So great to have handy men!

    I love a rural setting, and how interesting to live in an area where you have a long family history! No wonder your dad enjoys that!

    Fall foliage tour? I'll definitely check it out! One of my favorite things to do!

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  12. A fireplace in the kitchen sounds divine and so cozy, Vee. It looks as though your sister's home is doubling. How nice for them. That's a lot of work ahead, but I'm sure it will all be worth it.
    I'm looking forward to leaf peeping up your way! ♥

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  13. That is a major undertaking your sister and her hubby are doing. A fire place in the kitchen would be so cozy! The yard sure is pretty and I hope you got a few nice perennials for your own yard. Looking forward to seeing your fall photos.

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing! I love the sign over the window in the top collage, the one about blessings already on their way. And that valance is so pretty, also. Love the lace.

    And the addition ... wow! Your brother-in-law is one ambitious and courageous man to tackle that. Won't a kitchen fireplace be wonderful!?

    Looking forward to your foliage tour!

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  15. We have our wood stove in our kitchen as well it is such a nice thing to have in the colder weather which we don't have yet as it is still unusually warm and humid here . Lovely post and photos . I love the colours on the trees this time of year all so pretty and vibrant . WOW ! lots of hard work going on at your sisters house sounds and looks like a great addition to . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  16. Nice progress, on Kim's home. Thank you for showing us more photos. Have a lovely day, Vee. Kathi

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  17. Very pretty, and I love the restful yard!

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  18. Wow...that is some addition! I can imagine how nice it will be when completed. And a fireplace in the kitchen? Oh, YES please....gives me an idea for our future farmhouse.... :)

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  19. Your sis sure does have a gorgeous lawn, Vee. I'd love to see the inside after the add on is finished. It sounds as if your Father is living with your Sis and hubby??
    I'll be back for that leaf tour tomorrow!

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  20. Lots more space always good in a home.
    Merle.......

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  21. Yay, you went on a leaf peeping tour - well deserved. Nice pictures of Kim's house, what fun to have a new addition just before winter settles in. What a beautiful yard. Thanks for sharing, and thank Kim for letting you share. ~ Abby

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  22. Hope it does get socked in before winter or other weather. I do like the welcome sign. Looks like they have nice space around their home.

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  23. Thanks for letting us see the construction and some snippets of your sister's home. I like the sign about being thankful in advance for blessings that have not arrived yet. Looking forward to your next Leaf Peeping post!

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  24. Lots of work, but sure will look great. Never heard of Leaf Peeping!
    Bet it would be fun tho.

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  25. I didn't get a chance to stop by yesterday, but wanted to see Kim's place. I particularly love the gingham valance with the lace trim and the blessings sign. The addition is going to be wonderful.
    Also, looks like you and Laurel, from your latest post, enjoyed some wonderful mother-daughter time of leaf peeping. Coffee and donuts made the day even better!

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  26. Oddly enough, as most people downsize when the kids leave Earl and I dream of adding on. Your sister apparently feels the same way. It looks like a lovely, huge addition. Hope they can get it all closed in for winter!

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    1. So true...for a period of time there, one needs more space to welcome the growing family. My sister looks forward to grandchildren and she has welcomed our father in and so space is needed.

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  27. Vee, looks like lots of hard work but it will all be beautiful when finished. I am sure your sister will be glad when it's all completed. I love how that collage turned out. And girl...my eye spotted that sign.....Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way! WOW! Spoke straight to my heart this morning. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  28. What a lovely time I am having this evening! Louis Dean has gone to bed and I am catching up with all that I have been missing lately!
    Louis Dean is still 'adding on!' He is putting up another storage building! This will empty the existing - and original one - so I can store my fall 'debris' in it! Which means I can get it out myself AND store it away! Much better than the upstairs attic inside the house!

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  29. Building on is a lot of work but sure worth it in the end.

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