Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Our adopted family has grown by three

In 2010 we adopted a cat named Freckles from Animals in Need Thrift Store. The owner, Al, used to have a successful business and decided he had enough money and opened his store to support the cats without keeping any compensation for himself. Freckles loves watching the birds outside the window.
And snuggling in laps
Watching TV
And trying to blend in with the scenery when she is caught where she isn't supposed to be
In 2011 we adopted Hannah. We saw an advertisement for a dog in the grocery store on the bulletin board and called. A lady had been socializing with a dog in her neighbors field who had been tied up to a tree the entire first year of her life and had convinced the guy to get her a better home. She brought Hannah for a visit and ended up leaving her there with us. She sat in the car and cried before she pulled away. Happy tears. Hannah did not know how to be an inside dog but she was excited about having a dog door to go in and out of at her leisure. She really loves to smile.
 Even when she's sleeping
Speaking of sleeping, she likes to cuddle with the cats
Any of the cats
In 2012 we adopted 3 kittens from a shelter. We decided on kittens because we thought Freckles would adapt to them better. She didn't. But they don't bother her as much now as she used to. We adopted Bruce Chen.
 Itsy Bitsy (even though she's not itsy bitsy any more, lol)
And Pushy
They have always liked sleeping together and still do for the most part
 Bruce Chen enjoys paperwork
Itsy Bitsy enjoys going to the Vet
And Pushy likes getting into things
Then on February 8 and 9th of 2014, Hannah gave birth to 12 puppies after the neighbor dog chewed through our fence to get to her.
We ended up with three of them.
As you can see, we have a very full house now! But they all get along great, for the most part that is :)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Wizard of Oz Entry

Yes, I know my collection has been in the entry before. Yes, I know I'm crazy for moving it again. But I LOVE it now! On a side note, please excuse the stacks of books, cat toys and can of paint in the room :) I love how my new rug brings it all together and I got it at Big Lots for only $20!
Here is a closer look at the big hutch.

And now let's take a peek inside it, shall we?

Here is another hutch on the opposite side of the curtain.

Here is the curtains covering the french doors between the hutches. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!
Here is the green hutch I kept because it fit the space I had available and my apple tree.
 And it's contents. I don't like how it's squished inside there and will eventually do something about that.

 This is under the stairs and beside the green hutch.
 This is at the foot of the stairs
And there you have it!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Wizard of oz tissue box

I got a lot going on today, but I wanted to stop and show you this tissue box I made.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Unorganized to Organized to Unorganized

I had just pulled everything out of my hutches to organize some of the new Wizard of Oz items I got for Christmas and then bought more stuff. It's now about time to consider new shelving and where to put it.

The Green Hutch
Top Shelf
Middle Shelf
Bottom Shelf

The Red Hutch
Left Side
Right Side
Close up of Mego Set, you can see I'm missing some shoes and Glindas crown

 Some new books and a new balloon shelf thanks to my fabulous sis Lee :)
 Just trying out some figurines I already own in the shelf