Black Spruce Hound

A Wisconsin Girl in the Woods, Knitting, Crafting, and Cooking. Also: Ugly Dresses.

April 18, 2014

Photo Friday: Winter Wonderland

I'm really phoning in this whole Photo Friday thing lately. 


Between Wednesday and Thursday morning we got...a lot of snow.


 It's supposed to be 60 degrees on Sunday, but nevertheless. What a mess.

This morning I'm attempting to type this in a hurry and then get out the door. A stop at the post office and then off to buy groceries (exciting) and PAINT for the living room (slightly more exciting).

Have a good weekend!


April 16, 2014

On a Wednesday Morning (Again)

Another Wednesday morning post. I did one last month, and as I have nothing to talk about this morning (other than a persistent eyebrow twitch that refuses to go away) I decided to revive the topic. (But seriously, I've had a twitchy eyebrow for about 24 hours now. I have a feeling it's stress-related, but holy crap. How irritating.)


That's the front yard this morning. Just last week it was bare in patches, and since then about 4 inches of snow has fallen. Today 8-14 inches is supposed to fall. (And if that isn't a meteorologist's ass-covering forecast, I don't know what is.) There isn't enough sarcasm in the world to make this crappy weather any better, but I'll give it a shot anyway. OH HAPPY DAY. MORE SNOW.


The knitting needles are stowed away for now and the sewing machine is out. I'm attempting another dress. This usually ends in tears, but so far so good. 


I've been printing more cards and prints for the Etsy shop the past few days. Every greeting card now has a corresponding 5x7 or 8x10 print, and I'm working on the vice versa of that. It's slow going, as I can only print when there won't be dust everywhere from the living room remodel that's going on. 

And that's my Wednesday morning. How's yours?


April 14, 2014

Dream Houses and Mid Century Couches

You know how sometimes a tornado rips through a home and leaves some walls standing but rips others clean off? That's....okay, that's not what the living room looks like right now, but close enough. 

So. While the room has no floor other than a subfloor, is missing a couple walls, has no ceiling, and has lights held up by bungee cords, I shall retreat into another version of reality and look at a few dream rooms. Rooms that do have all necessary walls.


Yum. The couch is very close to what I'm looking for - mid-century style, on wooden legs. No dust bunnies up in here. 


This is more of what I'm going for in The Wrecked Reality of My Living Room - everything is neutral, except all the accents. And let's face it, if homegirl can find a blue couch, homegirl will have a blue couch. A white or nearly-white wall is a must for our remodel, as the ceilings are too low (and there isn't enough natural light) to pull off a dark wall color.


Even if a dark-ish wall color looks amazing. I really didn't intend to put 3 blue couch pictures in a row, but I apparently have a fixation on them at the moment. The blue and gray is a great combo. 


I would totally buy a couch in that color. Wowzers. And that WALLPAPER!? Are you kidding me? I love a good wallpaper, even if I am too cheap to actually pay what a lot of places want for gorgeous wallpaper. 


Pink couches for the win. That's too fancy to call a couch. Davenport. A pink davenport. 

I'll be over here designing my dream living room in my head for the next month until the actual room is finished. Don't mind me. 

See you later!




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