{WW}: Off to the Market

Finally made in to the market which opened way back in 1888 and the kiddos enjoyed the
 sights and smells of Easter in Buffalo, but after watching the peep eating contest they might
 pass on those for a while.

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{WW}: New York Maple Farm

We ventured out in the bitter cold on Sunday to enjoy the morning at Smith’s Maple Farm for
 Maple Weekend, so glad we did but now I want to own my own maple syrup farm. 
It was was so yummy and the perfect outing for my brood of sugar lovers and I’m getting much better
 at photographing in gloves, something I never had to do living in the deep south, enjoy the slew of photos.

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SH:: Sundays #30

My green eyes, freckles and reddish highlights may throw people off, but I’m really not Irish, not one ounce and I may even have 2 kids with really Irish names but still not an ounce of Irish blood but that won’t stop us from having fun today at the parade!

I was browsing through my photo archives and came across this, back in 2010 I had really no idea who I hung out with for over an hour. I’m not a swimmer and didn’t realize how lucky I was and yes I know now …..he’s an Olympic gold medalist!!!!


Cutest Irish lad ever!

Between all the rain, sleet, snow & hail… the sun is still out there somewhere, right?!

Pot of Gold
This year I wouldn’t mind if she asked for a pot of gold.

a little green dye and some food coloring markers can transform ordinary chocolate chip cookies into something fit for a leprechaun.

DIY: Chicken Wire & Burlap Door

I recently remodeled our kitchen and added a much needed pantry, I scoured the internet looking for alternatives to a solid door and I finally settled on using custom built screen doors but I was wanting something other than black screen and copper was too pricey so I decided to go with chicken wire. It’s found a lot in french country design which is what most of our decor is but I also needed to hide what was in the pantry (food, microwave and misc. small appliances) fabric seemed like a great solution and would have been great if what I picked out wasn’t $50 a yard…. yikes!
I already have a burlap on the diningroom table and at less than $3 a yard it was a no brainer, with the leftovers I was able to make a skirt for under the sink and a window valance. So happy with how everything turned out and so practical too!

chicken Wire $10
burlap $6
screen doors $20
paint $15

First I trimmed the chicken wire to size and made sure to turn in the sharp edges, then I stapled it to the door frames. After that I took the burlap and stapled that over the back of the chicken wire, I made sure to fold under the edges since burlap frays easily. The burlap also helped to cover over any of the sharp edges of the chicken wire, this was important since I have young kids and they would be going in the pantry often.

One of my favorite things about the doors is that it doubles as a message center. I used clothes pins covered with washi tape to display photos, cards and grocery list, and since the doors aren’t solid they allow for good air flow into the pantry and some light. The color was a bold choice for us but it compliments the copper accents throughout the kitchen really well, it’s definitely grown on me.
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