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No more banging pots for me... - 05/25/08 04:54 PM
So its the three day weekend kick-off to summer and we have enjoyed every minute of it thus far. Amongst other long overdue yard chores (hosta splitting, weeding, demolishing a rotting deck) we spent the entire day outside and are very excited about our vegetable garden. Our biggest dilemma is the over population of squirrels and rabbits in our neighborhood that love to eat our seeds and nibble on our seedlings. In years past, I resorted to yelling at the animals and banging pots...not so effective. This year, Bob built some frames and screens to protect our crops in their infant (2 comments)
The Writing on the Wall - 05/21/08 02:39 PM
So I have been in the gloriously hot and desert-like Southwest for the past five days, where I fully enjoyed the 100 degree dry heat and blazing sunshine during my little sister's wedding festivities, that is until I got a touch of heat stroke and dehydration (medical diagnosis at urgent care: malaise, fatigue and giddiness). Wow, its tough to get old! At any rate, the wedding was lovely, the bride blushing and beautiful, and my sister's interior decor a retreat from the blistering heat outside. Let me share... Interesting and tasteful wall treatment: My sister's home is exquisitely designed and decorated. (2 comments)
Make Your Bed - 05/14/08 08:14 AM
I recently reconnected with a dear high school friend whom I have known for well over two decades. I found it interesting and very telling that, amongst other catch-up questions like, "tell me about the wedding" and "how is your son whom I haven't seen since he was in second grade?" she asked me how I was making my bed these days. She went on to tell me that she used to emulate my bed making style, which has continually evolved since those days in the mid 1980s. (My friend is also a clean and neat, lets make it pretty kind (10 comments)
Mothers Day...frost free and planting spree - 05/10/08 02:15 PM
(Every year as Mothers Day rolls around, I wonder if the Fishing Opener is a gift or a curse to mothers everywhere?) Personally, I think Mothers Day is the perfect day to begin work in my garden. In years past, my son has helped me to aerate and fertilize the lawn, as well as helped to plant our favorites...sunflowers, nasturtium, baby greens, basil, rosemary, thyme, parsley and mint. There is nothing like a day of yard work followed by a summer dinner eaten Al Fresco. One year we picked out an outdoor table to eat our dinners on! This year the (2 comments)
Your eye gets used to "it" - 05/06/08 07:07 PM
Once again I am reminded how things can become part of the landscape, and go unnoticed after the eye gets used to seeing said things...In a previous blog, I confessed to a staging eyesore that greeted the guests in my own home for many years. The reason I let such an ugly blotch mar my entryway was that I no longer saw it. The culprit was a doorbell chime that had no cover. (When I re-painted my hallway, I removed the dated cover, never to replace it.) Basements are great examples of problems that get ignored until they become a huge (3 comments)
An easy peasy trick: the off-set ottoman - 05/03/08 08:39 AM
I love the off set ottoman for tight spaces. By placing the stool off to the side, the chair and stool become two separate pieces that make for a more compact grouping, allowing better traffic flow. Here again the large foot rest is placed off to the side, making a group of three pieces of furniture that does not hinder walking right into the space.
Annie and Bob Pacieznik...your Edina & Minneapolis neighborhood experts. PACIEZNIK: "a name in real estate you might not be able to pronounce but can certainly trust" Watch this funny video on how to pronounce our name. (2 comments)
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