Big Rock Candy Mountain, that is.
Have you ever been to Big Rock Candy Mountain?
Remember the song 'Big Rock Candy Mountain', by Harry McClintock?
His idea of a Hobo's dream life.
Big Rock Candy Mountain, is a short drive from where we live. The drive up the canyon is beautiful, and there is a beautiful river walkway/ bike path.
On our drives, we often pick up a 'Froke'.... or a frozen coke to sip on.
One of our favorite summer time treats!
How darling is this potting shed ~ or garden shed ~or she shed?
This gal has decorated her shed is such a cute fashion, and it makes one happy to see all of her cute collections.
This is the kitchen table 'before', and below is a picture of the kitchen table 'after'.
We gave our youngest son our very large kitchen table when we were packing and moving, thinking that we were going to St. George.
We had a small drop leaf table to use in the interim, and planned on replacing our main dining room table with something permanent, once we were moved in and settled.
One day, while we were visiting friends, I mentioned how much I liked their single pedestal table and they told me that I could have it.
I didn't feel right about taking it for free, so I made a trade with them.
I had an old extra trunk ~ the wooden kind, and traded that old trunk for the table.
Of course I painted the entire set a cottage white, and I love love the finished project. There is an extra leaf for the table so that we can quite comfortably seat 6~8, when it's more than just the two of us for meals.
We managed to save three red twig dogwoods and transplanted them.
I spray painted all of my metal love hearts and placed them near the dogwoods.
I'm loving the hutch in the entryway, where I can enjoy it every day.
It's also great for extra storage!
Kitchen hutch is right where we like it, and love that the bee ware dishes are so handy for dinner time.
Lastly.. I've been styling the tops of the cupboards in the kitchen.
Above the pantry, I have a 'Bakery' sign, and little mason jar lights that are on a convenient light switch.
My sweet husband is counting down...just about 7 months more, then he will retire.
He has put in more than 30 years in law enforcement, and he always tells me that he wants at least 30 years of retirement life in kind :)
My sweet husband is fourth generation LEO, and our boys are 5th generation LEO (law enforcement officers).
We've been practicing for retirement...going to the lakes and ponds fishing, working in the yard and garden, taking trips, going for rides, etc..
I told him "we are going to be the best retirees ever!"
We always have a blast together!
*Finishing the last bit of painting in my sweet husbands office, and getting it decorated and pictures and awards etc. hung up;one of his favorite pics of the unit he was over in the police academy.
*Planting the 'new to me' pussy willow tree.
*Working on the spot where the garden shed will go.
* Planting in our veggie garden.