Life in Pictures

Since I haven’t been sewing or quilting, I thought I would just show you what I have been up to. In our house, we only have to look at our phones, scan through the photos and we have instant reminders of what we are working on. Here we go!

Ray and I thought it would be nice to have a book made showing our property during all four seasons of the year. Since we are listing it for sale this week, during the winter months, the plants are not at their best. Blooms will be here soon but we both think the property has so much to offer throughout the year and we want potential buyers to know this.

Fall Pictures

Here is a sample page – the left is a photo of the lake on the edge of our property during autumn. My son took this picture a couple of years ago and it is one of our favorites. The right side shows one of the Japanese Maples we have. It is stunning each year.


Also in preparation for selling, we have been staging various areas. We needed clean chairs to put out on the gazebo so buyers could sit and enjoy the lake for a minute. These white, plastic chairs were stacked up and left out all year. But I got out my handy Magic Eraser and…………………

What a difference!

TaDa!! I do love Magic Erasers – but I will let you in on my frugal secret. I buy the generic packages of them on Amazon. They work great and are so much less expensive.

Our little eating nook in the kitchen.

More staging – I wanted a bright table cloth for this little table in the kitchen. Look what I found at the thrift shop. It is so cute and came with six napkins. Quite a steal at $6.00 for the whole set.

See my clean chairs?

Over the weekend our realtor had a photographer/videographer come out and take a million photos of the house and property. I can’t wait to see the final results! This shot is of him taking photos of the lake. He also used a drone to fly overhead and video the property. Technology is amazing.

Do you label your shampoo and conditioner?

I wear glasses so when I am in the shower, I can’t really tell the shampoo from the conditioner. More than once, I have mistaken one for the other. Well last week I actually mistook the body wash for conditioner and put a big dollop on my hair. What a pain. It took sooo long to rinse it out of my hair. So as soon as I got out of the shower I grabbed a sharpie and marked the bottles. Hoping this issue is now resolved!!

Have you all been playing Wordle? It seems to be quite the popular on-line game these days. My kids and I play each morning and share our scores. It is a fun way to say good morning to each other. The New York Times recently bought the game from the man who developed it. Our guess is eventually the game won’t be free any longer. To play the games on the New York Times, a person has to subscribe. So our Wordle days are numbered. There are other knock-offs which are fun but it isn’t the same if everyone isn’t playing to solve the same puzzle. Oh well. We will just enjoy it until then.

Mama and her twins

This story is from Julia. She is taking a class in lamb production. Right now it is lambing season so they are busy watching the mamas who are giving birth, making sure the babies are well taken care of. This mama had twins and was really only paying attention to one of the babies (the one in front). Anyway, the manager of the unit wanted to have the mama and her babies inside so she could keep an eye on the three of them. The mama was less than cooperative about going to the barn. So the manager took her favorite baby and bribed the mama all the way back to the barn. She walked ahead of the mama with the baby right in front of the sheep’s face and she would follow. The poor second lamb just followed along. Animals are pretty interesting; I love the stories Julia tells me.

This sweet girl is such a free spirit. I love looking at the outfits she chooses. Here she is taking a walk, using what might look like a pinwheel but is really her “cumulonimbus cloud detector” which keeps “losing signal because of the trees” to study the clouds. The child lives in her own little world and sometimes I am envious of this.

A future farmer?

My son was given a non-working tractor to play around with. He is enjoying the project and plans to rebuild it. This girl is sure she can help him. She loves it!

OK – that is enough for now. Hope all of you are doing well! I have to say I am enjoying the book suggestions everyone left in the comments from my last post. If you haven’t read it, click here. There are so many great books to read.

9 thoughts on “Life in Pictures

  1. Carol Westover

    I’m excited for you. I hope to have our home sold and be in the new home before the end of this year. It’s not a new home, but new to us, and is in a mobile home park. We have a number of friends that live there so it’ll be a good move for us. Good luck with your home sale!

  2. Wendy Tuma

    So fun to see the photos, Bernie! That tablecloth and napkins deal was definitely a steal – how cute! You have beautiful property – I hope the sale goes quickly!

  3. Kathleen Scargle McCormick

    Getting the house ready is such a task. Love that you did the photo book that will really tell the tale of the property. That little one with her own special tool is quite something! Good luck with the sale…hope it goes well and is in sync with your timeframe.

    1. Bernie Post author

      The cloud tool was so funny! She is so imaginative. I can’t wait to be up there and be able to spend more time with the girls. 🙂

  4. Roseanne

    Hi Bernie! So many great photos and topics in one post!! Wordle. YES! Wasn’t yesterday’s word hard? We got it on the fourth guess by accident – stumble is more realistic. That book idea is fabulous plus you will have a hard copy for yourself after the move is behind you. The appreciation will never fade of all your lovely memories of your home. The littles!!! SO darn cute. My prediction is that your home will sell very quickly. A week at most. Good luck with your move. {{Hugs}} Happy Tuesday, my friend!! ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Roseanne. We are really getting excited now that a lot of the hard stuff is done. I am really curious to see how long it takes to sell the house. The last time we sold a house was in 2009 during the recession and it was listed for 10 months! This should be better but who knows?? Take care – Bernie

  5. Mari

    All your hard work is sure to pay off, Bernie. That book is genius and will be a great keepsake for you, too. And those girls! Adorable! They are just so cute I can see why you’re anxious to get closer to them as soon as possible. And little A. will be cutting the lawn before too long! Won’t that be a treat? Good luck with the sale. My fingers are crossed for you!

    1. Bernie Post author

      Thanks Mari – I know you totally get it.

      Last night when talking to her dad about us moving to WA, H said : “Dad I’m so excited I could burst, that’s a saying that means really, really excited.” She is so sweet.

      Makes these crazy days worth it!


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