Max catches some rays

We FINALLY got some sun today!! Mr.Max found the perfect place to chill and catch some rays!!!

Max.....why dont you relax for a bite!

*waggin tail*

Like could this dog get any better!!!

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My 13 year old chair get`s a makeover!!

My Twin and I both have these chairs, although I think hers may have been lost along the years...well sucks to be her I guess cause I still have mine!! I have been thinking for a loooong time now I wanted to change the color, and since I`ve become OBSSESSED with WHITE, well it was a pretty easy decision!!

My old chair before:

Max is thinking`What the H** is she doing now my Mom is so fantastic and creative`

Good Ol`Rust-Oleum - Flat White, 2 cans should do it!

1 Million times better!!!!!!!!!!

Now that the chair is finally done, I will put it in my bedroom, and once I`ve completed THAT corner of the room, I`ll post a picture :)

lisa xoxo

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Paul Mccartney aka Furry Max gets a haircut

Mr. Paul Mccartney Max finally got a haircut!!


Ohhh shaggy...but look at those wittle tweeth

shaggy profile..."Notice the hack job Mom did on my eyebrows"

Look at my hairy toes!!

"I don't even know WHO Paul Mccartney is, but Mom won't stop calling that"!


Yup....I look gooood!

"Check out the Moo-stach I got Mom"

It should be ILLEGAL to look this good!!

Annnd he's had enough of the "photo shoot"

"Really Mom .... serioulsy....could you ahhh get that thing out of my face now"

Chillaxing with Grandma on the foot rest....and striking a pose...

I LOVE you Maxi Doodles

lisa xoxo

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~Rusty Rooster Vintage~

These TOTALLY cozy, shabby, vintage pics come from "Rusty Rooster Vintage" blog out of Oviedo, Florida!! This make me want to gather some twigs up from the ground and make something out of it!!!

I Think I could curl up into this bed!!

I ♥♥♥ this frame!

Fireplace Mantel...this is something I've always wanted to day :)

Twigs....cute :)

This makes me think of my sister...what a great concept !

Annnnd because I am me :) :) :)...... a little treat for your funny bone!!!!!!

lisa xoxo

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Canuck "Twins"

I know this has nothing to do with re-furbishing or re-purposing anything...but our beloved Vancouver Canucks were in their 2nd game of the 3rd round last night at Rogers Arena...and just KILLED San Jose Sharks 7-3.
But it wasn't so much the amazing game our boys played, but rather the very comfortable-in-her-own-skin blonde fan who one up'd the "Green Men" last night while San Jose's Eager was in the penalty wonder he spent more than 20 minutes in the box last night.....and yes, we do have amazing "TWINS"!!!

*something in the canadian water*
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Crap crap and more crap :)♥♥

Look what I got on Saturday!!!!! Oh annnd the woman i bought from was really cool, and lived in this cottage-y type BEAUTIFUL house with a nice yard and garden...and HER neighbour had a big cage on his lawn with GIANT CHICKENS..anyhoot, she says to me.."I have other stuff I'm going to put on Craigslist, did you want to look"?....ahhhh yeess!! So here are my 3 finds this weekend...I've already started the shabby chic paint job on the bookcase, and sanding on the little hallway table :) :)


I finished painting the Bookcase, and have put it in my small dinning room for now!!

I also sanded the little hallway table and sprayed it flat black, then distressed it. I think because it just sits in my hallway I`m not going to coat it...unless I start to see fingerprints from the Boy & Girl :)

Did you notice the black chair with the ugly seat coverss...yup picked two of these babies up at a garage sale...which I rarley go too...annnnnd I`m going to re-do them...OBVIOUSLY I`m going to paint the wood white...and I already know what print of fabric I`m going to change to....ekkkkk soooo excited....just have to find the time...hmmmmmmm

lisa xoxo

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A Fishtail Cottage - Daisy & Joise

This post comes to my Blog, with permission from A Fishtail Cottage in Seattle USA!



Daisy & Josie…

Now don’t laugh at me!!! But, I’ve added two more birdies to the flock here at Fishtail Cottage!  I have been on the prowl for a fantastic chicken coop for my outdoor garden & have always wanted to have two little white Silkie chicks running around next to me as I garden.  My worries were where would I put this imaginary coop and how would I keep my feathered safe from predators (not to mention Charlie, my shih tzu). 
Last year on Mothers Day, my family finally gave me the go ahead to take the leap…my nerves got the best of me & said “next year” thinking spring 2011.  In September we sold our play set & since then I’ve been keeping my eye out for a deal on a coop (because we have the room for it now).  Most I’ve seen have not been a good fit.  Meaning they are icky & not good enough for my backyard, didn’t have potential to fit in here, or just way out of my price range!  I didn’t need a spectacular building – just something that would get me started to see how it would work out. 079

Soooo, after months of “browsing” websites & craigslist – I came upon a listing for a coop – saying email for pictures….usually those type of ads are not worth it, however I did email for more info. anyway.  The gal responded & she sent me to a website to see what the coop looked like but no actual pictures were available of the coop she was selling.  We corresponded for a couple days & finally I explained what I intended to buy to put in the coop & offered way under what she was asking.  Funny thing, she had two little Silkie chickens that were in her back yard & she felt they didn’t have enough space in her new yard.  Said she bought a smaller coop to keep them in, but felt sad for them.  I sent her picture of my yard (in the summertime) & she offered me her chickens in trade of keeping her updated on their life & accepted the offer I had made. 

how cute are their little fanny’s?



So last weekend (in the rain) my husband and some buddies went to pick up my new additions and we set them up in the gravel area where the play set used to stand.  The coop is amazing….brand new & so much potential – can’t wait till summer to give it some character…..& of course a garden around it!! Since the weekend I’ve left newly named Daisy & Josie in the coop to get a visual of the back yard.  Today was a sunny day & I thought I’d take the opportunity to see if they’d join me in the garden while I cut back my perennials. I was a little concerned for their safety because of the past raccoon visits when we had the mamma & nine baby ducklings appear one spring in our back yard.  Not to mention the hawks & bald eagles that fly over head…..and of course Charlie, the oh, so curious little guy.   But when Daisy & Josie flew the  coop to explore – all that came close was a curious crow.  They walked cautiously throughout the garden scratching & pecking at the ground in my baron backyard…. they seem to enjoy themselves & I had to giggle at their personalities……the brown one Daisy, was the leader and Josie the black one was the follower, they stayed very close by one another! After a few hours of my gardening, they were escorted back toward the coop & walked up their little ladder to rejoin their safety zone till the next time.  It was awesome to here their little clucks while I was gardening…& poor little Charlie stood at the french door windows with his nose pressed up against the glass door…..that introduction will be saved for a different day.


Hope you enjoyed meeting my newest members of Fishtail Cottage!
Thank to Fishtail Cottage for the absolute pleasure of meeting Daisy & Josie..Just one peek at this post and it makes my day!!!
lisa xoxo
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Look what I'm going to pick up on Saturday!!!!!!!
LOVE IT...I think I peed my pants a little when I saw this...and the price!!!

36 1/4 " wide
49" high
9 3/4" deep

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I'm a DOG lover....but the exception is my sister's cat GRETCHEN ♥

SO my sister (Twin B) has this cat named Gretchen. She was really mean when she was a baby right through her teen years. Today she's settled down a bit ( still delivers the occasional swat at me or the kids when we visit) but she pretty cool.....for a cat :)

So this is us...I'm obviously the one of the left about to dunk her head into a bucket full if water!!

This is  "LASER" Gretchy...shooting green lasers at anyone who pee's her everyone

Artsy Fartsy Gretchy

Planning the attack Gretchy..."loook into my eyeeeees"

The last thing you see as she attacks!!!!

Yup...I'm a dog lover ♥

lisa xoxo

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