Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fantastic Give Away Going On Here...

Photo Prop Backdrops

If you are a budding photographer or a wanna be like be Photo Prop Backdrops is doing a great give away. They have literally hundreds of floors and backdrops. I've even contributed a few photos that have been turned in to backdrops and Jen has asked me to go back to Pioneertown and retake a few photos for her. She's got that "photographers eye"!

So go visit and leave a comment for a chance to win the backdrop of your choice!

I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win.....
Buck's New Best Friend

Meet Spuds! He came over to play with Buck today

Spuds is a whole lot of dog! He came running in to say hello to The Peddler and forgot to stop. Needless to say The Peddler was picking himself up off the ground. No worries he's just fine.

Today's dilemma...picking a grout color. The man at the tile store said men aren't allowed to pick without a note from their wife but The Peddler didn't listen to him.

Here's what he picked. This is a sample board but he's going to grout this afternoon, so hurry and tell me what you think!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, June 28, 2010


Here's what is going on today. I wish the colors were a bit more true. I think the green board is throwing it off.

A little better color.

Last nights moon. Darn! I wish I would have cleaned the lens~

I'll get the story behind this house of this evening. I'm off to do laundry and get some baby love!
Have a great Monday!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Post I Have Been Hesitating To Do...

Mostly because I think a lot of you will question our sanity. Including my oldest daughter, who probably starting questioning it along time ago!

This is the little beauty that we have invested in. This is the new casa Joh
nson in it's very beginning stages.

It came with this little beauty, plus a 5th wheel trailer, and an old Ford truck. These have all been hauled away needless to say! The neighbors cheered when this motorhome left. It's what they could see right out their window.

This is the bedroom after a few of the "makeshift" walls have been taken out. Don't you just love the color!

The cedar is going to stay and become the walk-in closet. The window that you see is being replaced. That is literally just pieces of glass that someone put in.

This window is being replaced too. This one drops down to open. No screens. How do people live like this?

This is the existing kitchen. We still haven't figured out where they had the refrigerator. The window over the sink will come out and be replaced. The sliding glass door that you can sort of see on the left will be replaced with French Doors. All of this inside walls are coming out. There isn't s shred of insulation behinds the paneling. Everything in the kitchen will be gutted and thrown out.

This will become the office/craft room. And yes, this window is being replaced as well.

This is the "blue" room in it's current state. Insulated, drywalled, and several coats of Kilz. This picture makes it look small but it really isn't. Notice one of their clever drop down windows is already gone.

This is the hallway to the bedroom and bathroom. These spaces will be come a linen closed and washer/dryer. Directly across from this is the lovely bathroom. Please say that with dripping sarcasm!

This is the bathroom after some of the gutting had taken place. I spared you the gross toilet and the pink bath tub.

This is the new tub/shower and some new drywall. Rick is laying the tile right now and the new toilet is in and working!

This is the beginning of our new adventure! But, you know what, this little beauty is paid for! It's got lots of land, over an acre. I'd say that's plenty of room for chickens and a garden.

So, what do you think, are we insane!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Todays Adventure

We took a little ride out to Pioneertown. I say little because this town is literally 10 minutes from our house!

Let's just say I've spent some time at this Honky Tonk! I'll have to get The Peddler to take me out Saturday night so I can get pictures of the inside. A truly amazing little place.

These are pictures from the actual movie set that is still here. It was used for old westerns by Roy Rogers, The Cisco Kid, and others. Here is a link to learn more about this set.

This is an actual real Post Office. Pioneertown has a small population but there are plenty of horse ranches. If you've never ridden in the desert on a full moon you are really missing out.

The O K Corral

I couldn't resist the swinging saloon doors!

This is such a unique little town. Makes you feel like you are really back in the old west!

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Little Slice...

Of why I love it here.
This guy greets us every morning. He's protecting his covey of babies.

There are plenty of these here.

This is the gate to the ranch above.

And look...no graffiti.

Keep watching. I going to be posting lots of pics! It is beautiful here!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

We are back...

In the beautiful California desert! You have to remember, this is where we met. It has a special meaning for us. It is a wonderful 20 degrees cooler than Mesa. We can see stars, in fact I spotted the big dipper right away. It is quiet and yet we live 5 minutes from a major grocery store and Home Depot, which makes The Peddler very happy. The house is coming along great. Rick and Mike obviously worked their little arrsssesss off last week. So tomorrow I will get to see Jayce and I promise to post pictures of the house and the baby. And I hope that in a week, give or take a day or two, I will have some very special pictures to share...Stay tuned!

Friday, June 4, 2010

My Last Two Weeks In Pictures!

Mason's graduation

PICC Line is out and MRI is good!

Dylan's newly lost teeth

A chance meeting at the Denver airport. This is Cristine and her high school friend Mindy. Mindy was also Cristine's maid of honor and they haven't seen each other in 5 years!

Spent lots of time holding baby Jayce!

Look at those big blue eyes!

A beautiful California desert sunset

Last nights concert opened by Love and Theft

Love, love Lady Antebellum

And this eye candy! Tim McGraw!

We packed a lot in to the last two weeks!