I found this infographic on incorporating green elements into the construction of a new home. I would like to try some of these one day into any renovations we do at the schoolhouse.
I was speaking to someone the other day who has installed solar panels at their home and how much they are enjoying it. I have to think we don’t have a giant, steep, green roof for nothing!
This infographic comes from sustainablog.
After being away for just a couple of weeks it seems that the mice decided to make their way back into the house. Standard practice around here.
Another day of cleaning out the drawers and wishing the vacuum with the pokey thing was here instead of at the condo.
Sigh. Ah well. It look like they are also taking the bait so here is hoping that is our last visit for now.
Ok now that the condo is painted. I need some throw pillows!
I’ve been scouting for the right colours and have a few potentials. Not sure which way I want to go though. Here are a few options from Etsy. This pillow is totally Toronto but also gives me the travel bug!
This pillow is great but I am not sure if the colour is quite right.
Or perhaps something a littler nerdier?
Well it is officially autumn.
After a recent trip to Sudbury I noticed the leaves were starting to turn. A favorite time of year! So here is an infographic I found that talks a little bit about the leaves and their lovely fall colours.
This new sign was a gift from one of our friend’s daughters. It certainly colours the vestibule as I haven’t painted there yet!
This will be our reminder of summer during the winter!
Abandoned. Restored. Lived in. Repurposed.
That seems to be the lot of the life of a schoolhouse. They all seem to fit into these categories. I’ve been collecting interesting photos from around the world of Pinterest and have found some great photos.
This is just a sample of the photos I’ve seen so far.
Follow Ariel’s board Schoolhouses around the world on Pinterest.
The calendar says otherwise but it feels like fall out here.
There is a distinct chill in the air. I guess it is time to put the patio furniture away in the shed and tidy up the potted plants. Mulch the beds and put everything to bed until the spring.
How could it have been Labour Day just two weeks ago?
Well as usual I haven’t gotten done what I set out to do this year. Stuff and things have gotten in the way again.
But hey the astilbe looked good.
I am off to the schoolhouse and whilst I am away the living room and dining room are getting a fresh coat of paint.
A pleasant surprise will await me while I work at gardening and cleaning for the next few days at the schoolhouse. We’ve got a few irons in the fire for the next few weeks so hopefully we will be able to tick a few things off the old list.
I will be happy to see that flat eggshell I have been scuffing and swearing at since we moved in. The previous owners painted it flat and then their children promptly began marking it up. Though we have done our share.
So long eggshell!