William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!
June 08, 2011
Good morning! it's a hot and humid day here in Kendal. I've closed up my windows and am trying so hard to not turn on the air conditioner. It's supposed to get up to over 40 with the humidity. I've been so busy outside working on my gardens and getting things tidied up outside that I'm only usually on the computer in the evening. I have managed to hit the thrift shops again and a few yard sales :) I've redone a few pieces and I'm trying to post pics today...internet is slow, go figure, lol. Thought I'd better get on here before any storms hit! Things have been going well around here, busy as ever. School will be out by June 29th. I can't believe how fast time has gone by! I have so many things I want to get done but it seems impossible. My kids have lots of trips coming up, Noah has a trip to see the Toronto Blue Jays, Brynn and Kaedyn have trips to the Bowmanville Zoo and Rhys is going to the Royal Art Mueseum in Toronto to learn about Medieval Times. Can you say my bank account is empty??? Oh well, they will all enjoy themselves immensely! Oh to be a kid again :) Anyhow, the above pics are of an antique wardrobe that was taken out of our attic years ago and my inlaws used it. I've got it back since they are moving! It's tongue and groove :) And than there's a cabinet that I got at a yardsale which I painted and it will go in our bathroom. I've been waiting for the perfect piece to go in there:) Now I just don't like the heart cutouts in the doors but I'll figure out a way to cover them up! Also an antique plate shelf which I painted and stained( can't go wrong with $2.99 price tag), a wooden magazine rack ($2.99), a little wooden basket and a handmade quilt($2!!). Oh, can't forget this cute wooden toolbox that I am using as a planter outside with pansies in it. Well, hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far and is having nice weather.
I am a stay at home mom of 5 children and I am married to my wonderful husband James for almost 9 years. We live on a 75 acre farm in the rolling hills of Kendal, Ontario which has been in my husband's family since the mid 1880's. Our house is over 150 yrs old and I love it! We have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 1 horse,1 hamster, and numerous chickens and ducks. Life is never dull around here to say the least. I love antiques and the simpler way of life and I have a interest in Prim Decor which is slowly but surely taking over my home. I also dabble in candle making. soap making and prim crafts but I have alot to learn.
My motto is ;
I BELIEVE, MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!, since our 9 yr old son was born with a rare genetic disorder called Hurlers Syndrome/ MPS1 in which he received a bone marrow transplant at the age of 11 months old to slow down the progression of his disease... during this time he was so ill that he was not expected to recover and come home with us... BUT HE DID!! And against all odds, he is still with us today :) So Believe That Miracles Can Happen!!