“Autumn Fear” chapter 5….

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And so we continue............you can read our first four chapters here......... Maggie watched as the signs for Bayhead came into view. Every nerve in her body was wound so tight she wondered how would she drive home. Three miles from the station. It would prove to be the longest three miles of her life. She had always thought of herself as a quick thinking woman but sadly, now she could not even find her keys. The train pulled into the station. It seemed unusually quiet this cold October evening. The night fog was rolling in off the ocean and along with it came a chill that went right … [Read more...]

Breakfast Room DIY Drapes

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Have you ever walked through your favorite store and ...sighed.....Hmmmmm, how do I fit that into my budget? Oh, well another time..... That happened to me when I walked through Country Curtains.......I love the Buffalo Check drapes, but I have four more rooms of drapes to get done before the holidays and so had to pull myself away..... Then Boscov's sent me an email with unbelievable sales and I saw these beautiful tablecloths....I remembered Marty over at A Stroll Through Life had made drapes from these tablecloths for her living room! BAM! What have I got to loose? The only thing I … [Read more...]

Gold Leaf Clocks….

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And how are your weekend plans going? We are busy here......trying to get geared up for Fall - my most favorite time of year! But we still have to finish some projects like painting the small downstairs bathroom and installing the Travertine backsplash in the kitchen....will be sharing that with you soon...but for now I wanted to share my "new/old"  found hobby "Gold Leafing"....I grew up with parents who were in the framing and antiques business. My mom, taught me how to Leaf and cast molds....my dad could refinish an antique frame, and if a piece was missing he could reproduce it from … [Read more...]

“Autumn Fear” – Storytime

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I've been writing for what seems like my whole life......stories, journals, articles...you name it and I've written it......I just love it.  I've even done the "Spur-of-the-moment" stories for the grandkids.....when we were kids we would sit around the campfire and one person would begin a story and we would go around a circle and each person had to add their own spin on the story.  Sometimes the story went on for over an hour, some funny and some scary! I remember I couldn't wait for it to be my turn! So I've decided to take a leap of faith here and hope you will like this new post from … [Read more...]

The Pineridge Table…..

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Good morning Sunshine! Its a beautiful morning here on the mountain......our mornings have been really chilly but the days have warmed up and have been sooo sunny! Loving this weather.....wish it could be like this all year round....... Remember this is Anniversary Week here at PineRidge Hills, so lets revisit our tablescapes from the past year...... Here are some of my favorites....... Whew! that's a lot of dishes! now where have I put them all?......hmmmmmmm, Happy Tables - Happy Family! Country Wishes, Lois Linking up at: … [Read more...]

A Year At Pineridge Hills

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Continuing from yesterday we are looking back at our first year of Pineridge Hills here on the mountain.....and its been a wonderful year, filled with new friends and a  sharing of stories........ Much has been done to our home here in Northeast Pennsylvania.  PineRidge Hills has been mowed, painted, stained, planted and plowed over this past year, and its all GOOD......of course none of this would have been possible without the "Love of my life"....my husband Al the true MacGyver! So lets continue down memory lane...or, maybe I should say deck.......Al and I are "Deck People", love … [Read more...]

Anniversay Week!

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Good morning! I thought this week we go back one year to when PineRidge Hills was just getting its feet wet in Blogland....so I'm going to share some of our most popular, and some of my favorite days here on the mountain! Your going to need another cup of tea this morning...... Lets see how Autumn played up here at PineRidge one year ago.........Our mornings are still Misty! The Boyz still love to play on the deck, although Oliver is starting to feel his age a bit more this year.  December 3rd will mark Oliver & Duncan's 11th birthday(The Westies) and Elvis' 8th!(Our adorable … [Read more...]

The New PineRidge Hills

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Dear Friends, Yes, I know that my blog has been woefully out of date, with no news for a very long time. I have been up to my eyeballs lately, and somehow I never seemed to sit down long enough to write. Where to start? Well, at the beginning of the summer, I actually convinced “The Love of My Life”, that it was time to start some renovations on this house……it had been over seven years since we painted, and the updates we always talked about but never acted on were calling our names – actually screaming at us! Now, mind you, tackling this whole house at the same time is no small feat! So … [Read more...]

Happy Autumn!!

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Dear Friends, Yes, I know that my blog has been woefully out of date, with no news for a very long time. I have been up to my eyeballs lately, and somehow I never seemed to sit down long enough to write. Where to start? Well, at the beginning of the summer, I actually convinced “The Love of My Life”, that it was time to start some renovations on this house……it had been over seven years since we painted, and the updates we always talked about but never acted on were calling our names – actually screaming at us! Now, mind you, tackling this whole house at the same time is no small feat! … [Read more...]

Raspberry Shortcakes……

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It's been a thousand years!.......                      Seriously......I have been "Non-Blogging" for that long.....Well it feels like it....... Where have I been?......well, laundry room, closets, power washing deck and house, refinishing furniture in the garage, still house-painting......ugh! I dream in color swatches! I think I've had it......Burnt out! So yes, I took a few days off and went for long walks along the lake, visited a few friends and a few cows that I have come to know......bought apples to the two horses who come up the road for a visit every now and … [Read more...]