Monthly Archives: June 2011

I found them!

I have been looking for the right salad spoons and I think I found them!

These hand carved salad spoons are just perfect for me.  They are big enough and you only need one scoop to fill your bowl.   Love them!


P1-w/o this can’t do that

I decided to start the summer with the never-ending list of projects one inherits when moving into a new house, (well a not so new house).  Besides all the TLC the house itself needs there are,” the must have”, “the I wish I have”, and the “without this I can’t do that”.  So from my series of projects I decided to take on “without this I can’t do that”.

My husband and I made this table for our deck towards the end of last summer when we realized that BBQs are more comfortable when you have somewhere to rest your plate.  We put on a finish that promised to protect the table from the elements for quiet a while, bummer! as you can see, it doesn’t look so good.

I sanded down as much as I could and here you have it, almost as good as new.  Next step will be to apply “the correct” finish,  one that last (fingers cross)

Unfortunately, rain came down and the project is put on hold.

Stay tune for the final product!

arjen’s art

new york city

the city in water


our home

the city

Arjen is so proud of his “master pieces” as he call them, that I had to show them to the world.  As you can see he named them too.

watch out Kerri! the competition is tough! LOL

any thoughts?


I saw this fabric, liked it, and thought that maybe if I let it be and flow it would be enough to come up with a nice simple dress…


Then I thought that maybe I should play more with the fabric print.   There is a lot going on but it is interesting.  What do you think, #1, #2, or should I scratch it and start all over?

the rock

I know this is an unusual post, but after hearing about this rock non stop over the weekend, I thought I should document it.

Well, my husband has been trying to break this rock apart for quite a while but after a few tries he could only achieve what you see on the photo above.  A rock with holes that he was able to drill with a great deal of excitement  hoping that with a few of them the rock will split.  nope!

Then he found a product that when mixed correctly and poured into those already drilled holes it would do the job.  So he tried that praying it would work.  This is the rock the morning after.  Woohoo!!

Day one!  he showed me the rock three times “look isn’t that amazing!” ‘It works! he said

Day three!  “did you see the rock!!!”  wow!!

Day four!! “I am going to do it again”

I have never seen someone so excited about this accomplishment.