Thursday, July 21, 2011


Here I am.
Had to take EVERYTHING out of the guest cottage,
so I thought I would take a minute and rest.

No monkeys jumping on the bed!!
Is that clear Bonnie? We have guests coming.
This is truly the count down 
to the "Summer Breeze Girls" arriving.

This was the sunset tonight. 
This is what's slowing me down.
I've never used an electric "hedge trimmer" before, and I'll never use one again, ever.
I'm lucky I didn't lose all of my fingers. It could have been so, so bad.
I'm icing them as much as I can, 
(my fingers not the cupcakes).

The swelling is down and the cuts are healing.

Let's get back to the shack.

 Since Colt and Riley took it over, we had to strip it down to bare bones, what a job. Thanks Colt & Riley.
Cleaned the carpets, filled in the holes and touched up the paint. 
I'm counting the hours.
Their "RED" carpet. 
Only the best for my girls.
What a MESS!!
Base coated the deck, now I have to paint it red, what other color is there?
This is what it looked like for Julie two years ago.
Not sure what I'll do to it this time around since CC will also be staying with Julie in the guest cottage, 
but I'm certain it will be pretty pretty.
Don't worry girls, 
I won't make you wear silly hats, lol.
Lucky says hurry up and get here.
Only 3 more sleeps.
The lights are on.
I'm waiting.


Sherri said...

OOOOHHH!! Poor Claudie! Look at those poor hands ouch! I hate to think how close that was!! That bed looks pretty good out by the river!! I guess the bugs would be pretty bad at night though. Glad to see your Mom is doing better. Always such a worry when they take a fall that badly. Such a trooper!! Sounds like you guys are getting all the summer back that way. Just dreary here! Have a great time with your girls!! Stop working and rest those poor hands!! You are going to need a vacation to recover from all this! Take lots of pics and have fun!! Love Sherri XO

Sherry from Alabama said...

Everything is shaping up beautifully! Hope those fingers heal up quickly. Take care of yourself!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

DON'T FORGET ME THAT I WILL BE THERE IN SPIRIT?????? Oh my goodness, to think that I was invited to this.....I am so sorry that I was not able to make this but Claudie, THANK YOU AGAIN MILLE FOIS for including me in on this. I cannot wait to see what you women will be up to...your guest cottage is just stunningly WONDERFUL, as is!!! Look at the river live in a dream beautiful one! OH YOUR BEAUTIFUL HANDS>.......I do NOT want to know the gorrey details..I just am HAPPY that you are alright!


Jo Ann said...

are you sure you don't need stitches??? Jon gets his out today...5 stitches on his left index finger! Have a great time with your friends! xoxo

LuLu Kellogg said...

I know you are so excited! Glad your Boo-Boo's are starting to heal!

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics of you and the pups!!!


Rita said...

Poor girl; that is worse than what I did with my mandeline. Comme c'est beau chez toi. Wishing you a fantastic time with your Girls!

Designs By Pinky said...

Did you take a break from blogging????? I haven't gotten any notices and was THRILED to see this post. HOWEVER, I am SO sorry to see what happened to your hand!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!! The guest cottage is adorable, wish I was coming:):) Have a blast!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

Grace said...

How cute are you?? Your friends are going to have a wonderful time in the cottage! You have to feel better soon so yu can play with your fabulous friends. You are so amazing and so inspiring...I need to switch my craft room and just so lazy and find so many excuses! lol Hugs and kisses Grace xoox

jeanne said...

Claudie, you are a wonder. This post is adorable and so are you. Not to mention the pups. I am so glad your fingers are healing. The furniture in the garden looks awesome. HA! That's because the garden looks awesome. I love the red carpet. No rain allowed on our 'Summer Breeze' party or the red carpet.I know your makeover will be as charming as you.
Love you bunches,
Jeanne xoxoxo

She'sSewPretty said...

Ouchie! Your poor fingers! Your garden is just gorgeous. I can't wait to see the guest cottage when you're done!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Claudie,
You've worked yourself to the bone getting ready! What an adorable cottage, so perfect! And your gardens are amazing!
BTW, I love your wedding ring too!
Hugs friend,
Enjoy! Can't wait for the pics!

wendy said...

HOLY HELL girl......your poor fingers. Yeah you are lucky you didn't chop them off. Hire a gardener. I am always a little nervous around our place too that I'll end up loosing some body part (wish it could be my waist line)....but with the tractors, etc, you name it.
Everything looks divine. That sunset had me drooling. I can't believe how beautiful everything is.
Seriously, I can't believe I am actually going to be THERE.
I hope the weather stays warm (I hear it has been HOT).
It isn't even going to get 60 degrees here today. Seriously, I want to slap Alberta in the face sometimes.
soon my friend.....very soon?

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet Claudie! Oh my goodness, look at those poor hands.
Your poor thing. Now, I will share with you a secret rememedy, and you are going to thing I am nuts! A friend's elderly mother shared this with me, and it works! Are you familiar with Vicks Vapo Rub? It is used to rub on the chest for congestion when you haver a cold. She told me to put a little dab on a cut, and cover it. It may burn a little a first. I have no clue why, but this stuff works! I used to get a dermatitis rash on my hands, and my hands would literally crack open in sores. I put the stuff on, and by next morning the sore was closed, and the soreness was gone. Wierd huh?
I was thinking about you, and thought that perhaps your friends had arrived already. Everything looks mavelous dahling! I hope you have a a great time! Wish I was there too! I am going to write you an e-mail.

Love Ya!

Debbie xxoo

jeanne said...

Hi Claudie, I can't wait to give you a big hug. Please get some rest before we arrive. I think few people can realize how much this trip means to me and the rest of the girls.

See you soon,
Summer Breeze fun is almost here.
Love you bunches,

Natasha in Oz said...

Ouch! Your hand looks so sore! I sure do hope you are feeling a little better.

Take care.

Best wishes,

Teresa said...

Oweeee! Hope your boo-boos are all better. Your garden looks so pretty!

big hugs,

~CC Catherine said...

Girlie, I never saw this post before I left because my workload was so heavy :( You really did nearly cut your fingies off. :( So glad they healed up. I would've never known you did this if you'd not posted it - they healed really nicely. Thanks again for AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAllll the work you did on the cottage for Julie and myself. We LOVED every inch of it! ;) LYTTMAB