Thursday, 2 June 2011

Little Changes

Today I am linking up with the lovely Diminishing Lucy for a Drab to Fab post.
Well they say a change is as good as a holiday, and since I am not in the financial position to have the latter I thought I would set about making a few little changes to the place and ‘fab’ it up a bit. I started by moving the dining table into the rumpus room and the kids crap toys into the dining room. Sounds odd, and as I can’t provide photos at this time you will have to trust me it looks a lot better!
Now the three or four of you who stop by regularly may realise that I’ve re-vamped the ol’ blog a little too. I thought the black was a bit harder to read and un welcoming and I think it darkened my moods when writing as well so I decided to go with a fresher, lighter look to happy it all up a bit. Tell me what you think? 
It’s getting cold here at the farm, lots of sub zero temperatures I don’t like winter much, something about sitting in a freezing car with fighting school children at 8:30am waiting for the windscreen to de-frost that just bugs me. So to combat the frost bite in our toes another small change we have made is the installation of a temporary second hand fire place to keep the bedrooms toasty warm at night while we renovate, sadly it doesn’t look like this Fab one:

But more like this one:

Rather Drab, but oh well at least it keeps us warm!
I hope you have had fun with your own Drab to Fab’s this week!


MultipleMum said...

I definitely agree the lighter background is much easier to read! Nice make-over! There are a few posts around the place about how fabulous winter is which might cheer you up a bit. This was my favourite:

Daisy, Roo and Two said...

I can't believe I didn't already follow your blog! Bad Daisy! I'm actually about to move our dining table into the kitchen and relinquish the dining room for children's territory. It's all part of my master plan to completely rearrange my house without Pal noticing...

Naomi said...

I have had to sit a few times this week in the car waiting to see enough to drive! Mind you, the last two days have been glorious here. Calm before the Winter storm I suspect.
Sometimes a good old furniture rearrange does wonders for the soul too.

E. said...

Wow it remembers me!

Love the new blog layout. Must admit I am envious of the new header, it looks so cool.

I love the smell of wood fires it reminds me of a good time in my childhood. I hope the new fire keeps you all warmer.

Marlee said...

Oh I love fireplaces! The first one looks luxurious, but the second one looks so homey to me :). Found you at the Drab to Fab Blog Hop, and am glad I did, am a happy new follower :).

Faith said...

We used to have an old "Warm Morning" stove and I loved it. I think the older ones are homier for rooms that you spend most of your time in. The fancier ones are good for those living rooms that never get used unless you have company.

Suzi said...

Thanks for that Multiple Mum :)

Lol Daisy - Thats my plan too, that and making him think moving it was his idea in the first place...

Annoying huh Naomi - thank goodness for the twitter app on the iPhone!

Hy E.! feel free to visit some time for GF profiteroles and woodfire smell :)

Nice to meet you Marlee!

Oh one of my neighbours has one of them Faith, soooo nice and warm.