Alex adopted me a number of years ago. He actually belonged to the neighbor on the east side of me, yet spent hours hanging
out with his kitty friends that lived with my neighbors to the west. He traveled through my yard going back and forth between
home and friends.

At that time I had been laid off at work and was spending more time in my home office and patio area. Alex began spending more and more time on one of my Adirondack chairs, during which we had great conversations. He is very vocal and expressive. He also started to follow me into the house. He was unbelievably well mannered. I set out a water bowl for him. I was also rather allergic to him.

An allergy prescription and a year later, I set out a food bowl. I still cannot keep Alex in the house overnight (swollen yucky eyes and congestion issues). Yet he knows that he is welcome to join his kitty friends next door in a comfy kitty igloo in the kitties’ house. It’s a perfect arrangement.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Projects for the Boutique

Decisions - decisions - decisions. I finally made the decision to 'lighten up,' so to speak. I have had the nine drawer dresser forever and painted it about 13 years ago. It's time for someone else to utilize it and sooooo up to my favorite boutique - Bloom - to be sold!

THEN - as usual - I forgot to take a 'before' photo because I was sooooooo excited to get started on the wonderful old desk I got at auction AND to use (for the first time) my new Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP). It is the WONDERFUL paint that needs no prior sanding or primer!!! Yes, you read that right - NO need to sand or use primer!! Just start painting!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! AND ASCP comes in the most beautiful colors; I used Old White and French Linen. BTW - the desk was an old mahogany reddish color :)

Here are both pieces as they appear in the delightful boutique

Chat later

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