Behind My Red Door

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Textures of our home part 2

Happy rainy wet Saturday to you peeps!! I know I promised you a tutorial on stenciling and it is coming, but I just haven’t had time to finish it yet. I have been busy with family, friends, of course our sweet grand baby, and then Mr. Red Door and I took a much needed trip to one of my favorite places on earth – Lake Winnipesauke, NH. I have some nice pics to post about that too ~ next week sometime. But right now, like many of you, I took so many texture pictures that I have enough for a second post – actually I have enough for a third but I won’t bore you with that one for awhile yet. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did taking them!!



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Just a quick note on watermarking. There has been a lot of mention of it on blogs lately. My sweet friend Kris over at Simply Prim did a great post on it the other day with some very good points made. You can check it out HERE. I use Live Writer for that purpose since I am making my posts right in Live Writer (and I love it). I found I can choose the option of where I want the watermark to show up from from each corner to the center of the photo and save that as the default setting and it shows up on each picture I import. I love that feature! I also have a right click code on my blog as well – someone else helped me set that one up so I can’t help you there. If you are a member of the APP Forum, ask me about it there and I will direct you to the my friend that helped me. And that remind me to mention this, if anyone ever wants to use one of my pictures, please just let me know in a comment, leave me your email address, and I am more than happy to share (and I’d be extremely flattered as well!!!!)


We are getting the remnants of Tropical Storm Danny here. No crisp dry air in these parts. It’s cool but wet wet wet today and tomorrow, 80’s and humid – more wet! Wet is getting very old. We actually have mold growing on some places on the back of our house and I haven’t seen that EVER in the 23 years we have lived here. It’s just one more chore to take care of this fall whenever it does dry out. To say I am craving the cool and CRISP DRY air of fall is a huge understatement! And that brings me to answer your questions of when I am decorating for fall. It is too soon for my bittersweet gathering and I am waiting until September to put out the other fall decorations inside so it won’t be too long. Outside comes even later as the hot sun we get on the front of the house is not great for that kind of decor. So in the meantime, I am enjoying all of you who are already decorating for fall. It helps me get my fill so I thank you for that!


And speaking of fall decorating, A Primitive Place Forum is having a decorating contest this fall. Click here to read all about it and yes, that links you to A Primitive Place blog where you will find out about some of the wonderful things going on over at APP. So no need to be confused. A Primitive Place is the main website where there are loads of prim decorating ideas and galleries of homes and gatherings and all kinds of decor. You can then join the APP Forum to join on more sharing and fun. And there is the blog as well. Lots of places to find other gals with similar interests, lots of eye candy, all kinds of resources, and the kindest sweetest gals you will ever meet. We have members from all over the country and some international ones as well!. Why don’t you join us and do tell them Linda from Behind My Red Door sent you.


It’s time to get some chores done Behind My Red Door. All this dampness means spider webs galore (YIKES both mold and spider webs!) and not being home much this week means everything else is still waiting for the keeper of the home to get busy. Even in retirement, a woman’s work is never done……


Until next time – hugs, Linda