Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Rock Wall Surprise!

What's behind it you ask?
(I am pretty sure you didn't)

Strips of cement backerboard installed on the studs which will create an air gap behind the rock

a coped corner piece.

and prune hands.

and a new baby Turtle!
   I fell in love!
We call him "Baby Turtle"

Happy New Year to all my friends!


  1. You are too funny, Karen! Your rock wall looks beautiful! I don't think your hands have aged. It's just wrinkled from being in too much water and moisture, lol! I have a pair of hands that really look wrinkle and old! I love hot, hot water and am reaping the results of lots of years in it. Um,"in hot water?" That sounds strange, doesn't it? Hope you have a wonderful new year loving and playing with your adorable grandbaby Turtle!!! Best wishes to you and all of your family!

  2. Oh my gosh...the new grandbaby is precious! Congratulations! Love the rock wall too...:) Hope all is well! Enjoy that adorable little one! Have a blessed New Year's!

    Hugs, Vicky

  3. what a lovely rock wall, what's the hole for?
    Congrats on the grandkid!

  4. The rock wall looks wonderful. Your hands will recover--LOL!
    But now--OMG! Mr. Turtle is just incredibly cute. Awwww!!!
    Happy, happy new year!! :)

  5. Baby Turtle is absolutely precious and "chill". Congrats.

    Love your stacked rock walls. Looks like a wood stove is going in front?? It will be great whatever you do.

    Have a grand upcoming year Karen.

    La Verne@hopeandsalvage

  6. Love the rock wall! I thought about putting one in my family room in my basement, but that project has to wait until I get around to working on my bedroom first. I do love the new baby more, though! Thank you for the lovely holiday e-card. Made my day seeing Baby Turtle in his holiday hat ♥ Wishing you and the family a joyous New Year!

  7. Your wall is stunning... But it's nothing compared to the adorable Baby Turtle who graced your holiday cards with his too-cute-to-be-true face! Have a great new year!

  8. OMGoodness, Baby Turtle is so have every right to be completely smitten! He was the cutest addition to your Christmas card....thank you!

    The rock walls look gorgeous! Will you be putting a free-standing fireplace or wood stove there?

    Rock and mortar suck the moisture out of your hands, but if you can get Aquaphor Healing Ointment, your hands just may forgive you! It was recommended to me to use during radiation treatments to help prevent burning and to soothe my skin. I did not get even a slight burn (and I'm very fair), but now I use it on my hands and feet all the time. Trust me, a tiny bit goes a long way if you want any hope of getting it rubbed into your will last after several hand-washings, too.

    Happy New Year, dear friend!
    Warm hugs,

  9. Can I have that baby? We don't have any babies here. All we have are two old cats. Happy New Year, Karen!

  10. Happy New Year! Your wall looks great, can't wait to see it all done. Congrats on the new Grandbaby. What a gorgeous little bundle!

  11. Karen, YOUR WALL ROCKS!!!!! And aren't grandbabies the best? Happy new year, and also happy to see you back!


  12. You are always up to something amazing, rock walls are no exception. Welcome to the world, Baby Turtle!! He is absolutely adorable. Congratulations and Happy New Year, Karen xoxo

  13. Oh, Happy New Year dear friend! So glad to see you're back sharing your wonderful work! That wall is awesome but, baby turtle completely stole the show, adorable!

  14. Hi Karen, Stopping by to say hello and thank you for visiting and your kind words on my blog celebration of 10 years. The time sure has flown by.
    Hope you are doing well and finished with all the renos. Have a great weekend ahead!! xo


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