Hopefully this post finds you enjoying your summer. I am peeking in to say a quick "hello".
Hey all! I have missed you in my short break! I took my blog status to private for a week or so to clean up some past posts and to re-think my purpose of blogging. Writing posts about home projects is way fun for me but through the few years of keeping up my site, I was beginning to feel an obligation to feature and write about what ever I was doing, even if I had to ignore my kids for an evening to do so (Mom guilt).
My boys are growing up fast and I know this time in my life is so precious and short. I have decided to take a little step back from my blog and give more time to my family.
I've had several requests from readers to still be able to read past posts so I decided to keep it up and public but just post when it is convenient.
I get panic-ee about my kids growing up and fear looking back and think that I didn't absorb every moment of their childhood. My husband works hard to support our family and gives me the opportunity to be a full time mom...I'd be so crazy to take that for granted.
I hope you will all still visit here and there and I will keep in touch. We have plans this summer....another new baby cousin coming and plenty to celebrate. I balance home projects and blogging much better when the kids go back to school.
I hope you all enjoy your own summer with friends and family.
Enjoy every minute!
Ugly is a relative term, I realize that, but if you have a tile backsplash that needs an update or could use some "help" I am sharing an easy way to cover it with a little money and a "POW" result.
One year I flew to Utah and surprised my Mom on Mother's Day morning with a bouquet of roses. Every Mother's Day I wish I could fly 2000 miles to surprise her again.
Now I am a Mom myself.
Happy Day to all you Moms out there!
I love you Mom!
Our mantel has an enormous hole above it to fit an old fashioned TV. I covered it up with a large window that you may view in this post. Recently my beautiful horse canvas has been featured there in front of the window but I felt like doing something to the window itself.
This might be one of the funkiest pieces of furniture I have ever made. After our Tag Sale a few weeks ago, I took some of the items that didn't sell and used them to make this outdoor seat.
My family and I live in a house that has a covered outdoor front porch. I absolutely love having an outdoor space that is covered from rain or snow. I was anxious to get some pretty southern style rocking chairs out there when we first moved in.
The chairs sit in front of our living room windows. I chose red and white pillows for an accent color this year. They go with the bright red front door.
I once started a perennial garden from seed (here). It took a few years for the foliage to fill in nice and full but during the first seasons, when it was a little sparse, I used pots and furniture to "fill in the blanks".
My boys and I just got home from an exciting spring break vacation. I will tell more about that in a minute but first I will share some photos of how I used a crate as a 'chair table'...
We have a huge window in the center of our bedroom. When we first moved in I placed our bed up against it. It does make the most of our space and looks very even this way. Our pillows were always falling into the blinds though, so I had moved it to the far wall.
What is more beautiful than fresh flowers in spring? The fantastic colors wake up from a long winter nap. It feels to me like I do too. The sun is bright and the days are longer.
This is my first time hosting a guest on my blog. I was particularly impressed with Sue's style of writing and bathroom "know how". I asked Sue to share some of the latest tends in new build and remodeled baths. Since I've been in the "re-use" phase for a while, I am curious to see the up and coming trends.
Please welcome Sue Jason from My-Bathrooms
In warmer weather we use the outside grill for cooking a lot. That means more fresh fish and chicken for dinner. Using natural herbs on these dishes make them taste so yummy.
You would never believe that yesterday we were outside doing yard work in shorts.
Today is another story.
The kids are so happy that there is no school.
Please be the last of the snow! I want to use my rocking chairs on the porch.
Enjoy your Day,