Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Projects - "Befores"

I've started a few new projects around the house

1) Grooming the flower beds
My front flower bed has been taken over by grass...when they built the house the landscapers did not do a good job laying down the weed protection fabric


This picture really doesn't show the overtaking very well. A lot of the grass and weeds are in the back plus the picture was taking about a month ago (I forgot to take a picture before I starting taking out my frustration on the flower bed).  I'm making great progress and will post an after picture when it's complete

2) Making my curtains longer


I have really high ceilings in my house (9ft to the ceiling and then it vaults up to like 16ft.) My curtains are the standard height just don't look great mounted so low when you are dealing with such high ceilings.

Soooo, here's my plan.  I'm going to make them longer. I bought some cream linen fabric to sew onto the top.  I will move the rod up to just below the ceiling line.  Then I want to add some large wooden buttons to add to the look.  Here is my inspiration picture (thanks to the wonderful Bonnie who's helping me get over my design hump)

Image from West Elm

I will post After pictures when my projects are completed!

Happy Thursday!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Look at her grow

My little gum drop sized tomato is now bigger than a golf ball!

I'm so proud that I've kept it alive and healthy!

As for the rest of my garden it's flourishing beautifully.  It feels like such an accomplishment to see your hard work pay off!

Gardening sure can wear you out...

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Enjoying Spring

The weather has just been beautiful this past month an a half!  We just want to spend time outside all the time.

Playing with Bubbles

Watching our first garden GROW!
(I actually have a tomato growing...apparently the yellow blooms are the beginning of a tomato...remember this is my first garden -- I'm still learning)
Digging in the dirt
...why do we buy toys when playing in the dirt can be so much fun
Give her a shovel and a bucket and she'll be occupied for an hour!

and of course soaking up the sun is enjoyable to more than just us

Happy Spring!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Itching for a Porject!!

I've got the itch to start some projects!

I came across this Etsy site (Maya Made) that has me thinking...(Thanks Bonnie!)
I think I may break out the sewing machine and see if I can whip out these cute burlap buckets!

Now for stenciling something clever on the front....any ideas?

Monday, April 5, 2010

Eggs and Bunny Ears

We had a quiet Easter at home this year.  Unfortunately my hubby and daughter were sick.  But we tried to do as much as we could to make the day special!  

We had an Easter Egg Hunt, made Easter Bunny Ears, and Enjoyed the day together

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Grow Baby Grow

Our Garden

Our first garden is growing!  I'm so excited!  It feels like such an accomplishment to work hard planting and when all your hard work starts to sprout it makes you smile! And I love things that make me smile!

Green Beans


While I was tending to our garden my little one was tending to her flowers....well they are actually weeds but she thinks they are pretty.  She wanted to help them grow so she decided to blast them with her bubble gun