Sunday, September 14, 2014

Easing into Fall

It's time to face facts.
Fall is almost here.
On that note, I am embracing the bounty of my
hydrangea bushes.
Maybe I should rename this blog
Hydrangea Happy.


The truth is hydrangeas seem to love our soil more than daffodils.


Rather than jump right into my fall decorating, I've decided to take little baby steps.


This has been another busy week, and if I have to attend one more
back-to-school night, I might 
have to be medicated.


My hubby had shoulder surgery on Friday, too.
He's a tough guy.
Seriously.
I, on the other hand, am a wimp.
Whilst in the recovery room, the nurse is talking to ME, giving ME 
all these post-op instructions, and I got so squeamish
at the surgical/medical/bone/stitches talk, 
I thought I might pass right out.
Never mind that I've had three children.


Luckily for both of us, my husband was coherent enough to recall everything she said.
And I managed to pull myself together enough to say thank you
and exit the hospital on my own two feet.


I hope this is a happy week for all, preferably a week that does not involve 
a back-to-school night 
or
stitches!

Linking up with Marty at  A Stroll Thru Life!
http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/09/234th-inspire-me-tuesday.html

Monday, September 8, 2014

House Tour

Work is in high gear these days, and I'll admit, I am still NOT used to the hectic pace. One minute I'm tired, the next wired. But I don't think fighting the reality of back-to-school does anybody any good, so I'm doing my best not to resist. I thought it might be fun to revisit some old pictures. I'm calling this post a house tour, but really it should be called a too-tired-to-upload-new-pictures-so-I'll-just-use-some-old-ones tour.

Call it what you like, but here goes!

















I hope your back-to-school is off to a great start!

Linking up with Savvy Southern Style!

http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2014/09/wow-us-wednesdays-186_9.html

Monday, September 1, 2014

A Place to Create


What a great weekend! Lots of time with best girlfriends
and children and husband.
Some garden time, too.

Here's a little summer project I did for my girls.
My daughters are creative types.
It seemed fitting that the basement craft area get a little facelift.


All it took was a can of chalkboard paint and some tinkering.
As you can see, youngest daughter is already putting the space to good use.





Supplies were purchased at Michael's.


Um…sisters. What can I say?


She has a thing for elephants. Pretty good, I think.


Found these cute containers at Tuesday Morning. 


This ledge is the perfect spot for all those handmade crafts.













This is the perfect spot for homework and craft projects. Yet another item to cross off my wish list!


The girls "seasoned" the chalkboard before using it.


I hope you had a great Labor Day.

Linking up with Kim at Savvy Southern Style!
http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/2014/09/wow-us-wednesdays-185.html

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Summer Montage

This has been a banner summer. So many good things have happened, and I had lots of time to enjoy my sweet family and my crazy dogs and my pretty garden.
Life is good.

On this Labor Day weekend, I thought it would be appropriate to remember.

And wherever you are, I hope you are resting and playing and not laboring.
Unless you're having a baby.
If you're giving birth, chances are you will be laboring.
Told you I was tired.
Delirious is more like it.



















Best part of Summer 2014!












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