Thursday, March 17, 2011

Post 205: Green!

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's day than with a few beautiful spaces that feature the color green:

I hope you all enjoy your St. Patrick's day! :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Post 203: Getting Started

Step 1: Removing the 50 year old shag carpet!

This weekend was quite the busy one. Despite Luke’s 3am cry fest, the rain and strong desire to sleep in the husband and I got an early start. We managed to visit every home store within a 20 mile radius with at least 5 trips home in between for diapers, formula, baby naps and whatever else I forgot that the boy needed. (We are true rookies here) Not only are we rookies, but we are apparently not the smartest folks. After loading up our truck, in torrential downpour, with 25 boxes of wood flooring, we realized that 15 of the boxes were the wrong color….So we unloaded them. In the rain. I was soaked. My socks were squishy. My mascara was running. It didn’t slow me down, too much. By the end of the day we had a garage full wood flooring, a beautiful rug and other necessary supplies. It may have taken us 12 hours to get there but we did it.

Gus was NOT happy to see the carpet go...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Post 202: A delight for your ears

Sooo, PBS aired a show on "The Weavers" tonight and I think I fell in L-O-V-E with Ronnie Gilbert.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Post 201: Like, Whoa! Flashback Friday!

Ok, so I had PLANNED on completing my Lucas story. But this child insists I hold him all day long, and since I am mush, I will. So, today I am keeping it short and sharing this gem of a photo with you.
Of course, I am the smokin' redhead front and center. The stylish baby next to me is my sister and the blond sporting the geometric print and shoulder pads is my mother. All of the other ladies are my aunties. I really wish the picture would have captured my socks, I am sure I was wearing at least two pairs of contrasting socks layered upon each other with my K-mart version of keds. Go ahead, be jealous, it's okay.

You all have a like, totally RADICAL weekend!!

Post 200: Sewing Room.

(Post 200 woo hoo!)
Anyway, I moved into a new home one year ago come March 15th. At the time I was 4 months pregnant which means I was unable to make as much progress as I would have liked to. Then Lucas arrived. Once I got into the swing of being a mommy Aidan's Monsters showed up. I am just now finding the time to get started on the list of 1 ZILLION projects I have planned. I am deciding to skip over the kitchen and living room for now and get to what is most important, the sewing room!
I have been looking for some inspiration on how to transform a 10x10 room into an AWESOME sewing room. (Here is what I am working with)
I think the key here is going to be organization...which is not my strong point.I love how light and airy these three rooms are.
My first step is finding the floor. Over the winter it became the catch-all for everything luke and I have grown out of, as well as summer clothes, cleaning supplies and a few unused pieces of furniture...wish me luck!

(All images above were found browsing the internet and do not belong to me.)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Post 199: Sweet & Simple

So, I have to admit, as much as I LOVE old photos I have VERY few from my family's past. I have plenty from my husband's family, and a ton that the previous owners of my house left behind but just a handful from my own family. Which makes me sad. I believe it has a lot to do with the fact that my grandmother's house burnt down just before she passed and a lot of history was lost. Today an Aunt of mine shared this picture with me and I love it. LOVE really is not a strong enough word for the feelings I have for this picture.
My Great Grandma "Shorty" Grace is on the right and her sister Ruthie on the left. They are so beautiful!
I remember going to Grandma Shorty's where she would fill my days with sweet tea, flowers, westerns, and bird watching. Her sister Ruthie lived right across the street and would come over for coffee in the backyard. It was sweet. It was simple. I long for a life full of sweet and simple and hope that Lucas and my future children can find sweet and simple and savor it the way I did.