Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Weekend

I've been so swamped lately with Tina's graduation and end of year stuff at work, but I promise a real blog post soon. Hope everyone has a great Memorial Weekend.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Just a little lettered project

So I'm wondering, do you struggle to come up with catchy titles for your posts? I'm just curious. I suppose that's a holdover from the essay writing days when I had to have a title for my English essays. I could just go title-less. Is that rebellious?
Enough wondering. I've been busy trying to finish all those little things that just never seemed to have gotten done when we redid the kitchen. I have a hard time with all the finishing details. Hey, close enough to done, let's just use it and live with it. But I do so like it all finished, just not the tedious chore of finishing it. I would probably be labeled ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)  if I was a student now a days. ;-)
I did finish a little project that I thought I would share with you today. I've had the letters for at least a year now. Pondering which paper to use. I went back and forth between something floral or fruit or polka dots or whatever. I finally settled for Graphic 45's Domestic Goddess paper line. Just fell in love with it. Now to figure out where I want to put it. I've got some ideas brewing. I just used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the letters. Super duper easy. The letters I bought at Michaels.
I'll be out of town for the next two weekends so I won't get anything done. Drats! But I do hope you all have spectacular weekends. Wonderful Mothers' Day for those whom that applies to.

{{HUGS}} Amanda

Monday, May 3, 2010

Backyard Progress

Well I had a great weekend and I hope you did too. We celebrated our son's 20th birthday yesterday. I can't believe he's gotten that old. Time does fly. So happy birthday Seth.
Last fall Seth built me this great grape arbor. The posts that we had had simply rotted away and it had just been resting on the ground. It was time for a new home. So we pruned it back hard to retrain it and it's doing really well. By the end of the summer it will have probably filled the grape arbor or at least I'm hoping. I'm also hoping it will provide shade for the guest house as that end of it faces west.
But it seems that another little being thought it would make a good home. It's pretty amazing that this grape arbor should already provide shelter in it's first year. I think it's great. A little morning dove has made her nest here.
We've already got a few things blooming in our garden and we hope to have more. We've actually had spring here. Usually we're into the 80s and staying there by now and climbing. But just the other day I had the heater on. Couldn't believe it. Almost May and the heater on. I know some of you are still using your heaters full time, but that's a rarity for us where we live. So I thought I would share progress on our very sad backyard. Hubby has promised to rent a rototiller while he's off the next 2 weeks and finally level the backyard. Yeah! I'm so excited. I would love to have grass again. The contractor who built the guest house just left our backyard a mess. It was beautiful before that. Those little bobcats can do quite a number on your landscape.

I hope to be working on my kitchen this week. I am determined to get it finished. So hopefully I'll be posting pictures later this week of this area that will finally be completed.
Hope you all have a great week!
{{HUGS}} Amanda