Saturday, May 18, 2013

Quick takes: Edition 3

I have a random variety of things I've been meaning to post about, and a very limited amount of time (it's already way past my bedtime!)  Linking up to Jen for Quick Takes - the perfect blogging solution for a time like this!  I'm going to try to stick to the "quick," which might be a first for a wordy gal like me :)

1) We decided to start a tradition of taking Mother's/Father's Day pictures with Mom/Dad and kids.  I'm particularly fond of this one from last weekend

2) Speaking of last weekend, Saturday was a fantastic day.  I love when days filled with ordinary things turn out to be extraordinary - for no other reason than enjoying said simple activities together.  We visited a local Greek church for their festival for lunch, headed to an Amish farm to get all the plants for our garden, stopped by to visit two sets of friends (and Anna met a 2-day old baby goat!), went to a carseat safety check, and generally enjoyed being together.

{Public service announcement based on Saturday's experience: get your kids' carseats checked - there are things we literally could not have known from our car & carseat manuals that we learned and I'm so glad that we did!}

3) I love (love love love) how excited Justin gets about our vegetable garden.  He (sort of) shares my enthusiasm for (completed) home renovations, but the garden is one of those things for which we have mutual and unbridled excitement, and that makes it fun.

I'm sure he'd want me to clarify that he's watering the USEFUL plants (read, edible).  The flowers are mine.

4) I'm kinda famous!  Not really, but the consignment store where I bought the table for my mini ironing board makeover featured it on their blog.  Also, they gave me $5 in store credit for submitting my photos - and since I paid $5 for the table, it basically means my project was free :)  Check it out:

5) I had a big "ah ha" moment recently about my decorating style.  I think I was trying too hard to make things perfect, and not embracing the fact that my style is a bit more whimsical/cottage/vintage than I had cared to admit.  I'll have to write a longer post explaining a little better what I mean, and (I hope) that realizing and implementing this new style will help me achieve the "homey-ness" that I crave.

6) We hosted our first yard sale a few weekends ago, and plan to put our remaining items out this weekend. It turned out to be a fun chance to soak up the sunshine, talk to neighbors and passerbys, and - oh yeah - have people hand you cash for things that were taking up space in the basement.  Win - win - win!  We convinced some friends to bring their extra stuff tomorrow and hang out with us tomorrow, too, so there's another win :)

7) One non-win to the whole yard sale thing - it will be an earlier morning than I'm accustomed to, and since it's already late, I'll see you next time!  xoxo until then, my friends!

1 comment:

  1. The picture of Anna and you is precious. One to cherish for all the MANY years to come!