Snapshots from this week…
I started herbs from seeds with my son a couple of weeks ago and promised him THIS year they wouldn’t die.
And they actually started to grow! Happy dance for us!
While they were on the floor by the sliding door this afternoon getting some sun, Winston decided they’d made a good salad. YUM.
I finally took a few moments to hang my HomeGoods bulletin board above my desk. The walls are still swine colored, but I’ve decided this room will remain SWINE until I can finish painting the rest of the main floor and the upstairs hallway. Now I just need some new push pins for the board and I’ll be on my way to an inspirational wall above my desk.
The inspirational signs are from DaySpring.
I hung my HomeGoods lanterns today in my entry, but don’t yet have the right sized battery operated candles so they are just dangling there — empty.
And, I have my black birdie plates sitting around somewhere that need to be hung on that wall as well.
When I have time to get to that. I guess I should also point out that my railing is still not done, the black edges still need to be finished on the handrail! Just sayin’…things take time around my place!
That antique grain sack pillow is from 3 Fine Grains.
The wall color is Martha Stewart Tobacco Leaf.
I decluttered my pantry earlier this week and found petrified peeps and hearts still in Easter eggs. Leftover from from 2009.
But in spite of discovering year old peeps, the operative word is I DECLUTTERED (well, kind of) my pantry! Three cheers for me!
Most of my days are full and busy, but not photo worthy. They are not measured by my decorating or homemaking achievements. I am going about my life being mama, wife, housekeeper, organizer, business owner, chauffeur, financial planner, writer, cook, baker, party planner, hostess, teacher, friend, volunteer, confidante, child hugger and boo boo kisser. Oftentimes all in one day. That is my real life. My days rarely end in an amazing before AND AFTER photo shoot (ha, clearly! OK, don’t laugh too hard).
Are you with me? Hugs for everyone. Carry on with your day.
My friend Emily over at Remodeling This Life shared a similar perspective earlier this week. If you don’t know Emily, go visit her! Stat! I love her post on the evolution of her kitchen and the one called “remembering to join in”!
Let’s embrace our real life!