Happy 4th of July!
I hope you all had beautiful weather like we did here in Minnesota (for the first time all year, it seems). I spent the majority of the three-day weekend either working on house and garden projects or lounging by the lake like a good Minnesotan. So I have all sorts of sunburns and bug bites, but a very happy and clean house. Look for more updates soon!
It’s a great question. I started painting the second guest bedroom (aka blue bedroom) this past weekend. What shades did I pick? Well, since it took me six months to buy the paint after deciding on colors, I figure I can keep the secret a few days longer.
In the meanwhile, enjoy these gratuitous pictures of my blooming bulbs. Aren’t they purty? And how about some Easter brunch action? Yeah, I know that’s what you’re all here for…
And then I painted some more. If all goes well, I’ll have a new before/after post for you in a few days!
Happy spring, dear friends. Isn’t this just a wonderful time of year?
It was a thoroughly American Fourth of July around here, let me tell you.
Aside from the fact that I forgot to buy a flag (picture me devastated when I realized this at 3 pm).
I mean, I’m sure you’re dying to hear about the sunnies I caught at the lake…
Or the firecracker shaped like a tank that we set off by the pool at my aunt and uncle’s…
Or the impressive fireworks show at the park down the street.
But I know the truth. What you’re really all here to read about is how I rescued my patio from the tyranny of the weeds on the day after Independence Day.
Good. Because I have pictures.
~ before ~
~ middle ~
~ after! ~
All clean and purty and ready for the family BBQ on Monday night… except that we ended up eating indoors anyway because of the rain. Oh well. Now, at least, I can say I’m winning the battle somewhere in the yard.
PS: I don’t actually believe any of you care as much as I do about my patio’s current lack of weeds.
You might, however, care if you come over for dinner and I make you eat out on the patio with me because I think it’s a) fun, b) going to make for a good picture or c) because I haven’t turned on the a/c inside. All of which are possible.
Because then you might care to not be standing up to your knees in weeds. Don’t worry. I’ve got you covered.
It seemed appropriate to plant tomato seedlings at the house on Easter. New beginnings, right?
They’ll hang out on the side porch for a few weeks until I find the right place for them in the garden.
I didn’t get much painting done, thanks to some last-minute Twins game tickets, and I learned exactly how close I am to the light rail station. It won’t take me more than 20 minutes to get from front door to stadium gate this summer. Pretty excited 🙂
But I did work on getting the kitchen ready for painting this weekend, and sampled a slightly larger section of wall (inside the built-in bookcase):
(After two coats)
And I even tackled the kitchen cabinets and drawers:
(Finished cork insert on right, original cabinet on left)
This time next year, I’m picturing a nice big ham on that kitchen island – and my family hanging out in my living room instead of way over there in California. Can’t wait.