With our weekend plans cancelled, we ended up with a lazy 3-day weekend at home, (husband had taken off Friday since we were supposed to go out of town). It actually turned out to be really nice. I honestly don't remember the last time we just stayed home for a weekend and didn't try to paint a room, or build something, or do a major project. I am pretty sure we haven't just spent a weekend at home with no plans since we moved. Nine months ago.
That is insane!
We debated working on the dining room to office, but the next step is a lot of sanding, priming, and painting, which didn't really seem like a good idea since we've been battling upper respiratory stuff and all still have nasty coughs. So no we got nothing done on the office, yet again. I'm really hoping we can at least get the cabinets installed this coming weekend! It's been so long since we worked on that room I'm itching to get back to it!
A lot of times when I'm trying to convince husband of all the crazy ideas floating around in my head, I make him floorplans or drawings of rooms. This weekend I was making scale drawings of the office, and I realized they fit together like a diorama! ;)
you can see the floor plan that calls for a large sisal/seagrass area rug, a farmhouse table for a desk in the middle of the room, the built-ins on the back wall, and space for a chair and filing cabinet. The big circle in the middle up top is this light fixture, that we're thinking of using in the room.
This is the other side of the room, I did it first and it's not to scale, so it couldn't play with all the others:
While I've been laid up sick I've been devouring this book, I honestly think I've read the entire thing. Yes, I'm a weirdo that makes dioramas of rooms in my house and reads cookbooks like they're novels. I'm extremely interested in fermenting pickles, (instead of using vinegar).
Interested might be an understatement. When something catches my attention like this, it's borderline obsession. Fermented pickles will be happening in our house this summer! I've also made a 3-page list of other things in this book I want to make! It all sounds so amazing! It's definitely got me hyped up to try my hand at canning some stuff when I was super apprehensive before!
We got quite a bit of rain at the end of last week, and our garden loved it! I swear some plans grew two inches in 24 hours! I couldn't believe how much of a difference a good rain made!
Top left: my herb bowl my brother and SIL gave me, it has spicy basil, oregano, parsley and cilantro
Top Right: my onion sprouts, (and radishes in the top left side), some of them are over 6" tall now!
Bottom Right: Strawberries! As of last night we have 13 strawberries on our two strawberry plants
Bottom Left: out-of-focus, but there are 3 cherry tomatoes on our container cherry tomato plant. We also have an itty bitty Roma tomato, and one of our heirloom tomato plants has flowers.
It's all so exciting! :)
Henry's hair has really grown a lot in the past couple months, and with all the humidity we've had lately, it's been so curly! This was after his bath one night:
pictures do not do it justice! I love those little frizzy curls
Miss Kitty kept hiding under the skirted table in our living room, and Henry discovered her secret hiding place last week and took over it:
We're collecting supplies to build him a little teepee soon. In the meantime he loves hiding out under that table. The night that I took these pictures he was hiding under there with a paint stick and would whack people that walked by. He's a mess!!!
I broke out the sewing machine and sewed some pompom trim on an old drop cloth to make some curtains for the playroom this weekend:
In case you were wondering, sewing pompom trim is a pain in the butt! I have one window finished and FOUR still left to go. I may be rethinking this idea. Grr..
Our garbage disposal was acting up this weekend, and husband was working on fixing it. With hemostats. Ladies and gentlemen, you know you're married to a nurse when they fix the garbage disposal with hemostats! For those of you not familiar with the term, hemostats are clamps used in surgical procedures to stop bleeding, (you can read more about them here).
I know it's blurry. Pictures of him are always blurry these days, he moves fast and my phone is 3+ years old!
So that's what going on around here. How was your weekend?
A few quick notes about some deals I saw this week, (I didn't think there were enough to make a whole post, but these were too good to not share!)...
zulily today: Melissa and Doug toys, Happy Family kids snacks, (Henry LOVES these!), and Yellow Box flip flops just to name a few!
One Kings Lane is have a downstairs clearance sale right now. They always have good deals, but their clearance sales are the best! Such good deals on home stuff!! If you're looking to freshen up your house a little for spring/summer, definitely check it out!!