Tuesday, July 9, 2013

house projects

Sometimes getting a few much neglected things done in the midst of chaos gives me such a rush.

We have had a LOT of comings and goings this spring/summer.

And every time someone has come to our front door, they have been welcomed by this beautiful, well-nurtured flower bed:2013-05-16 end of school 75502

Lovely, right?2013-05-16 end of school 75504

And these unfinished things on the front entry wall:2013-05-14 misc. 75410

(The FHE painting we made back here got moved up to the playroom since I have had this other idea formulating in my head forever and finally wanted to make it come to life.)2013-05-14 misc. 75412

Finally last month I had had enough and went and bought my annual summer flowers.

Sure, they sat there next to my heap of weeds dying for a few days as I kept waiting for the perfect opportunity to plant them with my girls (they love that stuff).  But I finally quit waiting for them and plunked down and planted them by myself.2013-05-17 end of school 75579

Mini rush right there.2013-05-17 end of school 75581

Then onto my entry wall:

Someone gave me the idea years ago to collect parts of nature from everywhere you visit, and keep it in a jar for memory sake.  (And beauty sake because wow, this world is beautiful.) 

And since I have a serious issue with loving to travel and going hog-wild over nature, imageI figured it would be a great way to keep a little memory right there where we can all remember it better.

When I saw these shelves at World Market I knew they were the perfect thing to use for the collection I started a couple years ago.

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2013-05-18 end of school 75640And the greatest thing?  Still lots of cubbies waiting to put more memories in.

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