Wednesday, March 11, 2015
There seems to be a distinct pattern in my life with changes, and big ones at that. The first bundle of changes I often look back on with a big ol' "we made it through" was graduating college, getting married and moving across country all in a matter of two months. Then came another graduation from graduate school and move back across country and buying a home. And what would complete the crazy chain of events would be another move further across country while adjusting to being a stay at home mom and pregnant with our second child.
We have been in one place for almost nine years now. There is a comfort in knowing that my kids are happy, safe and call this house their home...but, like all things in our life, sometimes there needs to be an adjustment and maybe down a new path. One thing that I have started the year saying to myself is "is this working for us?" That question is becoming our mantra and hoping it leads us down our next path with ease...at least eventually.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
No let's get things done, have a relaxing evening and wake up refreshed...I am all in!
Monday, March 2, 2015
Celebrating a garden that keeps on giving day in and day out, no matter the size, no matter the weather and no matter the attention.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
There has been something missing from everyday here and pinpointed it today...being creative! Missing moments when the dining room table is covered in pretty papers, sewing machine and every other crafting supply known to man. There has been a lack of color, besides what can be viewed through the kitchen window into the garden. The house seems lacking in colors other than neutrals and all things boy. So there is a great desire to pull out colors in any medium today and get creative. It is time. It is time to spend a little time reconnecting with all of the lonely supplies that just sit staring back at me, waiting for me to catch a creative bug once again.
Bring a little creative sunshine into your weekend and enjoy!
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Growing up I had a habit of rearranging my bedroom every other month for something new and exciting. Although there were only about a half dozen ways to change it up, it gave me something to create and enjoy. Well, my garden is now that place. Mixing up the pots, flower beds, adding a new color or plant, watching seeds grow to provide us with food. It is one amazing little place that is really all my own.
So after finishing my "welcome spring" shifting of pots and plants today, I snapped a few photos of my flowers. In the photo above is a snapshot of some beautiful yellow sunflowers which I have put in the place of my tomato plants that are all done for the season.
These flowers, well...probably the largest, most fragrant and may I add edible plants in my garden at the moment. The nasturtium. A beautiful, easy to grow plant that just keeps on giving. Plop a few seeds in your planters and in no time, with little fuss you get one stunning outcome.
Used the "dry brush" tool in Photoshop to add a little more character to these photos, not that they really needed it. Working on using some paint on a project when I get a few minutes here and there. Big ideas will hopefully come out with big results...well that is what I am hoping for anyways.
Time to clean up a table of work from the past two days. Homeschooling gets a little messy when you have two kids and two parents with colds. No one really is capable of moving at the moment, but gotta push through the icky days to make sure the better days we aren't stuck cleaning and playing catch up.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
It doesn't often rain here this time of year, but thankfully the other day it stuck around a bit. We were having one of those days when quiet time was desperately needed, and I am not ashamed to say that I was the one that needed the time out the most. Lessons were coming to an end and I tip toed into our office and closed the door behind me. Our house isn't very big so only about 10 feet separated me from our dining room table, where the kids were finishing their work.
I could hear the rain outside so I cracked open the window, laid on the futon and just closed my eyes for a few minutes. There is nothing more relaxing than listening to the rain drops. My dill plant is nearing it's end here soon, but the rain hitting the flowers sent the scent in through the window. I picked up my camera to capture a few moments of my down time. After snapping the photo above it reminded me of crossstitch. Don't you think?
It wasn't until today that I figured out that maybe you could take a photo like this and turn into an actual stitched piece of art.
I didn't make this; however, found this in my mother's Etsy shop here. Oh my goodness it is so beautiful!
So on with our day, celebrating the weekend and hoping I can energize before Monday rolls around once again. Have a beautiful weekend!