What a beautiful day we finally had here. The sun was shining brightly
and temps were in the high 40's. May not seem like a big deal to a lot of you,
but these were the warmest temperatures we've seen here in a long time.
The snow pile in my tiny front yard is finally diminishing.
When I walked into the back yard and looked at my lilac bush, I was so
surprised - and excited - to see new buds forming already!
I had windows open to let in fresh air and started on my spring cleaning.
I also played with some new vignettes, including this little centerpiece
on the kitchen table.
My gallery wall is finally complete!
I added these two trays to another wall in my kitchen, but I'm not digging it. You know
how you put something together - a wall hanging or vignette and you just know when
it's right? Well, if you have to stand there and stare at it and think, "Does this look
good?" And you keep going back to look at it because you're not sure,
then then the logical answer is that it's not working.
Yep, I think there's too much going on here.
Trays will be coming down tomorrow!
I found this cute, spring-colored pillow at Target the other day.
I realized when I got home and put the pillow on my bed, that the colors were
almost the same as the quilt I had in the office. So I folded the quilt and
put it at the end of the bed. And I'm keeping it real here ~ you can see in
this picture that I need new blue pillowcases. Those faded marks are from
one night when I borrowed my son's prescription acne gel to put on a couple
of i'm-too-old-for-this-crap pimples that had sprung up. Little did I know that
this product would rub off my face onto the pillowcase and "bleach" it.
This shelf in its former life was cream-colored with a pink flower.
It got a new paint job today, though I think I may distress it a little with
sandpaper. I have this hanging on my bathroom wall.
I did some tweaking in the living room too, but I'll wait until next week
to show you that room, as I'm waiting until the new curtains that I got
at IKEA are back from the tailor. They're being hemmed and I can pick
them up on Saturday. I can't wait - I think they'll really add a lot of needed
softness and warmth to the living room.