Monday, May 20, 2013

Bloom Bookmark {sale}

Bloom Bookmarks are getting a new design. So that means it's time for a retirement sale. All Bloom Bookmarks that are in stock are 30% off this week

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Happy Yellow Door

Thanks to Pinterest I've started having a love affair with yellow doors. They are just so bright and cheerful. Since our backdoor/porch needed some cheering up, I decided yellow was the perfect color. And I was right. It's perfect.
When I decided to paint my door, I read a lot of blog tutorials and felt a bit overwhelmed. In the end I just used my instincts and painted the door. The door was already painted with latex paint so I didn't have to do much prep work. 

I'm also in love with the wreath I made for the door. The hardest part was deciding which fabric to use. I was inspired by this wreath
Later this summer I'm going to paint our front door, red. Or maybe orange. What color is your door painted? 

Paint- Golden Yellow by Valspar
Hello sign- Say Hello Shop

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Spice jars {diy}

My spice cabinet has been a hot mess lately. I have to take out all the jars in order to find the spice I need. See, hot mess.
Then I saw this on Pinterest and thought it was perfect solution. I have tons of baby food jars {hoarder} and lots of free fridge space. Win win. But then I read the comments and decided against it. {Do you read comments? I always read them before trying a new project}.

So instead I decided to clean out my junk drawer and a spice drawer was born.
I spray painted the lids black and used a white paint pen to label the jars. Easy peasy!

How do you store your spices? What is your favorite baby food jar project?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Hello Monday

I hope all you mamas out there had a lovely Mother's Day. I had a wonderful relaxing day. So relaxing that I got to read an entire book, Unwind. Have you read it? It was good. Interesting storyline.

I'm so incredibly blessed to be mama to these two amazing, hilarious, full of life girls. I'm also blessed to be married to their daddy.
Saturday night I went to a Roaring 20's/Great Gatsby party. After drinks and cocktails we went to see the movie. It was great. Baz Luhrmann makes beautiful movies.

Linking with Hello Monday and Miscellany Monday

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ten on Ten: May {2013}

I've had a very heavy heart the past two days for my friend, Abra. Her daughter Naomi was diagnosed with cancer yesterday. I can't not imagine. Naomi and Emily were born on the same day 2 1/2 years ago. Every time I look at Emily, I think of Naomi and Abra and my heart aches for them. Please take a moment to say a prayer for them.

Ten on Ten: Once a month on the tenth, take a photo an hour for ten consecutive hours. Find life and beauty in the ordinary things of our day to day.

Today was a lovely day. Great grandma visited with the girls for a few hours this morning while I did some yard work. Although I dislike weeding, it gave me a chance to reflect and talk with God. I also got to catch up on one of my favorite podcast. After a trip to the library, heat and exhaustion got to Emily and she started melting down. Then poor Olivia had a meltdown when I told her we were going home instead of stopping to feed the bunnies and goats. Thankfully after few snuggles everything was right again and we spent the rest of the afternoon outside. After dinner we surprised the girls and took them to get ice cream. It was Olivia's favorite part of the day. It was a very good day. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

May goals

In May 2013 I will:

~ play outside everyday
~drink more water
~ finish three house projects

I can't believe it's already May 6th. This month has been already been a whirlwind of fun. I'm excited about my goals for this month. Spring is in full swing and the girls and I are soaking up as much sunshine as we can. 

I drink a lot of coffee and tea during the day and very little water. I'm looking forward to trying some of these.  

I spent so much time last month working on new shop items and prepping for the open house that didn't have time to do any house projects. I have a large list of things I want to do, including painting my back door yellow.