Saturday, April 6, 2013

WEEKEND ORGANIZING


Last week I made a trip to Homegoods and I found two white washed wall ledges for my gallery wall.  I think this is a better way to go then trying to figure out how to hang the pictures and putting a zillion holes in the wall.  And they were half the price of the ones I saw at Pottery Barn.  So the next step is to choose some frames and I'd like to paint some myself, and then of course, go through my photo files to find pictures.  I also paid a visit to good old Tarjay and walked out with a lampshade and a loaf of bread!  That is a first for me! lol!

Not much else is new.  On the wedding front, Emily's bachelorette party is being held up at the lakehouse.  They have booked a bus and are spending the day touring vineyards and wineries.  What a great time they're going to have.  And it's nice for me, too, because Emily, Abby and a few of the girls are going up early to open windows and do a little spring cleaning.  Yes!!

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.  Is the sun shining for you?  We are already 54 degrees and I'm loving it! :)

I'm joining Maria Elena's Tuesdays At Our Home.  Stop by and join the party!

XO,
Jane

54 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hi Janie... love finding a new post today from you!... your cookbook shelf looks FABULOUS!... love those white bowls there too... so happy you got the little bunnies back in their nest and they are ok... your Pussy Willows look so pretty, I just love those!... sometimes it's nice to not have any pressing plans... just go with the flow... wishing you the rest of a beautiful weekend, xoxo Julie Marie

Pondside said...

I hope you have a great weekend - it's a good time to re-charge and get ready for all the action that's sure to come your way.
I tried to follow the link to Maria Elena's blog, but hit a dead-end.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

OH man...this is totally motivating me. Have a fun weekend.

podso said...

What a beautiful shade of pink! And I like your new cookbook arrangement. You really did trim down. I hope you get some good R and R this weekend.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Nice job on the shelf. I love cook books and have a hard time parting with them ... so I have to be very careful not to buy too many.

Enjoy the calm before the ... storm, I mean wedding.

Fondly,
Glenda

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

You are right about the neutral paint color - looks great. Also like the paired down cookbooks. I am finding that I get so many good recipes from my daughter and from allrecipes.com and myrecipes.com that there is no point in having a cookbook. I print those out and put them in a binder. Love your new blog header (where have I been???) Linda

Beth said...

Have a nice peaceful weekend!

Marigene said...

I have a few cookbooks I need to organize...I really like what you have done with yours, Janie.
Oh, my goodness, that wedding date is fast approaching...you must be getting so excited!
Have a great weekend.

Susie said...

Blondie, Your books do look nicely organized now. Funny about the bunnies. That is nice the girls are going to be doing a bit of cleaning at the lakehouse. Lucky you. Enjoy your quiet time . xoxo,Susie

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Jane, nice to have a relaxing weekend, get some things done around the house.......Very neat the cookbook shelf, nice white bowls.....I`m on the hunt for Pussy Willows but still winter here, yuk!!!! Blessings Francine.

Kate Griffin said...

Hi Jane,
The shelves look great! I was worried the bunny story was not going to turn out the way it did. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I'm enjoying a chance to sit back and visit some now ;)
Kate

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane,
Your cookbook ledge looks wonderful! You styled it very chic!
Love the white bowls and the white walls with your pretty wood.

With such lagging Winter weather in the Midwest, it must be nice to have a lighter feeling inside the house! It's going to be even more glorious when the sun starts shining!

Is that the hood over your stove to the right of the shelves? Just the peek suggests that it's lovely!

We are back to rain. I can't complain... as Easter weekend fared 70 degrees on both days. Holland didn't even need a sweater for very her first egg hunt!

Layla brought you gifts...Glad to hear that the bunnies were safely returned to their little hollow!

Enjoy the peaceful weekend, my friend.
withLove.


It's me said...

Happy weekend....love Ria...xxx...

Lori E said...

Nothing to do? Just go with the flow and enjoy it. You will be crazy busy again soon enough.

Melanie said...

Your cookbook shelves look so much better! Neat, cute, and organized. I love the little decorative touches. If that's your range hood to the right in the picture, we wanna see it. lol It looks so cool!

Theresa said...

Oh girl, I know you ALL are having SO much fun with the wedding plans! I am enjoying a small bit of doing nothing! Hope you enjoy this weekend of not much to do! HUGS!

Olive said...

You have transformed those shelves Jane. They look fabulous. I went to an estate sale yesterday and that dear woman had at least one thousand cookbooks. It was daunting just looking at them for a few minutes. Your creamy walls are lighter and brighter than the green. xo, Olive

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your cookbook shelves look great Jane, cute bowls! Enjoy your quiet weekend, we should be in the 60's tomorrow and I can't wait:@)

❀ JoAnne said...

Hi Jane ~ your kitchen shelves look really nice especially against the new wall color. I always feel so great when I get something organized. Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!

20 North Ora said...

You did an awesome job on your bookshelves! Bella has found baby rabbits before but it wasn't a good ending for the rabbits. John tells me I can't scold her because she is a hunting dog and that is a natural instinct. So, I watch very careful for babies this time of the year.

Glad you have a couple of weekends free before the wedding! Rest and enjoy them.

Judy

Linda said...

I am having the same kind of weekend. Louis Dean is out of town and I am virtually on my own. I am so tired I am happy to be by myself. Don't think I even have enough energy to keep a conversation going. Putting fresh sheets on the bed and planning on a good long read in my book.

I am proud of you - parting with things. I have such a hard time letting go.....

Donna said...

I love the pussy willows in the wicker basket, makes me yearn for spring! Hope you have a good weekend:)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I'm loving the look of your new header!!! It looks beautiful!

You did a really nice job paring down your kitchen library too! It looks great! I love how you shopped your home to decorate too!

Have a great Sunday!

Kathy Moreland said...

Wow, you purged the cook books! Looks great. I like the cream walls too. We haven't done a lot this weekend either. Come over and see my latest 'find'. I've already changed it and will show the makeover soon. Have a great Sunday!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looing at your bookshelves makes me think of how I need to get rid of some practically new quilt books. I was into quilting for so many years and then just lost interest. Too overwhelming for me anymore. I love crocheting because it is so portable and I can do it anywhere. Not sure how I will do it...give to library or try to sell. It's nice you have a quiet weekend..we all need those once in a while. You never know what is ahead of you and will have to draw on those reserves! Enjoy it!~Hugs, Patti

Barbara F. said...

The cookbook wall looks great. Take advantage of an easy week, Jane, as it will pick up again. Love the idea of going to wineries for the girls, they'll have a blast. I am going to visit that linky party you mentioned. xo

chateau chic said...

I do like your new look in your kitchen. Great color, and your cookbook shelves are styled so nicely. Enjoy your down time!
Mary Alice

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your kitchen shelves look so pretty!! I hope those tiny baby bunnies are ok.
One year we found a baby bunny in our yard on Easter. It is still my favorite Easter.
I hope you have a happy Sunday!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Jane,
Glad you found the nest and could put the babies back in there. Bunnies are a good sign that we may get spring weather to stay soon. Hope you have a great rest of the week end.
Kris

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Jane I love the shelves new display and the new paint color!
We're thinking alike my friend...I've been searching Ebay for dried hydrangeas too. I want to fill a basket near my fireplace with them!
Sounds like your daughter and friends are going to have a blast this weekend!

Debbie said...

Love the shelves on the new color, Jane! It all looks so fresh.
Your blog looks great! I haven't been blogging for a while, so was surprised to see the change in your header. I LOVE how it looks!!!
Your daughter's party sounds like it will be fun for everyone. Enjoy.
Big hugs to you, sweet friend.
xxoo

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love your new arrangement and paint color. Thanks so much for the great compliment on the wall art.
fondly ~lynne~

Kathleen Grace said...

The shelves look great! it's so easy to amass a huge collection of cookbooks over the years that you don't use. I know we have! Kudos for having the strength to purge some of them.
Glad you found the bunny nest too, poor babes, they are so cute!
No sunshine here but it's warming up and I am so thankful! Enjoy your free weekend!

xinex said...

The sun is definitely shining here, Janie, since I am still in FL, prob. high 70's right now. I love your recipe shelves now, loving the look of the numbered bowls....Christine

Sarah said...

Jane, you want to come organize some things around here? The new cookbook "look" is very nice. I like mixing in other things with the books.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's good to have a little down time instead of constantly running around..

I do love what you have done to your shelf in the kitchen.

Jen

Deserae said...

Your Easter blooms are so beautiful....love the color!!! What a relief you were able to place the bunnies back in their home :o) Your cookbooks look great too! Have a great week!!!
~Des

Designs By Pinky said...

Jane, if you get some hydrangeas, plant them where they will get morning sun. I have found that is the best location for them. I had 10 hydrangeas at the old house that had TONS of flowers. I am going to bring some of them here soon. XO, Pinky

Designs By Pinky said...

Your shelf does look beautiful now! I also like the creamy color on the walls. Hope you had a nice weekend. We were BUSY!!! Friday night social at the clubhouse and then out to dinner with 2 other couples last night. XO, Pinky

Lindsey Domer said...

I love how you stacked the shelves with the longest on top! Looks great! :)

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Debbiedoo's said...

Hi Jane, I love your new blog and header:) Your cookbook shelf is awesome. That is a lot of cookbooks:)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love your changes Jane!
So many great ideas.
You say lake house and I get nostalgic.
Come on Spring!
You have so many wonderful things to look forward to.
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

The shelves do look better against the white wall! I got rid of my excess cookbooks years ago! They were taking up too much space! Now I only have the ones I actually use!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I think the new cookbook shelf looks great! The creamy colored wall really brightens it up. I need to go through some of my cookbooks too. I have a ton and hardly use some of them. :)

Isabelle Thornton said...

It is raining hard here in Utah. We are starting to see blooms but like you I keep blooms in my house.
Thanks so much for the comment on my blog and I love your projects.
XO
Isabelle

Isabelle Thornton said...

It is raining hard here in Utah. We are starting to see blooms but like you I keep blooms in my house.
Thanks so much for the comment on my blog and I love your projects.
XO
Isabelle

Cristina Garay said...

The shelves look great! I love the new color on the wall and those pretty numbered bowls. Enjoy the rest of the week!

Gina Gao said...

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Traci said...

Your Easter flowers are gorgeous!!

Lulu said...

Funny how it is when you have nothing on the schedule. For me, that generally means I get less done than if I were busy. At least you made some progress.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

The cook book shelves look great! I have a "few" spots to organize like that at my house!! So much to do...so little time!! Hope you are having a great week, Laurel

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your shelves look great....I love your little bowls on the middle shelf. It's funny, but when you look at the before photo you don't even notice the shelves, but now you do. They look so nice!

You and I must be on the same wavelength. I just started a Pinterest board not too long ago for home gallery walls. :D I inherited tons of art from my MIL and I'm trying to decide what to do. I only have two walls to work with, and one is very narrow, so I might go floor to ceiling....who knows!

Happy you found the gallery shelves, so you're ready to get started!

xo,
RJ

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I love the new look! The bowls are perfect! I'm lucky, I have a cabinet for my cookbooks, so the only ones that show are the couple that I stack on the countertop. I would hate to have my entire collection exposed. I would have to do what you did...get rid of many.

You can read my post today about how we spent yesterday. I feel like my entire week isn't going as planned and we have our Florida trip in just a few days. Today, we are waiting for the big storm to hit...so I'm walking around completely jumpy and on edge. At least I get more done when I'm nervous.

As for the Doobies...it was the best thing ever. I was singing and dancing...I'm still on a high when I think about it. If you get a chance to see them, go...you would love it.

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