Happy Saturday everyone! We have no plans for the weekend. None. Zip. Not sure how I feel about that, I have nothing planned for next week either! It seems the flurry of activities ebbs and flows. Well, I'm sure I'll find something that needs fixing, organizing, fluffing or tweeking. I'm sharing my Easter flowers with you, they actually look better now that they have opened. It's so nice to have something LIVING in my house because there sure isn't anything outside. Well, I did spot some tulip and daffodil shoots sprouting up the other day when I had a little adventure in the backyard. Layla found a bunny nest and left two tiny bald babies on the back steps. They didn't even have their eyes open. I cuddled them to keep them warm while I searched for the nest. My backyard is pretty big and it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. I had pretty much decided to just cover them up in some leaves and leave nature to do it's thing when Abby suggested we let Layla out and have her lead us to the nest. And she sure did! I tucked those little babies back in the hole with their siblings and let out a sigh of relief. Thankfully she hadn't harmed them but believe me, some that she's found have not fared so well.
Here are my new and improved cookbook shelves. Yes, I can finally say I organized them after giving away half the books and then shopping the house for some little extras to put up there. I think the arrangement looks so much better on the creamy wall than when it was green. As below...
Not that you can see much of the wall! This area had become command central with the overload of books, the calendar, the dog leashes. Now do you see why I need to simplify my life?! So, do you like the new look?
Once again I'm on eBay, bidding and wrangling on dried flowers. This is what you have to lower yourself to when you live in the city. And even at the lake, the only thing we have in abundance are cattails. I also won a box full of dried hydrangeas and the colors are beautiful. I think I spend less on these dried flowers then I would if I bought the faux ones at Michael's.
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! :)
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