August 05, 2016

Stripes and Bees

Hola! Happy Friday!

This whimsical little chest belonged to my Mom; I loved the style & I thought it was perfect for Lindsay's old room (which is now a working guest-room) but the tan/cream/greenish color did not work at all. 
I'd himmed and hawed about what colors to paint it. I then tossed. Then I turned. I was pretty much wearing myself out thinking about it. 
I then asked my girl Kelly when she was visiting a few weeks ago. She suggested I pull in some Lavender from one of my recently purchased Bee watercolor prints. (Etsy)

Admit it; they're just darling. 
So I took a leap and purchased a quart of lavender paint; I already had some left over white paint. 
BTW: I converted my paint to chalk paint.  (super easy and very easy to use)

 I think it came out just wonderful and my Mom would be proud. Actually, if she were here now this would be the guest room that she'd choose to sleep in. 

In case you care, the wall paint is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray. (the most perfect gray in my opinion) And if you really care, when I look at the photo above it really irks me the way the pillows are propped unevenly. But, I'm gonna let that go....this ONE time. 

This room looks nothing like it did when Lindsay lived here. Although....there are remnants of her.  Seeing the actual floor is NOT a remnant of her.  Back in March just before our epic Country Hoe Down party we redid both girls rooms in one weekend. It was a whirlwhind. Ripped out the laminate flooring, ripped out both closet systems. Had both the rooms walls painted, all the trim painted, put in new closets, put in cork flooring in the closets and carpet in the both bedrooms. Whoooooo.....that was kinda crazy. 

So, is it weird that I have a shrine to Lindsay in her closet? Nahhhh......
{Those pink boots belonged to my Niece, then Lolo, then Lindsay. I adore them} 

It might be weird though that she and I have both recently put on her brownie vest for the fun of it. 

Have a BeeUtiFUL weekend!!!

August 01, 2016

Goings on.

Despite my lack of posting, a lot of things have been going on.

I finally gave up on one part of my veggie garden. I'm a veggie quitter? I still have one garden going.  (although its too hot for much more than my eternal eggplant and some random peppers right now)

This one was a perpetual weed habitat because of the location. I blame my lawn maintenance's easier than taking the blame myself. When he cuts the grass up above it all flies into this garden....and that grass up there always has weeds in it. *sigh* So the heavily mulch cover will help.

Anyhoo.....I've added native plants.
I used mostly butterfly attractors.....because I'm attracted to butterflies. And birds. And bees. And shiny objects.

I've become a softball widow....That man of mine has had the busiest softball travel schedule this year. (all of his girls are being scouted by colleges and he works hard to get the best options for them)
Tallahassee, Atlanta, Orlando, Sioux Falls, SD. Long weeks here and there for tourney's and when he's home lots and lots of practice nights.

Every year he says he's going to retire from coaching and just 'train' (hitting) at home.
But every year his group of girls expands and they really don't want him to retire. He's selfless that way.....
When you have such a gift, you really have to give it.

Also, I finally got pics back from our photographer from our epic vow renewal in Key West.
Here are a few of my faves.

I think she did a great job making us look good!

I hope you're all doing well!!