March 21, 2014
Hello all, I’m back from our Spring Break trip! It’s amazing what a few days spent in the sunshine napping in lounge chairs can do for the soul, how nice it was to check out for a week!
While at my parents’ house I spent some time with my dad, I’m helping him write his memoirs, he will be 70 next year so he’s documenting all the funny things he’s experienced and what he’s learned in his lifetime. He’s written over 100 autobiographical short stories and anecdotes so we’re compiling them by chapters. What a treasure to pour over his experiences from his youth through adulthood and fatherhood. I must have thrown my head back in laughter two dozen times, tears streaming down my face as he recounted his experiences. I know most of the stories but how wonderful to hear them retold again in his voice.
And speaking of stories, I do so love a great renovation tale, especially one where the homeowners design a space to suit their tastes and lifestyle. I’m smitten with this renovation by Lauren of Pure Style Home, be sure to read about the process here.
And some favorite links I stumbled across while I browsed the internet on my week off:
12 design apps for remodelers
Dated kitchens refreshed without remodeling
A helpful guide to wood look ceramic tile
The power of the Kreg Jig – 15 fab DIY projects
Big congrats to John & Sherry for their product line now available at Target!
A 300 foot slipe ‘n slide in the middle of a city street – crazy fun
I so love the Curtain Lady
Have a fantastic weekend everyone!
Tags: weekend reading