Musings

A Summer List

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

It’s June, at last!  I love this month so much.  June is when we celebrate graduates and Dads, and when the kids gleefully bust out of the doors of their school with such vigor and excitement for the weeks of fun ahead.  I love how all of a sudden the days of summer seem to run into one another.  When you can’t remember what you did yesterday or the day before unless you really think hard about it.

Other than a few home improvement projects here and there, I plan to spend my summer days at home investing myself in the following activities at a very leisurely pace (images courtesy of my latest source of inspiration, Pinterest).   

 

summer list

 

This summer I will  . . .

bake with summer fruit font

blackberry tart

 

 

ride the carousel

carousel

 

linger by a fire

firepit

 

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It’s A Madhouse

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The last 48 hours just about did me in.  But I keep coming back to that famous saying, “That which does not kill you sends you to the madhouse.” 

You see, I got this phone call many weeks ago. I was just returning home from Tahoe, and heard a voice on my answering machine, saying something about a magazine and “. . . your home is lovely and we’d like to talk to you about a photo shoot . . .”  I listened and listened and thought, oh geez, one of my friends is crank calling me, ha ha ha ha. 

christmas ideas mag 2Then I listened some more and this lovely voice sounded completely legit.  So I picked up the phone, and guess what?  It was Better Homes & Gardens.  Wow.

So for the last two months, all my Christmas stuff has still been up in my house. 

I’m convinced that my neighbors must think I’m absolutely cuckoo.  I can hear them now.  “What’s wrong with that family?  It’s February, for goodness sake, take your Christmas tree down!” 

So I’ve suffered the shame of the neighborhood for a photo shoot in BH&G’s ‘Christmas Ideas’ magazine, taking place in my house on Thursday!  “Excited” does not begin to describe.

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A Great Before and After!

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

I really really enjoy Superbowl Sunday.  I love the excuse to sit on the couch eating game day food and watching the big showdown.  I’m usually bored by the halftime show (this year was no exception), but I always look forward to the commercials.  This year’s commercials were unfortunately a big disappointment, but one in particular made me laugh. 

I think it’s because I can’t get enough of a good ‘Before’ and ‘After’ ~ this is a clever take on all those HGTV shows I love. 

“It totally opens it up, we gave it a fun vibe, clearly this is a room people want to hang out in!”

Watch for the pan from ‘Before’ to ‘After’ ~ loved it. 

I think many men wish it would be just this easy! 

Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers! 

Do you watch the Superbowl?  What did you think?

 

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