Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Potting Benches

I've been dreaming about potting benches lately, as we prepare for springtime. Our current situation has all of our pots and tools in the garage. While we have the storage space, it's quite a dark and uninspired workspace.

I'm wondering if my husband might be game for building one? We've got a lot of projects currently - prepping the garden, starting seeds, building the run for the chicken coop. So I'm sure it will be some time. I've been saving some of these images for a while, it won't hurt to wait a bit longer. I'm still debating, open shelving, cubbies, pegs, pegboard? So many options. Wouldn't any of these make a beautiful little workspace?

Friday, March 25, 2011

{this moment} - new additions

Friday tradition, one photo, no words, inspired by soulemama
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lately at Home

With school plays, babysitting, multiple illnesses, buying/selling cars, meetings, etc., we've been able to seek and find lovely bits of relaxation.
Family up for a visit, coffee and apple pear crisp, birthday candles.
A 40th anniversary party attended and our own anniversary celebrated.

The last snowfalls of the season, seeking warmth inside, and naps all around.
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


We've been hibernating a bit. The weather has been snowy and cold, which we've kind of enjoyed. We've built snowmen, and been to some bonfires in the snow.
We've spent a lot of time playing with our new toys. This is a puppet theater that 'Santa' built. It's beautiful! There are spotlights, a front chalkboard, even a sound effect machine. It's very tall so it even fits the adults that have been playing along. We're working on some of our story lines!
We've gotten to see some really neat ice sculptures at a local Ice Festival, and played indoor hockey. This rink is actually in a children's museum, you simply skate in your socks, no ice here.
Lots of family get togethers which have been nice and relaxed. We are still having some celebrations into January now, but it keeps things from being so hectic in December.
But still, a lot of staying warm by the fire and hibernating a bit.

Next up, I started cleaning a closet and have been inspired to keep going through each room in the house. Really, I can't wait!
I want to simplify this year, and focus more on time with my family and less on time cleaning and maintaining. I hope I can get there. Here is to a fresh, new year!
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