I’m trying to get organized, the spring-like weather has me sprucing up, airing out, chucking the old… I picked up many treasures on my last jaunt to Jersey, a favorite is this $4 cross-stiched pair of hummingbirds. I happen to … Continue reading
Got a desk for $15 … fixed her up and got her ready to take on some work-from-home-action!
My husband is the best. Even when he’s being the worst, he’s the best. We don’t really do Christmas gifts with each other — we’ve been together a long time, so there’s no need to go nuts, and we’d rather expend the energy, time and money on gifts for our friends and families.
That said, the guy is crafty and can still surprise me. I’ve been collecting silhouettes since we moved into the house, and have a nice little wall collage going. They’re not as easy to come across as you’d think! I haven’t added to the collection in a while.
One of my most favorite things, besides my new nephew, is the ancient cat who has lived with us the past year and a half. My dear friend couldn’t keep her, we became her stewards.
I love this stupid cat so much it kind of makes me glad I never had children. I think my heart would have burst a million times.
Enter Creative Husband with an awesome silhouette of our awesome cat, and you had one giddy Larsen on Christmas!!
A photo, a piece of plywood, some craft paint… I swoon.
- I have so many things to catch up on. We have been hard at work on the downstairs bathroom. But I don’t yet feel ready to publish our progress. In the meantime, Instagram helped me by telling me my most popular photos of 2016 so I thought I would share them here. I will have more house updates soon I promise Thanks for reading!
Halloween is one of my favorites. Always has been, but even more since we’ve moved to the burbs and get a bajillion little goblins trick-or-treatng. The porch may still need painting… But I’m madly in love with it anyway. … … Continue reading
I always sew with a pattern. But I’ve been feeling like going off-script lately. Found this little burlap canvas, pre-made and ready for stitches: because I have an awesome crafty friend who gifted me a lot of supplies. So … Continue reading
Something went wonky with my post, so HI! I’m back!! Our dear friends Antonia and Anthony tied the knot at City Hall in May. This past Saturday, they had a classy cocktail party at Gleasons followed by an after-party in our … Continue reading
We got soil and manure, you guys! But it’s been too hot to get the garden in. We’re going to keep working on it through the week and get veggies going next weekend…
The newlyweds came to visit! Jeremy, too… but he escaped my lens…
The peony bloomed!
And the table made its seasonal debut.
Here’s to #summer2016
Much to celebrate in the coming months. And much to demo.
Over the past weekend, I picked up some plants at the fantastic Hilltop Nursery and got them planted. Hooray! Then the temperature plummeted and I fretted, but today is Wednesday and things are still looking not-frozen. Double Hooray!
I’m not sure of those little white flowers are gonna be the “spiller” I want them to be, but here’s hoping…
And… drum roll, please… presenting, for the first time ever…
(I’m disproportionately proud of my baskets, especially considering that they could each probably use another plant…)
The baskets are hung up and I think they look adorable. They also reeaaallly highlight how much paint scraping we need to do on the porch, which is fantastic. No, really, it’s just awesome. Agh!
Oh, and for my own garden journaling purposes, I am posting a photo of one of two peonies that are going on their third season with us. They are cuttings from our brother-in-law, and his plants are cuttings from a peony from Chris’ father’s family farm in Jackson, MN. They are healthy and green and getting big, and THERE IS A FLOWER BUDDING!! It’s our first peony. So. Excited. (Yes, disproportionately 😉)
So looking forward to a beautiful summer!