Monday, March 5, 2012

{Moving On}

Hello dear readers! I just wanted to let you know that I'll be taking a break from this blog for awhile...maybe forever! :) I have started up a new endeavor which you are welcome to read about by following me at Grace Note Gifts. I still immensely enjoying creating a cozy environment in my home, so that will still be happening, it just won't be as documented here...BUT, you can always check in on me on Pinterest if you want to know what's happening around here! :)

Blessings, Grace

Monday, February 20, 2012

My Imperfect Life!

Today I am linking up to Nester's It's Not Perfect But it's Beautiful linky Party. I don't have anything amazing to post today...too tired to try, although I have done some fun stuff lately...I just have the current state of our home to show you. Remnants of yesterday's "fort" for my little boys, puzzles and books strewn all over, and a general disheveled look throughout our home. Usually when our home looks like this it's because there is life happening, you know that stuff that gets in the way of crafting and decorating?! For us this week it is having a sick little boy to tend to, and so the beautifully imperfect part of my life right now is being able to stay home with and care for my baby. I am so blessed that I get to stay home and care for my boys, and though the life of a stay-at-home mom is not all roses and bubble baths it is something I treasure. So, there you go, it's not perfect by any means, but I love my crazy, beautiful life!

Blessings, Grace

Friday, February 3, 2012

Trash to Treasure Garden Chair

About a week ago I was just heading out from our street when I spied an adorable chair in someones trash pile. The garbage truck was scheduled to come that day and I couldn't risk such a cute chair ending up in the dump, so I grabbed it up knowing I could do something with it. When I got it home I realized that the seat was missing (probably why it was in the trash pile), but no matter, I had an idea in mind. After discovering it was painted with a paint that would not withstand the outdoor weather I outfitted in with some Behr indoor/outdoor paint similar to the chair's original color. For the missing seat I simply painted a piece of plywood to stand in it's place that I found laying around in our garage...and it was already the perfect size, score! I picked up the cute flowers sign at World Market and the pots and herbs/flowers I got at Home Depot. There is still some work that needs to go into our little side "yard", but I am happy with this small improvement...such a happy place to look at now, although I'll be switching out the plants pretty soon for some that prefer more shade. Looks cute for now tho, doesn't it?!!


Linking up to: Miss Mustard Seed

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Getting Ready for {Spring}

As I've done my post-Christmas clean-up I've been sprucing things up for Spring...almost every area of our home has gotten a few tweaks here and there and I'm loving the refreshed look. I found the prettiest little blue frame at Hobby Lobby and set it in a vignette on my kitchen table. I was trying to search for the perfect quote for Spring but just couldn't find what I I made up my own! While the World is Sleeping the Earth takes a Breath and Exhales SPRING...ah, just what I wanted! :)

Here are a few snippets of our home getting ready for the next season!

For decorating I've been enjoying framed photos of my favorite people, jars with various textures and colors of moss, fresh green plants and stacked books! You can't go wrong with any of those!