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