Well, we did it… a super-packed, fun-filled weekend with no projects or yard work in sight! I’m sure we’ll be paying for it next weekend, the jungle is closing in on us. It’s a little scary. Although I’m not convinced that an “all play” and “no work” weekend is entirely good for us. By Monday we were all pretty much grumpy and tired. There must be a healthy balance between the two and that’s exactly what I’ll be striving for from now on. I’m spending the day today catching up: there’s a loaf of banana bread baking in the oven, the laundry has been sorted and started, and I’m about to tackle the bathrooms and floors. Nothing puts a smile on my face like the feeling of a freshly cleaned house, well, with the exception of a freshly cleaned house jacked up with flowers from the garden.I’m on sort of a theme here these days if you haven’t noticed. The garden is blooming and I just can’t help myself. We collect these little star jars—they are the packaging for dried beef. I only use dried beef in one recipe, but it’s a recipe that’s been in the family for years. What I’m trying to say is we have quite a few of these cute star jars. So I thought they’d be perfect to group together and use for the garden blooms.Between the laundry and baking, I went out back and snipped an assortment of herbs and blooms in pale pink and lavender hues. There’s not a ton blooming out there, but enough to muster up a little something.
I grouped them together, mostly by type, and displayed them on the mantle for a fresh clean springtime look. After the crazy long weekend an empty clean house filled with garden blooms is like therapy to me. I’ll be rejuvenated and ready when they get back from the trenches. Not to mention we still have cool breezes blowing in, love that. A good day is all about working hard, getting things looking how I like them (which usually includes flowers this time of year), making a nice dinner, and unwinding with a cold beer at the end of a hard day’s work, a nice balance. I’m just about ready to start thinking about projects, more cottage plans, and yard work again. In the living room, near the fireplace, I’d like to bring in a more substantial chair, something comfortable. I’m thinking of a cute slipcovered number in the same fabric as our sofa. I just need to find the fabric and set everything in motion. I’m planning on using one of my grandpas old chairs (the only chair he ever sat in as far as I can remember), that will be the base.
I’m off, I can smell the banana bread is just about done. It’s a new recipe I’m trying with buttermilk, and I added chocolate chips of course. I’m determined to finish up my cleaning and reward myself with a hot slice. Until next time …
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