Well hello there Cottage Fix friends! All is good here, things are moving right along. I’m feeling much better after flopping on the sofa for all of last week—that summer cold took me down. I was beginning to wonder if I’d ever wear anything other than pajama bottoms and a raggedy old T-shirt again. While I’m not feeling in tip top shape, I’m definitely feeling more like my old self again (which certainly wasn’t anywhere close to being in tip top shape). Thank you so much for all of the well wishes sent my way. It’s always nice to see a little something sweet in my inbox. xo
It’s drought tolerant and a big time summer bloomer that gives way to an orange-ish red splendor in the fall. As you can see, the blooms are so numerous the sweet little branches are getting pulled down by the flower’s weight making for a droopy sort of tree. So I HAD to snip a few and bring them inside. Grin.A crepe myrtle seemed perfect for our garden since we already have several growing in our front and side gardens. There are three pink varieties and a white natchez in the front garden and we added another natchez up there too.
I’m doing the floor pillow thing a lot these days, trying to get that uncluttered light and airy look. That look that says, “I’m so cool I just toss pillows about.” I could be hip enough to pull off the floor pillow look I think, or at least I used to be. I do own a pair of mom jeans now. Just sayin’.
And, this is where Paisley likes to play so we’re often on the floor in here. If I put too much furniture in this room, I’ll end up finding it all pushed out of the way for a session of puppy playtime. So instead of the continued annoyance of shuffling the chairs back and forth, I just cleared the decks and chucked a couple of large pillows on the floor. Last but not least, this is my silly little summer vegetable garden. It was a pond once upon a time and we filled it in and turned it into a raised garden bed. I have three tomato plants, a red pepper, and a cucumber growing. It looks kinda crazy, but it really is fairly easy to keep free of the ivy and weeds, although I’m seeing a few now. I’ll get to those after this heat wave passes. Today our weather man included the word “oppressive” in the forecast. Oppressive. Doesn’t that sound lovely? Thank heavens for AC!xoxo Sally
ps. Thinking of painting the trunk with a soft gray chalk paint.
pps. Teetering back and forth on this like all the major decisions in my life. Grin!