Although it’s still in the high 80’s here, there are definitely signs of fall…leaves changing, college football, and shorter daylight hours. Fall is my favorite season and I welcome its arrival!
“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant
by Valerie | 09.04.15 | For Funsies | No Comments »
Just a few beautiful botanicals – dahlias, Japanese painted fern (from our yard), and spray roses – scattered around our home…
by Valerie | 08.17.15 | Around our home, For Funsies, Garden | No Comments »
Ryan was out of town recently and we’ve been so busy lately, so it was really nice to take the day off on Sunday for some much needed R&R and spend some time together; our Sunday included brunch and a nap and it was pretty fantastic. We’ve been getting lots of tomatoes and some peppers from our garden too and I was excited to pick this red bell pepper and several jalapeño and cayenne peppers. I really like these sodas (the Juniper Berry is my current favorite)! Have you heard of Little Free Library? There’s one in our neighborhood and it’s adorable.
by Valerie | 08.10.15 | Around town, For Funsies, Garden | No Comments »
Y’all got a potty? Why yes…yes we do – we even have one in our front yard until construction is complete in our basement.
by Valerie | 08.07.15 | Around our home, For Funsies | No Comments »
For me, the weekend brought lots of tomatoes and 1 ripe cayenne pepper from our garden – now that we have a bowl full of various kinds of tomatoes, we’ll have to figure out what we want to do with them. Also, I was happy to see Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp; it was completely ridiculous and funny (which is just what I needed), I love the cast, and I think Paul Rudd is pretty great! Speaking of Paul Rudd, I thought this was funny. And there’s something really lovely about the summer evening light…
by Valerie | 08.03.15 | Around our home, For Funsies, Garden | No Comments »
When I’m feeling a bit down or my day just isn’t going how I’d like it to, there are a few things that are sure to cheer me up – my dog, Melody, always makes me smile, a nice walk in the sunshine helps, and I bought myself this cute little succulent and planted it in a pot with gold polka dots. Are you humming this to yourself yet? What makes you happy?
by Valerie | 07.31.15 | Around our home, For Funsies, Princess Puppy Pants | No Comments »
I’m so excited to say that we’ve now completed our basement stair beautification project…at least that’s what I’m going to call it. The red oak wood stain on the treads and Benjamin Moore super white paint really made a big difference; I’d say they have come a long way from this to this and this. I was so happy about it, when we finished painting yesterday, that I kept saying we had “sexy stairs”. Now, hopefully in the next couple months, we can finish having work done to our basement, get all the walls painted white, and say goodbye to the mint chocolate chip green color that’s currently in the space. We managed to make it to the Art Fair last weekend, picked our first four ripe tomatoes from the garden, and I cut some hosta leaves and hydrangea from our yard as well to enjoy inside – enjoying the summer weather and our summer garden/yard! (bowl and vase by Abigail Murray)
by Valerie | 07.20.15 | Around our home, For Funsies, Garden | No Comments »