Phew...where do I begin. I haven't been keeping up with my blog lately. I have been busy with work, life, and home. We had a busy weekend. My sister and her family came in from out of town this past weekend, and a girlfriend from Vegas was in town. So we hosted a small gathering at home with old friends. Always a great time to be with old friends isn't it? Other than I felt like all I did was cook and clean, well I truly enjoyed our time together, and we did order pizza for the gathering, so I cheated that time.
On the homefront, yes I won my carpet battle with Lowes. Well...honestly it wasn't a battle, I called and told them that the color was horrid, and that there had to be a mistake. So, they asked for a sample of the carpet...and we waited. Well, today I checked the messages after work, and there was a voicemail from them telling me that the manufacturer agrees that the color was defective, and that I could come in and pick out a different carpet. Thank you Jesus! See...I wasn't losing my mind or my eyesight, I knew something wasn't right!
The guestroom enjoyed its first guests, and they tell me that it was so cozy and inviting....even though the room isn't complete yet. I know, get off my butt right?! I'll get there. A few things to share with you in the guest room. First, the lovely shutter panels that my sister made for me with the matching fabric to the comforter. She did a terrific job, I was so happy with the result. As we speak she is working on panels for the windows in a coordinating fabric too, if you're reading this sis, no pressure - really! So....no more pictures until I get those panels up, and a new chair for the room. Hopefully it won't be too much longer, and we can call that project done.
Also, we have a huge deck in the backyard that needs some TLC, years have really wore out a lot of the floor boards. So, we started to tackle that project as well. We had a big part of the deck boards replaced, and are hoping to get the rest done later this summer. Next year we'll tackle the boards all the way around the pool. It took 2 guys three full days to change out the boards, and they tell me it was HARD work. But they did a great job, and I'm really happy with the turnout.
And since the weather can't make up it's mind, I decided to put out the front porch furniture. A little mismatch, but oh well. It's done and we can enjoy sitting on the porch when it's nice out, which we did a lot of over the weekend when sis was visiting. Happy Birthday to my two beautiful sisters who are celbrating their birthday's in May. One on the 24th, and the other on the 31st!
Ok, so that's pretty much it for now. I have a book report to proofread for my 10 year old before I hit the sack. I promise to be over to chat with all of you soon. Sorry I've been a bad blogger friend lately. Hugs!
Look at these beautiful Spode plates I ordered for the guest room. It's a set of 6 and part of the Blue Room Collection by Spode. They are just beautiful. Can't wait to hang them!
And here are the shutter panels my sister made. Ok, now these are adorable!
Here is a snapshot of the deck. You can see most of the main level was replaced, and
that corner area on the second level. That's where the boys run and jump into the pool
And the entire area where we have our patio furniture is new too,
boy does it make a huge difference!And a couple pics of the front porch with the summer furniture out and ready for some warm summer days! Stop on over, we can sit a chat and drink a glass of lemonade.
We'll chat again soon my friends!