When I started this blog nearly three years ago, I never thought it would be as important to me as it has become. I have spent countless hours and many, many late nights learning the ins and outs of this blog business. Believe it or not, blogging is in fact a legit business, and it isn’t near as easy as it looks from an outside perspective. It isn’t about just snapping a couple pictures, throwing them up with a few paragraphs, then calling it a day. It is so so much more.
Some of my favorite projects come out of my basement. My basement full of the most random things that I think I’ll for sure need one day. Which I most likely will. Or maybe not. You just never know, so might as well just hold on to them for the right timing! I do the same thing with wood. Scrap wood, barn wood, archetectual pieces, so on and so on. There was this round wood piece that I picked up from our local hardware store once that I know I could turn into a project, and I finally did with this DIY Striped Farmhouse Tray!
I’m not going to sugarcoat it. I am a plant killer. I have a black thumb like no other. But you may have already known that by now, since I like to brag about it. Instead I am a huge lover of the artificial plant group, and I’m not even slightly ashamed. But you know who surprisingly is like the plant whisperer in our home? My husband. He can turn any half dead plant into a thriving beauty, and yes I am completely jealous of his skills! Then again, the biggest part of keeping a plant alive is having to water it, and I just tend to always forget that step.
Life, it really gets in the way sometimes doesn’t it!? Here I am at nearly eleven o’clock on a Sunday night, watching House of Cards on Netflix, finally finding the time to sit and write a blog post. My blogging has been inconsistent, which is funny because my word of the year was consistency (whomp whomp, major fail). If you are a return reader I am sorry I have been so spotty, I certainly never intend to be. Life got busy, so I’m here to catch you up on just a few things! And let’s maybe continue to do this Life Lately chat every now and again shall we? Good!
Summer may not officially be here for a few more weeks, but I always consider Memorial Day weekend the beginning of the new season. Barbecues with family and friends, pool parties in the sun, late nights outside by the fire pit, it’s the best isn’t it? With all this time spent outside, you’re probably wanting to get your home in tip top shape, and how fitting since May is National Home Improvement Month! So get all your work done so you can relax and enjoy the beauty of summer!
Finally. A new, beautiful sofa and a couple armchairs. I’ve been waiting a while to replace our living room furniture, and we finally pulled the trigger. I loved my old couch so so so much, but it just didn’t fit the look I was going for in our space anymore. I am super picky about couches. I think it’s mostly the fabric that I don’t love on most of them. I wanted something light, but not that would get dirty quickly, so slipcovered couches were the route we decided to take, and I am so pleased with the ones we chose!