Wednesday, March 31, 2010
These are my beans growing on twine in my dining room windows. In 3 weeks they went from seeds to about 15 inches long. I am very excited about getting these things planted in my garden, its just too early still.
I cleaned and organized the back porch, organized the dining room, cleaned the kitchen, had Chris hang the shelves in the dining room, organized Keira's clothes, put up stickers in her room, and generally just cleaned and organized the house. I have made a lot of progress and I still have a ways to go. I am just glad I am not procrastinating, I have 10 days left to get it all in shape!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
This is straight from http://ohjoy.blogs.com. The above picture is of a store in Austria called Feinedinge. For one thing, I wish the outside of this joint was the front of my house and second, look at these amazing vases below! I wonder if they ship to the US...otherwise Chris and I might have to schedule a trip to Austria!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
These last three pictures are from http://gardenrooms.typepad.com and I am completely in love with all 3 looks. I have a variety of tables and chairs. If I still do a deck and patio on the back of the house the yard is big enough to do a separate space. Of course I'm still working on my garden rendering. My plants are out of control...I thinned some...I will post an update on those soon.
We spent the weekend in Shepardstown, WV. Above and below are pictures of Harper's Ferry, WV. We took a day trip over there in the pouring rain.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I love the hippy vibe, I love the art, I love the low profile of the room and the exposed beams. It looks like a fun place to hang out with friends.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
...I asked Chris if he liked them. I said I was afraid they were too "shabby chic," and he said they looked "elegant country." I think that's the same thing...not what I was going for but they do look cozy, which is what I wanted:-). Who knows, they may drive me crazy and something else will be up soon!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I used indoor planting trays with clear lids on them this time around. I have 144 little pods planted. I am hoping they will all take, some of them have several seeds in each and they are now sitting in the window.
I planted tomatoes, squash, peppers, cucumbers, basil, green beans, dill, parsley, marigolds, oriental poppies, bachelor buttons, sunflowers varieties, and some zinnias. I have more flowers to plant including bulbs, I have a giant elephant ear in a pot in the sunshine too. I want to be ahead of things when its warm enough to plant. Last year I was pregnant at this time and then had Keira in April and the garden never happened. I won't let that happen this year!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I got some bulbs from Costco last Saturday. I will not be able to even plant them until April. I got ranunculus, peonies, hostas and anemone. Some are shady plants some are full sun and I think after the little planning I've done I have some good ideas about how to get started. I would like to do some raised beds for vegetables and herbs and then the bulk of the flowers to run along the borders of our yard. I am also figuring in the deck/patio we would like to put in this spring. Keira will be walking soon and I'd like a nice place to sit and watch her as well as use for entertaing, etc.
I will get busy on my drawing and I will post photo of Keira's room, its come a long way!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
This an after and before, as you can see! Small victories- I touched this up this morning. This is in our very small downstairs hallway and directly below the telephone nook that the West Elm egg is currently perched on.
I love making progress, but there are so many little things to do around the house that it becomes overwhelming. I am trying to just focus on finishing one thing at a time.