"Two are Better than One!" ~Ecclesiastes 4:9

Monday, June 25, 2012

Project Frenzy

I have been in this crazy mode of getting project after project done.  These projects have ranged from creating photo albums to touching up trim paint and organizing the garage to planting herbs and berries in our backyard.  I even took our wedding invite and Todd's MHA diploma to get framed last week after purging files in the office.  I can't quite explain the madness, but I do know the end result feels good!  I have been doing projects almost every day, and I must say while I am dead tired each night the house is looking really good and my mind is at peace...until I think of something else I must get done!

I have spent about 4 weeks getting the majority of our albums up to date and working on our wedding albums.  There is still a little more work to do in those, but it is a much more manageable project now.

Several of the digital albums I completed.

Then, I focused my attention on the yard and did a lot of cleanup and planting.  Last week I honed in on some sewing projects including garters for a friends wedding, a valance for the laundry room, and purchased drapery fabric for the dining room.

These make me want to get married again!!

Drapery fabric for the dining room
shown with the paint color (the lightest)
and the fabrics already in the adjacent kitchen

Laundry room valance....
this picture is a little funny and distorted.
There is also black beaded fringe along the bottom.

...and this is the shelf and rod I added
to the laundry room a few months ago.
The laundry room is finally complete!
Then, I painted the remaining trim and doors in the house that didn't quite make the first go around several months ago when I ran out of steam!  This week brings a "to do" list for our exchange students that arrive next week.  I will be preparing their rooms and making other preparations for them over the next few days.  However, I still managed to get in a ton of other projects today.  I painted the half wall in our backyard, planted a hydrangea bush and other plants in the sideyard, and finally planted my lemon tree today!

Painted wall
(it used to be white but now matches our exterior trim color)
The terra cotta pots have our herbs, veggies and lemon tree in them!

Painted wall and blueberry bushes!

Sideyard with new flowers, raspberry plants and hydrangeas!
Now to prop my feet up!  ;o)


  1. I really love all the work you have done to your house. You are a talented designer! Wish I could say the same for myself.

    1. Thanks - I definitely get it from my Mom!

  2. Love ALL of your project results!! I feel as though I share in your taste and ideas:) Wish you were nearby, I could use a female opinion in many of my new home selections, haha!! I have had couple girlfriends opinions but still overwhelming and they r not always immdiately available! How dare they have families, lol! Aahhh! Tomarrow plumbing selections (faucets etc), kitchen and fireplace backsplash! Wednesday morning all lighting in/out of house!

    1. Thank you so much - such sweet comments! Lighting is so fun - I am looking for one last indoor light for our house, and I kind of don't want it to come to an end! You are doing a lot of work -- good luck!!!

  3. I'm so jealous of your lemon tree!
    your back yard is to die for!