I've been scrambling around getting the house finished, in anticipation for family arriving this coming 4th of July weekend.
I love having family over, there's nothing like it, being able to sit and visit and enjoy good food. But I'm weird in the sense that I want things done right, and I don't have a dirty or untidy house, but I always feel like I have to go the extra mile.
With just having moved in here a month ago, things are a bit more stressful because not everything is in it's place or completely unpacked. I really could just leave it be, I know my family wouldn't care one bit if something is out of place of it there's a box lurking around. Problem is....I can't do it, it kills me LOL
My kids will tell you that I'm always behind them picking things up and cleaning. I disagree, I don't think I'm THAT bad, but what do I know?
See what moving does? I finally got my kitchen benches put together only to find that I'm missing some hardware for the yellow one and the bottom for the blue one. Where did they go? I have no clue, I'm assuming somewhere in the garage and I'll eventually come across them.
They also took quite a beating and the paint has completely come off in some areas, which means, I need to retouch or sand down or whatever, decisions, decisions.
Got my chalkboard up in this kitchen. I don't know, but I always feel much happier when I have one on the wall. I still need to do some touch ups around the edges, and actually want to find some sort of trimming to place around, but for now, I couldn't resist getting it ready for the weekend.
I'm no artist and I'm terrible at drawing, but it's cute nonetheless.
I've had some books come in for review this past week, which I'm quite excited to read. I reviewed a Charles Todd book not too long ago and enjoyed it so much. I'm thrilled to be asked to review his other two.
I did have another book come in for review this afternoon, so I have plenty of reading to keep me busy over the summer.
Something else keeping me busy is the costume I'm working on for Jasmine. This is the pattern I made for her shoulder pieces, and the design is just random free hand shapes that will be embroidered in gold thread once on the actual white satin.
My living room is now done. I will take photos of it tomorrow as I plan on doing a house tour for tomorrow's post, so if you're interested in seeing my new home, be sure to come on back :)
Mind you, some rooms are not finished, I am still missing some furniture and some wall stuff, and my bedroom and office NEED to be painted because I can't handle the pink walls any longer. Driving me insane.
But, I will still show you how things look and introduce you to this huge house I now call home.
Will save the outside for another day.
And speaking of outside, ever wonder what a dandelion looks like up close? I know I did, and was so surprised to see just how stunning it is.
It never ceases to amaze me just how gorgeous nature really is. How intricate the designs and colors on the simplest of things. We take so much for granted, just knowing it's there.
Like this guy. He was playing hide and seek with me.
Here's the thing, I don't like Lizards, like....ugh, they move too fast for my liking LOL But even I have to admit that he's beautiful, there's no denying that.
Well friends, it's almost 10pm and 5am comes around too fast. I'm going to head to bed and try to get some much needed rest, I've been feeling very tired and unwell and I think I need to really take some time to myself.
Have a great night :)