Saturday, May 26, 2012

"Holiday" Weekend

How many of you have lots of projects planned for your weekend?  We spent our weekends last summer pouring concrete and like Bill Murray in Groundhog's Day:  Here we go again!

Kev built the forms, I mixed the concrete and together we made...

...these!  And the sidewalks, too.  The master plan involves a "bike path" for these two country kids to enjoy...we have to hustle though, they're growing up fast!
This weekend we'll be fixing up the spot by the (purty) propane tank...because it's a holiday, after all.

Stay cool, my friends!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Cabinet Hardware

Remember when I confessed my love of these handles?

I've added them (in another style) to our painted, plain melamine drawer fronts.
Let me tell you, melamine is tough as nails. (One reason I'm not too eager to replace these cabinets all together, just yet!)
The handles remind me of a smile under a handlebar mustache (cheerful, no?) and they make the most lovely little *clink* sound when opening and closing these plain drawers. 
Hardware Overload?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Everyday Moments

It forever "seems like yesterday" when you're the parent.  My kids have been busy doing the things that kids do and I've been busy trying to keep up with them, while trying to stay present to the moments that matter.

My daughter is preparing for her First Eucharist.
It's a full circle moment, watching her do the things I did as a child.

Farming the land is in full swing around here, every chance my son gets, he is outside, walking in his dad's, grandpa's or uncles' steps.  Which usually involves at least one tractor to get the day's work done.

I have loved this perpetual journal idea from Abby for a while and finally got around to doing something about it:

I used a thrifted sea-foam index card holder, prettied it up with some MS home office products to make a spot to record those little-big moments.

Like the things they say and do: 

"Grandma, can you pass me one of those chickens?"  
(Little Mr.'s explanation of deviled eggs being served at lunch.)  and

"Mom makes me craps every Sunday.
(From Miss D. in her weekly writing from school...that'd be crepes :) 

Do you record your family's memorable moments?  Do tell!

May your day be full of *little big* moments!
Love to you!