Where in the world have I been? I have sort of neglected my blog and my bloggy friends. And, my house. And, my etsy shop needs an update too. You see, I have been under the weather and hopefully I am on the mend. Plus, it has been pretty darn pretty outside and well, baby hughes literally throws a fit to go outside to eat rocks, blow bubbles and chew on sticks. Thank goodness he is down for a nap before we start round 2. So, I hope to be a better blogger and a better etsier and a better housewife (well, we will see about that last one *wink*) this coming week.
Being outside so much makes me want to get started out there. I really need to weed, but I constantly misplace my gloves. So, I have to go get me a cute pair this year (shhhhh.... the real reason is: I am positive that there are spiders living in my gloves in the winter and so I never look too hard for them!) And, we need a new springy doormat. So, that is my goal this weekend- new gloves, new doormat.
We are still working on that laundry room. Not hard mind you, it has been neglected as well. Just needs some touch up paint and some fluffing.
We don't have a whole lot planned for this weekend... just your normal Easter stuff. But, next weekend, we are going to the Bloomin Garden show. I love this garden show! They always have lots of booths with vintage garden stuff. And, there is the annual killing of 2 gardenias. Each year, I buy 2 gardenias for inside the house. And each year I ask the lady if they are hard to keep. Each year she lies to me. She is good too. I honestly believe that this year will be different. She should sell used cars, she would be a pro! I adore gardenias, but they are suicidal. I can't keep them in the house. But, last year, I moved them outside and they took off! Thank goodness I live in the South where I can enjoy them and their fragrance most of the summer.
Also, at the garden show, they have live birds that are injured or otherwise can't make it in the wild. And, every year so far they have had an owl. Now, let me tell you something about baby hughes and owls. He adores them! Can't get enough. You can hand him any book and tell him to find an owl and he will find it within 10 seconds. I will go get him up from a nap and there will be a book open to a page with an owl on it. He has a couple of stuffed owls (hootie hoot and mr. owl ,of course) and some owl t-shirts that I got off of etsy. He can't sleep without hootie hoot. So, naturally, I love most anything that my monster loves. I even ordered this from Anthropologie the other day:
Adorable huh? I thought this would keep him from removing the kitchen towel from the front of the stove, where I like it. No such luck, but he really likes the towel. So, needless to say, I am really excited for him to see a real, live owl. God help us if they don't bring an owl.... we have really been talking it up about them.
Whoa, this post went a little random. I hope to get it together this week and show you a laundry room update and share some vintage goodness.
Have a very wonderful Easter!