I am sick... yes, it seems that baby hughes cold or virus or whatever he had has blessed us all.
Of course, if I have to be home sick, I want to be right here in my warm, breezy backyard watching my boy play with a vintage train and yell at the wind.
We had a wonderful weekend.... great weather...lots of gardening and cooking out and I even painted our upstairs hall.
Rainwater by Martha in case you are wondering.
And also, if you are wondering, Frog Tape isn't any better than regular painter's tape. There, I said it. Of course, it may just be me and my methods.
I even finished a new piece.
And one sweet girl helped me name her after I pondered aloud (on twitter) what her name should be.
She jokingly suggested her own name... which also happens to be my mother's name.
And it stuck.
So, Meet Mary.
Both are quite sweet and vintage loving.
The weather is pretty and getting warmer, so I can only imagine that I will be painting up a storm in the weeks to come. I have a few pieces waiting on me to just choose a color already... light grey... or medium grey.... or blue...
Hopefully I will be back soon to show you some more furniture redos and maybe what the upstairs hall looks like once I get everything all painted.
Since it is wedding season... or getting close to my anniversary....
I am thinking of how I would have done mine differently.
Of course, I would still choose Mr. Hughes.
But, back in 2006, I didn't know about etsy. And while we handmade many things ourselves, there is just so much more to choose from now. And, there is the thing that I just love weddings and parties. So, I want to do little series over the next few weeks about what I would choose now and I will start with
I will go paint some stuff in a few minutes, but I wanted to share a crafty, Easter-y project that baby hughes and I attempted.
From Country Living
From the moment I saw these sweet little nests, I knew I wanted to try them. baby hughes was super excited when I was setting everything up. When it was time to start, it occupied him for probably 5 minutes tops. I had to finish the one he started on.
Here are ours.... we used vintage maps for these two. If I do it again, I will use our shredder to get the pieces more fine.
After Easter, if they aren't destroyed, I think we will use it to hold his growing rock collection.
here is another that I used old book pages for. It was lots of fun... well, for me. Quite messy though and they take awhile to dry. I also painted little wooden eggs a pale blue with brown specs.
If you would like to attempt these nests, here is the link to the details.
In other news (oh and this isn't one of the 2 secrets... I need to wait a bit longer on those!)
Danielle is having a great giveaway that is benefiting an even GREATER cause. So swing by there and see all the fabulous items ONE person will win. Oh, and it is her birthday, so be sure to mention that
Isn't that sweet of her to give presents instead of getting them?
Their booth was amazing! They built this little house from salvaged windows and doors.
It was quite magical!
And I just have to say once again that they are so sweet and I am so glad I have a booth with them!
And the Dream Job e-course that I just signed up for the other day.
I am learning a lot girls! And it is helping me focus on goals that I have for Vintage Junky
Even if you already have a business up and running, I think that this is such an inspiring course.
I am excited about this pretty spring weather and some new pieces I have to paint that I bought last night.
I can't wait to get my hands on them!
I am so loving my little hoop that I got in the mail from Heather
I like it in so many places that I can't just choose one, but for now it is in my entry across from the dining room.
And I am excited we didn't get a ticket for pulling a U-turn so we could get to Target to buy Deathly Hallows on DVD... I mean, so I could use the facilities. I even told the policeman that I asked Mr. Hughes to turn around and blamed my bladder. I think it helped get us out of the ticket.
And it turns out that it doesn't come out until Friday.
So, I know what I will be doing during nap time tomorrow!
And, I have 2 secrets that are kind of a big deal for me. One I will let you in on next week. The other....well, you will have to wait just a bit longer to find out about it.
So I just wrote a short small article and shared a sneak peak of my growing stack. I think it has the potential to reach the ceiling! I actually have added a small one since this photo was taken. But, it is an obsession and I need MORE!
So, if you can't get enough of me here, you can go
How was your weekend? Ours was nice... weather was pretty. We played outside and then today... cool again.
I just popped in really quick to tell you about a guest post series that I am really excited to be a part of.
Stefanie at Brooklyn Limestone writes one of my fave fave blogs and it is actually one of the very first blogs that I started following. So, when she asked me to share my favorite nook, I was beyond flattered. Then when I saw the line up of the other bloggers' nooks she is going to be featuring I was just shocked to be included in so much talent!
Here is the lineup for the series:
Creature Comforts - April 7
Vintage Junky - April 8
House Bella - April 9
Decor Chick - April 10
Bijou and Boheme - April 11
Mr. Goodwill Hunting - April 12
Hi Sugarplum! - April 13
Our Humble Abowed - April 14
Jones Design Co. - April 15
221 Vision - April 16
Design Crush - April 17
Love Meagan - April 18
Hodge Podge - April 19
Simplified Bee - April 20
Traci Zeller - April 21
In the Tweeds - April 22
The Blah Blah Blahger - April 23
So I hope you will check out this great series!
I will be back soon to show you a few furniture transformations and maybe talk about how I am shaking up the upstairs.... paint has been purchased!