Spring is always such a busy time! Not only with work, but with life in general. Kid's concerts, taxes, yard work (finally!), end of term projects, etc. I thought I would pop on here and give you an update on what has been going on around here and the upcoming projects you will find here on the blog in the upcoming weeks.
First off, we haven't started the flooring project in the kitchen because the sink started leaking again in the same spot. I think it is time to call in the professionals to see if there are better products to use or a different way to configure the pipes. I am at a loss as to why it keeps happening. It seems so simple and yet...drip, drip. We didn't have this problem until we got the new sink so maybe there's a defect?
I have kept myself busy by weeding, raking and doing other things in the yard. I have to be patient since we can't really plant much until mid May. So this is the planning stage. If you live somewhere with a late planting time, you can get prepared by reading my post on planning and crop rotation!
After 3 years of having a couple of bunnies, and not thinking it was possible, we (Surprise!) had our first batch of babies. NINE of them. Yikes! I am hoping to find them all homes by the end of the month. So if you live in Utah county and want a bunny or two for free, let me know. Ha ha! I'll even throw in some food ;) Heck, I will deliver!
My oldest son was headed to California for his high school choir tour. When he landed a solo AND a small group performance, I decided to go and watch his performance in Disneyland. My mom and sisters came too and it was such a fun (quick) trip!
This winter was a tough one for me. Some years I don't seem to struggle as much and some years the SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) seems to take over. As I have been able to get outside and work, I can feel it fading away. I am hoping to me more active on Instagram Stories, make more video tutorials, and bust out some really cool outdoor projects as well as hopefully finally get the basement project back on track. We just got the custom windows!
Speaking of the basement, since Shane and I are temporarily sleeping in the office, I finally decided to build a simple bed so our mattress is no longer on the floor. I wanted it to feel more like an intentional bedroom and not like we were visiting a relative. And while I was at it, I got new bedding and pillows! I will share that newly decorated space very soon! It felt so good to set the saw up outside (instead of the dark basement) and cut wood out in the fresh air!
Upcoming projects to look for on the blog:
Secret Garden Revamp!
Front Yard Landscaping
Front Room refresh
New flooring in upstairs
What are you working on right now? I'd love to hear about your upcoming projects!
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Hi Stacy, can you tell me where the pitcher came from that is holding your bouquet of tulips? Thanks, Jackie
I got it at Target as part of theChip and Joanna (Hearth and Home) line. It was last year and I can’t find it on their site anymore.
Stacy, I feel for you with the seasonal depression.... This winter the picture that came to me was that I am "solar powered". No wonder I am slow, tired, discouraged and grumpy. There has not been enough hours of sunlight to recharge my battery. It has been an unusually wet winter in the part of California where I live. There was a week of sun and warmth in early March, and then groomy, no sun and rain ever since. I thought I had done pretty well keeping myself encouraged this winter...until then! Its been a rough six weeks! Some people don't understand. Just saying I do.... Glad you are planning your garden and that you get out whenever you can. I worked on projects in my garage with the door open in the rain... it was not ideal but better than inside all day.
Sorry to hear about your sink again. Water can be the devil.
It's been a tough long winter in the midwest. I'm sure that hasn't helped. Hopefully the weather will improve.
Disney looked like a fun time.
I live in the other hemisphere so am preparing for the cooler season which are very mild here. I have planted some winter vegetable seedlings, and thinking about recipes for the crock pot, etc.
Happy to hear about your son! Congratulations to him on be selected to sing a solo and to perform at Disney! The trip to California with your family must have brightened your days. Thanks your sharing your real struggles with the water leaking and the depression due to lack of sun. It was fun to see you holding the bunny. You are so good with animals. Still remember you holding a goose in your arms, my favorite photo of you. Carry on, your doing a good job, Stacy.
I so enjoy reading your blogs and looking at your pictures! Your ideas and comments are always so practical and down to earth, this very beginner home DIY'er, has no problem understanding.
While I am very sorry to hear about your sink, I must admit I took a little sigh of relief that even the professional DIY'ers have problems requiring professionals.Sometimes I think I should be able to fix whatever's wrong, between all the DIY books, magazines and websites I have. Living alone in the house my father built 47 years ago has a whole set of challenges based on just that, not considering skill, tools, etc. But I love living here on acres of forest and wouldn't trade it for anything! Tho' SAD does set in just about every winter. Living in rainy, dark,cold Oregon requires tons of sunny thoughts!
Thanks again for putting out such an enjoyable blog!
Mary Alice Kenley
Right now, we are planning a resurfacing project for our carport. I look forward much more to fun stuff, like painting rooms; but it's gotta get done. Then we're detailing the boat and having a fun summer--no projects!