Thursday, April 28, 2011

Well, THAT was a long time comin'...

Order has returned!  Wait, order never even existed in the crazy house!  Still, the place has been much quieter, after the excitement of the in-laws’ visit, an amazing Easter egg hunt and party, 
Chaos reigns

Plus the 7 that we couldn't corral into the picture...
a really fun night out with friends, and a loooong four-day-weekend.  Very little got done in the way of crafting or creating, but there was a ton of cooking, cleaning and commiserating!  Also... have a peek at this!

Yes, that is the elusive and almost-given-up-on bathroom vanity topper.  All that whining and waiting - there it is!  And here's another shot, just because I finally have the danged thing!

Please pretend not to notice the unfinished back wall.  Please!
My contact at the company ended up kicking some butts and taking some names in order to get it for us, PLUS she delivered it to our home, went over installation with us, and (HOLY CATS, BATMAN!) refunded our money.  Yeah, you’re seeing that correctly.  It was such a comedy of errors over there that it was decided, by THEM, that no money should have ever changed hands.  I hate to say it, but maybe I should have tantrumed earlier.  This is not a course of action that I’d normally advocate, but having seen the results, maybe there is occasionally an appropriate time for one.  Just sayin’.  Now, if I could just convince D to get the medicine cabinet done...  another battle for another day, people!

Oh, and I have been eking out some progress here and there... this is the display I've coveted for years.  D isn't fond of pretty just for the sake of pretty, but I went ahead and did it, and he quite likes it.  So there!

Very soon it will also have a towel drying feature on it.  In the meantime, it's just purdy.  :)  That's also a new light fixture - my first attempt at even touching electrical. I'm alive and there was no fire, so I guess it went OK.  ;)

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Monday was a beautiful day here - it got to the mid-60’s, and there was glorious sunshine  :)  The last couple, not so much, but we took advantage of that lovely day by visiting a couple of local garden centers who were in turn using the sunshine to get more of their stock outside.  I started on my usual collection of annual, perennials and other outdoor ornaments, and was able to successfully pretend that there would be no more winter!
I used to be a blue/white flower girl, then I went almost all pink, but for the past two years, I just can’t get bright enough!  I love, love, LOVE the loud citrus colors, and I try to add something different each year as well.  There’s no rhyme or reason to my flower “beds” and planters, so I just pack them full of color, texture and contrast, and hope for the best.  Pretty scientific, no?
These are some of my favorites.

Lantana camara

Black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia)

Hyacinth Bean Vine


Martha Washington Geranium

Moss Roses (Portulaca)
I plan to be back atcha tomorrow with a couple of little goodies, but with my good friends' wedding so bright and early, 

Will and Kate

I can't make any promises.  As a matter of fact, I should be in bed already!  Love to all...


p.s.  It’s a done deal.  Aren’t they gorgeous?  The ceremony was lovely, it was totally tasteful, and it was sooo worth giving up some sleep.

With any luck, I’ll be able to capture a pic of the “balcony kiss”, and my experience will be complete, as theirs is just beginning.

1 comment:

~KS said...

That pic of Will and Kate makes me smile... I want to be a princess :)

And sounds like your Easter weekend was crazy... but fun! So glad.

And love the new bathroom!!