Sunday, May 1, 2016

In Our Garden - May 1st

Happy May Day! I picked this bouquet from our May garden (more photos and details at the end of this post!).

Some of the lilacs are just starting to bloom...

...others are still buds.

The rhubarb is looking fantastic! I'm ready to pick some and cook with it. Yum!

We have just a few tulips left.

And the chives are beginning to bud.

There's some growth on the raspberry bushes, and just the hint of flowers to come.

The cherry tree is holding on to its blossoms.

The serviceberry tree, which was covered in white just a week ago, has only a few flowers left.

The rhododendron is looking stunning right now!

The ferns are beginning to uncurl.

The pagoda dogwood by our porch is beautiful.

I went out this morning to pick some of the spring flowers in our yard to make a May Day bouquet.

My guy and I go to my parents' house every Sunday for dinner, and we wanted a little something to take to them today.

A riot of pretty colors from the garden, plus a cheerful happy flag from Natalie Creates and a homemade tag by me (with washi tape!) were just what we needed!

I love the red edging on these yellow tulips...

Hope your Sunday is wonderful and filled with color!


Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Brand New Look for the Back Door

I recently gave our back door a little makeover!

It had been white, and pretty scuffed up:

First, I painted the door with the colored primer that came with my paint choice:

Next, I painted the color on over the primer:

The paint is "Jeweled Peach" by Benjamin Moore - I saw the color on @smalltownstripes account on Instagram, and completely fell in love with it.

This gorgeous wreath is from the Felt Flower Shop by Cole Franke.

This makes me smile every time I walk up to the house - a quick and easy makeover that makes such a big difference! 


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Be Crafty Workshop

A couple weeks ago I attended a Be Crafty Workshop in Minneapolis. I've been wanting to go to one for awhile now, but this was the first time it worked out with my schedule. It was all just as wonderful as it looks!  

I've been trying to be more conscious about making time to create - in all the busy-ness with my jobs and school, that can be the thing that gets pushed to the side. But I'm much happier when I take a little time to make something; it's as essential to being happy and healthy as exercise and good food for me. 

This weekend was just what I needed! Gorgeous surroundings, lovely hostesses, delicious treats, and an afternoon to make three pretty projects.  

Our hostesses: Maggie Holmes and Amanda Rydell.

Cookies made by The Faux Martha.

Balloons (and more!) from Shop Sweet Lulu.

When we walked in, our name tags were on this table, along with these beautiful flowers from The Felt Flower Shop

There were also supplies sitting out for our various projects. 

We made planners/journals out of vintage books:

(Spray painting the books in the hall). 

We sewed key fobs out of the cutest fabrics:

And we made magnets out of tile:

Thank you to Amanda and Maggie for a wonderful afternoon, and also to everyone who contributed to these fabulous swag bags:

Pretty Girl Designs, Katy Girl Designs, Holster Brands, Dunne with Style, Studio Calico, The White House Girls, Amanda Rydell, and Maggie Holmes.

Read more over on Amanda's blog

Thanks for reading! 
xo, Katherine