Category: Home Front

Late Bloomer

With summer in full swing I’m getting a late start on the flowers in our yard this year. Our vacation trip and then hail the last couple of weeks really got us behind. But the planters look adorable and the Yuccas finally bloomed for the first time (this is their third season).

I received the high compliment that the arrangements look California-inspired… Been tough getting back to the grind so maybe the change of scenery will help to ease me into it.

So Tired

Exhausted dogs

Jezabel, Einstein, and Isabella taking a break

Crinkle a wrapper and watch them come alive, but otherwise these guys mostly hold down the couch.

 

Thrifty Treats

Kelly Valles - headboard

Headboard made from reclaimed fencing

Pinterest has nothing on my neighbor, Kelly! She shared a couple of additions made from recovered materials, and they couldn’t be more charming.

Kelly Valles - log Christmas tree

Rustic log Christmas tree

Happy Anniversary!

Today is our 9th wedding anniversary! Leather and pottery are the traditional gifts – and yes the obvious gift idea came to mind, but we wound up getting a beautiful Lladro figurine (that counts as pottery, right?). We had a lovely evening at the Chop House in Loveland, for the third year in a row! Happy anniversary to my love, James!