Friday, February 17, 2012

a quick peak

here's what we've been up to for the last two days. i meant to write this last night so some of my pictures are dated :) but you know how it goes? right?

found a cat/house sitter
read stacks of books
cleaned out the fridge
packed for our trip
packed our house
cleaned actually i've quit cleaning
zula's made messes
not gotten enough sleep
wished i had more coffee
cuddled and read when i should have been cleaning
had lots of coffee
discovered that poop makes me panic
done lots tons of laundry

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

ladies day

some good friends and i recently threw a baby shower for the very lovely erin anderson. she is the happy new mama of baby #4!  we chose a "50's housewife" theme so that we all had an excuse to wear vintage dresses. we drank tom collin's, ate mystery spread and jello molds and had some good fun! here are some pictures of our party. i made most of the decorations and will be posting a diy or 2 coming up shortly, so check back soon!

p.s. do you like my new haircut?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

thankful tuesdays, V-Day edition

today i am thankful to have a warm house, treats and a thoughtful husby. there's nothing like a little something special to get your day started right.
i am also thankful for boxes. lots of boxes. we are packing  playing over here at the lee household.

i could make a list for you of all the things that have converged at once upon us, but that may make me even more overwhelmed. unfortunately this has resulted in too much time being productive rather than having fun and making special valentines for people :( ahhh next year i guess.
i was invited to a galentine's day brunch yesterday, if you dont know what that is you should need to watch Parks and Rec. it was sooooo much fun and will hopefully become a yearly tradition. at the last second i remembered i had valentines that i made last year in the basement. luckily i tend to save ridiculous stuff like that because most of the ladies had valentines for one another. whew close one! ha

ps what are you doing today?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

honesty hour

laundry, oh laundry. how i hate to see you piled up. but here you are, piled up.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

birthday wishes

ok ok i know my birthday was awhile ago but i've really been wanting to share this birthday treasury that my bestie made for me. also she has an awesome new blog/business called gather and hunt. you should check it out!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

thankful tuesdays

i am thankful for our house. this house was our first long term home as a family. we have had our first and second baby here, planted our first garden, had a dog, got rid of a dog, played, laughed, stressed, decorated, painted, got in over our heads, lounged in the sun, made a snow-man, survived a drive-by shooting, walked to our favorite coffee spot, chatted with neighbors, barbecued and learned. i am also very thankful to move at the end of the month. dont panic!! we are only moving next door. i'm excited for a new and larger space to decorate and for new neighbors!!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

bedroom blankets

when i recently painted our bedroom, i wanted something light and fresh but neutral enough to match my vintage blanket collection which includes some crazy colors and patterns. here are a couple pictures of different blankets on our bed. i think i was successful and am very happy with the results.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

honesty hour

sometimes when i read blogs and magazines i find myself comparing my house to those i see. do you find yourself doing that? the purpose of these are to inspire but sometimes i just find myself wanting and feeling down instead. this does not help with my new year's resolution
so i give you: "honesty hour" where i will post honest pictures of the state of my house. i think it will be fun and add some reality to my blog. recently serena over at the farm chicks blog, had a very similar post where she quoted a book she is reading. i liked it so much i thought i'd share it here. 

Pleasant Homes:
Beautiful furniture on its own will not make rooms cheerful. The charm of a cozy home rests with its homemaker. If she is fortunate enough to have sunny rooms, her task is half done. In homes where the sun never shines, something must be done to make up for it. A sunless room should have bright and joyous color in its furnishings. The walls should be warmly tinted, and the curtains give a rosey glow to the light that passes through them. Ferns and shade loving plants may add cheer to the room and suggest quiet forest nooks.
An attractive room need not be too orderly. A book left lying on the table, a bit of needle-work on the window sill, an open piano, indicates the tastes and styles of those who live there, without suggesting that there is not a place for everything in that room.
There is such a thing as being too neat and nice to take comfort in everyday life, and this is anything but cheerful. And there is such a thing as being so disorderly and messy that comfort and cheer are impossible.
If a mom cannot rest while there is a fingermark on the paint or a spot on the window panes, she may have a neat home, but her tension will keep it from ever being cheerful.
A bird singing in the window, an aquarium on the table in some corner, plants growing and blooming, pets moving about as if at home, these give life and brightness to a home.