I realize that I have totally neglected blogging this month... The culprits? warm weather, a busy little girl, lots of projects, and my favorite- Eric being home early everyday! Life has been good. Simple. And good. Spring is here (I'm afraid to sound too confident because last year it snowed in March...) and I love all that it brings. So this post is kind of long but with lots of pictures!
|These two are always coming up with a way to get a laugh.|
|When the warm weather first came, it was so hard to believe that it was really warm and we were outside all day. I even got a sun burn, in February. Ellie is now all about this swing.|
|A typical Ellie face.|
I also decided on a whim to revamp our living room. I never really spent a ton of time decorating it so it looked kind of generic to me. Not like us. So, one day on a whim I painted the mantel green (bc I had the paint from Ellie's room and really wanted to know how it would look.) I was so stressed about doing it at first because, since we live in a town house, I know we won't be here forever, so I always think about the people who look at it when we try to sell it. Why? I don't know... That's just how I am. Anyway, I got over that and learned in doing this that it is freeing to live fully in this house. It is ours now. So, I want it to feel like that. And, besides it's just paint!
So I painted the mantel green and glazed it with black. I found those flower needlework pieces at a flea mall and just worked on the frames. I also made those little quilting rings next to the mirror. That is a super easy/cheap way to liven up a wall. Just buy some quilting rings from a craft store, put fabric in, and there you go! (I glue around the edges on the back side just to help them stay put better.)
|I also wanted to liven up our pillows and I looked at buying fabric to recover them. Instead, I just used what I had, mainly scraps, to make a patchwork type pillow. It was a huge help to have my mom, the sewing queen, here to help!|
|Nini has been teaching Ellie to cook. They are in the midst of making a pound cake here...|
|And let me tell you, I see this all day long. This girl loves to show me everything! She is so curious and fascinated by the world and wants to share it all with me. I love it!|
|And she (actually both of them) are always up for a laugh and will act as crazy as necessary to get it!|
|Our little lady! Saturday afternoon Eric went and played golf and Ellie and I went to a bridal shower for a friend, Melinda. (She has a really fun cooking blog!) And Ellie got all dressed up for the occasion (Thanks Grammy for the new dress!)|
|I don't know when she got so big, but she did.|