Monday, April 14, 2014

Happy 1 Year Blog

This month marks my one year of blogging. Sorry I've been gone for awhile, but sometimes you just need a little break. We've been working nonstop on the house. Finally painted the main living area and halls and we are having new flooring installed. I am so incredibly excited to finally be done with the dingy carpet in our living room. We found a great deal on an installation and picked out a beautiful dark wood laminate flooring. I can't wait to see how it turns out. Working on the living room has been the most challenging of projects thus far. Tearing out the old carpet and laminate was a nightmare thanks to our naughty kitty cats, but hopefully replacing all of the old, stained flooring will help in that department. We've been working on the decor of the living room as well. Bought some new prints, curtains and another 4x2 Ikea expedit for additional storage. Our vinyl collection is continuously growing so more storage is a must.

Here is our house in construction mode.

And here is the new flooring. It makes a huge difference in how our house looks and we couldn't be happier. 

Our cats also really love it. 

I also bought some new herbs and flowers for the yard and garden. I started them from seedlings and they are doing great. Not all of my plants have been as successful,  my tomato plant from last year has a fungus and I am afraid it's going to quit on me. It grew rather large while it was being stored in the kitchen over the winter, but as soon as Spring hit, a brown fungus took over the plant and I can't get it to stop. It does have two little green tomatoes on it so I am hoping for the best. I also bought a hanging succulent to place in the house, but it wasn't getting enough light and slowly began to die on me. I placed it outside so hopefully it will begin to perk up. You live and you learn.

It's been a busy last couple of months, but I am looking forward to all of the things that this year has to offer. I am hoping to turn this blog into not only a place for recipes, crafts, etc but a place to write down thoughts and to use more of like an online scrapbook of sorts. Who really knows what will happen in the future. I do hope to continue blogging, just not sure how often or what exactly about. The last thing I want is for blogging to feel like a chore. It's meant to be fun and I want to keep it that way.

To close out this post. Here are a few of my latest obsessions.

It's strawberry season so strawberries all day every day!

New rugs and decor for the house. Found this rug and two others on clearance at Target. I think our cats like them more than we do. 

Gin and Grapefruit Cocktails. So good and fresh grapefruits are a must this time of year!!

Hope you guys have a great month!!!