Hello friends, how did your weekend go? It was warm here outside! I am talking high 50’s, low 60’s. For one of the days I was rockin flip flops, and it was glorious! Another weekend has come and gone. It was a busy one, I am just going to call it our usual weekend.
I started it off by torturing my whole family by taking them to a fabric store. We are going to be doing a few big projects with fabric, which means a shopping trip to the fabric store is needed. They are hamming it up for the camera and doing a grouchy face. But, right after this picture things really went down hill, sh*t hit the fabric store fan. There was tears, whining, throwing of things, run away children, complaining of something stinky, crossed arms, and legit pout faces.
We left the store empty handed. Oh yeah, it was rough. I try to limit long trips like that. I needed Dale’s input so we all had to go. Dale and I have decided that next time I can go alone and make all of the decisions. He will deal with the pink and floral chair if it means not putting us and the kids through that again. Obviously pink and floral is my way to go, my favorite pattern and color. I obviously also like sarcasm…..
And then, this happened! We ran off some steam by enjoying the great outdoors. We noticed Nora was riding her bike with the training wheels angled in a way that made them not useful. So we took them off and tried it. After a few tries, she did it! She is a legit, big girl bike rider with no training wheels! This was really exciting for us, and I am so proud of Nora. She worked hard, got through her fears, and did it. As we were running up and down our street, taking turns running along with her. Our neighbors car backed out of the driveway with their oldest child behind the wheel. For the first time. She just got her permit and was giving it a go. It was a sign, and a shot to the heart that my kids will be growing fast, bigger milestones, and it will all go by in a blink. I enjoyed the rest of the day with my kids a lot more after getting that reminder of life speeding by.
She got a few scrapes, but said it was worth it!
Let me be real for a minute, this is why I am improving on our laundry room/mudroom.
This is what we are working with daily. This is in the hallway, right by both kid’s bedrooms. This spot is hard to stay clean, and needs to stay clean for ease of walking. It gets bad, there is like three seasons of shoes here. Sadly this was all picked up the day before. My kids can do some serious damage, and my youngest Gavin has a major shoe addiction. I would say 80% of this mess is his shoes. He changes them multiple times a day. Don’t get between this boy and his shoes.
We got further in the laundry room redo saga. I am so excited for this part to be done! There is still some small finishes and details, but it is functioning and that is glorious! I shared how we tiled
and hung the upper cabinets
, you can see the slow progression. We sped it up a little this weekend. This is a tiny reveal and a big teaser. Eek! I am so excited to see how this is coming together, I can see the light at the end of this laundry room and organization station tunnel. You have been there right? You go through the tunnel, hold your breathe and then scream “Wahoo!” when the organization station is complete. Just me?
Lastly I got some spring crafting going. These are some spray painted pieces. They are going to be used to brighten up my home and add just a little more pizzazz. Yep, just used that word to describe something in my home, I mean everything I do screams pizzazz and fancy, right?
That is about it for this weekend. I mixed a lot of preparation, some work, some loosing our minds and patience in the middle of a fabric store, and ended with Nora riding her bike; big girl style. I got hit with a hard hit of life and a reminder to enjoy it. It was a big and full weekend. Also, Caleb had a asthma attack that came out of no where. Which turned into it being the first symptoms of a full blown cold. He is now officially sick, boo hoo! Oh, I forgot to mention, Nora had a birthday party to attend on Sunday. Which I thought was on Saturday. I realized it was on Sunday when we showed up for it at the swim place on Saturday, yeah; that happened.
How was your weekend? Do any home decor, DIY or crafting? If you did share on social media and tag me in the post. I want to see what you have been up to!