Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring Break

This is my spring break week and even though the weather is more winter than spring, I am enjoying my time off. I'm doing some cleaning, furniture painting, crafting and decorating, and even some grandson sitting. I also started a project that I think I am going to regret - organizing the attic. I am going through boxes and trying to make sense of all the stuff that I can't bear to part with. You know - greeting cards, pictures, all the keepsakes of our family life. Right now I've got piles all over the upstairs bedroom. Why did I start this???

Anyway, the two cabinets above are samples of my painting. And I'm not done yet. This is all part of my new lighter color palette and I'm loving it! And it's a surprisingly inexpensive change. I have gotten rid of a lot of my old darker country decor, but haven't bought much to replace it. I'm bringing some of my garden accents inside, such as the terrarium and nest in the first picture. It's fun to find different uses for things we already have.

Since I don't have to rush to get dinner on the table, I'm enjoying cooking this week. Today I made french onion soup and sandwiches, which we decided tasted every bit as good as going to a deli. Yesterday I made a sausage quiche. Yum! 

There is a little bit of green coming up in the garden and we have 70's in the forecast. (After school starts!) I can't wait to get out there and clean up the winter debris. And then the fun begins!


Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Cindy - I am loving your new lighter look! Your spring decorations are so sweet - I am in love with that wheelbarrow full of carrots! I had to laugh when you asked why you ever started sorting through the attic. A journey down memory lane... your cooking adventures sound (and look) delicious, and having grandchild time is precious. Hooray for you finally getting some warm weather! Hope you have fun playing in the dirt! xo Karen

vivian said...

I love the lighter colors too. until halloween and christmas! lol! sweet eastery decor!
and Im wishing we had 70's in our forecast... but Not yet...
have a great day!

Helen Philipps said...

Hello Cindy Your furniture is looking so fresh and pretty and I love all your gorgeous spring decorations! I'm just catching up here and wanted to wish you a very Happy Belated Birthday too, and a wonderful year ahead. Hope the weather warms up for you soon so you can enjoy some garden days again.
Helen xox

Stacy said...

I love your spring touches, Cindy - I'm finding myself with a little spring fever, too. Outside planting this week (even though it has been a little chilly). <3

Lady Linda said...

Looking at all your spring goodies, I really need to get my spring decorating going! I am just in such a busy pattern!
Did you make your bunny oval mat? I made one just like it.I just found the pattern and another one already cut out. It was really fun to make.

Solstitches said...

Your home looks beautiful Cindy. The Easter decorations are so pretty.
The baking looks delicious!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I started on the debris...had a bunch of garbage cans full of it at the curb and then of course the high winds started and after righting the cans back up over and over again I gave up. Hope the garbage guys take it all anyway! :)

Lori said...

So enjoyed your spring pictures! That quiche looks mighty good, too!