Hello all. It has been forever and a day since I have done a post. I have started so many projects and have even completed a few. I am trying to get myself organized and get back on track and keep you all updated on what I have been working on recently.
I feel like there has been so much going on around here. My husband went on two golf trips which for me means…painting inside and not in the garage. Nothing like painting furniture in the comfort of my home while watching repeats on HGTV. I will post about these projects soon, I promise!
We also took a trip to Paris over Spring Break. Perfection, that’s all I can say. I loved everything about being there. We rented an apartment for a week on the Isle of St. Louis which was centrally located and within walking distance to most sights and close to the metro. One of the highlights for me was going to the Marche’ aux Puces…The Flea Markets. Love at first sight! It was fabulous… all these little shops in alleyways, and tent like structures. I could have spent several days browsing but felt lucky that my guys managed several hours walking aimlessly with me through all the wonderful vintage loveliness. I bought some handle for a tray that I will eventually get around to making… something similar to my Feasting Tray.
Paris Flea Markets
(Paris Flea Market)
One of my son’s favorite spots was Shakespeare and Company.
I have to say I loved this little spot as well. It was the coziest little bookstore, a great place for book lovers and aspiring writers. My husband surprised me with a few gifts from there for Mother’s Day ( I will share more on that in a later post) which doesn’t include the books Gman and I purchased on one of our three trips there. We also stopped in and had breakfast at the little café next door the following morning.
We hit as many of the hot spots as we could cram into our week in Paris. It was such a great trip!
Shortly after we flew home we traveled to our oldest son’s graduation from college. I am still in shock that we are at this point in our lives. We (mainly the boys not me) moved him out of his college apartment into his new apartment which lucky for me is close to us. He has slowly been moving his things out of his bedroom here at home into his apartment as well. I love that he can stop by for dinner or just visit at any time.
Within a few short months, we are only going to have our youngest at home with us. Our middle guy is heading off to finish his degree in August, so he will be moving out too. I am thankful that they will all still be pretty close to home! It won’t be the same though and the house is already feeling quiet.
This weekend we are going to have our families here for a celebration and a cook out which I am looking forward to a good time!
Projects in the Works
Now for a little sneak peek of a few of the projects I have been working on over the last few months.
This is the chaos I create when my husband is out of town. I have completely revamped our master bedroom and the sitting room off of the master. I have also worked on the Gman’s room by painting his furniture and adding a faux fireplace! I will share the plans for the faux fireplace and the finished project as well.
Goodwill and our local consignment shops have been good to me over the past few months. I have picked up a lot of great pieces from furniture to mirrors and a lot of bits and pieces that helped pull things together. I was also able to pick up a few pieces for the outside.
Fingers crossed…next week I will share a bit more! It’s good to be back.
Until Next Time,