Thursday, March 29, 2012

Lovely Spring

Ahhh, Spring. The epitome of hope. Sunshine and warmth, birdsong, flowers - I love it all. (Well, I don't love the mud, but I can ignore it in order to have the birdsong, flowers and warmth.)
We've had an extraordinarily early spring here this year, and I am loving every moment. I do seem to have spring fever, however, as I spend great chunks of time gazing out the window and dreaming of what I would be doing if I wasn't attempting to focus on what I *should* be doing. That last sentence may not make sense to you - if it doesn't, chalk it up to my spring fever, ok?
As we pull up the shades, let the light stream in, and sweep out winter's cobwebs, the house is getting a bit more freshening, inside and out. Yesterday, we used our Groupon for a bedroom floor brightening from Fabulous Floors. What a painless way to get your wood floors looking good again. We only had to stay off them for about three hours, but during that time we had to make sure we kept three sets of paws off the floor, as well as our own. We took advantage of the bright spring weather to take the two dogs to Headwaters Park and let them explore. Cosmo was content to stay home in his bed, thank goodness. Here's what the floor looked like when we got home from our excursion:
This was the easiest wood floor re-do ever. It took very little time, was dry enough to walk on in three hours, looks great, and didn't create a bunch of dust. Tonight we'll put things back together and see how it looks.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Fifteen years ago today, I married my best friend in an intimate little ceremony near the cash register at Turtle Bread. That year we honeymooned in North Carolina, and bought a house there for good measure.
Four years later, we celebrated our anniversary on the Eiffel Tower, and ate chocolate waffles.
The next year, we owned a store, and celebrated our anniversary dining on fried chicken from the gas station.
Last year, for the fourteenth anniversary, we sat by the creek and dined at L'Auberge in Sedona, AZ.
This year, we had Chipotle and cake from DQ.
I'm thinking the years with the fours in them are a little fancier than the fives, don't you?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Re-do Done! (For photo purposes, at least)

This is as good as it's going to get. There are still more things to move back into the treehouse, but as that happens, it's never going to look this good again, so - this is the ideal. Of course, it will be more cluttered in the VERY NEAR future. (All photos should be clickable, for larger viewing.)
Above: The east wall, the abundant work surface, and under desk storage.

Above: The west wall, with plenty of bins.
Above: The south wall, where the hooks full of fibers and ribbons used to be.

Above: The north wall bins. Same wall as my one window.
Above: Detail of the north wall - between the bins and the window.

Above: Credenza detail (south wall).

Above: The northwest corner, showing all the bins.
Above: The northeast corner detail - on top of the work surface.

Above: More credenza detail, showing the storage.
Above: I even have a glitter drawer! Who ever dreamed I would have a drawer full of glitter?