Monday, March 21, 2011

Project Overload

Back to the grind, right? Hoo-rah. I've noticed that after every long break from school I often start seeing several Facebook status updates from other teachers that I know about how they 'can't wait to get back to school to see their sweet babies'! I usually promptly feel like the worst teacher ever. I love my little kiddos, but let's be honest, I love my breaks too. Are these people being legit, or are they just trying to convince themselves that they can't wait to go back to work? That's the question of the century. At least they're giving it a good effort I suppose. Either way, this morning when I woke up the first thing that came to mind was that I only have to wake up early 49 more times until summer. 48 if you consider that I will be out of town next Monday!

I went on a productivity frenzy the last weekend of spring break. I love it when that happens!

First, I cleaned out all three of my closets and pilfered through the clothes until I had dozens upon dozens of garage sale items. I made around $300 after selling a lot of clothes at the last garage sale, so I'm all for a little closet purging!

Then it was time for a little gardening. Four new rose bushes!

I'm definitely most excited about the one on the left. I had one of these at my old house in Lubbock and there was nothing better than a constant vase full of little hot pink roses on the kitchen table. I can't wait until they grow up and start producing a ton of beautiful roses. I missed my flower beds SO so much the past couple of summers while I was living in the apartment.

The whiskey barrel has a fresh new bunch of petunias:

A few other pots were spiced up with various flowers too. The actual flower beds will be filled with prettiness ASAP.

These old chairs have been in the back yard and on the front porch slowly rotting away. They spent many years tucked away in the shed at the old house and have definitely seen better days.

And here two of them are now... several coats of spray paint later:

The remaining two will become a sage green for the back yard.

I bought a random silver bike at KK's Craft Mall last time I was in Lubbock. I wasn't sure what to put in the basket part, so I browsed around Hobby Lobby until I found a couple bags of moss. Wah-la!

Lastly, I've slowly been trying to add some personality to the living room. The new furniture looks really sharp but has created a ton of new spaces that need to be filled. I'm not typically a fan of fake flowers, unless I happen to be waltzing through Hobby Lobby and find them at 50% off. I took some of the leftover moss, tossed it into a few old vases, and stuffed them with white flowers.

{Someday the tv will grow into his space and random flower arrangements will not be necessary.}

{...Ellie wanted to make sure that you noticed her acrobatic skills as well.}

I only hope that I can knock out this many projects every few days this summer. That would be a-ma-zing. 


texasholls said...

I like the chairs. Simple and great idea!

bee said...

I just love every bit of this. I would like to have more time to work in the yard and plant flowers. Of course, we can't even begin to think about planting anything right now. You are one talented young lady. Lots of neat neat ideas.