Monday, May 31, 2010

A Working Weekend...and a Bunch of Random!

Lots going on this weekend.  Only 9 more days of school and I got caught up on grading - or I'm almost caught up and I'm playing hooky right now to write this post.  And my mother-in-law is flying out in two weeks and I need to get the guest room/craft studio in shape.  So some projects that have been on the back burner are now hot, front, and center.

Like this....
And this....
Oh you want to see what's going to happen with those?  Well you'll just have to wait for another day.  Soon, I promise.

I'm also getting ready for a little change in our bedroom.  This is what it looks like now above our headboard.
Oh my stars!  Do you see the crooked ceiling fan light?  Must add that to our list of projects!
Love that sign.  
Found one in person at this sweet little shop in Minnesota but didn't buy it.  Then obsessed over it and couldn't find it online and already sold from the Minnesota store - so the ebay quest began.  I bid and lost and bid and lost and bid and lost on several of these.  Then I found this seller who custom made them in the colors you wanted.  (Wish I could remember who it was, but this was several years ago I'm afraid.) 

I was so happy to finally get it.  Have you ever obsessed over something you didn't buy and then tried to find later?  

Okay, I digress, I show you this because a few weeks ago I won a fabulous giveaway from Cathe at one of the most inspirational blogs, Just Something I Made.  It was a custom monogram of my husband's and my first initials.  It's a vinyl transfer and it's going right above our bed but I need to prep the wall and that will take a bit of time so I haven't put it up yet.  It looks so beautiful.  Just perfect for our 20th anniversary.

Thought I'd show you the view that enchants me every morning when I wake up.  
We have a Japanese maple right outside our window.  Just beyond it are three coastal redwoods and at the back of the yard is Baby Bee's playhouse.  I will definitely have to blog about her little house soon.  I've got some changes in mind for it too.

This is just the start to a summer I hope is filled with projects.  

What do you plan to do this summer?

Thanks for stopping by.  Your visits are always such a pleasure.  I hope you had a relaxing weekend and that you were able to honor those who have gone before us.  


P.S.  I must really NOT want to get back to that grading since this is such a long post.  :)


  1. You are so busy! That monogram will look great.

  2. School is out here and I know you are ready for summer vacation! You have been busy. I love the sign above the bed and I know you will love the initials!

  3. great pics!! i bet you will love your summer vacation:)

  4. "What do you plan to do this summer?"
    Play with, dream with and love our new puppy!

  5. Ha, I am the same way. If i pass on something then I can't get it outta my mind!

  6. I have the exact same bedspread as you, except for the blue, mine is red...that was so cool to notice that.

    I adore Japanese Maple. Hoping to add one to our yard.

    Plans for summer? Being outdoors, God willing as much as possible,lol.

  7. Goodmorning,
    looking forward to seeing your projects!
    I know what you mean - some things just draw our hearts. I proved the adage yesterday, 'A woman's work is never done..."
    About midnight my husband said, boy-you've really been working hard!
    Yep! But, it was good. I also managed to visit some dear friends. Thought I'd catch a few more before the day began :)
    Wishing you a blessed day,

  8. Happy Summer to you my teacher friend!

    I love the view out your window. Beautiful!

    Isn't it a good feeling to have a list of projects and time to work on them. :)

  9. Your view is nice. Can't wait to see your projects.
    I will be busy getting our Cape house ready for our move.
    Have a good day.

  10. Your bedroom looks so nice and cozy. Your projects are intriguing and I can't wait to see the end result. Thanks for posting my giveaway!

  11. ooh, looking forward to seeing your project reveals! fun fun!

    happy june ~*~


  12. You are one busy Bee! I laughed about your 'obsessing' - I do that all the time and ebay is such a great place to find an alternate for the item that 'got away.'

    The little playhouse looks very cute...she's a lucky Baby Bee. :-) -amy

  13. Projects. Like you, I have a list! Let's hope that this summer is filled with fun projects, picnics and sharing love with family and friends!!

    Susan and Bentley

  14. Sweet Bee, Your blog and your home are just lovely. You inspire me to get busy with my "adult" projects that have been awaiting my attention. I really enjoyed your post about your classroom and especially your post about your grandparents treasure piece. It's funny the things that hold our hearts forever. You will be excited to know that Mary E's Cheesecake recipe is in this new cookbook! I will be sure and give it a try. Thank you so much for stopping by, and enjoy your almost her summer vacation! Elizabeth


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