June 4, 2010

slightly changed

Since we have been spending most days and evenings outside working on the garden, the inside of the house has been a bit, well, unkempt. Dishes were all over the kitchen, some even in our bathroom (seriously), and clothes and paper strewn all over the place. Finally, during their nap time yesterday, I did some cleaning and slight rearranging. I was definitely itching for a little change. I feel so much better and now I can see the bottom of our kitchen sink again!
flowers from outside
To bring some of the outside in, I cut some hydrangeas and brought them inside. Flowers always make a space more cheerful!

I just did some pillow moving and little vignette rearranging and the girls did a new piece on our chalkboard canvas.
slightly rearrangeda new chalkboard installationtidying up the manteltidying up the mantel
I feel so much better with this slightly changed arrangement. Today holds more cleaning and tomorrow some morning gardening, then a trip to my parents' house because we have some family in town. On Sunday, our church is having a community picnic after our worship gathering, so if anyone lives in the L.A. area and want to join in for the picnic let me know! We are supposed to invite our friends and well, you all are my friends too! Just bring yourself and we will provide the food. If you are interested, send me an email and I will give you directions or the address. I would love to meet some of you!

Have a happy weekend friends! What are your plans for the weekend?

22 comments:

  1. I love how there always seems to be sooooo much natural lighting in your house! Beautiful flowers!

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  2. i always feel SO good when my house is clean... LOL

    lovely flowers!

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  3. If I could fly to LA this weekend I would happily attend your picnic.

    This weekend it is the difficult task to go shopping for a double stroller for my two kids. It gives me headhache to think about it.

    God bless you !

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  4. Hydrangeas are my favorite.
    My bush outside is usually more on the bare side because I'm always clipping the flowers for inside.
    Have a good weekend. :)

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  5. I wish I could come along on Sunday! Shame I live too far away in England! Love your blog always xx

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  6. hello! i am a beginner gardener and i was wondering if you knew anything about ants in the garden. i have a raised bed and the other day i saw some black ants crawling around in it. i went searching online about ants, but found conflicting things about them in gardens, so i figured i'd just ask someone who i knows has a garden! :) also, i see you eat swiss chard a lot. do you eat it raw? or cook it? any good recipes? i am growing some and wanted to know what to do with it. haha. thanks!

    jenni

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  7. the flowers are great! i get to work in a farmers market on saturday!

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  8. Your home is absolutely amazing! I love the interior design of it and the best part is your daughters are the artist of the chalkboard canvas!

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  9. I love rearranging things -- not sure why it gives me such a sense of accomplishment, but it does. I need to change the Ph in my soil so I can get pretty blue-ish hydrangeas like those.

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  11. I live all the way in Charleston, SC but your comment about all of us being your friends makes me want to come to the picnic! :)

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  12. That chalkboard art makes me smile! My weekend plans include some knitting and some exciting cooking with my boyfriend. Hope you enjoy the picnic :)

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  13. Your home is beautiful! And I love the color of those hydrangeas : )

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  14. What a lovely home, and i love the chalkboard canvas. Just like a real painting!

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  15. You have inspired me to tidy up a bit around here while my little one takes a nap today (I was procrastinating, even though the sight of my surroundings is making me cringe). Thanks much!!!

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  16. I like your blog !!
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  17. I am dying over your coffee table. The set up of your home looks so cozy.

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  18. jenni- oh! diatamateous earth is a wonderful organic ant killer! you will love this stuff!!! and we eat swiss chard raw and cooked. cut it up and saute with red peppers and garlic and it is so yum! for a little more add some parmesan cheese on top! instead of lettuce in sandwiches and tacos, we use swiss chard too! hope this all helps!!!

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  19. I love the light in your place! :)

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  20. cool, i'm going to check it out. thanks a lot! :)

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  21. chalkboard canvas! what a great idea. and i love that coffee table!

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