One of the birthday presents I received from Matt was a tree. Yes, a tree. I asked for it because I wanted one, and really, what better gift is there for a nature lover (minus the bugs) than a living thing that enriches the soil and cleans the air? I'll tell you. There isn't a better gift out there. Period.
Before I get into the details of the demise of our "vampire tree," let me give you a quick recap of our Do Nothing Weekend. It was mostly successful. We didn't get to every project we laid out, but we did our fair share, with a few unexpected projects thrown in, too. Bonus - we even had a few minutes to lay on the chaises on Sunday. :)
Happy Spring! Finally, it's here! The ground is covered in snow and it's freeeeezing, but it's technically Spring. Hallelujah. As promised, I'm kicking off Spring with a fresh project that's putting a spring in my step. Here we go...
I'll start with a disclaimer - it's not quite a "new" pantry for $30 as stated in the title of this post. It's actually an updated pantry for $30, but really, it feels new to me so I'm sticking with that.
Matt and I had a rare, treasured, "do nothing Saturday" this past weekend and I used it the best way I know how: fixing up a few things around the house. Shocker, I know.
"Do nothing weekends" are weekends free of obligations or agendas. They're amazing, and they only happen a few times a year. This past "do nothing Saturday," I ripped apart our bedroom, scouring it clean (I even vacuumed the box spring and mattress). I'm psycho like that. After that was done, I was looking for something else to check off the ol' to do list.
If you follow me on Twitter, (find me @shouserehab) you might have read my teaser about updating some outdoor curb appeal in our sub-10 degree weather. Well, it was just that. A teaser. If you think I'm spending more than 42 seconds outside with that wind whipping at below zero, you're craaazy. I'm not that hardcore. My skin is delicate, y'all.
However, I was aware of the cold front approaching, and I sneaked* out to Home Depot to grab these to have Matt put them on the garage before the teeth chattering cold made it's way to CT.
Finally, finally, finally!! The finishing work we started a few months ago has paid off. The larger of our two spare rooms is done! Or, as done as it can be for now. We still have to get the dressers in order when the warmer weather comes, but it's done enough for me. Let's start at the beginning, shall we? We affectionately call this room "Mike's Room" because Matt's brother Mike lived with us for a little while a couple of years ago.