Since I worked away from home most of the day today and most of this week, I thought I'd do a recap of my posts from this month just in case you missed any of them. I can't do a post everyday, so there's not that many of them, but I thought I'd catch you up anyway. Click on the various links to view any of the posts, or check the sidebar if you'd rather see the listings that way.
I started out the month with an organizing project we're calling our family command center. We have an 8' brick wall in our kitchen that is now used as a landing strip and message center. You can see the project and get the 411 by clicking here. I've added a bench below the bulletin board since doing this post and it's really been helpful for keeping our bags and "stuff" off the floor.
Earlier this month the Mr. and I spent a weekend at our favorite inn in the Smoky Mountains to celebrate being married for 20 years. I took some pics of the inn and shared a bit about our weekend, including being attacked by a swan (no kidding), here.
In the spirit of love and Valentine's Day, I shared some of my favorite red-inspired pins from pinterest in this post. The pictures on pinterest are always so inspiring. Are you as addicted to this site as I am? I think I need a pintervention or something.
Getting in the mood for Valentine's Day means doing a bit of baking around here. I shared a recipe for some yummy Valentine's m & m's blondies in a post here. You could make these anytime of the year with chocolate chips or, as I did a couple of weeks ago, white chocolate chips. They're the same kind of wonderful with any variety. And they're non-fattening. But only if you just look at them and don't eat them....
Of course, I did a little romantic post on Valentine's day. The pics and quotes are from pinterest, but they're oh so sweet and romantic. Click here to see the post and read the mushy quotes.
I had to share some pics I took of some beautiful roses in this post. The Mr. brought one each for me and the girls and they were so pretty. He doesn't bring me flowers near as much as he did when we were dating a couple of decades ago, so I always have to take pictures of them. :)
I also have a sneak peek at a piece of thrifted furniture I'm trying to finish. I'll get it finished up very soon and will share the process I used on it in case you're interested. There's just not enough hours in the day sometimes. Can I get an amen?
Next up is a post on lots of creative ways to use chalkboard paint, including an area in my daughter's room where we used magnetic primer underneath some chalkboard paint for a unique message center. The other pics are ideas from pinterest and the web and are so fun.
My most recent post is a collection of pics I took when we recently made a wrong turn and stumbled upon some relics from the past. Sometimes the road less traveled is the most interesting one, for sure. I wish the old truck we found could tell us some of the stories it's seen.