I don't desire to be perpetually in the mindset of "living for the weekend," however we do love our Fridays around here. I've been completing lots of little tasks around the house in preparation for the weekend. Laundry, running the dishwasher, a little bit of paperwork, and tidying up the apartment among other things. I'm learning to appreciate the balance of productive, quiet weekdays around the house with fun, activity- and/or relaxing-filled weekends (plus, more time with the husband). After all, weekending wouldn't be quite so delightful if every day was a weekend day, right? Nicholas will be home soon, but for now, the last few moments of "the week," I'm going to read a little for fun and brainstorm some more projects of the crafting variety. If you haven't at least browsed through this fantastic book, you really should. Each project (everything from candle-making to printing fabric to sewing to jewelry-making) is photographed and explained step-by-step, as if you were in a workshop). It's worth a peak, even for the photography. :) Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
P.S.—You know how you have to "get to know" a new piece of furniture? We're definitely getting there with the new couch. One of the best things about it? These armrests are awesome for resting many things besides arms.
Looking back at my recent posts, I realized it has been a long time since I wrote a little post about "life lately." I've written about things in our life, yes, like Cooper turning four, a visit to our friends in Bloomington, a visit from my family, a trip to the beach and the one year anniversary of my mother-in-law's passing, recent knitting and other creative projects, and some updates about our garden this year. But I haven't written a post with the little mish-mash bits of life since early June. So here I am now, playing a little bit of catch up.
It's been awhile since a "life lately" post where I write about all the little bits and pieces of our life. This spring has been a rather cold one, but just this past weekend, we are seeing much warmer temperatures and the weather seems to be catching up with the date on the calendar. As someone who enjoys the colder months, I will say that spring and summer feel a bit magical with kids, and logistically, lots of things just feel easier as the temperatures are more mild.
Starting sometime in the fall, I made a point to be a bit more creative and find new to us trails to hike on and explore. Since then, we have found several new favorites for when we are in the mood for a hike, regardless of the season.