Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Adventures in Thrifting

Today I went thrifting and found some great finds.

I have been wanting to get a bicycle for awhile now. I wanted something vintage looking, teal, and inexpensive. So when I saw this at the thrift store today I almost jumped for joy! A great deal at only $25 bucks too!! Now all I need is a little basket for it (yes I know I'm a dork, lol). :)

I also found a cute little teal basket, some pretty flowered embroidered hankies, a cute vintage rose tablecloth, a couple skirts, a heart shaped decorative pillow, and some pretty vintage sheets that I cut up to use for sewing fabric. I made myself a flowered cloth bag with them to carry my library books in.

Monday, April 28, 2008


Nothing is so sweet as the smell of lilacs blooming. Mmmmmm. The lilac bushes in our backyard are now in full bloom. I brought in some lilac bouquets this afternoon. So pretty and the house is now filled with the sweet perfume of lilacs in each room.

Friday, April 11, 2008

New beginnings

I love spring. When the earth begins to awaken, new life begins, and the everything feels alive and fresh and green again. It just totally renews my soul and spirit.

I spent my days off this week working in the warm, sunshine filled yard. Birdsong filled the air and gentle breezes kissed my face. So beautiful.
Well maybe not my yard...not yet at least, but it's coming along. I'm still tackling all the weeds that got the better of us last year (removed 3 full trashcans worth of the suckers), but I can envision in my mind so vibrantly how it will look in a few months when it is bursting with sustaining life and beauty... bees in flight, a rainbow of flowers blooming, crunchy, sweet vegetables ripe for the picking.
It is so clear in my mind I can almost taste the fresh crunch of the snap peas and the red juice of the tomatoes.
So as I pop out each weed, making way for a new seed beds it brings a smile to my face and fills me with hope.