The Weekly Rewind is where I get to share what has been going on behind the scenes, things I’ve seen while out shopping that I think you would all like, and inspiring pictures and projects from around the web.
Hello friends!! Well, I just finished up my first week of just being a full-time blogger rather than juggling full-time blogging & a full-time daycare provider…and I have to say although I miss those little faces it was a good personal decision for me (and my family). I spent most of the past week packing things away…and putting breakable things out everywhere…LOL!!!!
This week I will be sharing a tour of my living room and the changes I have made. I was laughing as I put these moss balls out thinking they would have been used as baseballs a week ago!!
I am so behind this year on getting out and getting my garden ready!! In my defense, it has been a pretty cold Spring in New Hampshire…and I 100% do not like gardening when it’s cold (I’m such a wimp, you would think after living in New England my entire life I would have thicker skin!!)
OK, who else has voles??? Last year was my first year of having them and they destroyed so much of my garden…and stole my joy!! They have been active all winter it looks like too. I have so many holes and tunnels in my gardens and yard. When I was walking in my big garden I felt like I was going to fall through the soil because of how spongy the ground was.
For those of you that haven’t been tortured by these varmints, they look like dark gray little mice but are about 5,000 times faster and low to the ground. They make tunnels underground and eat your plant roots & bulbs…plus they will come above ground and chomp down your perennials!!
So if any of you have effective methods to banish them from your gardens let me know ASAP!!! I just read a method of mixing castor oil & liquid dish soap with water and pouring it down the holes.
But after a long winter, it is so nice to see flowers blooming in the garden like these sweet little Geum.
What I was surprised to see was that my lilacs not only have buds but some are beginning to flower!! It seems early to me though.
One thing that I am just loving is the basket of daffodils I used on my Spring Front Porch is in full bloom! I ordered it from White Flower Farm in the winter when I was ordering my dahlias.
New on the Blog
I took you on a virtual tour of a new home store Mill 77 Exchange that opened here in coastal New Hampshire. Even if you don’t live in the area there are some great style ideas you can take away from how they decorated their spaces.
You have to check out the makeover I gave a free coffee table!! I tried the coolest…and weirdest technique for stripping the old stain and varnish off!!
Here are a couple of other recent posts to check out:
A few things I’m loving this week..
You HAVE to check out Stacy from Bricks N Blooms lastest YouTube video where she gives a tour of all the amazing gardens at her new home. It’s all so gorgeous!
Speaking of gardening, for all my PNW readers you have to follow Kim of Shiplap and Shells for all of your gardening tips…plus her garden is just plain inspiring!
She has all your May Gardening Tips and To-dos.
Here’s a garden project for you “go big or go home” DIYers…how about building your own greenhouse?? Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse and her husband built a greenhouse and shared the plans.
It’s pretty darn amazing too…
This week is Cinco de Mayo what a better way to celebrate than with margaritas!!! Nicolle over at Our Tiny Nest shared a few yummy looking ones that she has found!
But what I REALLY love is guacamole!! Lynne over at My Family Thyme has a recipe for us too.
You have to check out this bathroom makeover over at Robyn’s French Nest!! I love a good before and after!!
Thanks for stopping by this week!! I’ll be sharing my living room update tomorrow…but now I have to hit the garden before it starts raining.
Happy May sweet friend. Congratulations on being a full-time blogger. You’re going to have so much fun! Thank you so much for sharing my May gardening post on your blog this week.
Thanks!! Oh, it’s so much fun watching your garden because you are at least a month ahead of me (I’m currently under a blanket trying to get the chill out from gardening!!)
How does it feel to be a full time blogger?
I’m so excited for you.
Thanks so much for sharing my greenhouse. Have the best first week of May.
It really feels amazing..not at many balls in the air at once!! Oh, that greenhouse is so cool, I don’t know if Chuck and I would both come out on the other end alive building it together!!!