Sunday, April 18, 2010

I Need A Little Encouragement!

I have been given permission from Sande at A Gift Wrapped Life for some, “Allowed Procrastination.” She said it is allowed on Sundays and it is Sunday, right?  I am actually making some progress. I am taking a little break before I go back out to the porch with the hose in hand. 

So far I have:
  1. Potted the plants into the pots.
  2. Removed all furniture onto lawn for a wash down.
  3. Removed screen from window to also wash.
  4. Swept down all loose cob-webs.
  5. Scraped loose paint off of wall planter.
  6. Trimmed dead limbs off my Meyer fern that thinks it is an octopus.
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This is where I sit in the mornings and drink my first cup of coffee .
To Do:
  1. Clean off furniture and screen
  2. Wash windows
  3. Put porch furniture back on porch
  4. Paint planter on wall
  5. Paint lamp base that is terribly chippy( I know for those of you that like chippy paint you would love this, I just have to have it painted)
  6. Sit down and enjoy my efforts!!
After my lunch break I am putting on my ugly hat to protect my hair from the showers that are about to ensue on my front porch. I am getting my hose sprayer and hosing everything down. I love this part because it is like playing in the sprinklers. Wish me luck!! I can use all the encouragement I can get in order  to get this done.
“Enjoy the Process” Of: Spring Cleaning!!
Kathysue

“SALE ALERT”

I was in Cost Plus yesterday looking for a new outdoor rug for my patio. I of course had to walk around and look at all the little pretties they have. When I shop I always look at items from a design perspective, not just from an, ”I want that for me perspective.”  I saw these window panels that I thought had such a current look. They are a cotton sheer voile with a jute string going horizontally to create a subtle striped affect. They come in an ivory which is just a soft white and a silver blue/green and a plum. The white and the blue are what caught my eye. I know how many homeowners are loving the burlap look that has been so popular the last few years or more. I think this would be a subtle way of introducing that texture without being over done. I wish the picture gave them justice. They truly look much better in person and are well worth taking a closer look at in the store…….
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You can find them here and for $9.99 a panel I think for  a summer look they could give some freshness to a room.
This next panel is not on sale but at $24.99 I thought it was well worth the price. It reminded me of something you might see from Anthropologie for half the price…….
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I love the little lime colored bird on this panel. It is appliqu├ęd and it looks more expensive in person than in the picture.  Well worth going to look at in the store.
Just to let you know, I did not find my rug so I am still on the hunt . I am suppose to be outside as I am typing this planting a little ground cover in the back and cleaning off the front porch. Can we all say, PROCRASTINATOR!!!!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Enjoy the Process” Of: Adding a little Spring/Summer freshness to your rooms.
Kathysue