Young House Love did a post on a diy with a Rifle Paper Co., calendar, and then Victoria from Happily Ever Strader did something similar with their calendar of cities around America. When the calendar went on sale, I snatched it up and have only put it on our piano. I am considering framing it down the hallway, or maybe in our office? I want it to be somewhere that will be enjoyed often, so am not quite sure where to put it yet. Any suggestions??
I also put our Polish Pisanki eggs in their anthro egg carton on the piano for Easter this year. They are my all time favorite Easter decoration, and I'm excited to get more from Poland right before Easter!
Speaking of Poland, my sweet aunt ((and godmother)) knows how much I love our Polish pottery, and she sent me a little love-mail with 2 Polish pottery bowls and some candies! In her letter, it said, "Less than 50 days until our Poland trip!" The hubs has also informed me that he does not want me to come home with any one specific pattern of pottery, but that he likes the modge-podge of designs. Also that we are going to need a bigger hutch. ((amen, hubs!))
It has also consistently been in the 70s in Vegas, and our garden ((and Lilly Mae)) loves it. Both our peppermint and Nikko blue hydrangeas did well through the 120* summer we had, and the very mild winter we got on the west coast. They are back and looking luscious! They are both already close to the size they were last autumn, so I'm hoping they'll about triple in size this year and have some lovely blooms. I also have a small peppermint cutting that is doing well so far and I'm hopeful will become its own plant. I had to go back to Texas to find a peppermint hydrangea last year ((you can read all about that adventure here)) and would love for the cutting to make it so I have two peppermints for the price of one! ;)
Of course, downtime at the ski condo is always relaxing. I made a cup of peppermint hot chocolate with plenty of whipped cream, cozied up to the new throw pillows and made a fire in the wood burning stove. There isn't much I love more than to be all sorts of cozy and see wood stacked up for us to burn through the evening. And after seeing lots of pictures from Natalie Creates, I just had to have a blazing fire in our wood burning stove all evening long. Side note, their farm is precious and now I want lots of cute chickens and baby goats running around our backyard. Dang those military base housing rules...
That's what we've been up to lately. We have had a lot of busy weekends with guests in town and then going out of town, so it has been nice to just enjoy some peace and quiet this past week. Sometimes, you just need to be still.