Tuesday, July 26, 2016

My Week

Well, things are looking up this week. A few things have gotten done in the heat wave. I know most of the country is suffering, but we are pretty used to 100 degrees in the summer in Texas. Hubby had a birthday and I wanted to show you one of his gifts. I ordered this from this Etsy shop. Hubby was in the Navy during the Evacuation of Saigon and this was his ship. 
 Here's a closer look. The artist even put the insignia of the Blue Ridge in the lower corner. I love how he had the ocean melting into the map of the Japan. This ship is still going today. Anyway, he really liked it and it is hanging in the office.
 New garage door-done.
 New matchstick blinds- hung. I had to shorten all of them and we had to cut the width down on one. They came out great. Still can't get into my craftroom though, and I really miss it.
 I put some little daisies in my vases. I really like the look.

 I have decided I love daylillies. They are doing great in our hot temps.
Mostly just staying inside in the cool. This will last through mid September for us. Hopefully the heat won't last that long wherever you are. Have a great week and stay cool!
Leslie

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Real Life

Hi everyone. No terrible news here. I was just trying to think of something to blog about, and not much has been happening here. Lots of things falling apart at the same time. You know that rule of threes? My pleated soft shade broke in the bedroom. This is our beautiful new custom window treatment. lol. I have to give a shout out to Levolor Blinds. Turns out it was under 10 year warranty and they are shipping us a new one for free. Excellent customer service! Waiting for delivery.
 No cute craft projects. Sons boxes are stacked in the craftroom for the summer. I don't love the boxes, but do love having son home for a little while.
 Got half an order of matchstick blinds for the breakfast nook. I had to argue with Home Depot and UPS that they only delivered 2 out of 4 boxes. We'll see how that one plays out. Still waiting.
 My 2 leather chairs are falling apart and have ordered new chairs and am still waiting on those.
 Our garage door had a run in with the tailgate of my open van. The tailgate won. I won't go into my garage door saga-just know it was so frustrating it's almost funny. Still waiting on that.
This isn't a feel sorry for me post-just being real here. So I'm in a state of waiting for things to get delivered or fixed. Can't wait to get back on track!
On a pretty note-roses from Hubby. I had eye surgery over the past 2 weeks-nothing major, but getting used to new lenses and new reading glasses etc.
 My sweet potato vine is going crazy by the front door.
It's hotter then heck here in Dallas. It's been a rough week here and around the country. I hope people start coming together soon. 
I thought I'd leave you with a  video that I took in Seattle. Snoqualmie Falls looks so cooling and inviting. Sorry-I still haven't figured out how to turn the video. If anyone knows-please let me in on the secret.
video
Hope your week goes well.
Leslie