6.06.2012

A Month in Posting: Home Rennovation, Food, Life, & Business.


Wow, it's already June 5th!!!  I'm a bit late on this post I guess then!  I suppose we can all relate: this month has just flown by: we've been so, so very busy as life keeps throwing more and more at us to fill it with!

On the personal creativity front, I finally conquered a few beasts that had been haunting me for months: I finally completed a zippy coin purse that I'm mostly satisfied with, and I also correctly completed this knit herringbone cowl that I had to rework 5 times!  Good thing I had enough patience to carry me through!  In the midst of those learning curves, I started my weekly giveaway of my novice sewing projects that I just don't have a need for.

On the home front, we chugged along with our home renovation projects and got quite a bit done. I painted the main level of our house, which means I've now painted every wall & ceiling we own!  As a reward to myself, I fixed up the back deck with some lovely plants and a cute table set.  Next, I started working on a few finishing touches to our newly painted guest room.  What do you know?  Brown and grey actually sort of go together.

And of course there's got to be a section on food! I made 76 jars of strawberry jam for our upcoming wedding reception favors.  Blueberry soon to come!  I also discussed how I'm keeping on track with my health & diet goals by eating local and in season farmer's market foods.  Finally, I took a bit of a break to let my mind wander while making jam and contemplated ways to leave a bit of head room in your daily schedule for stress management.

Overall, May was a wonderful, packed full month. I know that momentum will carry over into June as we hustle on last minute wedding reception preparations, and to get the house finished and put together before the end of the month!



11 comments:

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Such a great idea to take stock of your accomplishments each month.

Chrissy said...

Wonderful post - love that you put together all you've accomplished in a month! And I am in love with that cowl! Might need to make one myself! xxx

Abby said...

The wedding reception prep is a big deal! Your strawberry jam looks awesome!

Rose said...

I can't believe that your wedding reception is coming up already! It feels like you just got married. The homemade jam will be such a great addition to your reception. Best of luck with everything this month!

BeadedTail said...

You had a busy month! I love the photo review! I think the strawberry jam is such a great idea for your reception!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

May was such s great month for you :) I know June will be just as awesome with your reception coming up!

Sonya Kanelstrand said...

Awesome idea. We all need some tlc from ourselves and often, taking a look back is a great motivator! Keep up the great work!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Congratulations on all your accomplishments Nancy!

Additionsstyle said...

Sounds like you had a full and busy month. I am sure will be just as fulfilling. Your strawberry jam looks great, what a great idea for a wedding favor.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Splendid Little Stars said...

You got so much done, Nancy, including that cowl! The zipper purse is very cool!
Enjoy your wedding receptions!

Erika said...

You have done so much. You make me want to make a batch of jam and make a pillow.

Thanks for linking up at the .

Erika

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