Okay, it’s been WAY too long since I posted. I do have some really good excuses though! Ready or not, here they come…
We performed in an opera, Iolanthe, last weekend. Thomas played a peer (British opera) and I was a fairy (from Anderson’s library). We had so much fun!! It’s always so gratifying to perform something you’ve worked so hard on… especially when you get wings and a wand.
Aren’t we lovely?
It’s hot… everywhere… It’s hot outside (duh), it’s hot in the car when you get in it (I told you these were excuses, I didn’t say they were good ones) and our house is hot, especially the kitchen (which sucks because you know how much I love to cook and bake).
Speaking of cooking, I did bare the heat and make a delicious, romantic dinner on Tuesday night.
We had Pesto Stuffed Shells…
Smashed (not mashed) Parmesan Red Potatoes…
Delicious Recipes Coming Soon!
Fried Strawberries in our fondue pot…
Perfect for a romantic evening!
And a delicious concord wine from one of our favorite local wineries.
I know, I know… not super healthy… but it was all very, very delicious and Thomas was a happy man!
We are moving into the second apartment in our 2-story house! We’ll have so much more room and can get rid of our stupid storage unit! Moving is never fun, not even when you’re just rearranging and moving some things downstairs, but we’re so excited!
I have a huge kitchen with an awesome work triangle!! YAY!! And, we’ll have an office!! WAHOO!! We’re sharing, for now, but we’ll each have our own desks and I get a craft area! It’ll be so much easier to concentrate on school work (and sermon writing) when we have a separate area for everything.
Since we’ll have an office to decorate, I’ve been on a desperate search for a new paint color/colors, possibly a theme, and the best way to manage clutter. Pineterest has been a huge help and it’s given me an excuse to be on Target.com a lot! We already have desks so I doubt I can manage to find an excuse for new ones but shelving is always helpful and Thomas doesn’t ever argue with tidy!
I love this idea!! The white is so clean and the organization is both practical and stylish. Note to self: Built-in seating= awesome!
I also have another bathroom to decorate! I had so much fun with the last bathroom make-over so I’m elated to have to do another. I’m thinking antique French, shabby-chic, kinda thing…. still formulating.
LOVE this cabinet… must have! And a basket like that would be really cute for holding clean towels.
I would love to frame some scripture about being clean and refreshed. Like this one: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. -2 Corinthians 5:17
Or this one: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. -1 John 1:9
Oooohhh… the wheels are a’turnin’!!
As soon as we get settled, I’ll post lots of pictures! Of course, it may take awhile being that decorating seems to take a lot of money and we really don’t have much of that. Speaking of which, stay tuned for some of my thrift store hints and easy, pocket-friendly recipes.