I am still adjusting to having both of my kids in school. In about an hour, the house will be pretty loud again. For this moment, I am enjoying the peace with Little House On The Prairie on the Hallmark channel on soft volume. I love the Hallmark Channel for weekday background noise.
I wanted to share the new bedroom lamp I recently got. This is my side of the bed and it is definitely not this tidy everyday. Imagine a messy stack of library books, magazines, and folded up kids laundry... maybe an empty tea cup also.
I had a Pottery Barn gift card and it was burning a major whole in my pocket, and I wanted to get a good lamp - one that was classic that I wouldn't tire of. I think this one fit the requirements. :)
I picked some more Queen Anne's lace from the prairie behind our backyard, cut down the stems, and put them in a simple white porcelain creamer for a vase.
We went for a family drive this weekend exploring the more rural areas of our town we don't see on a weekly basis.
I've spent the past couple days cleaning up the herb garden my husband created last year. He just doesn't get the aesthetic aspect of gardening, so we bicker about it until I just redo his garden "projects." Then, he usually tells me that it looks so much better after I fix it. This peninsula-shaped herb bed in our backyard. I'm not sure if I'm liking the rocks border. I may change it - not sure yet. Next spring/summer/fall my plan is to tackle all the backyard projects on my to do list.
We also spent some much needed hiking time in the forest preserve over the weekend. The photo of this hill doesn't look too steep in the photo, but it winded me trekking up it. I hope to spend every weekend doing something out in nature for the next few months. I need that fresh air and exercise!