Subtitle: Where Did The Time Go??
Can you believe it’s already the last Friday of the month? That means it’s time to share some before and afters! Did you make any changes to your home or your life this month? Do tell!!
My big plan for May was to recover my headboard, re-do my bedskirt and add new shades in our master bedroom. Like the last time I committed to getting the bedroom finished up, I detoured and worked on a totally different project. In fact I have several “projects” to share with you today!
These first two are still works works in progress but WOW, how far they have come! I can hardly believe how amazing these projects are turning out. Are you ready???
Here is the first one……ten years in the making!
That yummy baby who used to shimmy backwards under the couch turned double digits this week!!
WHAT????? How on earth could that have possibly happened??? Boy of a million funny faces, wacky sense of humor, and most affectionate and loving kid on the planet, I adore you!!
This next project is twelve years in the making as of the end of May!
In the blink of an eye my quiet, sweet, shy baby girl blossomed into a chatty, outgoing, energetic girl who fills up the house with laughter, music and crazy dance moves. Kooky, zany twelve year old girl, you are a ray of sunshine in our lives!
Those are my two favorite projects ever for the month of May 🙂
And yes – despite the fact that I have yet to post any home improvements or DIYs this entire month, this is still a home improvement/DIY blog!! What is it about me committing to working on my master bedroom and then getting distracted by other projects??? (Like my dining room table that I made over in February instead of working on the bedroom….are you seeing a pattern here?) Well, I didn’t get the headboard, bedskirt or blinds crossed off my list but I did manage to surprise Mark with a little labor of love for his birthday.
I haven’t blogged much about the changes we’ve made to the exterior of our home, and it’s actually been pretty dramatic. When we bought our house in August, 2010, it was a heavily treed lot. So heavy, in fact, that our roof had moss, mold and GRASS growing on it!
From the driveway the house was barely visible. It was lovely and shady, and while we appreciate the trees, there were just too many! A huge fenced-in dog pen took up half the backyard and we tore it down right after we moved in.
We had somewhere around 20 trees removed, loam brought in and grass sewn, and 21 months later….
it’s a great yard for the kids to play in!
I wish you could join me in this very spot for a glass of wine or a fun summer mocktail!
What have you been up to, my friends?? Link up before-and-afters of any kind and share what you’ve accomplished!
*Please include the party button or a link back to the May Party in your blog post.
*By linking up a before and after project to this party, you give your consent for me to use your photos with a link back to your blog if I feature them. I would love to share your awesomeness!
Happy weekend all!