Happy weekend all.
This weeks weekend view is about all things inspired. Playing with flowers, 5 mile walking, goats on chairs, a conference you don’t want to miss (and it’s FREE) and the latest weekly zooming with my nieces.
I mentioned last week that I was working on a special floral filled project this week- and oh what a fun project it is! Anytime there is an abundance of fresh flowers in the house it is a good thing. Though this time of year- finding those perfect blooms can be a challenge. The peonies are small – if they are even available. The roses can sometimes have water damage, and a lot of time the flowers aren’t fully opened.
But- even so- having fresh flowers of any kind in the house in February- such a huge mood booster. And for me- also a creativity booster.
Backyard Farm Snippets
Because, a goat on a chair and a ruffly chicken sitting in a grain pan are a smile inducing & definitely mood boosters also.
Kev loves to sit on his favorite chair and relax- and if I am quick about it- I can catch a snap of him chilling before he jumps off and starts getting a tad crazy.
This sweet girl love treats. Pieces of bread, zucchini, tomatoes – you name it. She knows when you come into the coop – you probably have a treat and she runs right on over to get it. I know I talk about the ladies on here often- but the boys are pretty sweet too.
One of the roosters – Mr. Cochin (very original right? ) is a big flirty lovey boy who comes running over to get picked up and loves to fall asleep with his head tucked up against my shirt. The other day, he melted my heart a bit when I was holding him and he turned his head and stared up at me before falling asleep.
This weeks zoom lesson with my twin nieces was all about the family tree. So of course I had to bring out old photos of the family and showed them some of their dad when he was little & they thought that was hilarious.
Something though… we are now working on the family tree again next week- because we ran out of spaces to fill in. I had to do quite a bit of searching to find a family tree for 7 year olds that had spaces for several aunts and uncles and grandparents & great grandparents. And then while we worked on it- we realized that we need a family tree for maybe what you would call more ‘modern’ style families that we seem to have so much of now with divorces and blending families with getting remarried. I realized how different things looked to them when I showed a photo of my mom and dad with my brother (the girls dad) and I when we were little – and they were so surprised that the Glamma and Grandpa Russ together and not Glamma with ‘Grandpa Scott’ and ‘Grandpa Russ’ with ‘Grandma Carol’. It feels confusing to me even as I type this so can only imagine how that feels to the girls. Basically- we are going to need a bigger piece of paper- likely a poster board size haha. So since I haven’t found a cute template- we will probably just make our own. If you know of a good family tree template source that has allllll kinds of extra spaces on it to accommodate – please let me know.
5 Miles & Conversation
My husband and I go out and do that 4-5 mile walk almost everyday. Sometimes, with a busy schedule or weather- we do miss a day. But generally- it is an everyday thing. We put Sweet Pea in the front carrier and take off for a bit (incidentally, after growing her ‘hair’ out all winter long- she is ready for a spring trim and has a spa day this week)
We always talk about our neighbor and if we will bump into him. He is an older gentleman and does almost the same walk we do and over the past year – we have stopped on the road and talked with him often. About daily this and that- and he always has a word of advice or tidbit to share.
I love that he is ‘Goals’ for all kinds of people in the neighborhood- he is out there and doing that 5 mile walk everyday – and I love hearing his stories and chatting with him. In this strange situation everyone has been in- one of the things we all seem to miss is that interaction with each other and the simple things like face to face conversation. From one side of the street to the other- we have been able to laugh and enjoy chatting with him and listening to his tips and bits of knowledge and see his smiling face.
Design Influencers Conference- Free Virtual Edition
Yep- my favorite conference is going virtual- and it is FREE- the first session is closed but the second and third are open for registration Now. Cue the happy dance. If you have ever wanted to attend Design Influencers Conference- go sign up HERE
Bake: Cinnamon toast was always a favorite of mine when I was growing up- and this recipe looks Delish!
Inspire: A favorite for Francophiles and people who love beauty- this magazine is always full of inspiration.
Happy Weekend everyone.