Thursday, June 23, 2011

Barns and flags, and random photos.

I love this barn.  Correction, I love all barns.  I drive past it all the time, and I finally decided to post it so you could see it too. One of my favorite red barns... (FYI, I edited in Picnik with a cinema scope action- minus letterboxing.  Just wanted to share that because I thought it was fun.)
 Need one more?  Me too. 
 
We are getting into the July 4th spirit around here, almost finished with our house projects, and ready to settle into summer.  We have one last thing happening- the counter tops.  My brother-in-law is installing them for us, as that's what he does for a living, (hence our incredibly affordable hook-up.) and he's warned me that it makes a huge amount of fine dust on everything.  You know what- I'm not complaining one little bit, no sir!  Just so appreciative that we get to do this. 
 Anyway, today I decided to take a fun break from life, and put out my little flags and such.  You know what I mean by a fun break, right?  Just doing something that doesn't "need" to be done.  (My favorite thing on this cabinet is the bucket of yellow flowers, but I decided to switch it up for a couple weeks while we celebrate.) My hoodlums were munching quesadillas for lunch while I did this, and they gave me plenty of pointers on what should go where.  What a bunch of goofs!  Man, I love 'em.  
 
My little trick for keeping these upright and where I put them in things like buckets and pitchers, is sand.  I put a container of sand inside the bucket, and then put the flags into that container. 


Ava took this photo, after she completed a puzzle today and I thought it was adorable, so I'm posting it.  (Plus, lots of you have been asking me about my laminate flooring.  Ta Da!  It turned out fantastic, and I'm so happy for the seamless flow it creates, and the icky carpet removal.)
 We are going to top some July 4th cupcakes with these stars...so stay tuned! I hope they turn out cute and patriotic! 

That's all I've got for today...  Wishing you all a fun weekend! 

15 comments:

  1. oooh! love that effect on those barns...i'll have to remember that. and i love all your 4th of july touches...those cupcakes are going to be adorable!

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  2. I love the floors! We are redoing our kitchen and let me tell you...you may as well look the other way because it is NOT worth it to try and keep up with the dust!! Argghh totally lets God control my ocd behaviors!

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  3. I have barnheart too. Hope to live in one someday soon.

    Love how you're gettin' in the holiday spirit!

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  4. I adore, love and want that little pitcher with the festive ribbon. What a way to add detail. Your floors look very nice! I hope your cupcakes turn out well...love the stars. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  5. I LOVE your blog. You are so "real". Thanks for sharing it all. Be blessed :)

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  6. Hi Sasha- Your 4th of July decorations are really cute...and I love that they are quick and easy too...just what us busy Moms need! And I must say, you have 2 of the cutest "hoodlums" I have ever seen living at your house!!

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  7. my hubs and i eloped but knew we wanted to renew our vows for family and friends...we found a gorgeous red barn at a winery and had the vows upstairs and a fantastic bbq dinner downstairs! i'm obsessed w/red barns. we have a house w/siding..i've told hubs when it needs a new coat of paint i need it red! (close as i'll get to living in a barn)

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  8. I love these pics - but i am really posting to tell you that your post about learning optimism grabbed me. I struggled with it daily - and recently, within the past year, i heard that same, still voice. Why was i looking for the bad? Where is my faith? Thanks for the reminder - and keep the pics coming - i love your home.

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  9. Your home looks Lovely Dawling! Simply lovely. I really love the red, white, and blue candles ;) Now, another trick just so ya know, is if you don't have sand, rice works really really well. And it's cheap! Mwah and happy weekend.

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  10. Love it! The bucket with the yellow flowers is my fave too, but loving the flags in there and your chalkboard with the simple wording and flag make me smile too.

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  11. Every time I see your chalk board in your kitchen, I am super envious! You have great handwriting too! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Jenny
    www.canthaurywait.com

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  12. Love it! I have *got* to make a chalk board like yours. I have all the supplies and tools, just need hubby's help. Enjoy your day, Sasha! : )

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  13. ahhhhhhhhdorable! love your pics.

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  14. LOVE your patriotic decor! SO wishing I was able to decorate for the 4th too BUT since we're moving this weekend that made no sense!

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