These are the pretty little flowers my sweet husband brought home for me a couple of days ago. They have made the kitchen smell and look so nice. I love having a little reminder of how awesome my other is every time I step foot in there. But now they are slowly start to lose their life and wilt away. That is always the saddest part of flowers. It’s pretty much the reason why I hated flowers for so long. But I learned that the first couple of days you get to enjoy the beautiful sight and smell far outweighs the last couple of days the smell starts to disappear and they become lifeless.
This past weekend was relaxing. We ran a couple of errands, picked up lots of fruits and veggies at the Farmer’s Market, hung out with some friends, and got the back porch ready for our new patio furniture! A couple of weeks ago my parents gave us their patio set they had wanted to get rid of. Which meant I could finally get rid of our white plastic set that has been out there ever since we bought the house. I got it all here and realized how much work it was going to be to try and fix it up. All the legs needed to be painted and all of the cushions needed to be replaced. When I priced everything out, it would have been over $300. So I set out to find us an inexpensive, but cute and new patio set. I was starting to think it was never going to happen when I came across a set on sale at Sears. It’s just a basic glass table top with 4 chairs. They also had a 2 person glider that matched it on sale for $150. I absolutely love the cushions but I’m not too sure about the color of all the legs yet. They might end up getting painted white. We go pick it all up tomorrow. I have lots of ideas of things to be done out there. . . so I’ll update with pictures as it comes together. Oh, and we sold my parents old set on Craigslist for $220. (Thanks Mom and Dad!)
Yesterday was such a beautiful day to have all of the windows open. The breeze coming through was amazing and I was really bummed when I had to close them and leave. I spent a couple of hours with my parents and nephews and then headed to the gym for a short run and kickboxing class. Now I’m looking forward to whatever the new week brings my way!