Daily Archives: January 17, 2015

saturday afternoon in the garden


I’m not sure I can really explain just how wonderful it was to go over to the garden this afternoon. We stayed mostly in the Climatron and Temperate House because that’s where most of the blooming action is going on, but it was also so exciting to see little reminders outside that spring isn’t really so far away. It was a good opportunity to dust off my “real” camera. I’m certainly no professional, but it was a treat to have a quiet afternoon to play around while the girls explored ahead of me. (More on those stuffed animals later this weekend.)

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admiring: new kitchen goods from ikea


Every week day I drive past the IKEA construction site. That’s a lot of BLUE going up right by the highway! It’s slated to open this fall, and I’m seeing several really nice new things they are starting to carry in February. You know I love a hardworking kitchen rail. And the mesh and wood is nice too – I love the detail on the wheels of this rolling cart.



I’ll be resisting any purchases though. I’m looking to really simplify things in our house in preparation for upcoming changes.