Well, well. Here we are again! You'll get to see some photos and descriptions of projects soon and see why things have been so busy! (I should note that there are some days I think about how I could post on here, but after a long day of working on a computer I pretty much prefer to do just about anything else. The house is continuing to come together though, and the end of the summer tour season is drawing near. Today is off and on rain, which makes writing from the front porch very comfortable (and a happier me for knowing the air conditioning doesn't have to try and keep up with 108 degrees outside.
Jon and I have been able to have a couple date nights too. It's always nice to break out of our routine and either 1) have someone else cook for us (me) or 2) see each other at a different time than 9:15 when he gets home tired and hungry from work and i'm ready for bed. Two weeks ago we went (on a whim) to one of our favorites in downtown Saint Augustine, Catch 27. The food is wonderful, and we order the catch of the day two ways so that we can swap and share the goodness of both. (BYOB if you haven't researched it before - even drop your wine off before walking around downtown and it'll be there waiting for you!)
(Photos to rightshow JB smiling with his wet shirt (so much rain!), yummy dinner and perfect white wine. Yay for date nights and our favorite little table at Catch 27).
Several weeks ago now (whoops!) I suckered Jon into some apple stamping art. I couldn't believe that he's never done this before, or at least he has no memory of it! We used one of those hard canvas boards with simple craft acrylic paints and apples. It was a simple little project and I'm happy to have some color in my white and black kitchen.
This weekend has been equal parts relaxing and errands/housekeeping. Friday night began with haircuts for us both, then walking St George Street (we now have a long board...) then off to Gas Full Service for dinner. While I didn't get photos of our food this time, everything they have is completely amazing... it is all from scratch, grass-fed beef, and as local as they can get. The place isn't huge, so it really feels like a diner or visiting grandma's house, but you also aren't sitting on the people right next to you. If you are in the area and have the time, this is a really a must-visit. (Make sure and check out their rolling chalkboard specials list too - local and fresh catches on there).
I'll post more details of some of the projects i've got going in another post, but here is a sneak peak for your viewing pleasure!
We had some scrap wood around the house and i've been very eager to get some color and country/cabin themed something into our dining room. The room is pretty large, light tile and walls, with a green and black table. While we don't spend that much time in the room (it's often more my office/studio than dinner location..) because we walk through it every day I wanted something fun. This project was easy and adds a fun pop of color.
Another weekend project that I've completed this month was re-doing an $8 mirror I got at a local resale shop. This is now hanging in the family room, and helps make the room a little bigger and brighter. (Oh, and nice to have somewhere else to check my hair and makeup before running out the door!)
My little shop is now live for orders to be placed! I've got a small inventory right now, but am working on some more projects and ideas that i'm eager to have up soon.
When you get a chance, please swing by the Shop and take a look, and visit the Facebook page to Like it and stay up on what i've got in the works!
I'm now a part of the Lincolnville Community Garden! While my plot there is just some sandy soil and manure for right now, i've got a lot of little seeds started at home. It's very strange for me doing this much seeding and plant consideration in the fall, but because the summers are so boiling most plants do much better in this second wave of planting. I will keep you all posted on the little plants success and my trial and error run at my first garden plot in Florida.
The rest of life lately:
I told him the lighting looked nice and this is what I got...
Happy Sunday everyone! Cheers!