Thursday, July 5, 2012

I know summer just officially started not too long ago, but it's already flying by way too fast.  It always does.  Homeschooling my kids nine months out of the year makes me really enjoy our summer breaks just as much as they do.  We've been filling our days with swimming and sewing and swimming and toasting marshmallows and swimming. 

I've been having a lot of fun with little housey projects like making these cafe curtains:

I also painted the bathroom door (finally!) and added chalkboard paint to the center of it.

I'm not so crazy about all the chalk dust that's always on the floor now but the kids have been requesting another chalkboard for a while so I obliged.  We made a huge one at our last house which you can see here, but we left it behind in our mad moving rush.  I wouldn't have a wall big enough for it at this house anyway because we have so many windows.

Some other house projects have screeched to a halt however, like the siding.  When we went from average temps in the 70's to an all of a sudden nationwide heat wave with the temperatures averaging 100 plus, it got pushed to the back burner.  I don't know if you've noticed or not, but it's hot out there.

I hope you all are staying cool!


  1. Your curtains are so cute! I'd love a chalkboard wall somewhere but the husband won't let me. You said it, too much dust!

  2. Hey...I am lovin' seeing all the changes you've been doing with your home!! It's a wonder what a little paint can do...

  3. Celeste,
    I love how the curtains you made compliment the floor you and your daughter painted! I plan on adding a chalkboard door to the Fairfield House (probably the pantry). Happy you are enjoying the slower speed of summer. We are melting in NJ, no relief even in the ocean. I'm thankful we have our electricity and water back on after losing it in the derecho last week. Stay cool!
    Your Friend,