Sunday, August 16, 2009

Busy Bee

I've been a busy girl lately. Trying to get things done and cross items off of my very LONG to do list. I'm making progress, which feels good, but I've got a lot more on that list to accomplish.

Today was a mix of relaxing and to do's. I spent the morning in my pj's doing a little scrapping, something I haven't done much of in the past few weeks. I finally finished this mini album of our trip to La Jolla. I will share the rest of it later. The pictures I took earlier today, were done in haste and all ended up awfully blurry or too dark. This one isn't the greatest, but you get the idea.

After a little laundry, some cleaning and hanging out with Shawn, I headed to Target to buy some household items, a few groceries for tomorrow and a little something to add to my sister's birthday gift. As usual, I spent more time than necessary wandering the aisles at Target, but managed to keep my purchases to items on my list. I left Target and decided to swing through Sonic for an apple slush. Yum!

Despite the fact that it was close to 5pm by the time I got home, I managed to take care of several items on my to do list before cooking dinner. First job, plant the succulents I purchased yesterday at Ikea. I bought this white dish at West Elm a couple months ago with the intent of planting succulents in it, but had yet to get around to it. Yesterday, I met up with my mom after work and we ended up at Ikea, where they had several cute little succulents to choose from. My mom and I stood there for a good amount of time trying to figure out which three plants I should buy. I ended up with these guys:

I love them. I've been obsessed with succulents since the spring and have several in pots outside my house. These are my first indoor succulents, but I'm thinking I need a lot more of these happy little guys.

After planting, I started hanging a few items. First I hung a little canvas I bought yesterday. Before going to Ikea, I found my mom wandering Holland Boone looking for a piece of furniture for her extra bedroom/office. We found lots of nice pieces of furniture, including a beautiful wood buffet I am thinking of saving up for and a chest my mom bought. They had lots of fun wall decor and really cute fall/halloween decorations too. I ended up purchasing this piece, which I love:

Sorry for the bad picture, the lighting wasn't so good when I took it, but isn't she cute? I was told their other store has several more of these canvases. I may need to check them out. I'm not sure I love where I hung her, but she has a home for now. I'm thinking she may also serve as inspiration for my next canvas project.

Next up was hanging the "new" bathroom hooks (I purchased these at Anthropologie several months ago) in our bathroom. I hadn't hung them yet, because I needed to patch and paint the holes from the previous hooks. Since I painted the baseboards in our bathroom last weekend (another item that's long been on my list), I painted the spots on the wall and it was ready to go. Now we have fun new hooks to hang our towels on and can stop haning them over the shower door!

Today I also managed to get all the laundry done and put away, put clean sheets on our bed, make dinner and pico de gallo for Kellie's birthday dinner tomorrow, dust, clean the kitchen and wrap Kellie's present. The mopping, vacuuming, bathroom cleaning and birthday card making will have to wait for tomorrow. I'm tired!

I think I'm going to spend the rest of the night in bed with my knitting or a book. Speaking of knitting, here's a cute little baby hat I finished a few nights ago. I'd almost forgotten how much I love knitting hats, especially baby hats. This was a super simple one with self striping cotton yarn, but I think it's awfully cute.

Hope your weekend was fun and productive. Nighty night!


metrochic August 17, 2009 at 1:24 AM  

the canvas is kelly rae roberts, right? LOVE it! totally gorgeous stuff! and i've been dying to get some succulents for the backyard. love the way those look!

Allison W August 17, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

I love succulents too! Cute canvas, and I love those bathroom hooks.

Leigh Penner August 17, 2009 at 10:38 AM  

Great pictures, Erin!
I love succulents, too-- they're the only kind of plant that seems to survive in my house...probably because they thrive on neglect! LOL!

Nicole August 17, 2009 at 12:22 PM  

Three things I love: 1) Sonic slushes, 2) your cute new hooks, 3) you!

Mary Jo August 17, 2009 at 12:33 PM  

Such a cute little baby hat! :0)

Erika August 17, 2009 at 7:37 PM  

OM gosh. In LOVE with that canvas and the hooks in the bathroom. I think I will just move into your place!

Andrea @ Knitty Bitties August 17, 2009 at 9:43 PM  

Fun post Erin!!

Love the bathroom, so fun ... I bet they are still making you smile when you see them :).

The canvas is totally great, looks like a one of a kind piece.

And the baby hat, too sweet. I need to get knitting again :).

Happy Week!

Michelle August 18, 2009 at 8:51 AM  

What a little busy bee you were this weekend! I love the succulents...I too am a huge fan of them:) Canvas is so sweet, hooks look great, and another cute baby hat...sometimes I don't see how you get everything done that you do....

Danielle Calhoun August 18, 2009 at 4:37 PM  

wow, you sure have been busy! :)

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