The seeds have officially been started, yay! Only the nightshades so far. Herbs, spinach, and pea greens are next on my list. I made little flags of sorts to label the soil blocks this time. Last year's plan written out on paper did not work out so well, the problem I see with this set up is my dog requiring emergency surgery because she ingested toothpicks. I think I am going to order little aluminum tags to attach to the stems once the seedlings become plants and are being put outside for acclimation to the elements.
Unfortunately that is all I have for garden news. The rest of this post is about our household projects, the stuff that has been keeping us busy this winter. You have been warned! ;)
We finished my daughter's room while I was on blog-cation. She is happy with it but I am beyond irritated on how messy it continues to be, even after my lovely husband built shelves for one of the closets, and I organized all the toys in bins for the new shelves. Sigh, here are some 'after' photos while it was still neat and tidy. If I showed you what it looks like now you might cry.
The whole family has been down and out with a nasty flu virus. This struck at an inopportune time (not there is ever a good time)- but this struck after we had removed the sink, toilet, and flooring from our downstairs bathroom. Thankfully I laid new tile and made a curtain to tie in the new red paint before falling ill, and my husband repaired leaky plumbing and shored up the wall behind the sink. Otherwise things have come to a grinding halt, and it really stinks to be without that bathroom for weeks on end. Here is our progress so far:
Hubby is about to rip up that blue tile. The splash of red on the wall is the future color.
I went for honed limestone on the new floor. Quite a change from the old blue aye?!
A small chandelier is on it's way, I am going to wire it on the wall above the mirror and swag it up to the ceiling if I decide I like it in the space. See, I have a bit of a lighting problem. The problem is that I really only like fixtures from Pottery Barn in my home. Any time I settle for something out of a big box store I ultimately replace it over and over until I just splurge on what I REALLY want. Which is PB. I also have the same problem with duvet covers, but I digress.
Also from PB is this adorable bird hook, I purchased the large single bird to replace the towel bar.
And lastly, here is the fabric & ribbon used on the curtain. (My apologies for the poor lighting.) I wanted something that would lighten the room and make the red less formal. I found some hand towels in the nice silver-blue color seen in the fabric, so hopefully it will all pull together nicely when the room is done.
(P.S.- Happy March!)