Last week I took an unexpected hiatus from blogging and reading blogs. I didn’t expect to take a sudden break, but it just happened. My “spring break” of sorts gave me time to recharge and I’m back this week feeling ready to post again.
My weekend was full of exciting stuff. On Friday night I watched some NCAA March Madness basketball with my husband and father in law. I had planned to go to bed early but I didn’t end up in bed until around 11pm. Regardless, I woke up feeling refreshed on Saturday morning. It was a nice change from how I was feeling post-Vegas. It seriously took me almost a full week to recover! I guess that’s a good indicator that we had a great time.
It was cooler than it has been on Saturday morning so after brewing a carafe of coffee, I decided to go for a bike ride. I took my bike over to my favorite lake and through some of the neighborhoods around the lake. I rode for about 45 minutes, then headed home to make breakfast before my 11am client meeting.
Breakfast consisted of fresh picked greens from the garden, eggs and a slice of sourdough. It was so exciting/rewarding to cook with my first batch of homegrown greens! I’m looking forward to a season of freshly picked vegetables.
After breakfast, I headed to my office to meet a client and made a run to Trader Joe’s. I try to make a monthly trip to TJ’s, since it’s not exactly close to home. I love that we finally have one in Central Florida. If you’ve been to TJ’s you know that they keep a beautiful selection of plants and flowers stocked by the front entry (in most stores); I saw a bunch of hydrangeas and ranunculus and I couldn’t resist buying both. Hydrangeas were our wedding flowers so it felt appropriate for our anniversary week. I also got to sample two delicious wines and scored a free flower! #ILoveTraderJoes
Matt and I worked in the yard for the rest of the afternoon/early evening. We pulled lots of weeds and remulched several areas. It was super satisfying to see the end result. We have one more area to remulch and then the backyard will be complete. The front yard is another story…
We spent the evening watching basketball and cuddled up with the pups on the porch before bed. My husband had to force me out of the house (and away from the TV) but I’m so glad he did. It was so peaceful and a really wonderful way to end my Saturday.
Sunday morning I woke up early and headed to ACE Hardware to pick up paint. They had a sale this weekend and all of the paint was buy one/get one free. I picked up Benjamin Moore’s Sunshine Yellow for my front door (despite the confused look the ACE guy gave me) and Seashell Pink for the bathrooms. When I returned home I found my FREE composter waiting for me at the front door! The City of Orlando offered up free composters a couple of months ago for a new program and naturally, I signed up. I was so excited to see it had been delivered. I set to painting the front door and installing a new shower head while Matt found a spot for the composter in the backyard. It’s a pretty large composter but he was able to make it fit on the side of our shed.
The Door Before:
The door took me almost the entire day with priming, painting and doing a second coat. I am so thrilled with the results! I realize a yellow door isn’t for everyone, but Matt and I love it. We ended our Sunday with an impromtu BBQ with my father in law and the season finale of The Walking Dead (OMG!).
Now it’s Monday and it’s anniversary week. I’m going to be sharing bits and pieces of my wedding this week, from getting ready with my girls, to I do and on to a night of dancing and Kilwin’s ice cream.
Your turn: do you watch The Walking Dead? How was your weekend? Yay or Nay on a yellow door?