Oh, and here's the freshly groomed greeter:
In addition to scrubbing all the mainfloor baseboards (a task I've deferred for far too long!), I dismantled and moved (with muscle help from DD12) the china cabinet and purged it to look a little less cluttered -- finding homes for things in various other cupboards and cabinets. (Let's see if I can ever find anything again!) Oh, and DH primed and painted the ugly grey legs of our board room turned dining room table. What a difference it makes! I didn't get a chance to take "before" pictures, but here is the colour of the legs before, since the top still looks that way (for now):
And here's what they look like now -- though they still need another coat of paint:
And here is a shot of the "summerized" dining room chandelier (which we don't particularly like) -- DH's handiwork:
DH also created this "wall of fame" (for lack of a better term) by picniking some photos from a recent photo shoot and framing them:
Ahh, it feels good! We need to host events more often so we're motivated to get those little things done around here! Alas, I didn't take ANY photographs of the shower -- which is a shame because my DH and SIL did a fabulous job of decorating. The table, especially, was beautiful! (They've missed their calling as a team of party planners!)
The children have enjoyed a little bit of creativity, too. Last weekend we did a "Family Adventure Tour" during which they got to work with some pottery clay:
Actually -- even the rabbits have been (pro)-creative lately:
(There are five little cuddle bunnies snuggled in there -- just two weeks old.)
And last, but not least, in addition to adding to my Joy Notes booklet, I have been working on a Father's Day gift for my beloved. It's still a work in progress, and of course I can't show it to you yet, but here is how it started out:
(I love Usborne books -- but I've never understood the value of children's books that simply label pictures -- so I felt no guilt about altering this.)You'll have to come back next week to see the end result :)
What are the "little things" you've been doing lately that might not typically be considered "artistic," but that add a little creative flair to your life?
Oh, BTW -- do you like my new signature????