Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bad Blogger

I'm such a bad blogger!! I feel like it's been forever since I have posted anything of substance.

It's been a great summer though. I have been enjoying doing so many things and not worrying about taking photos or having the photos look perfect for a blog post. 

I mean, I love you guys and blogging is awesome but life isn't about staging for a post. I've been enjoying truly LIVING this summer instead of "living to blog".

That said, I have a cool crisp morning here at the computer with my chai latte to give you a few sneak peeks into the goings on around here!
 No editing please ignore the bits of stuff on the rug that needs vacuumed, and the cushions that haven't been "fluffed". 
{Like I time for staging, just living!!}

I discovered
Yes friends, this could be a problem!! 
I've been working on re-doing a few rooms in the house and decided that I needed a new coffee table, chandelier for the dining room, and tufted headboard for my bedroom. 
Overstock was cheap, the shipping was crazy fast, and the quality was awesome. I might be in love!!!

Speaking of in love, here is my sweet husband putting the coffee table together. It dawns on me as he is doing this that I have known him for 21 years, {being only 33 that is a huge chunk of my life!} As he is working on this table for me, I feel just as silly in love with him as I did when I was just a young girl with a huge crush. 
That was my syrupy sweet moment of the day.
 Here's another view of the coffee table. Living room is a work in is the dining room.....and well every room in the house to be honest. It's selective A.D.D. I start a project and then find other more important things to do with family and friends and leave the house alone until I can summon the desire to work on it again.

I started to paint the dining room table. The new chandelier has a band of dark around it and that inspired the table change. I might finish it....some day.
 I bought this preserved boxwood from fivethirty resale
 I've also been enjoying summer cooking. Peaches were on sale at Meijers for .97 cents per pound. 
I found a recipe on Martha Stewart for Bourbon Peaches.
{there are tons out there just Google}
But then once the canning bug had bitten, I ended up also making strawberry jam and blueberry sauce. Nom nom nom!

 Then in the interested of easy {lazy} summer cooking I decided to try one of those one pot pasta meals I've seen floating all over Pinterest.

I didn't follow a specific recipe, just threw in the pasta, onions, garlic, mushrooms, basil and tomato from my garden and boiled it.

Topped with some fresh olive oil and cracked pepper. 

The kids LOVE it!

Hope you are out making memories too this summer and I promise to try to pop in and post a bit more often.


  1. Bad Blogger...I think not! The things I find most refreshing about you are that you are so real and not so staged!
    Does anyone really LIVE like that? I don't think so. Your ideas are fresh, offer a new perspective,
    and get my creative juices going. Keep on, keeping on. Enjoy the rest of the summer. xxoo

  2. I think you are no where near being a bad blogger. It is summer & life is spent doing things we don't get to do during winter which takes us away from our computers... Those peaches look so yummmmy!

  3. Never apologize for living life :) My blog has been sitting for a month untouched. I have been busy with family and fun! Blogging should be fun and spontaneous , no ? I never stage, it's a life blog , so , you get to see real life at my place. More realistic I think.
    Keep on enjoying!
    Hugs, Gee

  4. Wow, if my home were that clean and uncluttered, I'd post every day!! Beautiful.

  5. Yelp, I'm an ADD blogger. I started one bedroom and realized another needed some changes. I love the mantle against the wall. That farm table is wooooonderfull!

  6. It is important to take time to enjoy your days AND your home still looks lovely.

  7. i've missed your blog posts... but so happy that you're enjoying life and keeping busy with your growing business. enjoy the rest of your summer. thanks for sharing some house photos... i love all that white!

  8. Good for you to take some time and enjoy the summer. Blog land will always be there but these pretty days of summer will not. Enjoy your time especially after that harsh winter we had.

  9. I blogged today for the first time in about 2.5 months...I didn't miss it...and I've been living too! Thanks for sharing Nicki!

  10. I've been in the same boat as you. Living life and loving it. My house is a wreck right now. I started painting my bedroom floor. Been working on that for three days and also decided to gray wash my pie safe and do a chalkboard wall!! Stuff is everywhere!! Ha! We should all do a blog post on our messes!! Hehe!

  11. Dear you are a busy little gal running from one great project to another.
    My daughter says i'm ADHD because I can't finish one project before I go to another one LOL
    It's so nice to find a new we site that suites our needs and glad Overstock helped you.
    Can't wait to see the dinning room table painted , keep us updated.

  12. I feel the same way! Summer is a slow time for my blog anyway and I've had so much fun spending the summer with my sons! Glad to see that you've joined the rest of us who are "OO"...Overstock obsessed!


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