Friday, September 29, 2017

Finish, Flowers, and Nature Journals


Here I have my Finish for the Weekend - our bedroom and bathroom!  Even though I did not do the transformative work, I did the under pinning and the reshuffle.  So, it's a finish.  Actually, I have a lot of closet organizing yet to do and some furniture painting/picture hanging.  I'm so impressed that it is all complete!  Two weeks!  Woo hoo!  



 My stay at Kelli's house was nice.  The pets are needy, but the girls were perfect angels.  I had a hard time sleeping, but what's new?

This precious prince was VERY happy when the renovations were complete and he is now intent on long lap naps, keeping his humans in their proper places. 


 I made some quick chicken noodle soup for dinner last night.  Perfect.  
 All of you smarty pants gardeners were so right about the bird bath.  I filled it with rocks for perching. 










 I thought my family would make fun of me for hanging coffee cups out on the patio, but so far not one visitor has asked me about it.  Ha!
 Now that life is calming down again, I hope to return to natural rhythms and take a few walks around the neighborhood.  Today I simply walked around the back yard.  Here are my nature journal offerings for today.



Please visit the following bloggers' posts and view their fine journals:
  Marcie


26 comments:

Jeanie said...

It's all wonderful. Good idea on the bird bath and rocks and such pretty flowers and happy critters. All good.

ellen b. said...

That bathroom looks so great Pom Pom! Two weeks amazing! Love the quilt on your bed. Fun journaling! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Susie said...

Love the new bath...so pretty. Wow a lot of dogs. :):) Your little birdbath will surely work now. Blessings to all at your house, xoxo, Susie

Connie said...

My what a fun post . . . love the bathroom and your quilt on the bed is so pretty. I'm a gardener, so tours of the garden are right up my alley . . . I can not get my fill of flower gardens. Beautiful Blooms!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Connie :)

M.K. said...

I know dear Timmy is so happy to have you home. Beau will sit on me for a few hours when I've been gone a long time, as if to weigh me down and keep me from leaving again :) He also smells my breath to be totally sure it's really ME. Your journal looks very nice, and it reminded me that I need to get over and fill out my page for today, divided into quarters. I did a little painting already, but no writing. I'm enjoying it so much. And your mugs hanging up are purely decorative. What's not to love about that?

NanaDiana said...

There is not much that is more satisfying than finishing a project---unless it is the sweet kisses from little ones.

Those are great pictures of your yard, too....and I LOVE your journal. It's really beautiful!

Hope you have a great weekend. If you didn't get a chance yet-pop by my new blog and sign up for the giveaway. xo Diana

elizabeth said...

it's hard not to be able to sleep! thank God the renovations are done! God bless you!

Gumbo Lily said...

I love all of the quotes and notes in your nature journal. Thank you God for giving us the ability to appreciate Your creation! So many beautiful flowers in your garden.

OH! The renovation! How wonderful! I love your cozy bed with a down comforter and your bathroom is exquisite. How very nice for you two.

Farm Girl said...

Your remodel is fantastic!! I bet Tim is happy to have things back to normal.
Kelli has so many animals. :) What cute dogs though. I bet they kept you busy.
Your flowers are lovely. I love your journal. It looks like so much fun. Lovely goings on at your house. Have a lovely weekend.

Julia said...

Your bathroom is just so beautiful. I also love your journal and you
are so right about being grateful for God's beautiful gifts like the maple tree across the street, A grateful heart is a happy heart.
HUgs, Julia

Heather LeFebvre said...

oh love your journal!! Thanks for making a round up of everyone and including me!!!! I am having too much fun teaching these classes and watching kids enjoy and discover nature and record it!!!! I am so thankful this is how God worked things out! Course it means I have 20 hours less time each week. yikes! But still so thankful it's here at home with art and beauty!!!

Lisa Richards said...

Glad your bathroom is finished and life is getting back to cozy normal, including Tim in your lap!
You have so many pretty flowers. Mine are all gone.
Your fall journal is so cheery. Sorry I'm not doing one, but I am doing some other writing which I'll mention in my blog.
How many dogs does Kelli have?!?! LOL :)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your bathroom is stunning - I really like it. Your quilt looks so good on your bed.

Sounds like your glad to be home with your kitty. He must have missed you so much.

Your flowers are very lovely and your pictures are great.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Mary

Wood Fairy said...

thank you so much for putting me on your nature journal, I had some lovely blog visitors, but feel I have not contributed enough - I am still adding bits to my painting when I get an opportunity and will be out in the woods over the weekend so will do a update. Your bathroom is fabulous and your bedroom picture looks super cosy.

Marcie said...

Loving your journal.I had so much fun visiting the links you posted!

Nana Go-Go said...

I could sit and look at your spiffy new bathroom all day long. It's so crisp and clean and I love the black accessories, especially the shower head. Tres,tres chic. And don't get me started on your bedroom!! I also adore your drawing. Thank you for sharing. xx

Kim said...

Love your beautiful new bathroom. Your journal does make me smile. Loving your photos of your pretty, summery flowers. Off now to visit the other pretty journals.

Kit said...

It looks wonderful! Look at those lovely flowers. Most of mine are gone for the year. Enjoy your Fall! :) Kit

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Such a lovely happy post! I love your teacups 😀
Jillx

Thistle Cove Farm said...

But of course mugs are hung on the porch...where else? -laughing- Karen, your bird bath reminds me to put up the one I've had for donkey's years. The quilt on the iron frame bed is cozily inviting, I could nap there!

Kezzie said...

The bathroom is lovely! I long for a lovely bathroom!!!
What a pretty look.
Your journal is a thing of great joy! I love it.xx

HooksandNeedles said...

Lots of lovely photos, I love the bed quilt. The bathroom looks nice and shiny, very smart. Love the journal, I'm leaving you a link for some Christian colouring books with scriptures that may interest you. I'm not affiliated to them in anyway. The books on the link are beautiful, a good friend of mine bought me the Grace one. Cathy x http://www.jacqui-grace.co.uk/colouring-books

magsmcc said...

How will your lovely mugs do when it gets frosty? Will they crack? I do hope not- do you stroll out with a steaming pot of chocolate and just reach up for your cup? That sounds paradisiacal! I first read Finish as Finnish and admired the Scandinavian feel of your bedroom suite!!

happyone said...

Great job on the bathroom, I like it a lot!!
Lots of pretty blooms and great idea about adding the rocks to the birdbath.

GretchenJoanna said...

I love your fall flowers! I'm really glad I don't have a cat to keep me in a cozy place the way your guy does, or I would get behinder and behinder!

The dB family said...

Zinnias and nasturtiums! I love them so! And your coffee mugs! So fun! You have given me an idea to tie them in our maple tree next summer! I hope I will remember!

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