Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Last Day

Shelly finished her last day of school on Friday, the 17th. This marked her official start to the summer and she became a 7th grader. Very exciting day for her. 

It was also the day that Lily felt she could officially call herself a junior! That is just crazy to think that she is about to be an 11th grader. 

So proud of them both and how they've handled the transition from North Carolina to Virginia. There have been many challenges but they both have risen to the occasion. 

We had a little fun after school was out. Shelly's last day coincided with the release of Finding Dory. We   were all eager to see the movie and it didn't disappoint. It was a great way to kick off the summer!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

S U M M E R fun list

Yep, we're back at it again! Another summer fun list has been created. We've been whipping up these lists since 2008 and it has been a fun way to motivate us or figure out what to do next when people in the house are a little bored. We don't complete everything on the list and sometimes it's as interesting to see what we don't do as it is to see what we do accomplish. 

In a new town, our list is a bit different. So that's a twist to the list! Oh, and the college road trip has been nixed for the summer. We'll postpone that trip to the early spring of Lily's junior year. Anyway, here's the list:

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Teacher Gifts--Mason Jar Cups

For the end of the school year we chose to give each of Shelly's teachers (seven of them) a mason jar mug and a Dairy Queen gift certificate. 

I found the mugs on sale at Target. They are cute and had several fun summer colors. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

Watercolor Originals

We recently bought several water brush pens and have loved creating artwork with the pens. They are so fun to use and the watercolor effects are so pretty.

This has been a great way to express some creativity and concentrate on so many positive messages. They are a creative duo.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Blue Crab

I have been looking high and low for a piece of art for the wall over this cabinet in our kitchen. I originally thought I might want a beachy painting, but the other day I found this adorable wooden crab at a local shop. 

It fits in this space perfectly and I just love it! It adds a bit of whimsy to the space. And, those hydrangeas in the pitcher are from our yard. I'm obsessed with them.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

New Couches

The furniture that we had for our den in NC was not working for our new home. So, we ordered new couches and put our old furniture in our office/den. 

We ordered two new couches for the den. The one couch is about 10" shorter than the other one. And, for now we are using the ottoman from our old chair in this room and I'm on the hunt for a coffee table. It has worked out nicely and we are thrilled to have a place for everyone to sit comfortably.