Friday, June 25, 2010

Unexpected Love.

This week I got to choose the theme for Photo Friday!! Honestly, it was seriously flattering! I've adored Calliope's brain since I met it online ages ago. I point that out specifically because I got to see it this week and that was also awesome!

Even funnier? I finally figure out the most unexpected of my loves, took the picture and when I went to find the link to her blog...nearly the same picture. But! It's still what I wanted to post. So, without further ado, here is my most recent and totally shocking love...

But this isn't far from it...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Afternoon Delight--Photo Friday

I realized I haven't been linking to Calliope's blog for those who may want to take place in Photo Friday. And I think everyone should! This week the theme was Afternoon Delight and I knew instantly what I wanted to capture. In our back yard, just under the kitchen window, is a retro couch that I bought at Salvation Army as part of a $50 set. It's positions parallel to our raised beds which make the perfect foot rest. Because of the positioning around 1pm the seat is in the shade and the sun is still right up the edge of the seat--meaning you can sun your legs without being too hot or burning your face. I spend lots of afternoons out there looking over the garden and then just looking over everything else while I rest. It's one of my new favorite things.

Friday, June 11, 2010

My name is Stephanie...

...and I'm an addict.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Catching up.

I've fallen very behind on my postings lately. I have millions of excuses all relating to dogs, my husband (still sounds odd to say that) and our yard. All of which are better now than they were before. But, sadly, my blogging is always the first thing to go when I'm overwhelmed.

We have finished planting the raised beds, installed breaks for the ground cover around the beds, built another flower bed and spread out one and a half cubic yards of dirt. It's been astoundingly hard work but I love it. There is a satisfaction in making a home (not only for my partner, I was like this when I was single) that can't find it's equal in me. I love making sure things are clean, tended and orderly. Except when I don't.

I'm having trouble sleeping tonight. The night is still but the creatures in our house aren't. We have Duke running about trying to find just the right place to sleep, Ziggy trying to catch him and the foster dog (a very, very small chihuahua whom I am really debating adopting) is a dutiful servant of the chaos trying to learn his place in it all. I'm finishing some reading, blogging and trying to devise ways to make my slumbering husband get out of the bed so that I can rearrange the room.

All this noctorunal activity got me thinking about the Photo Friday post Callopie had for last week--night. So I grabbed my phone and went for the first shot I got. And, with that, I'm back in the game.