August 15, 2010

When The Husband Is Away

Yesterday Todd had plans of his own, and since for the time being we are a one car family (sigh), I was left to amuse myself at home. It didn't take long to find ways to keep busy.

For one, I learned how to use the pressure washer. After about 30 minutes of figuring out how to turn it on, I hosed off the front porch and gave our rocking chairs a good cleaning and a fresh coat of paint. Unfortunately it was way too hot for me to stay out for long, so I went back in to find other ways to occupy my time.

Luckily the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living had arrived and while I've been debating renewing my subscription, I was super excited about the September issue. I finally landed on a paint color for our guest bathroom. I've been looking at paint for the last three years, and I think I have finally found it.

The color is called "Flagstone" and it's in the Martha Stewart collection - why wouldn't it be? Martha's kitchen is painted this beautiful earthy color and after seeing her photos, I can't wait to transform our bathroom.

Reading Martha put me in the baking mood, so I finally tried The Pioneer Woman's blackberry cobbler. The recipe is in her cookbook, but you can also find it on her website. It's incredibly simple to make and tastes delicious!

Since I was without a car, I decided to do some virtual shopping. If we weren't approaching the end of summer (and I had an extra $288 lying around), I would so buy this dress from Emersonmade. Maybe it will go on sale?

We're typically go-go-go on the weekends, but yesterday was a much needed lazy, girlie day at home.  I have to fit those in when I can; my lazy Saturdays are often filled with the sounds of baseball and XBox!

How did you spend your Saturday?


  1. a perfect saturday :) i empathize on the 1-car's hard at first but there is some kind of freedom in it eventually i think! also that's a lovely bathroom color, very soothing. funny though because i probably would have picked the bright coral :)

  2. oh my word we are on the same page! I also picked blackberries today for cobbler. Loving the sept issue of Living too! I'm going to see what pw's recipe looks like! I make the cobbler tomorrow.