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!






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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?


2 comments:

  1. a perfect saturday :) i empathize on the 1-car thing...it'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 :)

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  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.

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