Spring is supposed to be here, but I woke to snow this morning. :-( if you can’t remember what spring is supposed to look like where you live, enjoy these pictures of spring, from Live and Learn.
The little ones have had spring fever, being able to get out a few times this past week has helped along with their dad teaching them a second language, German. The two now know all their numbers 1-10, colors and the words for simple things such as bed, living room, dog etc. I’m now called Oma as well. :-)
My youngest son’s wife called me today as soon as she had her ultra sound and I will be a grandmother this summer to a new baby boy. He’s healthy and doing well as is his mom.
Now as promised, it’s time for another edition of Friday Faves. If I shared your post but didn’t comment it’s because didn’t have much extra time to leave comments.
Something to think about
- I am just as guilty as charged on this one. If you ask me about a home, I would probably tell you to surround yourself with the things you love. But should I be looking at the issue from another perspective?
- As a blogger, I am also a writer, one who has no spark of creativity for a fictional piece but a writer nonetheless. I was excited to read Amtrak’s plan to give free trips to writers, with no strings attached. What a great way to see the country and find inspiration at the same time.
- I have great hope for the future when I meet and get to know the younger people both around me and online from around the world. One person in particular who blows me away with her knowledge of the environmental situations is Tegan who now has her own radio program. which covers sustainability issues. The first show is available to listen to any time, I’ve listened to it and learned much from Tegan yet again.
Unique Small Homes
- I’ve seen a plenty of repurposed structures becoming tiny homes. I live in one myself but would you live in a garbage truck. Take a peek and tell me what you think.
- Ever dream of living in a tree house? This house can be built on the ground or in a tree. It’s spacious, bright and environmentally friendly.
- This home was built for $9,000. I love the special touches added inside and can see myself in that window seat all the time. In a colder climate, like mine, more insulation would be needed but I still love this house.
- I shared with you in an earlier post how I redid my bedroom area to make it work for me. While I live in a studio apartment there is no reason it can’t be inviting and filled with beautiful things. Sarah, sent me this link, 101 Ideas for Furnishing Your Small Space, she wrote on small home decorating which covers just about every situation you could encounter moving to a smaller home. You will find ideas here for a dorm room, small apartment and even the tiny houses which are so popular today.
Upcycling And DIY
- It only took 5 months once I gave birth to my first child to see how much children love cardboard boxes. Since that first day my son commandeered a box I would give the children time to play with any boxes that came to our home. I found six ideas for cardboard doll houses to give cardboard a new life.
- Who doesn’t have old belts around the house, if you don’t thrift shops are full of them. Grab a belt and follow the simple directions to make a plant hanger from it.
- So many of us have Pinterest Boards, myself included. Have you made anything from your Pins? Sunny Skyz found 20 inspirational food ideas and tried each one. If you’ve ever failed in attempting to recreate something you’ve seen you will want to check out these hilarious pictures.
- I find plenty of chairs set out for the trash in my town, but if you are in need of a good desk chair, Daniela shares how she made a chair from something she already had in her home.
- Lisa at Condo Blues has 14 homemade (and toxic free) fabreze recipes to choose from this week.
- I’ll leave you today with a humorous song my son introduced me to, I have a warped sense of humor, I hope you aren’t offended.