I can’t get enough of pink lately. Pink, pink, pink! It’s sneaking its way into everything, and has now found its way to the front of the house.
Hydrangeas are my favorite flowers and I’ve always wanted two huge hydrangea plants on either side of the steps up to the front porch. I’ve tried planting these before and they didn’t do very well, most likely due to my neglect. I’m a much better plant owner these days, so I’m trying again. They are supposed to do best with morning sun and afternoon shade, which they won’t get where I’ve planted them, but they definitely won’t be getting full sun, so I think they’ll make it. There are also a million houses down our street that get the same sun/shade as we do, and they have huge ones. Keeping my fingers crossed & lots of water and love!
And just a little pink splash under our boxwood for fun.
In lieu of a baby shower, a few of my friends decided to throw me a surprise dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant last week, which was really sweet and fun, and made me feel super loved and happy. (Thanks again, guys!)
At dinner, my extremely talented quilting and knitting buddy Dani surprised me with a knitted baby hat and one of the most special handmade gifts I’ve ever received in my life – an absolutely gorgeous baby blanket that she WOVE. On a LOOM. Everyone was completely floored when I opened the gift and told them that she MADE it. Look!
Pretty amazing, right? She couldn’t have been more spot on with the colors she chose, and i absolutely love the herringbone pattern. It’s made of the softest cotton and it’s the perfect size, I can’t wait to use it every single day. She wrote a blog post about it if you want to see how it all started out as just a bunch of strings!
Thanks again, Dani, I love it soooo so much! ♥
Today has been great day. One of the best days I’ve had in a long time, actually.
I went to bed early last night and got to sleep in a little bit this morning. That alone would have made my day, but then Greg was on Vada duty all day while I had me time. Yes, that’s right. Me time. I forgot how wonderful it could be!
I started the day off with my monthly manicure and pedicure. I go to Polished downtown every 4 weeks and it’s the best. I love that place. It’s clean, bright, and they do SUCH a great job. I used OPI – Kiss My Tulips for my polish this time, and I absolutely love this color! It’s bright pink (I have been obsessed with pink lately) and it’s just so fun and bright and cheery. I love it. Then I continued my mani/pedi day ritual by stopping off at Chocolate Paper and grabbing a couple treats for myself (hellooooo dark chocolate salted caramel) and some super cute things to give Vada for Easter.
After that, I came home, got my sewing things together and drove to Rocky Mount for our SWVA Modern Quilt Guild sewing day. Unfortunately, only the two Roanoke girls managed to make it to Rocky Mount to sew, and none of the Rocky Mount girls showed up, so that was a little… weird. But Dani and I still had fun sewing together at the library for 3 hours, even though we probably could have done that without driving 40 minutes out to the middle-of-nowhere. In those three hours I managed to almost finish one single Swoon block. Go me! Haha. Too much gabbing, not enough sewing I guess. I just got so relaxed getting my nails done that it took me a while to get into the swing of sewing.
I got home and sat in my car for a few minutes talking to my sister and mom on the phone, just relaxing for a minute. Do you ever do that? Just sit in your car in front of your house for a few minutes? Maybe I’m a weirdo but I do it a lot. Sometimes the car can be at the perfect temperature or something, I don’t know.
Greg pulled up behind me with Vada after playing together at the park and hanging out at Barnes and Noble for a little while. We all went inside, put together Vada’s new puzzle, I made Vada dinner, gave her a bath, put her to bed, and now Greg and I are taking it easy for the rest of the night.
So yeah, that’s all it takes for me to have the best day ever. Sleep, pink nail polish, sewing, chocolate and some family time. I’m not so hard to please, am I? ♥
I am just completely obsessed with all shades of pink right now. I ordered Vada this super cute tank dress from Thief&Bandit Kids on Etsy. Now I want this new bag to go with! ♥