Sunday, September 7, 2014
Blessings & a Gallery Wall
Is the weekend really over?
It has been such a beautiful weekend, even though it rained half the time. My daughter, Miranda was home for an early birthday celebration and we had such a nice time. Yesterday, we had a yummy Mexican dinner (Miranda's request & prepared by yours truly) at my mom and dad's house. My mother-in-law and her new fella, and my sister and her family were there. Mama made mini cheesecakes with blueberry topping and my sister made Nutter Butter pies. I made pork carnitas, spanish rice, refried beans, chips and queso, and of course fresh guacamole and pico de gallo as toppings for the tacos. It was pretty tasty!
Yesterday evening, Miranda and I went to watch this movie.....
It was excellent! I only wish I had read the book first. We had a nice ride over to watch the movie in my new vehicle. I haven't mentioned it yet, but I got a new (to me) vehicle last Thursday. I was driving a 2001 Ford Expedition and it was beginning to give me a little trouble. I didn't trust it to drive it off very far which isn't good since Miranda lives in Tallahassee....2 hours away. It was also too big for me since my kids are grown up and it was a gas hog! So, my hubby talked me into going to get a new vehicle. I bought a 2014 Chevy Equinox. It was pre-owned, but is like new...even still smells new. I will share a few pictures soon! I am loving it and am blessed to have been able to get it.
Anywho, today, we slept in and then I made a yummy breakfast. We lazed around the house and then went to my sister's house for lunch. We had a fun afternoon playing games and talking. Love times like that! I also finally started hanging things on my gallery wall in the living room. Check it out.....
I know it might not appeal to everyone, but I LOVE it! It represents my family and I very well. I plan to add to it over time, but this is my start. Of course the big H is for our last name....Hunt. The small, silver trivet also has an H engraved on it. The Family is Everything picture in the blue frame was handmade for me by Miranda for Mother's Day. The 2+2=4 vintage flashcard stands for 2 parents, Joey and I, plus our two kids, Miranda and Dakota, equals a family of four. Four is my favorite number for that reason and you can see the large 4 at the bottom of the wall also. I hung a vintage clipboard from my craft room and will change out the quote or scripture on it occasionally...maybe seasonally. The cross is of course for our belief and faith in God.
The coral mirror is just to add a splash of coral to the wall. The speed limit sign is antique. My hubby bought it home for his shop, but I quickly snapped it up for the house. It reminds me of him...he is a slow and steady driver on the road, but loves to race cars on a track...:) I found the Home Is Where the Dog Is sign at TJ Maxx the other day and had to have it. I love that it is aqua blue too! I bought the anchor at Hobby Lobby when I got my cast iron brackets for my shelf. I love anchors! The wooden piece is something I found at the thrift over the summer and thought it was cool. I planned to do something with it, but after I stained it to match our plank wall, I just left it plain. I like it like that.
What do you think? I really love it and look forward to finding meaningful pieces to add to it.
I suppose I should go prepare lesson plans for the week. I am feeling rested and content and ready to tackle a new week with the kinders! I pray you all have a lovely week.
Until next time....