Saturday, April 12, 2014

Take It Easy, Make It Light!

It's a lazy Saturday, I just finished a grueling week of testing a group of 7th graders (state testing), my husband is hiking, and I am sitting on my large, comfy couch listening to the birds  (whom I equate with the "voice of God") with all doors and windows open.

Indulging, yet again, in my favorite, lazy past time; blog surfing. I decided to update my own and post recent pictures.  Now that it's Spring, I'm trying to lighten up as the Arizona sun brings with it searing heat that drains anyone's energy.  Feeling light is essential for me in this summer swelter.

So, below I've posted some recent pics of how I lightened up the decor in my space:

New since last post: My leather shag rug.  It's almost chocolate brown, a craigslist find for $40. Notice the "ghost" chair at the head of the dining room table.  This is acrylic and almost invisible.  Love the "lightness" of it has.

This is our outside room.  The brown wicker couch was a goodwill find for $30.  It was originally white, but I painted it with chalk paint.  Chalk paint really does stick when you have a high gloss finish.

I had to post this picture.  I found it at Thrifttique in Tempe.  I LOVE what it says:

 "What do I get for this? I said & the angel gave me a catalog filled with toasters & clock radios & a basketball signed by Michael Jordan & I said, But this is just stuff & the angel smiled and swallowed me in her arms. I'm so glad you said that she whispered. I knew you still had a chance."
It is called "fighting chance" and I can't make out the artist.  But it's dated 1999 and signed by the artist.  I love it!

Finally we have our side yard tidied up.  This is the view from our courtyard entrance.

Front courtyard entrance.

The clay pot is not really a pot but a drum.  The bottom is a type of skin pulled tight and apparently you put it between your knees, hold it with your knees and bang away.

My backyard favorite spot!  ALWAYS relaxing to lie here.

So, there ya have it.  I have a bit of a rug penchant, so who knows what will be on my floor next time.  I do love my hand tied rug that was in the living room but is now under the dining room table.  That will probably come back out this winter.

But its now turning hot and things change, as always.  However, some things don't; I'll always love hearing my funky wind chimes my son and future daughter in law bought me for mother's day.  (It's made with sterling silver, vintage silverware, a few beads and has a beautiful sound when the wind blows.) Of course my beautiful dining table will always be a love, and my space is always cherished as home .

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