Lately - it seems like I share most of our life through Instagram, rather than this blog. It's so fast and in-the-moment. (I'm @julia_davis7) But for all you who aren't on Instagram - here ya go!
Lately - I've traded in my sewing pursuits for typical summertime things... pool, parks... and some major painting and de-cluttering.
I've been slowly working on a room at a time in our house, purging, de-cluttering, and organizing. Getting rid of stuff is an amazing feeling, even though it's slow going for me. I was inspired last year, by Sarah's 40 Bags in 40 Days concept (and her simple clear tips & tricks on how to go about it). I never did get through our whole house last year.
Then a few months ago I stumbled upon Ann Marie's adorable blog, and she had some free printable charts and more motivation to get going...
So, I tackled our storage room first...
It's one of those rooms that's soooooo nice to have, but quickly becomes the dumping grounds for anything and everything. I gave away/got rid of at least 8 trash bags full of clothes - 4 bags of stuff went to the Goodwill - and 2 big bags went in the trash. Boy does it feel good to have it cleaned out. Now let's see how long it lasts!
Lately - over the last 2 weeks - I re-painted our entire main floor, in Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter. Its a soft greige (gray/beige) and holds it's own against the greenish daytime light cast through the new windows, but we like it at night also. (this is all that was left of our 5-gallon bucket of paint!)
Lately - Jack's been having 4-H shotgun practices to get ready for the big County Shoot, so we spend every Thursday evening (just like last year) at the shooting range - and while he's shooting, the other little ones are playing with cousins and friends, eating a potluck dinner, and generally getting covered in dirt.
So - that's what we've been up to lately. How about you?