Friday, May 22, 2015

Around The House

According to a lot of you, these random posts about daily life are some of your favorite, so here you go...

I saw this on Instagram the other day and loved it...

Don't we all need to be reminded of that every now and then? :)

I was rearranging furniture again the other day. I know I mentioned months ago that we wanted to build some bookcases for the living room and we finally decided to get started on them. After they're built, a few things will have to move around, so I was just experimenting. :) 

I kind of like the garden stool over here. The bookcases will be a knock off of some Restoration Hardware ones. Hopefully they'll turn out like we envision. 

It had been waaaay too long since I've made homemade bread, so I decided to rectify that. Actually, my son texted me from school and asked if I would make it. It was hot from the oven when he got home. :) 

Want a closer look?

And even closer?

Yum! It was so good! I couldn't resist taking this pic with it all buttered up...

It's truly the easiest bread recipe. It only takes 30 minutes of prep time and it's ready to eat in just two hours, start to finish. It's never failed me. I've posted a link to the recipe before, but to save you the time, you can just click HERE to see it again. Let me know if you try it. 

So, the other day I couldn't help clipping a few of these backyard blooms to bring inside. I love the combo of purple, yellow, and pink. 

I love how cheerful they are! Flowers brighten up any room, don't they? 

One more thing...did y'all hear one of my favorites, CSI is being cancelled? Oh well, it was a good 15 years. And lets face it, I probably wasn't going to watch without George anyway. Gotta support my fellow Texan, ya know. ;) They're having a two hour "wrap up" episode in September (at least we get to find out what happens to Lisa Shue, right?) and then Ted Danson will join CSI Cyber's sophomore season playing the same character he was on CSI. Did ya get all that? Ha ha! 

Well, that concludes this episode of "Around the House." Hope y'all have a great day and enjoy the long weekend!!!



  1. Can't wait to see the bookcases....I know they are gonna be sooooo fabulous :o) I have to say that bread looks I am craving fresh bread!!!! Your flowers are beautiful too.....
    Have a great weekend!!!

  2. Oh wow that bread looks wonderful!

    Your bookcases will be perfect and another spot to decorate. :)

    Have a great weekend!

  3. I am never visiting here again on a random post when I am hungry. That bread looks so good I could lick the screen. Your LUCKY son!
    I can't wait to see your bookshelves. Hope they turn out just as you envision them.
    Happy Memorial Day weekend to you! xo Diana

  4. You're such a good, Mom! I bet your son loved coming home to fresh baked bread :)
    I'm going to go check out the recipe right now!
    Oh and I loved your flower color pretty and perfect for this time of year :)

  5. I love bread! Your loaves look delicious. What a good mom you are to have fresh homemade bread waiting on your son when he got home! Your flowers are so pretty too. My flowers (from Mother's Day) are slowing fading. It's so nice to have fresh flowers in the house. I can't wait to see your new bookcases when they're done. Your husband is quite the handyman!

  6. I don't think there is any better or more enticing smell than fresh-baked bread, and I could almost smell those loaves you made! If I had a teenager in the house to eat it up, I would love to bake some right now. I used to bake all the time, but now I limit the baking to holidays or when we have guests staying here. I give full credit to my grandmother for teaching me how to make bread and for loving the the whole process.

    Cannot wait to see your new book cases! Anything RH is quite the trend right now, but has a look that will stand the test of time.

  7. Lisa,
    The bread looks so yummy and I can almost smell the wonderful aroma from your kitchen! Love the pretty flowers too. Have a wonderful holiday week end. Enjoy.

  8. I loved the saying about everything is going to be ok. Your flowers look beautiful and you arranged them so pretty in the mason jar. I am going to have to try that bread recipe. It looks delicious. I hope you have a great Memorial Day weekend. God Bless America.

    1. I love that saying too. Such a nice reminder. :) Hope you had a good weekend too!

  9. I think it's so cool that you are going to make your own bookcases. I've always wanted some...we've only had shelves. The bread looks awesome. It's been years and I really should start again.

    I love your random posts, I feel like we are neighbors! Hey--send over some of those pretty blooms!! :)

    Jane x


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