. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 .

Spring is here and so is Easter! It's been fun seeing Mila play with her Easter eggs, collecting them in her basket inside our home and in our backyard, they are the perfect toy for little ones to play with, great for manual dexterity too. She loves to open the eggs and close them and place them all throughout the house.

Mila's Easter Basket

. Sunday, March 25, 2018 .

Yesterday we spent most of the day tearing out the section of lawn that we are going to transform into our garden. We made a lot of progress! After this hard manual labor I was itching to go on an outdoor adventure. So we decided to visit Palmer Park, a cool park full of lots of trails. Mila and I had came here earlier in the week after a trip to the library and I brought the stroller up some trails but it really wasn't a place for a stroller, lol, so I decided then we would come back with daddy. So we did. It was a beautiful day and just what we needed! It was a spontaneous adventure, we parked and just ventured into the woods and then came onto the Kinnikinick trail and followed it. It was so peaceful and beautiful! I love that Spring is here!

Palmer Park Trail

. Sunday, March 11, 2018 .

Last year our goal was to get settled into our new home and decorate the interior. While we aren't completely done with this, some rooms still need lots of wall art, for the most part we have the furniture and rooms how we want them. This year our goal is to focus on the exterior of our home. This includes painting our house and making a garden! I'm so excited for both and especially for making a food and flower garden. We have a very large backyard and one side of the house gets full sun so much that the grass is always baked there, so that is where we are going to put both gardens.

Garden planning

. Thursday, March 1, 2018 .

I've always wanted a library in our home and thanks to my wonderful husband we now have a library in our living room! My husband built us three gorgeous pine bookshelves from scratch. These bookshelves were a labor of love and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. This room is my favorite room in the whole house! It is the first room in our home off the front entry way when you walk in. The large window floods the room with light and it is filled with plants. It is just a cheery comfortable room to spend time in and the bookshelves look as is they were meant to be in this room. I love to sit on the couch and read with a cup of tea. I also love to play with Mila on the floor and read to her in the arm chair.

Handmade pine bookshelves