What a week!
David worked seven days last week- Monday through Sunday, every day. He goes out of town for work at least two days a week and sometimes more. I'm not complaining. This is what we signed up for when we moved here and David accepted the job, but we are happy for weekends when he is home!
Here are five things on Friday I want to share!
1. My $3.50 painting from a local thrift store
As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly where it would go. I spray painted the frame in my favorite color, Heirloom White, from Rustoleum.
And it looks perfect on my Thanksgiving shelves. They are finished and were so much fun to put together. The barn/farm scene is so bright bright and colorful and really makes me feel like Thanksgiving is coming. I'll share the shelves in a few days.
2. Blue Painter's Tape for playtime
We always have lots of blue painter's tape around with our painting projects being plentiful. It is perfect for sticking to an area rug and not damaging the fibers.
Harbor enjoyed creating his own city and driving his cars around town.
It kept him busy for a few hours! Bliss! : )
3. Homemade beef stew in thick, brown gravy
I will admit that when I usually make stew, I disregard the recipe and throw everything into the crock pot. But, it never tastes "amazing," so I decided to actually find a good recipe for stew, and well... follow it. : )
It boiled and simmered and stewed for a good five hours.
The gravy was incredible.
Made from a homemade stock and thickened with flour, it made the house smell wonderful.
And to make it even more fun, I served it with Cheddar biscuits from Red Lobster!
Oh no you didn't?
Oh, yes I did!
It was a splurge, but perfect!
4. Library Day
We both love a good shopping/library/park/McDonald's day.
We take one once a week, just the two of us, and it fills me with happiness- sail boat watching on the pier, fall leaves, and McDonald's sweet tea almost make me forget how far from home I am. Almost.
5. Chinese Take-out
And when we don't feel like cooking, having Chinese delivered to your front door in 20 minutes, hot and steaming, is like nothing else on earth. Man, I love living in a big city where everyone delivers! : )
Hoping you have a wonderful weekend with your family!