The Husband and I have several projects in the works for our overall Outdoor Improvement Plan. One of the projects is to add stone mulch to the back of the house. There isn't a lot going on in our back yard currently. We spend almost all of our outdoor time sitting on our front porch, which we love. In the back though there's an odd mix of mulch and grass/weeds, especially around the HVAC units. We hope to tidy it up a bit with some stone. I ran into the stone yard one day last week and picked up the samples pictured. We laid them out to see how each of them looked with the house (brick foundation and siding) and the surroundings (lots of trees.)
I know which ones I like and which one works best for our situation. Which one do you like?
Happy Mother's Day to my sweet Mama. I haven't seen her since Christmas and I miss her so very much. I am happy to say that will all be together again on Friday when my little sister graduates from nursing school. My little sister is the baby in the picture which makes me the one with all the curls.
The above picture was taken in November 1976 by my Aunt Janie in my Grandmommie's kitchen at the farm in Rugby, VA. To be more precise we were on the Davenport which I always thought that was what the room was called but found out during design school that davenport is another word for sofa.
I would also like to add that I have the best Mom I could possibly imagine and that I am a very lucky girl indeed.
Okay, so I'm a bit behind. Let's catch up. I'll start with this week and work backwards. This week's theme (week 18) was "first thing in the morning."
The Puppy is always the last to get out of bed. To be fair, I'm the next to last one out of bed. I'm not a morning person either! The Puppy has been known to stay in bed looong after it was decent. She's like a teenager that can't look at the sun before noon. Actually, that's not quite true. If you open the shade for her she can spend the day monitoring all she commands (and some that she doesn't!) from her perch looking out the window. If there were only a sunny spot to lay in life would be perfect.
Week 17's theme was "princess for a day" in honor of that big wedding that we all watched (or maybe not). I like to call this Princess for a Day/ Queen of the chicken yard. This is my niece and one of her favorite chickens, Wendy (or it could be Dottie, the kids are way better and telling them a part!) Sister can correct me if I missed it. I love visiting with my sister for lots of reasons but one little benefit is getting sent home with the best, freshest eggs when there's enough to share. Also, if you've ever paid attention to my header banner you know that the chicken is the official mascot of the Functional Space. They are function and fashion all in one package.
Week 16's theme was "Furry Friends". It was taken during our spring break getaway in South Carolina. We had beautiful weather and lots of great time on the beach. This is my Father-In-Law and his favorite companion, Popcorn enjoying the view. I love how bright and fresh everything looks. I also love the way the wind catches Popcorn's ears.
Boy, I really did get behind! And finally week 15's photo "how others see you" I think I captioned this by saying that this is a mirror image of what I usually see in the mirror. I've never been able to shake the little kid notion that I walk around everyday with the part of my hair and my face mole on the opposite side of what I see when I look at myself. What I see in the mirror looks right to me but it's the opposite of what the rest of the world sees. This was a very quickly snapped self portrait. Had I known that this would have been it I might have spent a little more time primping. But, this is how others see me most of the time (a little unkept!) so I guess it's how it should be.
Whew, glad I got through all of that. Have a great weekend!
I am a wife and designer as well as a sometime knitter, sometime singer, and a great lover of the Husband, the Puppies, and the Old Inherited Cat. I hope you enjoy my ramblings about projects, inspirations, photography, yarn and all manner of beautiful things. Thank you for stopping by the Functional Space.
William Morris once said "have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." It is my goal to bring purpose as well as something lovely to all of my projects. Welcome to the Functional Space