Happy Friday to All!
For my five for this week I thought I'd give you the scoop this week from the northwoods.
The landscaper came and gave us an estimate and everything is a go! Yay! They won't be here until a little later this summer, but I'm excited and they had some great ideas for us. In the meantime we continue to do what we're able to around here. This was our service door to our garage, but now is our main entrance (we use the front door by the bench rarely) we use and comes into our house since our renovation last summer. I usually put pots of flowers by it but this year added the iron embellishment on the right and a welcome mat that I hope makes you feel welcome.
Cleaning out the kitchen recently (a post about it to come in the future) yielded some rewards including finding things I hadn't seen in a while. This patriotic warmer was found and went out in honor of our future July 4th holiday. And these recipe organizers were found - by 2 of my favorite artists (Susan Branch & Mary Engelbreit) so I can finally take control of the loose recipes I have flying around! The one can be personalized with our name by stickers ("Anderson" is the example name).
This little guy came to visit and let me take some lovely photos of him. My daughter and I were out on the deck and she thought he was dead as he just sat in the patio chair with me perfectly still. He was just napping (or posing) as he hung out quite a while, but eventually did fly away. Living on the water we get a LOT of dragonflies in all sizes and colors & i just love them.
Annie decided she wanted to learn how to cross stitch. So we got a little kit and I showed her the basics. Look at that concentration! However, I seemed to have found some enjoyment in remembering my cross stitch days (however I need to focus on scrapbook catch-up) and I might have added some sections for her here and there. We can just blame it on the fairies, right?
Worked on more fitbit miles this week! I'm determined to reach a small goal for weight loss and then set another small goal....and so on. So far a couple pounds have been lost that I will NOT welcome back. Ruby likes to help me on this mission with lovely walks on the bay. Some of the wildflowers on the way yield lovely rewards for my windowsill caddy.