Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hello from Busytown!

I feel like this picture from Richard Scarry's Busytown captures the essence of this past week rather well. I can really only think of one day that was spent at home; otherwise, I was on the go...a all the critters of Busytown!

Busytown fabric found on Etsy

I spent a decent chunk of time in the kitchen making candles, followed by several trips to the post office after Michael of Inspired By Charm raved on Pinterest about my Lemon Cookie candles, and orders poured in for those.  Thank you, Michael!

And then I had to deal with trying to get my car fixed after a fender-bender weekend before last.  A lady ran a red light as I was entering the intersection. Fortunately no one was hurt in the low-speed accident, and my car is still driveable, but I had to pick up the long-awaited police report, take the car to a body shop for an estimate, wait for an adjuster come out, and then play phone tag for days with the claims specialist.  The repairs will be made next week--yay for small victories!

Somewhere in there, I did manage one little around-the-house project this week in the form of planting annuals in two vintage chicken feeders to spiff up my porch.   Here's a quick look at one of them on the side porch.  That's salvia on the ends, pink and white petunias are split by a pair of Dusty Miller, and a Sweet William sits in the center. 

A close-up with a little touch of the HDR-ish effect from how it highlights the rust.

Among all the goings-on, the real big to-do around here was that my son finished preschool!  After two years of going to "Ms. Nancy's" three mornings a week, he graduated on Friday.

Jacob receiving his diploma from Ms. Nancy

Of course, he and his buddy Eric couldn't just stand there with their diplomas, could they?  Nope, not when diplomas can be telescopes!

My mom and sisters attended the graduation and we all posed for a picture in Nancy's lovely front yard during the reception.  The reason for the group photo was that in addition to being Jacob's preschool teacher, Nancy was my and my sisters' first grade teacher back in the day!

left to right: my mom, my youngest sister Caty, me & Jacob, Ms. Nancy, and my younger sister Sara

The busy-ness continues this weekend as we'll be spending Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  My husband received free tickets for the race, and though I'm not a fan of NASCAR, there is an IKEA only 15 minutes from the track, so we shall be making a "pit stop" there before the race. :)

Hope you all have a safe Memorial Day weekend!

Take care,


  1. What great memories this photo holds, for all of you!

  2. Busy busy Miss Erin! YAY Jacob, congrats little guy!!! Kindergarten here you come :) LOVE that vintage chicken feeder, so so pretty!!! Sorry about the fender bender, no fun, but glad you got it all squared away. Happy Memorial weekend friend :)

  3. You HAVE been busy! Sorry about your accident, but Hurray for your son graduating. Seems like yesterday that Abby did! You have a beautiful family!

    Have a great Ikea!


  4. Congrats to your son! Mothers are forever busy. Mine are grown. But I recall...

  5. you, your mom, and your sisters are all SO pretty! :)

  6. I love that you planted flowers in chicken feeders. Such sweet pictures...


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