Sunday, June 17, 2007

Catching Up

Well, it's been a long time since I've sat down and really thought about blogging. I've been getting lazy and simply sending photos from mine or Jeff's cell phone. But I must tell you, I love this feature!

Anyway, it's been quite a busy few months getting settled into my new home, my new job, my new NAME. ;) Things at the Gough house are going well. I'm enjoying turning this once bachelor pad (ok, so it never really was that- I've always had my hand in things) into our home. I'm quickly realizing that as a home owner there's always something more to do and I'm starting to get discouraged that it will never be done. I do, however, have hope and determination!

Here are a list of projects I've been working on (hopefully this will make me feel accomplished):

-Unpacking wedding gifts and finding a place for them. We were generously blessed!
-Stripping paint off doors we bought at the Re-Store to turn into a headboard for our bed
-Slowly moving my belongings over from my parents house (I'm still not completely moved out!!)
-Creating a "garage sale" pile and loving the process of downsizing or at least purging
-Turning one of the bedrooms into "OUR" craft room. More on that later. The craft table was a wedding present from Jeff- I love how supportive he is of my hobbies! Here's a before photo.
-Picking out paint colors for the laundry room- a pale mint green, and bonus room- a gray/green/blue and olive green (for the cove that will house Jeff's desk)
-Planting an herb garden with the help of Rebekah (she gave me all of the herbs AND planted more than half) Thanks so much! I love using fresh herbs in my cooking and I've already been enjoying them. I have- basil, oregano, dill, thyme, cilantro, rosemary, lemon balm, peppermint, and sage. Anyone have any favorite herbs?
-Co-hosting a "gender reveal party" with my friend Katie for "Baby Courter"- It's a boy!
-Finishing a quilt I've been working on with Keri for my friend Laura who got married last Fall. Keri and I started it in October- we took our time ;)

Ok, I feel great...thanks for letting me share.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week. Is it wrong that I'm already looking forward to the weekend?

11 comments:

simonsenfamily said...

Thanks for the post! I love seeing the pitures of your work area and herb garden. So good seeing you at the family functions this week as well.

You know... I think you have a particular "style" with your quilting that is really cool. You should take your show on the road:) It looks like something you could market at a specialty or high-end baby store.

Jenny said...

thanks heidi.

the quilting style is a blend of mine, keri's and a really incredible professional named denise schmidt. But you can't patent a quilt style, right?

Jocy May said...

LOVE the blog post and pictures. thanks for the update. i too love that quilting style- a modern take.

Aleah said...

I didn't know you quilted! Not until I saw these beautiful pictures of them here!
I feel like the there's always something to do repair wise for our home also..or stuff we'd like to do!
Good luck on the painting - sounds like a pretty color.

Mandy said...

Wow, Jenny! I'm so impressed! I'm completely jealous of your crafting table- that's awesome! You'll have to let me know when you have a garage sale- I LOVE garage sales!
Random thing: Matt & I did the same thing for a headboard- used an old door!
-Mandy

Ryan & Katie said...

I love the quilt! And the craft table is so great. Good job Jeff! Can't wait to see all the great crafts that happen on that table!

-Katie

Kristen said...

you are getting so much done, jenny! i bet it feels good. thanks for sharing your thoughts, your photos. i always love seeing a new post from you!

Brianne said...

I cannot believe I will soon be 'crafting' at that beautiful table with you!!! When Scott and I get a house we will definately be seeking your home decor advise- you have made a wonderful home Jenny!

Casey said...

what a lovely quilt! :) And what's this "Our" craft room? No longer just yours huh? Is Jeff going to be crafting his little heart out beside you?

Scott said...

Jenny- Your craft room looks great, but weren't some paintings gifted to you for that room to be prominently displayed?

amyrenee said...

Holy Crap, Jenny. You make me feel lazy. :) Next time visit, I expect the house to be in tip top shape with lotsa new colors!

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