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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Feet in the dirt weekend

First off Happy Valentines Day everyone! Hope you have lots of love in your life today! 
I am celebrating by working all weekend, yuck! It's ok though I still got to spend time with sweet husband today. I also started a new project, something I think perfect for Valentines Day with the pretty pink roses on it. Plum Street Samplers "Trellis Blackbirds". I love the colors used for the roses WDW Baked Apple and Charlotte's Pink. So not that I needed a new project, but I just couldn't help myself! 

Today my time spent with sweet husband involved lots of digging and painting and sawing. We are working on getting our garden bed ready to plant. Above is an old picture before we moved to our new house last year (we took the raised garden bed with us). At our old house we had it fenced in with chicken wire, until our shepherd decided some flimsy wire was not going to keep her from our delicious squash.  I know, how weird our dog loves squash, we even have to watch our Halloween pumpkins cause she starts chewing on the rinds. So today we worked on building a picket fence around our garden bed. We have one side done, three more to go. It was nice working outside today in the warm weather, but if you ever want to test your teamwork skills build something with your spouse! There were a few discussions on how exactly the whole fence was going together, but in the end we got it done.

And here is my Valentine's day jewelry from sweet husband, a new fitness tracker. I had a Jawbone two years ago, that I purchased used off of Ebay, and the battery died within a few months of owning it. But I really liked their app, it tracks your sleep and daily activity/steps. This one even tracks your heart rate.  I love tracking stuff, and seeing graphs of when I am most active or when I was in deep sleep vs. light sleep and how long it took me to wake up is fun for me. So I was super lucky this Valentines day, my husband knows me so well! I also am still doing Weight Watchers and you can sync it to their app to earn fit points (if you don't do WW fitpoints= more food). I have been working on being healthier this year, I made it to the gym and to a yoga class last week. I have also ran 52 miles already this year. But of course with a full time job and three kids it is hard to fit in workouts sometimes, so anything that makes it more fun or gives me some incentive to do it I love. And no I was not paid to say any of that, I just wanted to show off my new toy!


KimM said...

Your day sounds like a good one - and what a great gift from your DH. He knows your heart.

Brigitte said...

Great that you can work together in the garden. That's what hubby and I do too when spring arrives and the bad weather finally stops.
Nice PSS project that you started.
And what a nice gift you received from your DH for Valentine's Day.

Annette-California said...

Lovely new start on Trellis Blackbirds! Your colors look more pretty than the cover of the chart. Going to be a beauty!
Happy Valentine's Day! love Annette

Barb said...

What a pretty new design! I'd say that was a great gift and you are doing very well. A garden with great fresh food should help.

Heather said...

It looks great! Sounds like you had an awesome Valentine's Day :)

Melinda Forbes said...

How true that is - a Home Improvement project with your spouse, is most definitely an experience.

You are so busy - love your Valentines Day Gift I also am a WW member. My fitness tracker does help me stay motivated.

Rachel said...

Plum Street Samplers designs are beautiful. I can't wait to see your progress on this design. The colors are beautiful.

Lol home improvement projects at our house usually end in heated tempers. Glad you and your husband were able to work on your garden togethet. Your dog is so funny. I've never heard of a squash loving dog :)

Good luck with your fitness routine!