Monday, March 9, 2015

getting stuff done

I feel like I always have a long list of things I need to do/want to do/should be doing/should have done. Well this weekend I finally did some of them.

The gate to our backyard has been catching on the cement walkway since winter started and things shifted. Finally this morning Braed and I went out there and moved it up so now, not only can we open it both directions instead of just one, but it also opens completely so we don't have to shimmy through a narrow opening. So satisfying.

We added this amazing geometric antelope head to our growing antelope collection. That spurred me to gather all the antelopes together and make a proper display instead of putting them on random surfaces in the front room. As soon as we brought it home I hung it right up because I knew if I didn't it would sit around and make me feel guilty for neglecting it for at least another few weeks. I like this much better.

Ever since we moved into our new house in August we've had our many guitars just sitting in the corner of our bedroom literally collecting dust. A lot of dust. This weekend I convinced Braed to move our clothes out of our closet to open racks so we could re-home the guitars in the closet where they will take up less space and make it easier to clean the room since I won't have to clean around the pile of instruments. I'm really loving the open look of the clothes, and especially being able to hide the guitars behind a curtain until we're ready to play them.

I've been lusting after wire baskets these days, but can't bring myself to buy any because they're so expensive. I found a tutorial on Pinterest about how to make your own and I finally gave it a try! Took a few different techniques before I found one I liked, but I'm pretty pleased with the results! The tutorial I found worked best for me was from Treasures and Travels Blog. I changed a few things, like folding down the top for a smoother, sturdier edge (like in this tutorial from Homemade by Carmona), using the wire itself to bind it together instead of additional wire (like in this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess), and I didn't add any handles. I found that the mesh in my wire was not perfectly even, but that didn't bother me too much. Over all I'm really pleased with how it all came together.

I also vacuumed the whole house, wrote back to all my pen pals, and put together a menu for the first half of this month. (We haven't gone shopping for any of the food yet, but that's another task to tackle...)

Feeling vaguely on top of life today. :)

1 comment:

heidi said...

I love this! Good for you Cassi. I love the antelope wall. Is that the mirror wall? Also glad you got that pesky gate fixed. We worked on that last fall right? I was very impressed with the wire basket. Makingthem myself wasn't something I had ever considered. Love your ingenuity!