Can't believe it's been a year since we moved into this modest 1950's rambler dream. Some girls aspire to live in a McMansion, or a stately farmhouse, or a (nice) log cabin. Which would all be fine and dandy. But what I REALLY wanted is a house like what I grew up in. Ample bedroom space, solid construction, CLOSETS and mid-century ingenuity. I've spent the last year fine-tuning my retro living room, combing thrift stores and estate auctions for the perfect piece of furniture or picture. Next project will be the kitchen. Not a full-on restoration, just dialing it back a few decades, haha.
It's a beautiful 70 degrees and sunny. I'm currently camped on the couch with JuneBug fast asleep next to me. She crashed early - out at 6:45pm! I can see the world through six squares of 1958 Andersen Window glass. It looks pretty good from here.
Speaking of JuneBug, her third birthday is 6 weeks away. She's a big girl now, potty-trained and ready for preschool in the fall. She loves to help me put away laundry and unload the dishwasher. She loves to clean! (just like her mother)
And the head of the Hedin Household is busy as ever, attending college part-time, working full-time, and playing with boat motors in his spare time. See why we have no time?
We've got 6 chickens right now and we're getting 4-6 eggs a day. We've only named 3 of the 6 birds - 3 of them look alike, haha. In this pic Mrs. Blue and Cinderella are the two closest birds. So far we have kept up with consuming all the eggs and only sharing a couple dozen. Lots of hardboiled eggs for snacks, soft-boiled eggs and toast (like Grandma Anderson used to make), an attempt at crepes, crustless mini quiches.... etc, etc, etc. The eggs are the prettiest shades of brown and bluish-green.
DINNER: Baked salmon with an AMAZING cilantro cream sauce taken right off the Wholey Seafood bag (frozen peas, cilantro, yogurt, sour cream, lime, cumin, chives, salt & pepper, in food processor, served cold), broccoli, rice and cucumbers. Jack asked for seconds of everything. I consider that a cooking success!
|Caved in and bought a custom made oil cloth for the table - LOVE IT|
Anywhoo, here's a parting shot of our first blooming tulip.