4.04.2011

Postcard from Hibernation #1

Hi everyone!

I am greatly enjoying my hibernation, but thought I might send you a "postcard" now and then to say hello.

We've had a fun couple of months. In February we drove to southern California and paid a visit to Disneyland. So much fun!

Then, last month we were lucky enough to go on my husband's company ski trip to Tahoe. I love being within driving distance to all these cool places! (Don't know why the kids look so bummed out in this photo though. Too much snow?)

I promise it hasn't all been about fancy trips around here. I also discovered something new that's only 30 minutes from my house. The Alameda Point Antiques Faire! I could have spent hours wandering around this place, but probably would have gotten in lots of trouble. As it was, we fell in love with this antique farmhouse table. It took some budget rearranging (and a large delivery truck), but it came home with us!

I also made a lovely discovery on Etsy and purchased these two whimsical prints from The Black Apple. I love the colors and the vintage quality!

What else? Spring is here in northern California, so I was inspired to pull out the summer bedding last week.

I must admit that TJ Maxx helped me by selling those two blue ruffled pillows for $10 apiece on clearance!

I dug around and found my robin's eggs to add a little splash of color on my dresser.

And to finish it off, I painted our master bathroom Sherwin Williams' Comfort Grey. (And please note that when I say "master bathroom," it is in the loosest sense of the word. The only mastering that goes on in there is mastering our annoyance as we bump into each other trying to get ready at the same time!)

I have been having a wonderful time, and appreciate all your thoughtful comments and emails to me during my "hibernation." I hope you are all doing well too!


13 comments:

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

Every couple of days I 'check in on you' to see if you've added any updates. So glad you're enjoying your 'time off'! And glad you're checking in once in awhile!

Mama Sue said...

Glad to hear from you. I was wondering if things were going well.

Jodee said...

It looks like you are having loads of fun! Enjoy your time away!

Sandy said...

It is so nice to see you are having a wonderful "Hibernation." We are so happy you stopped in to let us see how everything is going. We sure miss you---so please, pop in every once in a while and let us see what you are up to. Your blog is one of the favorites...

Raquel said...

i love living in cali for that main reason most things are within a fairly close drive!

Carol H. said...

Please! Move that mirror away from the wall above your bed! You haven't felt any tremors yet have you. Hello, You live in earthquake country!

Sorry if I sound harsh. But I care!

From someone who used to live in California and moved away exactly one month before the Loma Prieta quake.

Just Google "Loma Prieta" and images and take a look.
And then move that mirror, okay?

Clydia said...

I've missed ya! So glad you checked it! Take care & by the way...your bedroom looks fab! Love those TJ Maxx pillows! XOXO

Jboo said...

Oh, I have missed you! So happy to see your smiling face and your cute family! Looks like some fun times out there!

Janet

Elizabeth said...

Your blog was one of the first I started reading & always one of my favorites, so I was happy to read your postcard! Glad things are going well and I love the updates you made to your home. Take care!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Carol,
I've said this before on the comments...we have earthquake hangers for all the items on our walls that are hanging anywhere precarious. We aren't silly enough to ignore the threat of earthquakes out here, but thanks for the concern!
Carrie

4maze said...

Hi Carrie,
I have followed your blog for a while although I have never commented on it, but it is so nice to have a postcard from you - be blessed and enjoy your hibernation - look forward to the odd postcard.

Betsy said...

YAY! what a fun surprise!
i am so glad you are enjoying your hibernation!! enjoy!!

Angela@ The Almost Fabulous Cottage said...

I must have missed this post.. So glad you're enjoying your hibernation.