Does your hubby bring you surprises?
Flowers. Chocolate. Lingerie (blush)
Mine does on occasion…brings me surprises, not lingerie 🙂
For a man it can be hard to know what his woman wants
I mean we are complicated by design and our emotions sometimes get out of hand. But for the most part our job should be to tenderly educate our husbands so they know what little surprises will make us fall in love them all over again.
Now it’s a really smart man who knows his wife so well that he can spot something and know without a doubt his sweet woman will love it.
I have such a husband.
One day he came home with his truck loaded down with these…
You think I’m kidding don’t you?
I kid you not! With in minutes I had 20 projects thought up and ready to share with my man.
the first project was to make some boxes for a raised vegetable garden
after that project was completed, my projects waned a bit…I must have gotten busy with other projects, so they rested in our backyard for awhile, just waiting for my next wave of inspiration.
One day I was searching for the perfect place to take photos of my finished designs
and I spotted my lovely panels patiently waiting for their next moment of glory
a simple shift to the right lighting and one nail later, I was in business
I found the texture and hues of the weathered wood to be a perfect backdrop for my wall crosses
Then came our spring clean up day in the back yard
I had recently found an awesome wheelbarrow at the flea market and it was screaming for me to plant some flowers in it
my spot needed a bit of fluffing so…
I went to my inventory or wood panels and put this beauty to work as a backdrop and place to showcase a my rusty iron cross plant hanger that my sweet daughter gave me a few years back
my stock was quickly vanishing but I had one or two more panels eagerly waiting to be used
but life got crazy…
weekends were filled with yard work,
painting, floor projects, more painting and the monster of all weekend projects…
the french doors leading out to our back patio.
That was the best before and after project we’ve ever done…
here was the after.
probably because it took the most out of me and hubby
we really learned how to work out some tough problems that came along during this weekend project
but we both came out stronger because of it 🙂
do you see to panel off to the left in this photo…
again just patiently waiting for me to brag on it’s reason for existence
The whole drive behind our redo projects this past spring was to spruce up our home for our daughter’s graduation party
sometimes sprucing up means hiding things that can’t or won’t be fixed right away
in this case it’s the whole in the vinyl siding that appeared like magic one day after my son loaded a stack of firewood on the patio. He swears he doesn’t know how the wood hit the siding and knocked a hole in it…hummm. Strange.
of course this was an eyesore of gargantuan proportions
it screamed at me every time I went outside
LOOK AT ME! I’M AN UGLY GAPING HOLE IN YOUR SIDING!
that just wouldn’t do. time was running out. what will I do?
bling! that’s the light bulb coming on in my head
well it does more than that really
I store things behind it…you know like;
OFF mosquito spay, sunscreen, insecticidal soap for spritzing the aphids off my plants
it holds towels for my pool guests and for now it’s a great place to put my vintage license plates
actually… I can imagine many more junky treasures finding there way onto this panel of fencing
I think there is one more panel sitting behind my house, probably feeling lonely and blue
I wonder where what it’s function will be?
time will tell. one thing is for sure…
my hubby sure knows how to rock my world!