Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lately...a February edition

We got a new TV for Christmas that allows us to use Netflix and Amazon video and the past week and a half I have been spending my "nap time" very efficiently with binge watching Downton Abbey.  I jumped on the band wagon during season 3 and have since become obsessed with it.  Now that Ellie and I are home for naps I get to catch up on the first few seasons, while simultaneously watching the Final Season.  Not only am I watching an episode during naps but I'm also staying up late at night watching at least 2 episodes a night...I am exhausted in the mornings...haha

So that is where I have been lately, watching Downton and not blogging.  I think that my inspiration is waning and I am having a nice break from it.  Although I did document our day last Friday for a DITL (see previous here and here!) post and I am hoping to get that completed here pretty soon.  Courtney reminded me that life is going to change quite a bit once we bring #2 home so I want to take some time to seriously relish in these final weeks with just me and Ellie.  I got a text from #2's birthmom the other day and she is a few days shy of being 33 weeks!! Eeek!

I have been productive during naptime though, so don't think that I am just posted up on the couch eating bon bons all day!! haha.  Downton is my reward for getting some Farm Chores completed.  During the winter the weather is less than ideal with all the rain, so we tend to forgo some of our duties on the farm...like mucking out the horse pasture.  I have to admit there is a lot less poop now that we just have one horse back there (I miss you Jazz).  So I have been spending the last few days getting Rags area cleaned up...and I still have many wheelbarrows left to go!!  Like most things in life, if you just keep up on it and make it part of your daily routine the mucking out goes rather quickly but since we have been super lazy the last few months I have a lot of catch up to do!  It's been much easier to do the goat pasture instead and we have kept that one cleaned up pretty well so that one is just a quick cleanup weekly.

In addition to getting some much needed farm chores completed I have also been able to keep up with our house work and have done some more donation runs and organization in our closet, Ellie's closet and #2's room.

Speaking of the nursery, we made a trip out to our local HomeGoods and I found this!!

I think it's perfect for DIYing into the chandelier for the nursery.  I was originally thinking about doing this DIY but ultimately was wanting to get a metal orb light fixture and for $12 I couldn't pass this up!  I am just hoping that its going to be relatively easy to put together and actually work!!  Hopefully I will be on top of my game and take pictures of the process to blog about...but I'm not making any promises.  Additionally I have some touch up painting to do on the walls in the nursery as well as to prime and paint the closet doors and baseboard.  Then after that its really just cleaning out the rest of the shelving (donating 10 years worth of my Martha Stewart Magazine collection) and then decorating!!! I am so excited!

What have you been up to??

♥ Ashley

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  1. Sounds an excellent day!
    Thanks for sharing! I am delighted to read this article.
    And congrats for your new tv.!!

  2. Ashley, I LOVE Downton Abbey too. I've kept up with all along and I don't want it to end. I'm sad this is the last season. Binge watch away - you deserve it :)

  3. Wow oh wow that will be PERFECT for a light fixture!! I can't wait to see how your DIY of it turns out!!!

    And yeah- we're hooked on the Abbey too. We watched it instead of the Super Bowl lol!

  4. I haven't watched Downtown yet--- but mayyyy start. EK. and GOATS! We love/WANT goats.

  5. Downton is my favorite! I don't sit down for much but I usually make an excuse to do laundry and fold it in front of the TV while I catch up!


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