Thursday, June 19, 2014

April and May Review

Wow!  I can’t believe it is June already!  2014 is halfway over.  During the dead of winter, it seemed that spring was never going to come, and now it is June.  The older I become, the faster time flies.  I was so busy that I did not get around to writing a review of April, so today I thought I would do a little combo, and review both April and May!  Here is what has been happening around Sweet Parrish Place for the past couple of months. 

I partnered up with Zillow to bring you some DIY tips for painting home exteriors.
I updated Miss 18 Year Old’s sink using the Giani Granite kit, and loved the result. 


We celebrated my daughter’s 18th birthday!  I can’t believe she is all grown up. 

I found a couple of new uses for wrapping paper as décor. 


I reviewed this fabulous dress for eShakti, and I got to keep the dress!

I gave a tour of my spring living and dining rooms


I partnered up with The Workbench Life to bring you 11 DIY weekend curb appeal ideas

I actually increased our home’s curb appeal by painting the handrails in front of our house.   I have since added some red geraniums in my planters. 


I shared some thrifty and antique finds from a short trip to Ohio Amish Country. 

I joined Kendra’s fashion challenge- Miami Style, and created a couple of fashion boards. 

Miami Daytime

I partnered with Fabric Care Solutions to bring you some laundry tips for college kids

I shared Miss 18 Year Old’s senior prom, so fun!

I shared some graduation party inspiration, as I was planning one of my own!

For Mother’s Day, I partnered with Lifeway Kefir to share my reflections on motherhood

I brought back a popular post I wrote last spring, my method for a natural looking self tan

I shared how I finished an unfinished lantern


I told you about the “supposed” free cruise that we won.  NOT!

I shared all of the details of Miss 18 Year Old’s graduation party

graduation party collage

I shared Our Swedish Daughter’s family home back in Sweden


And last but not least, I participated in What I Wore Wednesday for April 2, April 9, April 23, May 7, May 14, and May 28


That is a glimpse into Sweet Parrish Place for the past couple of months.  Now that Our Swedish Daughter has gone back to Sweden, things are going to be picking up around here.  I am going to start some new projects, and be on a more regular blogging schedule.  I have slacked off a little with projects in order to host her for the past ten months, so now it is back to work.  But my reason for slowing down was a great one, and well worth it.  I would not have traded my family's experience for the world.  Now that my time is freed up a lot, I hope you will stick around and watch what happens!