The Hartland: August 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer Projects

Well blog world, I'm back! For like 2.5 seconds..

I wanted to update you all on the house stuff before August creeps up on us.. oh wait.. that's already here. Wow, I didn't blog at all in July... my bad yall, my bad.

This month is a busy one for us.. it will be filled with kids birthday parties, the worlds longest yard sale, a bachelorette party, Kings Island, Ikea, a wedding and a wedding shower! So needless to say, I'm jam packed with little time for blogging so, this may be it for a while.. again, my bad yall.

So, on to the projects that have filled our summer!


One weekend in May, I decided it was time to fix our rusty old mailbox. Instead of buying a new one, I had some paint already and stencils so, it got a makeover.

Tyler made a new base for it so it would sit better on the pole. He is so handy :)

I want to start leaving notes and goodies for the mail person once a week under the HELLO. I think that would be fun! :)


A pretty Saturday morning, we decided to take a trip to Bardstown for breakfast at Mammy's Kitchen. Tyler and I were walking through town and saw a cute little sign in a window with the coordinates of Bardstown. Since we got married there, I of course wanted it. Tyler gently reminded me that I could make it for much cheaper. That's why I married him.. smart, cute AND frugal ;) So, that's what I did! Once I painted it, it sat in the living room for a while. I couldn't decide where I wanted to hang it.. which is a daily struggle for me.. ha!

Finally we hung it with the rest of our wedding photos on our gallery wall in our master bedroom along with a shadow box with Tyler's boutonniere in it. It was the perfect size! Still going to add one more thing to that wall.. just gotta go make it! Easier said than done.


Us girls hit up some yard sales in Indiana one weekend and on another weekend, I did a little shopping in Elizabethtown with my mom and sister.. Here are a couple of my finds for the house :)

 I found this type set drawer for $20 in Indiana! Fan courtesy of my MIL :)

The rug I found in E-town (after my unfortunate "pink" rug incident left me looking for something new.. see below)
I found that cute blue pillow for the couch in E-town as well, then came home and decided to put some mason jars on my ugly light. Still trying to sell my original light but this is cute for now.
A few weekends ago, I spotted some old windows on a FB yard sale site, so I snagged those puppies!  That wall was in need of something and those windows were calling my name. I still plan on hanging something under the windows that will hold bath soaps, towels, candles & salts. All the goodies for a bath :)

In late July, our big project has been getting the trim up in the sun room and all the windows in and cleaned! Next up is sanding more holes, dusting everything off and painting! Here is a shot of the house WITHOUT plastic on the back and June enjoying the new trim.

Thank goodness all that plastic is gone. Much better!

Thanks for reading yall! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the place ;)

Happy August !

I'm linking up with these lovely ladies this week :)