House For Six

7 Quick Takes Friday: Teeth, Magazines, Thrift Finds, and Food

Deme Crinion1 Comment
Joining Jen and the gang for another week of 7 Quick Takes.

7 quick takes sm1 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 216)

1.  We're 10 days into our 30 days of better eating.  We're following the Perfect Health Diet and while we're still learning and figuring out meals, this week I have felt a huge improvement in my overall energy level.  The first week I felt like crap. But now that the sugar cravings have faded, I'm feeling so much better.

2.  This Lazy Sunday Casserole was by far our favorite meal of the week.  So hearty, so tasty, and just straight up farm-to-table goodness.  The only thing I added to the recipe was a bit of red wine with the balsamic vinegar.
Lazy Sunday Casserole

3.  Does anyone else's calendar feel like it's going to explode?  Must be end of the school year stuff, but I'm barely keeping my head above water here.  I actually blocked off next week for spring cleaning...things were popping up on the calendar so fast and the house is a wreck.  It's giving me an anxious twitch, so I blocked off time to clean.  And already two other things have wormed their way into my cleaning week.  Pretty sure that's the end of that.

4.  I went thrift shopping with my bloggy friend Sharon and stumbled upon these beauties.  

Not sure exactly what they are....I think they were giant sconces, but they're glass and fun and I'm thinking they would make some pretty fine lamp bases.  But I have no idea how to do it.  I will be Googling later...

5.   The other day I had to take a second look at our "5" pillow.  Looks like a certain 3 year old was getting in a little number tracing practice.

I'm just bursting with Mommy pride over here.  Really. I am. 

6.  A very excited little girl finally lost her first tooth!  She was bouncing off the walls and couldn't wait to share the news with her teachers and friends at school the next day.  
It took a bit of work to get it out, but she was one brave cookie and had a very patient Daddy working the noose he engineered out of dental floss.  I was skeptical but just look at that gap :)

We finished an easy-sew Tooth Fairy Pillow just in time!
Tooth Fairy Pillow by Fresh Coat Of Paint

7.   So this week the June issue of This Old House magazine hits news stands and guess whose breakfast nook is on p. 38....

Crazytown!!!!!   Seriously, this is just beyond anything I ever imagined would come of our Fresh Coat Of Paint blog.  It all came about from the Young House Love feature back in January.  I'm so grateful and humbled and walking around with a goofy perma-grin on my face. 

And Jack just busted into the office announcing the end of his nap with, "It's Jackie!!!"  So that's all she wrote.  Have a great weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day to all you mama's!