Today's post shares words and images of that kind of idyllic day around here. Yesterday. Today, however, is a totally different kind of day, about as opposed to the domestic bliss of yesterday that a house with two tempestuous preschoolers can manage!
But posting these photos from yesterday, reviewing what a lovely and productive day it was, will help me get through the "opposite day" that today has proven to be!
So, around here, YESTERDAY:
I worked to preserve some of my bumper crop of basil before the chilly months of fall and winter set in. Some I just put on the countertop in a vase; I read that basil develops roots in water, and will last for a couple of months. If that proves true, I will bring in some more at the end of September.
basil butter, which can be frozen for up to six months, and maybe even some basil salt.
Feeling fabulously domestic at that point, I made some banana bread to use up some especially mushy bananas headed straight for the garbage if I didn't do something soon:
Miscellaneous Craft Projects board.
Perhaps a desktop organizer for frequently-used paints and mark-making tools, like
natural sponges, old credit cards, droppers, milk bottle lids, and makeup sponges.
Or perhaps a project organizer, holding the bottles I plan to alter with
some of the paper materials I plan to use to embellish them.
Or perhaps it is best suited to hold tried-and-true office supplies, like paper clips,
rubber bands, staplers, staples, and a staple remover.
I'm not sure how I'll end up using it, but you can be sure that I am eyeballing everything in my craft room, looking for its perfect employment. I also think it would make a great chip-and-dip presentation at a party, or perhaps veggies and dip! But with art supplies competing, I don't think it will end up in the kitchen.
Best wishes for your own domestic bliss and creative re-use!