In March, we'll have lived here for four years. To mark this big anniversary, we've made a list of things we'd like to do to make our house look better. Since our home is 62 years old, there are quite a few things on this list. I'm sure we won't do half of them, but I'm glad we took the time to create our wish list and do a few of the easiest jobs. Jonathan fixed the screen door so it will close by itself, and he replaced the toilet seat (a really trivial thing, but it looks so much nicer than the old one). We also plugged one of our lamps into the outlet in our living room that is connected to a wall switch (we don't have any overhead lighting in the living room). I'm not sure why it took four years to do this, but it's so nice to be able to turn on a living room light before you walk into the room. Hey, it's the little things.
I chose to name my first blog "Painted Pink Roses" because pink roses have had a constant presence in my life since I was a little girl. This blog exists to share the beauty and love of home, family and daily life and to keep beautiful traditions alive. Painted Pink Roses is dedicated to my grandmother and great-grandmother, two glorious women who passed their love of beautiful things to me, my mother and my sister. And yes, roses are my favorite flowers, but I do not discriminate - I have all colors in my garden. I do think the pink ones smell the sweetest though. I hope you enjoy my blog!
In 2013, Painted Pink Roses moved to the Gerald & Joan Blog. To continue following our story, click here.