Lessons Learned….splashbacks, sun and traditions

Is it just me, or do Tuesday’s come around very quickly? It seems know time at all since last Tuesday’s post about lessons learned.

Here is what I learned in the past week

  • I love my new splashback which was fitted behind my new range cooker in my new kitchen. It is glass in a pewter colour. I am sure it will look even better when the walls are finished, and the extractor fan is completed!

  • Weathermen can be wrong – the forecast was for rain all over the weekend – we enjoyed some lovely sunshine….not warm sunshine, but this is Northern Ireland!
  • It back to my favourite place to photograph, and I still love it. Normally there are very few cars on this little quiet road, but it seemed really popular, and I kept having to wait for the cars to move so I could get more snaps. These trees are still quite bare of leaves, but the wild broom added splashes of colour.
  • I LOVE to sit by the sea watching the power of the waves as they tumble and crash to the shore.
  • Even though we have had a holiday cottage on the north coast for 3 years now, we are still discovering parts of the coastline which are new to us. We had never been to this particular part before, and it gave great views of the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge.
  • Binoculars were a great present for my husband’s birthday, and the kids gave him a book on birdwatching which has already been made use of.
  • It is great to be officially starting to make jewellery to sell – I have an excuse to visit lots of craft supply shops and spend money. Etsy store opening soon! My jewellery making is even “saving” me money as I am making a braclet and necklace to match my outfit for a dinner dance we will be going to on Friday…..pics later in the week, I promise.

  • I learned it is good to remember family traditions! We often forget to measure the kids heights when we are staying at the cottage, but yesterday we remembered! Do you do this, or something similar? Of course I wish I had started when they were little, but better late than never!

Finally, a digital scrapbooking layout of a photo I took on Saturday, using Flowers, Wings and Growing Things by Heidi Williams at Weeds & Wildflower Designs.

Have you learned anything this week – please share!

For more lessons learned, be sure to visit Jo-Lynn at Musings of a Housewife.

Thanks for visiting.

19 thoughts on “Lessons Learned….splashbacks, sun and traditions”

  1. I used to take monthly pics of the kids on the same spot of our sofa. I wished I kept up with it now. The pic of the trees forming the canopy is gorgeous – I would hang that up in my house. Just beautiful.

  2. I love the picture of the trees! I wish I had a long driveway that looked like that. But then I’d need a mansion at the end of the driveway. It would be a bit odd to drive through the gorgeous trees just to come upon a shack.

  3. bentonflocke

    nice to see some pictures again – they are so fantastic!!! And great to see also your husband!

    We sometimes measures the kids, too!

  4. Gorgeous photos! Your kitchen looks just like the one I would like 😉 Love those pictures of the waves! And your jewellerys; wow!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. LOL – you expect me to actually LEARN something? ROTFL – I have a hard enough time just trying to COMPREHEND it all. Anyways.

    Ok, so I’m absolutely smitten with both the pics of the train and the trees – LOVE the angle of the train photo, its amazing!

    Your kitchen is a DREAM. It would be worth an airline ticket to just fry an egg at your place. Cleaning up would be a treat LOL!

    And your jewelery – well, it is soooo pretty. What CAN’T you do? Have the children made any pieces?

    Thank you, my friend for another fabulous post! Its like reading a rich, glossy mag coming to your blog!

    ☻ Barb

  6. Creative Junkie


    Have I mentioned lately how much I’d love to see Ireland? That road with the trees? OMG. It’s just … spectacular.

    I’m so excited to see your Etsy store!

  7. I just love getting glimpses of your full life. The pictures of the beach, the family, the home improvements, its all so fun.

    I really like the back splash. we are trying to decide what to do with ours…who knew there were so many choices!

  8. Hi Jan Mary! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have been to your blog before and seen the kitchen renovations. Yours is gorgeous!

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