{Happy St. Patrick's Day}

Hello and Happy St. Patty's Day to you:)
Usually we go out on St. Patty's Day...it's the day my husband & I met 10 years ago:)

but this year....it was absolutely gorgeous out when I got home from work..
Just look at that sky~
sunny and 64 degrees...
I just knew there was NO way I was going to some smokey bar or tent party today!
Good thing my husband agreed:)

I decided to keep the spirit of St. Patty's Day alive and just do a little yard work in my green pants:)and you know my yard work outfit just wouldn't be complete without wearing some beach inspired, shell flip-flops:)On any other day...I would have come home and ran and did a little p90x or something like that....but once the first nice weather of the spring season hits...I just can't force myself to spend the time running or doing p90x.

I just like to come home....throw my things in the kitchen and head outside for some good old fashioned working out. Raking leaves that is:)

I definitely think running or cycling and lifting weights or doing yoga is super important...but every once in awhile it's just nice to get outside and put in a little hard work in your yard.

Plus...I still think it counts as working out!!! And I enjoy it....bonus:)

I also encouraged my husband to get a little "workout" in by having him tear out this crazy bush that was in the front of our house!What a hard worker...

I am sure he's burnin' some calories...but my guess is...he really doesn't care:) after I was finished with cleaning up around the pool area...

I had to come out and check in on the progress...Of course....with my trusty wine:)

Probably negated the calories I just burned raking...but owell...I was happy:) Yep...i'd say it already looks a ton better!!
I think i'll plant some black eyed susans there this summer!!!

Of course...I couldn't stop there.

I decided to give the girls a bath....outside...with the hose. brrrrr.....I don't think they were too happy with me....I think they look pretty and smell great now:)Even the kitty was happy today!What a great day!

See..no need to go out and formally exercise all the time. Sometimes it's nice to throw caution to the wind and just get out there and be active:)

Hope your St. Patty's Day was happy whatever you did.

Oh and thank you so much for all of your ideas on my fireplace!! I appreciate it:)

I did decide to paint the fireplace! Here are all the creamy white paint samples I picked up the other day! Now I just have to decide on just the right shade:)

If all goes well ..... I'll be able to share the finished product with you on Saturday and then get to make lots of simpledaisy jewelry on Sunday! woohoo!!!!

“If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.” Win Borden


  1. Uh, you're already wearing flip flogs -I have to get some nice ones too!!

    My husband has lots of good work outs in the yard too!

  2. Wow, would you like to come and help in our yard, in the flip flops of course.

  3. I just love your blog! nice work on your yard and it was a beautiful day here in CT, too!

  4. Happy St. Paddy's Day! I'm so impressed by all your productiveness. And the ten year anniversary of your meeting---too cute! XO Katie

  5. What a perfectly fun & productive day! It sounds rewarding!

    I can't wait to be able to bathe Harley with the hose again. It is SO much easier then the tub : )

    Can't wait to see the fireplace!

  6. You are the most cheerful soul today! You lifted my spirits and I'm living in Florida with 69 degrees...something higher than yours. I, too, spent the time in the garden pruning, chopping, and vacuuming. Doesn't sound like gardening, does it? But that's mostly how it is in an area where everything goes well all year 'round!
    Looking forward to the fireplace!

  7. What a nice day you had! The weather sounds perfect and I agree exercise is always nice!

  8. Oh....I am SO glad you finally got your good weather!!! And I can tell it has made you so happy...YIPPEEEEEEE! And soon the daisies will be blooming....see? good things come to those who wait!!! even IMpatiently!!!!

  9. I think it's crazy how many shades of white there are! I'm going to paint my living room a creamy white and I have the chips taped up all over the place. What to do, what to do...
    Good for you and P90x! My hubby does it and I need to start already. Just wears me out watching him, haha.
    Love the sandwich idea for today...feta makes anything amazing! :)
    Have a beautiful, productive weekend!

  10. I just love your energy level!!!!!!!! You make me want to get out and do something, anything!


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