Five simple things

It's Friday!  Yay!  Memorial Day Weekend even!  I'm pretty excited about having some time to just relax this weekend.  Jeff is off all weekend, so it finally gives us some time to sit in our backyard and just sit.  It's been one of those weeks again, where the running around to different obligations has me pulling my hair out.  So much going on lately!  I'm ready to kick back with a cold drink and BBQ somethings on the grill and watch my little man do cannon balls into the pool!  

Here's what made my week awesome!

1.  This chalkboard.




I've had this chalkboard used for everything but what it should be used for.  It's an old poster board frame for a poster and I painted the plastic cover with chalkboard paint and have used it for a sign, a birthday message, and even for my Brit+Co parties.  It finally has a new life that I think it loves.  It hangs in our kitchen and is our monthly calendar of obligations now.  I just love it!

2.  This chocolate company.

Because it's based right here in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.  They create some of the best chocolates you've ever tasted.  All of the candies sold at the Victorian Chocolate Company are made by hand and come in such cute designs and packaging.  If you are a regular blog follower, you may remember my give away of these chocolates.

3.  These vines.

Because they are really blackberry bushes wrapped around a fence and I can't wait for them to have berries on them this summer.  I also have high hopes for my raspberry bush, as well.  

4.  This flowerbed.

Because it looks better and better each spring.  The wooden slats are from our old Adirondack chairs from Arkansas.  :(  The Oregon rain didn't work so well for them here, but at least I can honor them in some way special.

5.  These new items in the shop.

Both of these items are up for grabs at The Peppermint Bee shop today!  Check them out here!  While you're there, check out the items that have been marked down and are for sale right now!  

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