This is the reason for the title of my post.... Emmy calls it "4th and July".
And this one I am not so sure of... It's clearly her hand, but why is only the middle finger blue? What's the message, Em?
Anyhow, I used the day to catch up... I cleaned the house (I can't seem to function when there is too much chaos around me), and finished up some projects that I needed Chris home for. I had to use my electric saws, and I don't like to do that when I am home alone
This is just one of our buckets of berries. Sawyer didn't want to be in the picture (He was filthy- covered in dirt and blueberry stains- from rolling around the blueberry patch!) Emmy created her own style here, so don't mind the accent which came from her Jasmine costume.
That evening we caught fireflies as a family; even Jake joined in the fun!
I think Jake was in search of deer instead... See that hunting pose?
And this picture cracks me up- typical Sawyer running by!
We gathered what few veggies we have grown so far, including this giant zucchini. And yes, Chris and I had plenty of jokes at the zucchini's expense. What can I say? Give a girl a glass of wine and a large zucchini and the jokes are gonna fly!
Anyhow, on to today's little project. I found this mirror at a yard sale recently and loved the pretty details.
I thought it would look fabulous in a bathroom, and wanted to give it a more modern look. But I didn't want to have to sand all those details, so I did what any lazy diy'er would do. I used Annie Sloan in graphite as a primer. It worked like a charm! After that I applied just one coat of Rustoleum's Gloss Enamel oil based paint in black. With the graphite underneath one coat was all it needed. Here it is now....
Wouldn't it look elegant in a white bathroom with a black and white tile floor? So crisp and clean!
I hope you all have an awesome weekend! I am super excited because my kids are headed to my parents this weekend! Tonight Chris and I will head to family fun night at the neighbors for a cookout theme. I am bringing pineapple to grill and an amazing blueberry corn salad one of our vendors brought to the vendor potluck a couple weeks ago. I will try to get some photos and share the recipe with you. Saturday I am headed out to find me some junk! And then Chris and I are going to head to first Saturday in downtown Frederick, followed by a late dinner double date with my business partner and friend, Sarah, and her husband at the wine kitchen. Looking forward to it very much! Sunday we will pick up the kids and have a late lunch with my parents... it's going to be a fantastic weekend. I can feel it.