We arrived home from Kansas Friday evening – and I spent a couple of hours cleaning my kitchen cupboards and my kitchen. Cause that is exactly what everyone feels like doing after riding in a car for over 15 hours. No I’m not crazy – we had ants like crazy. I was not impressed. They were in my powdered sugar. And in my sugar shaker I use for my coffee. And just running all over the place like they owned it. Which they do not. We only went on vacation, we did not move out. The place was not up for grabs or open to squatters. So I evicted those ants pronto. And even though cleaning my kitchen and cupboards wasn’t really what I had in mind to do when I arrived home I am enjoying the clean and organized cupboard. This was one of the very few times I’ve ever been thankful for a small kitchen with very few cupboards. (I didn’t have to clean them all just a couple.) (I did have to clean ALL the countertops – which are even fewer than the cupboards.)
We also ended up cleaning the refrigerator. It was basically empty and Travis headed to the gas station up the street pretty quick to get milk. He thought it might be a good idea to clean out the fridge before loading it back up with stuff. So cleaning the shelf that the milk needed to sit on turned into a whole fridge cleaning. (hey when your man is willing to help you get at it right away) (we didn’t clean the door and shelves in the door so it wasn’t as big a job as sometimes.)
I will admit that I don’t remember the last time I cleaned out my whole refrigerator at one time. I’m sure it’s been years. Please don’t hate me
And if the ants and all the cleaning wasn’t enough – guess what I found when I opened the microwave to heat up a frozen burrito. (don’t judge – there wasn’t much food in the house and I was hungry – frozen burritos are yummy when you are very hungry)
Anyway. I opened the microwave to find a bowl of something (I think at one point it may have been some BBQ sauce). A word from experience – never leave on vacation without checking to make sure the microwave is empty. 9 days is long enough to grow some pretty nasty stuff.
Needless to say the microwave got cleaned too – after I sprinkled a large amount of Thieves Essential Oil into it to take the smell away.
So now that I’ve caught you up on our arrival home lets take a look back at our time in Kansas.
Hanging clothes on the line for my sister. And for me too. One perk of a vaca at your sister’s you can use her laundry room
My sister’s beautiful house. Love those carriage doors, the porch that wraps around the side, the cool screen door, the boxwood, and so many more things – she deserves this and I’m so happy for her!
Wheat harvest. I’d never been to Kansas during wheat harvest. It was fun to get in on a bit of it – there is something so amazing and wonderful to me seeing the grain being harvested with the big John Deere equipment. Praise God for the harvest!
This trampoline saw lots of action. Love the pool noodles covering the springs.
Surprise birthday party my sister had for me – more pics coming later. (notice I did not say soon. I am in the midst of the frantic last days of preparing for an event – I may or may not find much time to blog. Therefore I will share more pics ‘later’. I reserve the right to make ‘later’ as far in the future as I deem necessary.)
On an entirely different note our makeover of our front door is coming along nicely. Not as quickly as we had hoped due to rain and the above mentioned event. My hubby added all this amazing trim – he made it all himself using the old trim boards that came out of our living room. I dearly love a DIY that uses reclaimed wood! This has all been primed and is awaiting its final coat of white paint. Then I can finally get my front door paint on my door and hang my new mailbox! I’ll post about all of that soon. (notice I said soon here – this is because I have a bit of a deadline on the door post so it will have to be soon.)
Think of me as I rush to complete all my projects for The Summer Market! A prayer for sunny weather the 25 and 26 would be a great thing too.
Sew a Fine Seam
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