Monday, July 9, 2012

One Voice

Well, if there is anyone still out there, you will know that posting here has been pretty slow this year. It seems like our house work has come to a screeching halt as our lives have become busier with work (and play). New jobs, new adventures, going back to school, spending time with family and friends, and trying to live in the moment have moved to the top of our priority list lately! 

Don't worry, our house will continue to get some love, it is just taking a little while longer to find the time nowadays. Slowly, over time, though, changes will come. We have a lot of ideas in mind for changes we want to make in our little abode! 

Since I can barely find the time to post on one of my blogs (I also have my photo blog - I have decided that it will be much easier for me to have a single blog, where I post about everything. A single voice, instead of trying to keep up with my personal and photo business blog. 

So, for now, I will only be posting over on I hope that you'll join me over there! 

This won't be the end of Hurst at Home (don't worry Mom). I will keep this blog, but not really post here anymore (unless something changes and I can find a lot of extra time stored away somewhere on a daily basis). I may be back here to blog someday in the future, but for now, I am really looking forward to having one cohesive space online where I can blog about home, family, travel, photography, and much more! 

Hop on over to to keep up with our adventures, and thanks for reading! 

And, because every post is better with a photo, we decided mulch was definitely needed around our new mailbox flowers! I looks much, much better don't you think? 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

How are you celebrating? 

I worked this morning, then headed to Lowe's for some plants to finally add around our mailbox. Everything I have tried planting in the past hasn't survived in the hot sun, so I am trying again, with some full-sun Lantana. 

I'm crossing my fingers, watering daily, fertilizing weekly (like the little card said to do), and praying I can turn my black thumb into a green one. Baby steps. Baby steps. I am determined to have a beautiful flower and plant-filled yard! 

I am undecided about whether to make an actual flower bed, with mulch. Since Lantana is a mounding plant, I am hoping once they grow more and fill in the whole area, a defined bed won't really be needed. Only time will tell. I will keep you posted on the progress (barring any plant fatalities).  

This afternoon I caught myself admiring the pretty little wreath I whipped up over the weekend! 

I was inspired by a wreath that I found on Pinterest. Mine turned out a bit different since I had two colors, used outdoor ribbon, instead of grosgrain, and decided to cut the ribbon a tad differently.
I simply tied lengths of ribbon to a metal clothes hanger (bent into a circle). It took about an hour and half to make. 

It definitely wasn't very patriotic until I hung it on our bright red door!

I hope everyone has enjoyed some downtime today and taken some time to thank those that serve! 

I am honored to come from a military family and truly proud to be an American! 

Happy Fourth of July Everyone!