Welcome to Sundays on Silverado #31. 💕
It was a busy week around here last week, but a good one.
My daughter had a birthday on Saturday, and it was the first time in years that I actually got to celebrate with her on her actual birthday. Plus, since her husband also has a February birthday, we used the occasion to have a double birthday celebration for the both of them. 🎂
In the few days before we went, I made up some freezer pans of lasagna and chicken casserole, as well as a big batch of my daughter’s favorite cookies from childhood. The kids have a lot going on in their lives right now, and I wanted to give them some options for easy, satisfying meals when they just don’t have the energy to cook. Plus, I delivered some to my son and his girlfriend, who are recovering from COVID. ☹️
My sweet hubs spent his day off smoking two big pork butts on his smoker the day before our visit. To make the birthday party as easy as possible on the kids, we took the whole party to them! We brought pulled pork, buns, chips, cole slaw, Calico Baked Beans, and birthday cake! Then, there was plenty of pork left over to leave them with some for the freezer for easy meals later. Plus, we delivered some to my son, and still had some left for our freezer, too. Big batches on the smoker are the way to go.
Home Renovation Reveal
It was so fun to see their finished basement that they’ve been working on renovating for months! I’ve seen so many pics as they’ve progressed, but seeing it in person was worth the wait. These two are so talented, and did this 100% on their own. It went from an empty cement basement, to doubling their living space with a guest bedroom (we’re calling it the “parents’ suite”😂), another bathroom, a laundry room, a storage room, a full bar, a TV area, and a wine cellar!
Here’s the before and after….
The “parents'” suite, and the new laundry room…
My dad built this butcher block counter in the 70s. He gifted it to the kids when they bought this house, and they custom-built this bar to accommodate it. 💕
And look at this wine cellar! It was an empty cement space under the front stoop before. How clever of them to turn it into this functional and super cool space.
It was a great day, and just what this mama needed.
In other news, finally, some SPRING weather…
We finally have some weather in the 50s. For a short time after work, it’s been warm enough to sit on the patio in the sunshine and enjoy some fresh air. I’ve been craving this outside time– it makes such a difference in my mood and state of mind. I am so ready for gardening, and summer adventures, and Happy Hour on the patio….. <sigh>….
In Case You Missed It…
Each month, I link up with some other bloggers to share our Amazon Prime finds. It’s fun to see what others are shopping for! My new lunch box, and another pair of my favorite leggings are my favorite purchases this month.
DIY Blog Hop!
Finally, I’m participating in another fun blog hop today with my DIY blogger friends! Today’s theme is all about “upcycling”. My contribution is 4 Upcycles Using Paint. You can find all the other bloggers’ posts linked at the bottom of mine. Hope you’ll check it out!
The Weekly Features!
I’m craving spring so badly that all the lovely greenery in neutral decor really jumped out to me! There are so many creative ways to style greenery to make your house look fresh for the season. Just look at these beautiful creations….
Decorating for Spring with Vintage or Salvage Finds | The Crowned Goat
How to Refurbish an Old Mirror | My Hubbard Home
Moss Bowl DIY | The Humble Hearthstone
Pottery Barn Inspired DIY Vase | Cottage on Bunker Hill
All features have been pinned to the Sundays on Silverado Pinterest Board.
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