Tantalizing Tuesday, A Day at Home

No matter how old I get, there is just something comforting in going back to the house you grow up in.  I pretty much lived in the same house my entire life.  It is an earth shelter home, which means it is build into the side of a hill.  My dad build the house with the help of a friend.

I know this is a winter picture, but it gives the basic idea
I know this is a winter picture, but it gives the basic idea.                           Photo credit goes to my Mom 🙂

My dad is a tall guy (6’8″), so the ceilings are 10 feet tall and the doorways are 7 feet tall.  There is a great room with an open kitchen, dining room, and living room combo complete with a wood burning stove. The wood burning stove is primarily how they heat the house.  I always love the smell of the fire during the cooler times of the year.

Friday, I spent a relaxing day with my mom at home.  First, we went to this cute little restaurant in the next town over and enjoyed delicious sandwiches, soup, and giant cinnamon rolls for dessert. Next, we went back to the house and enjoyed a craft together.  We painted some silver trays with chalk board paint. It is pretty easy and inexpensive.  The initial cost of the paint is a little pricey, but it goes a long way.  We had left over silver trays from my wedding that we purchased at garage sales and goodwill stores. They normally only cost a few dollars.

Chalkboard Silver Trays
               Chalkboard Silver Trays

I think they would make cute Christmas gifts, and my mom said you could even attach ribbon to reflect the seasons.  I thought since they are erasable they would be good for countdowns.  Let me know if you try it out or think of a better use for them.  You can email me or use the #mrsonmain on Instagram.

Also, I’m sorry that this post is late.  I have been busy this week, and I have been mixing up days.

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