Monday, April 14, 2014

The Aviator's Wife

I've been (slowly) reading The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. It is a novel about Anne Morrow Lindbergh and her husband aviator Charles Lindbergh. I saw a program on PBS about the Lindberghs and it peaked my interest.  I don't think I'm going to finish this book. Anne Lindbergh's life is really fascinating and I would rather read a biography about her than historical fiction.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Cinderblock Bench

 I've seen a DIY Cinderblock bench pin on Pinterest for a long time. It is such an easy way to add seating to the backyard. It is a great weekend project.
Picking up supplies
We used 12 cinderblocks
4 4x4 pieces of wood
 1/2 gallon of paint

 The hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry.

I wanted a pop of color. I like to think the paint we picked is Golden Gate Bridge orange not cation cone. I was thinking of making a cushion for the bench but right now is the perfect time of year to find patio pillows in a store. I think it might be cheaper to buy a cushion than sew one.

Sunday, April 6, 2014