Life doesn’t come with a manual

Life doesn’t come with a manual, inspirational quote

I came across this quote yesterday and instantly knew it was going to be my quote for the week.
Llife doesn't come with a manual, it comes with a mother. FlowerPatchFarmhouse.comWho needs a manual when you have a mother.  Plus with a mom, you get cookies.  (click here for a large resolution downloadable copy to print for personal use)

I trust everyone enjoyed a fabulous weekend.  Ours was filled with productive activities.
Saturday afternoon we treated ourselves to a relaxing lunch at one of our favorite restaurants that has patio seating.  You sit in the warm dappled sunshine beside a rushing creek as you nosh on your chips and salsa .  My husband asked me what I had planned for the rest of the day and I told him I was wanting to finish painting the interior of my studio cottage.
The prior week I had spent a couple hours, two days in a row moving stuff about, cutting in around windows and trim but had made pitiful progress.  He rolled his eyes at me and wondered aloud what was taking me so long, he could paint the entire thing in two hours.
I scoffed in disbelief and told him to prove it.
He is never so handsome as when he is trying to prove me wrong…
painting the studio (1 of 1)and true to his word he would’ve completed it…..
but we ran out of paint!
So let it be known that though I can paint a rose, daisy, some sort of veggie or any number of designs I am lousy….
actually, worse than lousy at painting walls.
I can’t wait until it is completely done, I did get more paint today so we shall be done in short order.  I hope.
Then I can share the fresh and brighter inside of my fabulous studio…aka garden cottage.
DIY Studio Garden Cottage studio, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.comI am anxious to get it all cleared out and redone as I am thinking very seriously of giving painting lessons here.   I can fit 5 students at a time comfortably if I have it set up correctly and I think it would be fun to give lessons in person and not just online.

What do you think?  Do you think anyone would want to attend?
So here is to another adventure!


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  1. Love the inspirational quote and the painting lessons sound like fun. Wish I were close enough to sign up.

  2. Its a beautiful garden cottage
    I wish I was close enough to sign up too.

    Happy Painting from Ireland

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