Get excited! it's Sunday night and time for Motivated Monday.
Unfortunately, my Monday will start with a huge clean up project.
This past weekend we lost the big old oak tree that has shaded the patio and back side of this house for nearly one hundred years .
Somewhere under there is some patio furniture and a fire pit.
Actually, just the top broke off.
The trunk is still standing a good twenty or twenty five feet in the air.
This part was heavy enough.
We were very lucky but still it is sad.
I will really miss this old tree.
It is kind of like having an old friend move away.
To make matters even more challenging ...
We are having a PATIO PARTY here in less than four weeks.
Yes, a PATIO PARTY.
The invites have been ordered and the caterer booked. Because we are not easily defeated and we are rather determined partiers the event is still on!
So my Motivated Monday to do list looks like this?
1. Oversee the tree removal which they tell me will take two days
2. Call the landscaper to work his magic to repair and replant.
3. Call the contractor to order and replace the railing.
4. Call the cement guy to widen the driveway to go where we couldn't go before.
See everything does have an upside.
5. Let the caterer know that the martini bar will probably not be where we had planned. ;-(
6. Order a fountain.
7. Hire an electrician to hook up electricity to the fountain
8. Move the Sparkle Wash and window cleaning crew back a week.
Whew, and that is just Monday.
I looked back at last week's Motivated Monday to see what you have been up to and I saw plenty.
I wanted to show you a few of these posts that I found especially motivating and fun.
Did you see them?
If not be sure and stop by to read more about their incredible projects by clicking on the colored links.
First up there was this smart and uber chic living room make over from
What she has done with this small space is truly inspiring.
So fresh, fun and inviting.
Next up were these fantabulous hand painted knock off beach inspired plates from
She has great pictures and a detailed and easy to follow tutorial so you can try this yourself.
Finally there was this oh so fun
Complete with Shark Bait and Swedish Fish jello cups
and blue sea water to drink,
this post and party are overflowing with creative cleverness and party ideas that if you have mermaids or pirates at your house you will absolutely want to read.
Thanks to all of you that posted.
So now it is time to be inspiring again.
I hope you can link up and join the fun.