This Weekend Was For The Birds!

July 10, 2011
Floor Fail
July 18, 2011

This Weekend Was For The Birds!

How was your weekend? Did you get a chance to watch Secrets from a Stylist and Design Star? I was over-indulging in my two favorite shows for sure. Super excited to see Emily do a bedroom, and fell in love with the $11K headboard in the first look. I am also not quite sure how I feel about the new picks from Design Star. I knew I totally loved David, Emily and Antonio from day one….not really feeling anyone right now from this season. We’ll see. We will see.

So yea, this weekend! We went to Long Island to this park we go to every year to welcome back the Ducks and Geese from Winter. We were super late this year, yea we know. Much to our surprise, Gerry Park looked like a train wreck. This park was AMAZING just last year. Now…..let the picture tell the story….

So you can see everything is super overgrown and hard to walk to. And it was swampy. Gross. Totally bummed us out. None the less, we had to feed our feathered friends, and as soon as we whipped out the bread bag, they came flocking!

How super cute is that little guy above? I wanted to take him home. After feeding the ducks and geese, we did what we always do, as per tradition, and went to The Jolly Fisherman where we dined amongst 65+ year olds and laughed our booties off before we headed back to Westchester. 

When we returned home, I decided to pick the raspberries we have growing in our side yard. Last year I was too late and all the birds snatched them up!

I was excited that I found a bunch of great tasty berries. Joey called them poison berries. 

I didn’t have enough to make a pie, but I am very much going to experiment with some mini doughnuts and these bad boys. In the spirit of instant gratification,  I did use them as garnish in some cheese plates I made for us later that night. 

We totally did some DIY homey stuff this weekend, but we flopped and failed. We’ll tell you all about it this week.

Have you fudged something up recently? Let us know we aren’t alone!



  1. Concrete stain. Not just a failure the first time around, but an $80/gallon failure.

  2. Joey and Lana Make a House a Home says:

    @kit what happened?! we want to do that….

  3. Holyoke Home says:

    I picked out THE. UGLIEST. POSSIBLE. curtains for our one (currently) bathroom. So. Fugly. And were on sale, so not returnable.


  4. Joey and Lana Make a House a Home says:

    ugh! i hate that!

  5. Hanna says:

    First time visitor but I had to post when I saw your raspberries. 🙂 I just had some of those same kind this weekend. Soooo yummy, but my mom calls them "runaway raspberries" because they SPREAD like mad. We got them a few years ago into pots and now the entire neighborhood is infested with them thanks to the birds eating them and spreading the seeds around. Luckily our neighborhood is completely wooded, so no one minds. They really are yummy. Just be careful they don't eat your yard!

  6. Joey and Lana Make a House a Home says:

    @hanna thanks for stopping by! yes! they have spread like mad. it's always a trick to pick them before the birds get to them! our "run-away" plant is bamboo! now that's a beast! xo, L

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