Sunday Sharing from the She-Shed Volume 43

Believe it or not, I’m fashionably late with this post – but with a fantastic excuse in tow!

You see, it’s that special time of the year again – our granddaughter’s birthday. And in our family tradition, we indulge in a one-on-one sleepover to celebrate the occasion.

The birthday girl gets to pick her favorite dinner spot, we embark on a bit of shopping adventure, and then we retreat back home for a delightful evening filled with dessert and a movie.

Poppi, being the sweetheart that he is, graciously took up residence in the other room, allowing us to transform Iya’s bed into the epicenter of our exclusive girls’ night in.

Maddie and Iya for Maddie's 9th  Bday

Maddie’s movie night choice was “Father of the Bride,” and our furry companions eagerly joined us on the bed for a cozy evening. Before settling in, Maddie indulged in a steaming hot shower to get warm and cozy.

Later, as I made my way to change into my pajamas, I walked into the bathroom to find a heart with Maddie’s name drawn on the window – a sweet surprise awaiting me.

The gentle glow of the moon and outdoor lights cast an enchanting illumination on the heart, and at that moment, I was on the verge of tears.

I don’t know if I will ever wash the window again!

Maddie in bed with the dogs
Maddie drew her name on the window!

What’s Happening at WM Design House?

The painting saga has concluded – after three months of the painters diligently working six days a week, our house is finally adorned in its new colors. Wrangling an all-wood house demanded meticulous preparation. There were days I felt like we were painting the Mayflower.

Ecstatic as we are with the fresh look, the focus now shifts to our outdoor haven. It’s time to step outside, breathe in the newfound beauty, and give our garden the attention it deserves. With spring on the horizon, my excitement is brewing to plant all the seeds, ensuring a spectacular garden awaits us in the coming season.

The house is finally finished! painted blue and white in 2024
The back house and garage are blue and white


The latest on the Blog

Amidst the hustle of preparing for our upcoming vacation, I managed to squeeze in just one new post this week. However, the silver lining is a delightful one – presenting a sweet treat tray that’s absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day. Get ready to indulge in the sweet side of love!

Adorable Valentine’s Day Tiered Tray Decor Ideas

Add a touch of style and sweet treats to your kitchen with these practical and stylish Valentines tiered tray decor ideas.

A heart-shaped tiered tray that is full of yummy treats for Valentine's Day.

 Easy DIY Rag Wreath: How To Make A Neutral Heart

Transforming fabric with tea offers a natural, cost-effective, and eco-friendly way to create a beautiful rag wreath for Valentine’s Day.

DIY rag wreath hanging on the door

There’s still time to print out my DIY banners and infuse your space with Valentine’s Day festivity. Don’t miss the chance to add a touch of DIY charm to your celebrations!

13 + FREE Printable Happy Valentine’s Day Banners

A collage of over 13 different free printable Valentine's day banners.

What I Found Inspiring This Week

Valentine’s day is just around the corner, so here are a few ideas to add a bit of

love to your home and more.

Rachel @thepondsarmhouse created the cutest hearts with old book pages and some wood.

wood hearts- the ponds farm house
heart napkin rings

Rachel @theantiquedjourney shows us how to make these sweetheart napkin rings for Valentine’s Day.

Do you love bees? well, you are going to really enjoy this fun post from Renae @peacockridgefarm. She will show you how easy it is to make these darling napkin rings.

Bumble bee napkin ring

Kelly @thetatteredpew shares the sweetest subtle Ideas for Valentine’s Day.

V day decor ideas

Simply 2 moms have whipped up the perfect sweet and salty snack, Love at First Bite.

And I adore these sweet topiaries from Kim @perfectingplaces.

heart topiary

As I wrap up this Sunday, I share my recent adventures, from conquering house painting to celebrating special family moments. I hope you’ve enjoyed these glimpses into my life. Wishing each of you a great week ahead.


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  1. Sounds like you had a great time with your granddaughter Wendy! Your home is gorgeous in the new color 🙂

    1. Wendy McMonigal says:

      Thank you Cindy. We had a wonderful time. The painting project was quite the adventure, but I’m so glad to have it done. We love the new color.

  2. Your house looks AMAZING, Wendy!! It looks like it came straight out of a magazine!!
    Thanks so much for sharing my Valentine’s post! Hope you have a lovely week!

    1. Thank you, Rachel, you are so sweet! We are on vacation this week, nothing better! I hope you are having a great week.

  3. What a precious birthday evening spent with your sweet granddaughter, and your new paint color is perfection!! Thank you so much for including my topiaries in your post this week, Wendy! I appreciate you so much!!

    1. Thank you, Kim! I loved your beautiful topiaries and always enjoy sharing you.

  4. Wendy, Your life sounds so busy, busy, busy! How wonderful to have your granddaughter nearby and get to celebrate her birthday in such a special way! The house looks great! Have a great week!

    1. Thank you, Chloe. It is a rather busy and hectic life, but I love it. Hope you are having a great week.

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