Sonata Script – Issue #10

Giving you a peek into the past week for me and Sonata Home Design. The week in review, my favorite finds on the web, and just a little “this and that.” I always want to give you great ideas, inspiration, creative motivation, light bulb moments, and a hearty “You can do it!”

I know I am not alone in my passion for home decorating, crafting, and nesting. So, please join me each week for this creative Saturday jolt!

White flowers on a spring tree in the front yard.

Is it green in your neighborhood?

We have finally gotten some rain and the world is turning technicolor green!

Our front yard tree was bursting with snowy white blooms for days…and then the wind picked up and scattered them all over our lawn.

This happens every year so I have learned to really appreciate those “blooming days!”

This Week’s Hustle and Bustle

It’s been a great week!

In preparation for our new patio, we dug up close to 40 perennial plants and “re-homed” them.

Some got a new spot on our property but the bulk of them were coneflowers that we gave to one of our daughters for her home. She has already planted them all!

A coneflower plant that has been transplanted.

I judged a district music content and heard some amazing singing from high school students. With non-stop writing on my adjudication forms, I needed a quick fix for a wobbly table. I found the perfect solution!

A Starbucks gift card tucked under a table leg to correct a wobbly table.

And this weekend I attended “Junkstock” with one daughter and watched the other daughter perform in an opera via live stream!

A peace sign made entirely of paint brushes.
The live stream promo for the opera "The Cunning Little Vixen."

One Room Challenge Update

I wish I had more interesting photos of our half bath project to share this week. But, rest assured that things will start hopping soon.

It all revolves around the sink…that has not arrived yet!

It is supposed to arrive this week. And, if it works in the space (and with our plumbing), all the other half-bath details get the green light.

The current sink is in great shape but we are needing more surface space for this tiny room.

In the meantime, we are removing anything attached to the walls and spackling over holes.

A glass shelf attached to the wall above the half bath sink.

When this glass shelf was installed years ago, the intent was twofold:

  • Fill in the wall space because of the short mirror
  • Provide additional surface space since the vanity has no level areas.

Sadly, the glass shelf was starting to pull from the wall and has, literally, been hanging by a “thread.”

We took it down and I will list it on Facebook Marketplace….a few dollars back to help pay for the new sink!

Glass shelf hardware being pulled from the wall.
The glass shelf successfully removed from the wall.

Patio Project Update

Finally, the patio project is underway!

So far, two days of concrete removal and ground leveling.

There is a huge pile of pavers sitting in front of our house but the rain brought all work to a halt for the weekend.

Hopefully, the new patio will be in by next Tuesday or Wednesday!

Digging up the patio concrete.
Leveling the dirt for the new patio pavers.
The increased square footage of the new patio area.

Sir Bentley

Bentley doesn’t know what to do with all of the work happening in the backyard.

This was the sight as I drove off to run some errands.

Can you see him?

Instead of “Where’s Waldo?”, it’s “Where’s Bentley?”

Poor boy! He will get his backyard returned to him soon!

Our sheepadoodle dog, Bentley, staring out the back window.

Blog Posts You Might Have Missed

A Stylish and Unique Front Door Entrance Decor Idea

A woven handbag holding faux greenery and flowers and hanging on a front door as decor.

What to Put in Decorative Glass Jars in the Kitchen


In My Cart This Week

Antique Gold Taper Holders

Zemora Vase

Woven Bamboo Trays

Weekday Motif Sweater

Oversized Blazer

Double-Breasted Trench Coat

Look What I Found On the Web

The Best Garden Baby Shower Ideas

Kim at Perfecting Places has the sweetest ideas for a garden-inspired baby shower!

Baby shower sweet treats.

Block Print Home Decor

Shelley at Calypso in the Country creates beautiful home decor pieces with wood block printing.

Block printed tablecloth.

A Twist on a Cheery Blossom Painting

Crystal at Sweet Valley Acres shares a great tutorial on painting cherry blossom artwork. And, just like a good book, you will love the twist at the end!

Cherry blossom artwork.

An Easy Breakfast Board for Mom

Donna from An Organized Home has the best idea for Mom’s breakfast on Mother’s Day. Hint, hint!

A breakfast board full of fresh fruit and waffles.

Sonata Script – Issue #9 – ORC Update

A hot and cold tea bar cart.

Sonata Script – Issue #8

Missy and Bentley at the piano.

Sonata Script – Issue #7

Blue and white summer pillows stacked on a sofa.

Wishing you a great week!

Always remember…”Home is where your story begins!” ~Annie Danielson



  1. Missy, I can’t wait to see your new patio!! I’m sure Bentley is going to love it!! Thank you so much for sharing my baby shower post! I appreciate so much, friend!

    1. Your baby shower looks like it was AMAZING! Such a sweet time for you and your family!

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