Saturday, July 3, 2010

What's the point..

I love all the blogs I visit. I am obsessed with checking in on a few, specifically House of Smiths, Crap I've Made, and The Lettered Cottage to name just a few. I've gotten to the point where I'm envious of their success and that's just silly. Everyone starts small and that's okay. I need to be happy with just ME writing to please ME rather than worrying about if I even have one reader at all. I also need to concentrate on writing each day, to chronicle our lives so I can look back at all the fun we've had over time. I don't know what I want this blog to be, I'd love to have a gorgeous design blog, but I also want to write about my day, my kids, the craziness that ensues. We'll see what happens.

As for today, we had fun in a homemade slip and slide out in the yard. I even convinced Hubby to go for it. It was a blast :) Now I'm working on the boys room (taking a late lunch break). I want to give them a super cool Star Wars inspired room a la Pottery Barn:

And here's what we have to work with:

Obviously a far way to go!

Eventually, we want to build bunk beds into the closet, however at the moment we are lacking on time. My parents come to visit in a week and we need to get something set up so my brother has somewhere to sleep, well, other than our loveseat ;)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's been a long, long time!

But I'm back! At least for today anyway. I'd like to show you around my new home! We have been here around three weeks. The house buying process was a bear. We had a short sale that we love, love, loved, but it fell through last minute. We went on a house looking binge one day, and that night I came home to find our (now) home on the market! We looked at it the day after it came up and put a bid on it that afternoon. We love it! My hubby went away to Las Vegas for a trip shortly after moving in and my friend(my fantastically awesome and amazing and talented friend might I add) and I did a lot of work while he was gone. I'm going to show off just the bottom level, because the top is hardly touched (although I may have to show off the guest room and the bathroom sooner than the rest.

Here we go!

Living room, before!

Living Room, as of now!

So in the Living Room, we basically painted a great color, Sunken Pool by Martha Stewart. I love, love the color. It reminds me of Tiffany Box Blue and brings so much light into the room. My couch, chair, and ottoman are all from Ikea and I love them. My mom crocheted my gorgeous blue blanket. The curtains are the fabulous drop clothes from Home Depot! (got 'em on sale, two for 10 dollars! steal!).







Dining Room, Before!

Dining Room After!

In the Dining Room we painted the paneling and pulled up the carpet to reveal gorgeous wood! That is NOT the table we will be keeping, but just one I used for our housewarming party so I figured it'd look cute staged as a dining room table. I shabby'ed up the chairs and have a few more I need to work on. The color in here is a mix of Cool Cucumber from Glidden and Whitened Sage by Behr




Kitchen, Before!

Kitchen After!

In the kitchen we painted the cabinets and painted the 80s peach plastic tile. Eventually I want to paint the ceiling fan white, and the walls a different color, but I did what I could in a week.. haha.







Laundry Room/Bathroom Before!

Laundry Room/Bathroom After!

Not too much has changed back here yet.. but it will! We did put a wall up to separate the bathroom from the laundry room. Prior if you wanted to get to the back yard you had to walk through the open space of the laundry/bathroom.. sort of awkward if someone is in the bathroom and you need to go outside! haha! Eventually I want to do black beadboard in the bathroom and black checkerboard on the floor to make it sort of retro/country/funky. So go Hubby for building that gorgeous wall and door..




Thursday, November 12, 2009

House hunting!

Ahhh house buying. It's an exciting yet sort of nerve wracking and stressful at the same time. I'm so blessed to be in the position that we can purchase a home... over two years ago when Jeremy was diagnosed with cancer I thought normalcy would never really come.. and I feel like maybe it finally has.

We are looking at some homes on Sunday. I can't wait. I had found the perfect home, beautiful home from the 1900s, brand new kitchen and bath with three bedrooms, right across the alley from one of my favorite families! But sadly it looks like this may not happen now. So now we have four homes to look at and I'm excited about each of them for various reasons. We shall see! Only time will tell.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rally Momma

Hi everyone,

Went to DC on Thursday. It was pretty amazing to be down with a bunch of other TEA party participants. We should find out if we had an effect today. I sure hope so. It was really neat seeing how many moms were down there. I'm a member of As a and there was a strong presence of moms from AAM so that was great.

The boys had fun down there, then we went to the Air and Space Museum. They absolutely loved that.

By the end of the day I was WORN out.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I refuse!

... to let this blog die!

I'm a bit of a, starter but not finisher. I tend to start lots of fun projects, none of which I finish, and I refuse to do the same with this blog. Who cares if I have no readers! I want to continue this thing!

So what did I do today? My friend Erica and her two beautiful boys came over. I made a delicious bbq pizza for the boys, and Erica and I had ham & Swiss bagel sandwiches. Yumo. We then went out to go letterboxing. It was fun, although it was very, very wet. My shoes were totally 'squishing' at the end of it all! We were able to find one of the letterboxes, but not the other one.

Tonight, we finished up some homeschooling. We didn't do the entire day, but we did some of it plus some extras. We worked on 1-numbers, and 1+numbers.. which was great. Ry did a really great job. He used his number line as well as his fingers. He also realized that I doubled the questions so he went through and found the matching equation to write down the answer for the double. I thought that was pretty smart of him.

Harry is finally starting to understand potty training a little bit. It will be a while before he is really potty trained, but that's okay. I'm the type of mom who does not stress about potty training before three. It will happen when it happens.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What would Jesus do?

So here I am, I'm trying to consider each situation and truly ask myself... What would Jesus Do?

The problem is, I just can't for the life of me figure out what Jesus would have done with my afternoon.

Today was a fine day.. everything was going rather well. Mr Banana Pants was napping, Ry was working on school work, so I decided to dye my hair.. or at least put some new red color in my hair. I had it all set, when Ry says that he hears that Harry is up. He runs upstairs to open the door for Harry... then I hear it.. the dreaded... MOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Harry pooped! I knew it. Gosh darnit. So I run upstairs (with the red dye in m hair) and see that yes, of course, he pooped and rubbed it all over the floor, walls, and his pants are missing. I grabbed him, holding him of course away from my body, and put him in the bathtub. I turn around, and Ry has black marker all over his face...and I thought to myself... What would Jesus do..?

Really.. honestly.... what the heck would Jesus do in this situation, with His hair dye in his hair, the house smelling of poop, a kid in the shower and one with black marker all over his face?

Got any ideas? :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pumpkin Patch!

We went to the pumpkin patch! We had such a great time with another family. Enjoy the pics!