Monday, November 23, 2009
Yep, that's me! Even Ryan agrees with me. This didn't seem to work so well for John and Sherry over at YoungHouseLove but they nailed my style. My design challenge being organization anyone that's been to our place knows that I have an antique buffet right upon entry into my house. A place to put mail or keys temporarily and a spot to pretty up when the mood strikes! The mirror and lamp also help for last minute check-ups before I leave the house. Wow...it's like the guys and gals over at HomeGoods have been here before!
Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Enter Lisa Leonard Designs where you can find the most precious jewelry for yourself or as a gift. Here's what I ended up with (it was hard to decide by the way):
The front has the boys' names and the back says "remember" for the wee little one we lost in 2006. Just a really sweet necklace that i'm so happy to be wearing! P.S. Don't forget to sign up for her newsletter and get an extra 15% off your first order!
Monday, November 2, 2009
I had used this frame for something else entirely but needed to frame these baby feet:
Some of Owen's art...gorgeous!
I cut this out of the most recent "Parents" magazine. It spoke to me the minute I saw it and i'm thrilled that it just fit into this frame that I had sitting around.
To me this is such a transformation and I'm thrilled with the results!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
The good news is that there's a giveaway that I'd be absolutely thrilled to win!! To enter yourself, go here and look at the July 8 post: http://mcpactions.com/blog/
Can't wait to see if I might be able to win this!! Have a great weekend!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
What a fun project I took on over the weekend! I have been thinking about this since probably December. When Uppercase Living had their buy one get one 1/2 off sale mom let me have the 1/2 price item so I got this for about $12.50. The canvas was about $24 (30% off from 34.99 at Hobby Lobby) and the paint from WalMart for about $1.75. I have to say that this honestly turned out EXACTLY as I had imagined it. Hopefully i'll get pictures of the new "art" hanging up in the toy room soon!
Friday, April 3, 2009
Have a great weekend...hopefully the big ass snowstorm misses us here!!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
My kiddos got me the Season 1 DVD set for my birthday last year (or was it Mother's Day...doesn't matter, they're practically the same). Check it out if you haven't already!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I'm having an internal conflict right now about what I should do next. I have a blank spot in my kitchen that needs to be filled, another that has been the same for so long I could barf. The picture window in the living room needs to be replaced (as do all of our windows) and so i'm waiting for that to get blinds (it's only been 7 years) and new draperies. Our bedroom needs a redo and two closets (okay, four) need something done with them. Should I start small or go big? What will make the biggest impact in the shortest amount of time and give me some much needed momentum? I think I could do something in the kitchen fairly quickly. I have this kit from two peas and could see that either on the west wall in the kitchen (coincidentally it's green too) or maybe in our bedroom above the bed. I should play around with it and see what I can come up with.
I've been inspired lately by Becky Novacek, photographer extraordinaire, when I took her photography workshop this past weekend. Her work hanging in her studio is on big canvases and is really stunning. My problem would probably be finding photos that I would want to look at every single day on a large scale and hang them around the house. I might need to wait until it warms up and see if I could catch my boys outside. Or, we want to have our photos taken and may see if Becky can do them. Guaranteed to have a shot or two to enlarge from her i'm sure. Anyway, here are some of the shots I managed to get:
Nevermind that she is gorgeous and has the patience of a saint considering all of us sticking our lenses in her face. Thanks Michaela! I had such a fantastic time on Saturday that I didn't want it to end. I do hope that I get to see these ladies again and to learn how they are progressing. Hopefully I will be able to do the same!
And for the last couple of photos, it's Owen. First of all how he's been feeling lately (poor baby!) and what he decided to do today while we are at home. I heard a chair scooting along the kitchen floor and went out to find him "cooking" on the kitchen counter. Sheesh!
I am realizing now that I should have napped while the boys did. I'm crazy tired and Owen will be getting up any time now...maybe just a few winks! ;)
Monday, February 2, 2009
enjoy the day, the week...the month? for as often as i post that is! this week is supposed to be gorgeous here so i'm already looking forward to friday as it's supposed to be the nicest day of all. oh, and the bunco i'm playing friday night with some ladies here in town. i know 3 of them so the other 8 will be new to me! yay! new friends!? :)
Monday, January 5, 2009
Next came Christmas! A trip up to Ryan's parents for Christmas Eve (3 hours away). Fun with his family and the mounds of gifts that the kids got (see the picture above of the boys and our nieces)! That same evening we drove back to my parents (2 hours away) and woke up to share Christmas Day with my family. My niece and nephew were able to be with us so we were thrilled!! The following day we got home (only 1 hour this time) and had our own Christmas!
I received the most beautiful camera bag from Wicked Stitch Designs. I chose the fabrics ahead of time and told Ryan what I wanted. He ordered it and it is just gorgeous!
See what I mean? GORGEOUS! I love it and am thrilled to be carrying it around!
Okay, last thing. Mom and I painted what was the spare bedroom in our basement last monday. I wanted to turn it into a play room for the boys. Beyond that, it means that Ryan and I can relax in the basement right next to them, a place we haven't been able to hang out in for some time due to the clutter and general lack of comfort down there. I remedied all of that in one week's time. Here is the final result...
So much fun and the boys just love it! Max especially loves the art center. When I finally get chairs I guarantee he will spend hours in there! What a productive and fun-filled break! Happy New Year everyone! I hope it is a fantastic 2009!!