Wednesday, April 23, 2014

HGTV smart home 2014

I obviously am a huge house architecture and decorating fan. So anytime I find a house with all the info and floor plans I am all over it. HGTV has made it really easy for me to house stalk. Their HGTV Smart home 2014 is done. And it is a beauty.


Monday, April 21, 2014

            The proud Birthday boy
 Alright, who is in a food, Easter candy, hoopla fog? You too? I am very slow going today. We celebrated Easter yesterday, had a wonderful day. And all this week my kids are on Spring Break. So to say my mind and body are going slow would be a very big understatement, I am on school break mode. Meaning, relaxed and layed back. This morning the kids and I slept in until 8:20! Amazing! I had to drag my never a morning person Nora out of bed at 9am. We are slow moving. So because of that this post is a little late. Sorry about that. But hey, it is Monday after a Holiday, I feel like I am doing good.

Friday, April 18, 2014


It is Friday, and in my house also the first day of Spring Break for my kids. I am both excited and apprehensive to have my kids home all day. The idea of fun, relaxing, sleeping in, activities, and family time is very appealing. But the reality will mean, waking up early still, bored kids, fighting, Mommy being the playmate. But I do miss my two little ones who are in school, and cuddles and laughs in the middle of the day with them is a wonderful luxury I can't wait to partake in. Oh yeah, bring on Spring Break. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

projects, projects everywhere

sometimes when you have a lot to do you act crazy instead of going crazy!

I feel like lately my husband and I have been busy on weekends and evenings after the kids go to bed doing projects around the house. But I feel like I have nothing to show for it. We have some long winded, multiple step projects going. Some that just need a few finishing touches. And some that are ready to be started once we find time. So here is my list...

Monday, April 14, 2014

re doing a tray

Alright people, it is Monday. And I have had a dozy of a weekend. My son Gavin's party was on Saturday and we discovered a Tick (ick) on my son Caleb's head, under his hair on Sunday. All is good, it was a wood Tick, which I guess is the best kind of Tick to get, little to no chance of Lyme disease so that was nice. But we had a very exciting weekend. Today is Gavin's actual Birthday. He is three, my baby is three. So weird.


Friday, April 11, 2014

painting outdoor furniture fail

So this is a cautionary tale for all. This hunk of chipped paint that we call patio furniture is my proof of being lazy. We inherited this furniture from family. It is old and rickety. So two years ago I decided to liven it up and paint it. It was cute, yellow, bright, sunny and so easy. I just simply painted the yellow onto the chipped stain.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

paper flowers

It is Tuesday right?... NO!... where did yesterday go? Alright, I know it is Wednesday and I am now officially two days late on this post. I know. Get it together, but I did and here it is. I am all about spring right now. Bringing in warmth, light and life into my house. Let the fresh air in and enjoy it. So I wanted to try a few DIY craft projects. I have seen a lot of inspiration for flowers, and some with paper flower's. But all of the ones I have seen have used some printing thing that makes the flowers spiraled. I don't really know. All I know is I don't have one. I do have scissors, a glue gun, and hands to do it.