December 26, 2010

soon to come....

This is soon to come...


I am very excited because I am creating an etsy shop...It will be full of vintage treasures..
I promise they will always be sweet, happy and cute.



December 23, 2010

AWESOME SnOwFlAkEs!!!!

These are the most awesome snowflakes EVER!!!
They were so easy and fun...
And my kids think Im cool for being able to do them!!!
They add a whimsical feel to the living room...
did I just write whimsical?? lols

I saw them on Shauna's blog here...


you can find the directions here.
































What do you think?
Pretty great huh??
Im gonna be sad when they have to come down...
maybe I will keep them up through January..
:)

December 20, 2010

(the count down is on)

There are only
5 more days until Christmas...
I am trying to remain
focused
and
centered.
NOT being consumed with the 
presents
tree
family
crowds
money-or lack of :)
my kids asking for every toy they see on T.V.
stress
and
hurry.

These are a few moments I really enjoyed this past weekend...
simple
and
sweet.




What do you do to stay centered?






















December 16, 2010

lets keep it real

this is what i see
everyday.
no matter how many times I clean this room
it looks like this.
dirty clothes
trash
toys
trash
papers
and some more trash.


any suggestions?


I taught this child how to clean and care for himself.
he just doesn't care.
He would wear dirty clothes to school if I let him..
and on days when I don't REALLY look at what he is wearing
he has snuck some in...
sigh.....
that's just his personality...
all BOY
he tells me
"its no big deal mom"


how do you argue with that...
:)






December 14, 2010

new kitchen...yes please!!

I am totally obsessed with this kitchen
Im pretty confident that I have looked at this posting maybe 100 times.
Hmmmm
whats so special you ask?
the colors
shapes
open cabinets
Im in love
yes please
I love it
I know its weird to LOVE a room
or things
but Im crazy for this kitchen
what do you think?






jellybeans

found this for 2 bucks this weekend
now I'm pretty much the most awesome mom ever
according to my kids....
:)


December 8, 2010

i cant stop*****


I cant stop eating my neighbors peppermint bark
for reals
it is so good.
 she is so nice she told me how to make it.
thank you Kasey!!
I have the best neighbors....:)


YUM!!!




December 7, 2010

Christmas card 2010

Um....do you love it???sorry if I spoil the surprise for the familybut I had to post it...:)thank you shutterfly...these are perfect!!

December 6, 2010

*Giving is lovely*

giving is so lovely
whether it is your
time
talent
money
prayers.

do what do can
this giving season
for those who cannot
help themselves

Check out Megs ETSY shop HERE

"All proceeds from items sold on this shop go directly to building fresh water wells in Liberia, West Africa. 
To learn more about Water for Christmas, visit www.water4christmas.com."-Meg
**********************

I bought this picture...it will go perfectly in my dining room...




I am also linking up to Life Made Lovely Monday at Blessed Little Nest

Give what you can and have a great day!!!

December 5, 2010

before and after

I have been busy
its another before and after
but this one has a lot of history
this old chair was used originally by my dad
when he was a boy
I'm assuming it was a toddler chair that was at the dinner table...
My stepbrothers and sisters and I used it when we were young
I can totally remember fighting over that chair..
:)
So now I have it and I couldn't be happier
I thought about whether or not I was gonna paint it...
maybe it wouldn't be recognizable anymore???
I dunno..
but I decided if it was gonna stay inside it needed an update
I'm glad I did. I love it...
And of course I love old things, so its charm is an added bonus!!!
I smile when I see my boys sitting in it...<3



Does this happen to anyone else? lols


December 4, 2010

before and after porch light




Isn't this porch light gross
blah
we have lived in our townhome for a year now and EVERY time I walked by this light I thought about how much I didn't like it...
pretty dramatic huh??
:)
well i don't like it...
so I took this sucker down and gave it a good spray
oh my love for spray paint!!!!
now I just gotta get the hubs to put it back up....lols








Good stuff right???

December 2, 2010

happy birthday dad!

awww how cute...
it was my dads birthday right after Thanksgiving.
but...my sister got sick so we coudnt go visit until yesterday.

yummy pizza and cupcakes
a long walk
peeing on the side of the road
wrestling with grandpa
chasing the dog
dog chasing us
and lots of laughing..
:)