Saturday, January 29, 2011

Catching Up

Hello there.

Yes I am posting from the trusty ole phone.
I can't believe it has been almost 2 weeks since I posted last.

We have been busy busy busy with school/husband out of town/ getting ready for a children's consignment sale/ working on master bedroom/ brainstorming future projects this spring.


However I have found some time to squeeze in a few pics of lil bit.

We have eaten alot of pez lately.

Baby thinks it's hilarious everytime you get a candy out of the characters mouth.

And most importantly we have been planning our valentine's dinner.

Growing up we always had a big valentines breakfast and dad would give the girls something nice and my brother always got legos or a gameboy game,( you know something he had been wanting) sooo I thought I would carry on the tradition with my family.

Be back soon with more pictures of what we r planning.

Did I mention my Internet ha been down for over a week?

And I need to order my Shari's berry's.

Happy weekend

Sunday, January 16, 2011


A new year means newness all around.
Time to purify our hearts, minds, and spaces.
For me, when my home is clean, my head is clear.
I can create.
This is when the lord speaks to me and i am not worried about the dishes or fingerprints or dog hair lying around. 
*time to repurpose some pieces for storage.
*time to FINALLY label what is what
*and even if your closet is tiny like mine, learn to make the most of the space!
*maybe I will find some stuff in my garage sale pile to repurpose.
*and finally finally finally establish my gift wrapping station.
pretty sure i have all the stuff laying around the house and just need the time to put it together.
I mean aren't these spaces amazing....
*and a playroom. man does my little girl need a playroom. 
ps. isn't this space amazing??
I think caving and making a bunting banner is definitely in my future.

Okay friends off to church then time to get organized.

Psalms 51:10 Create a clean heart in me oh god and renew a right spirit in me. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Review

Now that we have entered into a new year I have been looking for fun new things to add to the blog. 
As the thoughts began twirling through my brain I received an email from the wonderful CSN store. 
Should I do giveaways, reviews, project parades??
Well I must start somewhere so how about a review??
Then I must thank all of you lovely readers so I do have something in return for you all. 
{Stay tuned for that soon}

So back to that review.... remember that sneak peek of my master bath??
The direction we are wanting to go in with our bathroom is sleek, chic, and modern.
I have looked through several of their stores and have found the perfect pieces of modern decor to incorporate into the design!!
Can't wait to show you guys!!
Click here to check out the site. I already have my eye on several great things. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Early Spring 2011

Early Spring 2011
Early Spring 2011 
Here are a few things I am "crushing on" right now

I already got my MomAgenda and I am in LOVE.
Now that Casey is going to be traveling for work it's a great way for me to organize everyone's schedules.
Also, GILT had a great deal going on recently.
Hip2Save posted a link for joining and you automatically received a $25.00 credit towards a purchase (included shipping)
Well we found this AWESOME lunch box on there and AC has had a blast decorating it!!


Thursday, January 6, 2011


I would SOOO.... be lying to yall if I said we were "taking it easy" over the holidays.
In all actuality we worked like dogs finishing up projects here and there.
  • Kitchen is painted
  • new fixture hung (properly, key word) in the kitchen
  • new curtains hung in master bedroom (ended up being very very time consuming)
  • picture gallery is almost finished
  • window project was started
  • upstairs was organized
  • removed all medication of any kind to higher ground
  • and all photo's of 2010 are properly labeled and stored under the 2010 label (hallelujah!!)

**again please disregard the nastiness of the porch. hoping for a beautified version come late spring.
Paint color.. Benjamin Moore Abbington Putty with 25% darker tint.= LOVE
Light fixture is Pottery Barn and can be found here
however.. i found one lonely pendant at the PBO and got it for 49.97 {dont hate me}
    Now, do you see where the oval mirror is on this wall??
    let me show you a better view.
    {see the big fat empty wasted space??}
    Sidenote: yall are probably asking yourselves why we took our kitchen table out and did this?? Well after 3 miserably long phone calls with At&t it was determined the wiring in our house is old and that is why we loose internet connection up to 15 times a day. Yeah!! 15!! So one night laying in bed we decided we would try and move the computer to the first point of entrance into the home; i.e. kitchen phone jack. Well lo and behold, it works i tell ya!!!
    Thus the movement of homeoffice to kitchen eat-in area.
    So, back to that bare wall... desk/cords/tech-savvy items all relocated in front of window complete; I decided I wanted these.
    My friend Maribeth got them and i just fell in love when i saw them in person.
     Then I found this on some home website and figured we could build for way less than $799
    * What are your thoughts??
    Once we get a wrought iron gate to backyard this will be the main entry door, we will drop our things in the lockers and be on our way..
    Then and Now.

    I am waiting to finish glazing the rods to show the reveal picture of our curtains and the medicine cabinet is nothing to write home about so those pics aren't included.

    In other news.
    About three weeks ago lil' bit found some Ambien in my nightstand drawer.
    I was doing my usual chore of making beds and she was watching little bear, or so i thought
    When i got into the den she had one pill in her mouth, one in her hand, one was in the bathroom sink and one migrated to the rug in her room.
    I immediately freaked and called poison control.
    The problem then was I had no idea how many pills were exactly in the bottle.
    So the very sweet lady at poison control proceeds to tell me if she gets sleepy within the hour go to the emergency room, this medication could cause my little 2 year old to go into cardiac arrest.
    Well we went on to school and i kept her with me monitoring her for the next hour, and by the grace of god nothing happened to her.
    However this lit a fire under me to begin operation "store everything HIGH"

    Then just when i think all of this is over, yesterday i again go to my room to make the bed.
    Gone 4 min. TOPS.
    {seeing a reoccuring theme, either dont make bed or wake up earlier, check}
    I walk back into the den to discover my pinking sheers out of the sewing bag on the ottoman.
    And yes... my worst thoughts were confirmed.
    Although a tiny chunk, its a 4ish inch piece of golden tendrel laying on my couch and my precious angel saying "Mommy, look I cut!!!"
    I took a deep breath and laughed, I couldn't yell because I wasn't there to witness this even.
    Okay, so lesson learned... 
    Life is now in operation keep everything potentially dangerous stored.
    This picture conceals the evidence but ever since she cut she keeps saying "Poppy cut, Poppy cut!"
    {ps my dad is a hairdresser}
    So, you know what we did??
    We went and got that little girls hair cut.
    She actually did really well.
    excited about some curls
    complete with her new do!!

    Monday, January 3, 2011

    New Year

    As the new year begins and we return to preschool in a few short minutes I have a "mission" for myself.
    I am there to guide these children
    and tell them about my Jesus
    In hopes that a seed is planted and they will one day call him their savior
    Therefore this verse will urge me on.
    Deuteronomy 6-9 Write these commandments that I've given you today on your hearts. Get them inside of you and then get them inside your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning to when you fall into bed at night. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder; inscribe them on the doorposts of your homes and on your city gates. {the message}