Friday, September 30, 2011

{Hannah & Kirby}

The other day Hannah was in the backyard playing on Cameron's old bike ramps, they are from our storage room and she decided to set them up and play, and then she played with Kirby, she wanted me to take pictures of their fun time, in case you didn't know we adore our Kirby, he rules...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

{Fall Goodness}

Isn't this entry just so inviting...

And these treats looks scrumptious, so fall and cozy...

 How cool is this orange door...

Monday, September 26, 2011

{A Simple bit of Happy}

I found this and thought it was so inspriring and true, we need to all be Happy!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

{Before & After}

This is one of 2 projects I have been working on, we weren't looking for a console table at the time, but when we saw it we knew we couldn't pass it up, we were at a flea market/second hand furniture store getting something else and this jumped out, and for $30, yes please, my entry hall needs a table!!! Not very pretty huh, but that didn't scare us we knew we had plans for it.

After some sanding, priming, filling in spots with wood putty and a couple of coats of Krylon Kaki spray paint, I am in love with this color, the minute I sprayed it on one of the legs I was so excited with the way it was going to look...
And here it is, all ready for fall in the entry way, I am thrilled with the results, in fact after we got it decorated I kept coming in and looking at it, I told Jim I may put a sleeping bag in here and sleep so I can stare at it... (I hate cords) whata you do though??)

Now if we can just finish our other project, it's alot more involved than this one, but oh so awesome!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

{Looking for some Zzz's}

It's 11:49, I went to bed around 10:30 with hives, layed there, itched, my grocery list going through my mind,  all the while wondering why my Bendaryl hasn't kicked in, to heck with it, I got up, and here I am after taking another B.  hoping to get sleepy very soon, I need my sleep people, but I am not tired, why fight it, so I decided to talk with you all.  Today has been a very good day, got my house decorated for fall and I LOVE it, I could just run through the house, it feels so good in here with fall colors, sparkly pumkins, now I just need my new Scentsy smells to come in and ooolala, it will be just glorious, did yall know I love fall, it's my fav. if you have been reading my blog for awhile you would know my love of this season, ha!  The next thing to achieve in getting our home feeling better is a rug for our living room, I can't wait to find the right one!!  I have kept a secret from you guys, I am redoing some furniture, and completed one item, and it's so great, I love it and am so proud of the end result, I will show it to you tomorrow, your gonna like it, I just know you will!!  Here's hoping to getting very drowsy soon, busy day tomorrow, life is good!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

{Hand it Over}

It's the end of another week, school has been in session for about 3 weeks now, time is just a movin if you will, what have I learned this week? did I learn any life lessons, experience any disappointment, did I have a situation that stressed me out, did I have to reevaluate any goals or plans? I think I could say yes to some of these if not all.  Nothing serious or earth shattering, just life, maybe things we don't necessarily like or want to happen, but they do and we move with it.  Isn't it nice how God gives us new days to start fresh, I am so glad we have the ability to regroup and go in another direction, maybe the direction God wants us to go,  that is usually the best way after all, faith is so important, what would we do without it, I cherish mine, my faith in God is the most secure feeling, with him everything is good,  I may not always understand him, but I trust him. 

How exciting it is to leave it in his hands and to know that it will be good, the better way for me, because I know I can't do it all on my own, so, I give it to him with full trust, what a relief not to have to do it all on my own, I love that...

Monday, September 12, 2011

{Weekend News}

This was a very productive weekend and we are feeling it today, ha!  We finished moving stuff from our storage room to our house, feels so good to have all our stuff under one roof, and no more monthly payment.  Saturday Hannah had 2 parties back to back, so I spent time running her back and forth, Cameron rode 4 wheelers with friends, that night went to a birthday party for my cousin,  we roasted a chicken for dinner that night and it was soooo good.  Later that night as we were all unwinding from our days Jim called a family time out on our deck, he lit the firepit, and we just talked, watched the dog run around and connected, it was neat, and I know the firepit doesn't sound very smart in this dry weather, but it was very contained. 

Lots of football was watched, I detailed the inside of my car,  gave Kirby a flea/tip dip, he is scratching like crazy, but we're not seeing anything, we are thinking it may be allergies, so he is on Benadryl.  Jim hung my new kitchen window treatment, and I am so pleased with it, thanks Mom!! she is good, let me tell you!!  It felt good to scratch so many things off my to do list, very fulfilling for me, now onto another week, do you like my new look? I just couldn't wait to "fallify" it!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

{Feeling Fall}

Yes it is, I am feeling fallish and ready to decorate, wear some comfy cool weather clothes, drink Starbucks  holiday flavored coffees, hang out on our deck and not sweat to death, ha! it's on its way I can feel it!!! we have alot of home projects going around here this weekend, and I love it!  Happy Weekend!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

{Storage Fun and Cleaning}

We have been moving things from our storage room to our house this week, and what a job it has been, we didn't think we had that much stuff!  Our nice clean garage has become very cluttered, because it actually looks like a real garage, you know what I mean, lawn equip, tool box, all the garage stuff!  We went Monday night and did one load between both vehicles, and then back last night, and we still forsee 2 more trips, geesh, it's hot in there, and the rat droppings are the icing on the cake! haha!  but it is fun to see things we haven't seen in awhile, we had to use it after the flood and when we moved into the apts. and we do go in and out for things but once we really started digging deep it got interesting, the kids were finding old garage toys they have outgrown, in fact they were fighting over who could ride an old bike of Hannah's, yeah Cameron wanted to pop wheelies on it! 

Why I am telling you all about store room stories is that even though we are hot and busy we have fun doing it,  we talk, laugh so hard at old things we find, "remember this" is heard the whole time, the kids were funny trying on old bike helmets!  It's family time at it's best, you never know where your family will connect, I am glad we are simple like that and can enjoy each other during anything, I grew up in a family like that and love that my family is doing the same.

As I said in the last post I am soo ready for fall, I have been going through my crates of fall decor and can hardly wait to get it out,  I also have some fun fall crafts I am going to work on this long weekend,  I am really looking forward to this weekend, we have nothing big planned, I do know that between today and tomorrow I am going to turn this house upside down and shake the crumbs out, it's my fall cleaning time, do some yard work,  and maybe go swimming, and see some family.   I better get off this couch and accomplish and few things before I work, have a great weekend!