Friday, January 28, 2011

Where did January Go?!

I have no idea where January has gone!

We have been non-stop busy with birthdays, soccer, my shop , girl's night out, school, and on and on.

I love being busy......but wish that I could add a few more hours to each day!

Here's our last few weeks in photos...

My mom celebrated her birthday! Wine and Angel food cake with Strawberries= AMAZING!

I will leave out the part that this night ended with ALL of us doing cartwheels IN my living room! I will also never leak the video I took. haha!

We took Kacey out to dinner to celebrate a WONDERFUL report card! It honestly shocks me at how well she is reading, doing math, and such a great student! YEAH KACEY!


Chad had his birthday!!!!! His big day happened to fall on Soccer Practice night (he is coaching Kacey's team....and I am coaching Collin's soccer team) so we had cupcakes with the team.....followed by ice cream cake the kids decorated at home. mmmm....sugar!

Kacey was invited to a tea party birthday party! I was excited too!

When we arrived......I realized it was a Kid's only party!!!!! This was our first! :)
I had no idea what to do with myself for two hours so instead of having some "alone time", I met up with Collin and Chad at the sports store.

I have about 10 pictures of me TRYING to get a picture with our dog Kali!
This dog probably has the equivalent of a Masters Degree in Dog training......yet she doesn't listen much! Grrrr!

Yeah! A picture with Kali! Sometimes I wish I didn't love her so much because she is a LOT of work!
Here's to hoping February moves a bit slower than January!

Plan B

I posted earlier that I have had trouble deciding what to do with our windows in the living room! I found this picture below online and LOVED what she had done!

This was our living room without any curtains! (and I should admit that we have lived here for almost 4 years without curtains!)

I like how it looks.......but I know it will be even better once I get panels for the other side of windows! I am also going to add some color to the curtains once I figure out how I am going to set it all up.

I do believe that my plan B might turn out better than what I had originally hoped for! fingers crossed!!!!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Paris Love

Today this is putting a big smile on my face! LOVE Young House Love! Love that they have their cutie little baby girl hanging out under their Paris Pillow Case!

Check them out! They are redoing their second home in Virginia (where I am from) and I LOVE all of their ideas and their amazing ability to "go for it" with any project!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Gift that Keeps Giving...

I have a problem.....I have a hard time checking out at the grocery store without buying at least one magazine! It doesn't matter if I go to an isle without any magazines....I still wonder over and pick one up "just to take a peek".

I have no problem dishing out $5 to $10 on a few magazines......reading them while I wait in the pick up line to get Kacey from school.....and then they sit on my coffee table.


I now have the Nook Color......and not only do I get to run my shop while on the go.....but I also have super cheap subscriptions to my favorite magazines! AND THEY JUST AUTOMATICALLY GET DOWNLOADED INTO MY NOOK!!!!!!!!!!

I now love Mondays because Us Weekly is just magically there when I wake up!

Thank you NookColor for saving my coffee table from collecting new magazines weekly.......and for making Mondays a little easier to deal with!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Smores Perfection!!!!!!

I have a serious LOVE for Smores! I make them OFTEN in my microwave.....own a fire pit JUST so that we can make them........and I will buy any cereal, granola bar, snack of any type that says it is smores flavor. I LOVE THEM!

This new years we celebrated with a group of great friends......AND SMORES!




STEP ONE: Have hubby find a stick that holds FOUR marshmallows to speed up the process

STEP TWO: Smash a perfectly toasted marshmallow, a Reeces, and graham crackers! I AM HUNGRY RIGHT NOW FOR ONE!!!!!!!!!!


You can thank me later for improving on the best snack food EVER! :)

Friday, January 14, 2011


My master bedroom is about 70% complete right now! I am LOVING it!

It is amazing how great starting out your day in an amazing room feels!

BUT....I have a dilemma....I have NO idea what to hang over our bed! I wanted large white frames.....but this rounded headboard throws me for a loop! I swore that I would never own another headboard that wasn't flat on the top.....and here I am again!

Two square frames?
Three Square Frames?
Two large frames
Four medium frames in a square?

Every picture that I LOVE.......has nothing hanging over the bed. I guess I just don't LOVE it in my own room! We have very high ceilings and it just feels like it is missing something!

Any suggestions?!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Jersey Cases

I often feel bad that I make all types of girlie things for Kacey and her room......blankets for her dolls, ruffle pillow cases, skirts, glitter frames...and so on. I wanted to make something fun with Collin for his we went to town on a little project.

We found an old softball shirt of Chad's and a vintage Atlanta Braves shirt that I had ordered online for Chad YEARS ago.

I combined these shirts that were fit for a yard sale....with my love of pillows.....AND WE MADE TWO OF THE COOLEST PILLOWS TO DATE!

Collin couldn't be more excited about them and Chad was super happy to come home from work and see what we had done!

I am thinking these would be the PERFECT accent to any basement, man cave, or bar! I hate throwing away old this is a great fit!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Master Project

I have spent the entire year sick.....but after a trip to the Dr's I am hoping that I am on the mend!

As I mentioned before, we purchased a fabric headboard from Ballard Designs just before Christmas.....AND IT HAS ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have drawn pictures..........stayed up at night planning it all out............and after this weekend my room will look close to this picture. MY DREAM MASTER BEDROOM!

Too bad I didn't get the room all set BEFORE getting sick! I think being sick in my new room....with my new NookColor.......and my new SUPER SOFT and cozy blanket the kids got me for Christmas....would have been just a little nicer! :)


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Not a Great Start

I have seriously high hopes for 2011.......and I have spent almost the entire year sick. BUMMER!

I have convinced myself that it is just giving me the time to rest because 2011 is going to be full of projects, new designs, lots of family and friend time, and great adventures!

So here's to sitting with a few new pay-per-view movies for the kids and drinking hot tea till this nasty cold is gone!

Here's to a happy and healthy 2011!

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Hope your New Year is starting out great!

I have to say that 2010 was the best year of my adult life!

I have an amazing husband.....two kids that I couldn't imagine being more wonderful......super family and friends......and I feel like I am in the right place with the right people!

I know that 2011 will be just as amazing.....and I look forward to all that awaits!