Friday, February 25, 2011

I WON I WON!!!!!!!!!!!

  Thanks to Jamie I am the proud winner of a custom subway art.  This is my first win and I am soooooooo excited.  I can't wait to see what she creates.  I have sent her 20 words plus our last name to use on the art.  I am hoping to make some copies and use them in the kids rooms.  I will definitely be posting pics of it when I get it.  If you haven't checked out Jamie at Hands on: as we grow go on over and take a look.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Knocking down.......

Walls.  The other night while in bed my hubby says to me why don't we open up the wall between our room and the boys room and make it a sitting room.  At first I thought he was just talking but he was serious.  Well I jumped on it, not because I am so wanting a sitting room but I know that the boys will be moving to a larger room and I will get it painted the color that was done wrong in their current room and get to decorate a new space for them with the same theme of course.  They will be moving to what was my nieces room which is a bright pink.  And on the good side the quote that we got was great and it included the painting.  Work should be starting at the end of this week or early next so I have to get my new camera ASAP so I can get the much needed before pics.


Friday, February 18, 2011

I'm late but who cares

  I know that Valentines was Monday but I figure hey why post on the exact day.  I'll wait and post late since I was lazy so you won't forget.  With having two boys I never really dressed them in Valentine's wear except for red shirts.  Now that I have a girl I still forget that she can be all gussy on this day.  I love shopping for my little princess but the little days like Valentines and St. Patrick's Day don't get the attention on attire around here.  Also this year I decided that the boys and I would make red velvet cupcakes for their classes.  Now let me tell you that I am not even a finger tip of Rachel Ray so this was a big deal in our house.  I didn't take pictures of the process because I forgot of course.  I do know that if I do this next year I will definitely do better planning on my part.  Oh I do have a few pics so here they are bad quality and all.

KC's first Valentine 2009 I figured I just throw this picture in.

The boys cupcakes before packaging.

Ms. KC this year WOW how she has grown.

One of the tags that went on the packaging.

JC and LC Valentine's 2009
A close up of her V day shirt.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

No Pics!!!!!!

     I don't know if I told you but I am in the market for a new camera.  I want a SLR.  I guess my current camera found out and became jealous since the flash decided to stop working right when I started doing research.  This not having a working flash has caused me to not want to take any pictures.  None of my rooms have alot of natural light so the pics I do get aren't very good.  So  with this picture free post I am asking for any suggestions on a good SLR camera.  I don't want to pay an arm and a leg since I a beginner in photography.  PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  SOON!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My first award!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have been awarded my first award by Melanie and I am so thankful to her.  Go over and check her out.


Ok here are seven things about me:

1.  I love God with all my heart and am thankful for all that he has done in my life.

2.  I love to dance. I'm talking jazz, tap that stuff.   It's my verb.

3.  I owned a dance school in Ca. 

4.  I lost both my parents two years apart in the same month/

5.  I am the youngest of 3 children.

6.  My husband and my kids are my life.

7.  I am now totally addicted to blogging.

Ok so here are the rules:

1. You have to thank the person who awarded you & Link them back in your post. Let the "giver" know you accept the award.

2. Tell everyone 7 random facts about yourself.

3. Pass the award on to 15 new found bloggers and link their blogs to your post.

4. Contact each blogger and let them know you've passed the award on to them.

Here are the blogs that I am passing it onto:

           Christie Rodgers Photography
        Whyt's Whimsy
        Whatever is Lovely
        Binkies and Briefcases
        Domestic Bliss
        Faith's Place
        Fieldstone Hill
        The Yellow House
        Green Door Designs
        Happy Bungalow
        Holly Do
        Hometown Girl
        It's Great to be Home
        Love-Lee Homemaker

Monday, February 7, 2011

Newbie Blogger

Hello everyone,
    Tonight I am linking up to Debbie for her newbie linky party.  Thanks to Debbie for giving us newbies a way to get our blogs out there.  I am definitely a newbie.  I started blogging in November of 2010.  I wasn't quite sure what my blog would be about and then I saw all the wonderful blogs out there and got inspiration.  My blog is basically about my family and my quest to decorate my house.  I like decorating but seem to have a hard problem putting it into effect in my home.  I am learning so much from what I am finding on other blogs.  So if you are here from Debbie's please look around and give advice and suggestions for my home.
I hope to not put you to sleep!!!!!!!!!!!
I need  want all the help I can get.  Hopefully you will enjoy and become a follower and I will do the same for you.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Every year we say that we are going to take a spring break trip.  I never get it planned so of course it never happens.  Not this year.  Thanks to my sister in law Shannon our families will be traveling to Tennessee to the Wyndham Smokey Mountains Resort.  The resort has an indoor waterpark, which is why we chose it.  I may even take in some time at the spa.  And best of all my sister in law is using points for our stay so there is no money out of pocket accept for food and gas YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!  Now I am like a little kid looking forward to April 1.  Since I am so excited, of course I haven't told the kids because I don't want them to irritate me by asking everyday is it time yet.  Now if want to take a summer trip the budget will allow.  I just had to share so if any of you are near Tennessee look up this resort.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The hunt is on.....

for furniture for our family room.  The set that we have now is not that old but we were told that it was stain proof FALSE.  The recliner is broken and it's just not that good.  We have had LaZBoy furniture in the past and loved it so we went there to look at some again.  They also have a free design service if you are going to purchase from them.  They came out today to look at our room.  We will see their design on Monday.  We want to keep looking at furniture and don't want to have to give one of our children to pay for it.  If you have any suggestions for some furniture that will "TAKE A LICKIN AND KEEP ON TICKIN" then please let me know.
I thought I had a better pic of the couch and chair but here it is in the background.  Not a great looking couch and chair , the loveseat is to the left of the chair.  What were we thinking?