Friday, February 26, 2010

So Many Options… What’s a Girl to Do?

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Here are just a few options… I’m thinking… brown or brown with blue… or… I don’t really have a clue. Click on the pictures and it will open a link to where I found these. Help a girl out… what do you think?

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Living Room Redo…



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4 new globes and three cans of textured spray paint…in Autumn Brown. Total cost of redo… $38.00! No more shiney brass, dated globes and blaw blades… How cool is that?


 Love It!!

I still need to put some pictures on the wall… but I love, love, love the new neutral look… still need to change out the tile on the mantle… but that’s another day. The trim and mantle are painted in a semi-gloss Behr’s “Swiss Coffee” The wall is a satin in Ralph Lauren’s “Greenwich”

Ceiling painted back to a bright white… the coolest paint ever… started out violet and dried to bright white. It was a light green that was supposed to complement the green wall color… it failed big time. I hated it right after we painted it the first time. But… you don’t repaint a ceiling until you’re ready to paint the wall if you live in our home… did I mention all of the wood had to be touched literally 6 times. Whip down with soapy rag… wipe down with deglosser… 2 coats of primer… 2 coats of paint. Notice most of the trim is along the floor… duck walking should be outlawed… after a while you’re kneeling… rug burns hurt… it’s pretty much a painful endeavor no matter how you do it… but I think well worth the effort. Did I mention… I think my hip popped out and my back was SCREAMING the entire time…. but who’s whining? Nope not me… I really do love it and at least I didn’t have to climb the ladder 500 times or look up at the ceiling and have a major crick in my neck. Painting really uses some muscles that should apparently be used more often.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Love ‘em!


You’re smiling, aren’t you? I know I am.

How could you resist this face?


Just look at these sparkling eyes… Are you mesmerized?

Once again, I know I am.

Gosh I love these two sweet babies to pieces, they bring joy each and every time I see them.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

I Fail!


The day Zach went for his ASVAB test he asked me to make him Chicken Pot Pie. He did such a stellar job and we were so proud of him… I thought I’d write it on top of the pastry. (He thinks I’m Crazy!) He scored high enough on the test to qualify easily for every branch of the military and for any job he desired. He was so pumped. Zach gets sworn in to the Air National Guard on March 6th. We are so proud of him and I’m sorry I failed to write about this sooner. I will be sure to get pictures.

Friday, February 19, 2010



Is this seriously not the sweetest picture ever?!? Crazy boy… sporting Sissy’s tutu and Uncle Zachy's motorcycle helmet and gloves. Quite the look. Darth Vader in Drag!


Not to be undone… here is Sissy doing her “Sprockets ~ Deiter Dances”

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine’s Greetings From Our Home to Yours…

Valentine's Greetings

May your day be filled with love and family!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Simple Joys…

I love how Ashelyn and Gideon are able to find joy in the simplest things.

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Who knew a silly little hamper could be so much fun to play with.

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Just look how much fun they created with such a simple thing! So, so sweet! Gideon pulled sissy all the way from the front hall into the living room. Such a strong boy. Then it was his turn to play. We had to break out a second hamper to keep the peace.


 After mommy, daddy, and sissy left to run errands, Gideon and I constructed a tent from an ancient quilt and my huge oak rocking chair. He had so much fun, he didn’t want to leave his tent for lunch. Silly, silly man.

A lesson can be learned from these little ones.  Find joy in the simple things.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Pretend this is Ashelyn…

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I wanted you to see from the top and the bottom. 100_9393 I Love this pretty little pansy fabric.

I’ve had it forever… just waiting for a project.

I think this turned out awesome… sure hope it fits.

I got the idea and instructions HERE on One Pretty Thing.

Have I ever mentioned I love, love, LOVE… One Pretty Thing.