Monday, April 1, 2013
I hope everyone is having a blessed Easter and enjoying the festivities while remembering Christ died for our sins today! The littles woke up with squeals of delight this morning finding that the Easter bunny had made his way by!
We spent the morning reading the bible. In the afternoon we headed to friends for a lovely dinner. The food was absolutely divine!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
I love this desk we found at a garage sale last summer. Technically my husband gets all the credit because he is the one who actually stopped. I passed by it while rushing home with two hyper kids in tow and was calling him when mid buzz he called with the news of his new found desk. $100 later and some back pain we had moved the solid wood desk into the smallest bedroom out of our 5 and it was over powering.
The plan was for Honey to use the room as his office but a hop skip and jump later he received an amazing job offer and no longer worked at home. We couldn't decide what to do with the desk so we moved it into the empty room that it is currently in and made the smallest room a guest room. Some furniture moving later the trundle was moved into the empty room and was shaping up to be a new room all together.
I LOVE this desk. Honey still uses it some but I'm the one who crafts, writes short stories/poems and handles all paperwork coming in and out of the house. My seahorse candle stick was a gift from Honey this past year for my 24th birthday.
The other candlesticks are from my sister-in-law, Jenna, they were originally chrome in two different tones. Spray painted to match I love them. I love the bottle ship lamp (still need to grab a shade for that), it was a white elephant gift Justin got at Thanksgiving 2012.
The top shelf has a driftwood crafted box Justin gave me. A fake plant from my Mum. A photo from our 1yr anniversary where we had our big wedding.
I just love how this room has come together and on a great budget thanks to some many hand me downs and repurposing things. It's quickly turning into one of the most often used spaces in the house. Tomorrow I'll show the secret nook in the room. :)
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Honey turned a sweet 26 today! I just love birthdays and even more when they involve my honey. He had asked for a low key birthday and that is what he got. Just the kids, me and a whole lot of love.
Now that the littles are growing up it is so fun to sing Happy Birthday and take part in little common activities. I splurged and got him a small Cheesecake Factory cake.
It was so good that we both had an extra piece!
His birthday gifts were a little random. He had asked for new socks so new socks he got and a thankful for Dad book from the littles. I found a cast iron bulldog opener at the Pottery Barn Outlet here and a much needed facial hair trimmer. My sister sent cigars and his parents sent a lil check that he will be putting towards saddle bags for his motorcycle.
Happy birthday to my love!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I've been working on our guest room/office this past week and found bedding at a garage sale. It's a soft, satin coverlet with matching shams for only $10 at the sale. The extra pillows were gifted to us from my husband's sister Jenna. We got daybed with trundle originally from Pottery barn this summer for $100 and just got a great deal on Serta pillowtop mattresses. I'll be doing finishing touches later this week. I'm still on the hunt for art above the bed. I'm thinking something swamp:
or a Audubon bird print:
Thursday, February 14, 2013
I've been trying to get better on actually doing things that I Pinterest, when I came across man Valentine's I was hooked. After alot of browsing I decided to try my hand at a Bacon Bouquet. I got two bunches of roses from Walmart for. 97 each last payday and this payday I got a $2.59 pack of bacon. The plan was to do as many tutorials say about drilling holes in muffin pans so the grease drips in a pan below. Well at 5 am I had no interest in drilling holes into my fought hard to get muffin pans. I looked around at what else to do and found our old pizza pan full of all those little vent holes.... duh why not just use that. Sure it made me feel a little less DIY but how often would I used drilled out muffin pans (wasteful!) So I just wrapped the bacon placed it on the pizza pan and a casserole dish underneath. No grease in my oven and they all stayed up fine. Take a look at these beauties :) They were well received by my honey after realized I did NOT go and buy myself flowers like he thought I had lol For the kids I made simple goody bags of frosted animals and learning books. I'm not big on them being sugared up. Happy Valentine's Day y'all!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Do you ever find things you love but hate the color of? Or they simply don't match your other decor. I'm a person who hates multiple finishes. I am more than okay with two but that is my Max for a house. A house starts to look junky with multiple metal finishes.
Monday, January 28, 2013
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
We've been looking at some eye candy for the front room.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Moving into our new house this past March, I had no idea how much we use our front porch!
Sunday, January 6, 2013
We've been bitten by the flu bug here in Memphis. I've been taken back by it, I haven't had the flu since I was in high school. The kids have been troopers about it. Laying in the big bed watching Netflix with us.