Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Do you LOVE the font on my door or what? Wow, I feel a little geeky when I get excited about fonts... but oh well- Happy Thanksgiving! What a wonderful time of year! And I feel like I have SO much to be thankful for! There are, of course, all of the obvious things: handsome husband, healthy kids, faith, all the miralces of modern-day convienences, and (at the risk of sounding petty) MY NEW BATHROOM! I know, it doesn't really fit in with family/faith/etc. but it is right up there this year on my gratitude list.

AND HERE IT IS! Thank you times a million to Kelly for giving up 2 Saturdays in order for me to have a bathroom that is cute and functional! (Okay, not JUST me, Kelly can use it too.) I can't put it any better than Laynie did yesterday when I was doing her hair...
Me: shoot, I just broke the rubber band
Laynie:Oh, Daddy can fix it
Me: Do you think Daddy can fix anything?
Laynie:Yeah (said with attitdue) daddy's a "good-jober"...he's a good-jober on the house and the car...(on and on)
So, I have to admit, she's right. Daddy is a GOOD-JOBER!

I did have a few contributions to the bathroom also...In addition to finding the perfect vanity, I MADE (yes folks I sewed) the shower curtain, and also put up these C.U.T.E. vinyl flowers to make the short wall (otherwise un-funtional) a little less boring.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Isn't change great? I L.O.V.E. the changing seasons, each new milestone that my kids hit, and especially a change if it means updating 'home decor' (like the bathroom sink I mentioned last time...) So, here are some pics to document the change that has been happening at our house this week. Hailey has mastered sitting! She only falls when her siblings tackle her or something fun like that. This is my FAVORITE stage of babyhood...she can sit up and play, but she can't go anywhere!! So blessed! Too bad it only lasts like a week.

Kelly is obviously taking his job of fixing the bathroom very seriously! Here you see the new floor he put in...I like it just a little more than the old crusty linoleum we tore out...and you also see the color of the walls I chose- Hope it turns out good! Stay tuned for the exciting final product!

And lastly a little change in the hair style always does a girl good... well, I guess that will only be true if this haircut turns out to be as maintenance-free as the stylist promised...I'll let you know! But at least the grays are camouflaged!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


So I thought I would share some of the "fun" things I have been up to lately! The vinyl cutter has come in handy to decorate and make this little house feel like home! The above pictures are actually old storm windows that I found in the basement, cleaned up a little, and wall-la...wall-art for Laynie and Hailey's room!

This was Kelly's project-- he put this big cougar (2 feet x 2 feet) smack dab in the middle of his office wall. Go Cougs!

Here's a picture of the writing around the clock that I promised to post...yes, I know the song says "softly, sweetly" not "softly, swiftly..." and no, I'm not sure how we made that mistake! But I will fix it...someday...

This is Addison's room...Kelly designed the alphabet art on the wall and did one for Grannie's basement too! It's not enough for Addison though, while working on the girls' room he informed me that I need to make his room look cool too!

A little Thanksgiving decor...

And on a random note...look at the GREAT bathroom vanity that I found on CRAIG'S LIST for $100! SO exciting because I priced these babies at Home Depot and Lowe's and I just saved MEGA bucks...and you know how giddy it makes me to save money! Not only did I save money, but now we can replace the sink that the Junior High didn't want anymore which is currently hanging in my bathroom! Oh happy day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Halloween!!

The kids with their cousins on Halloween night...side note on Laynie's pink puppy costume; I went to Old Navy the weekend before Halloween b/c they were having $5 costumes...well, when I got there they gave me a "scratch and win" coupon...and I won $5!! (I know, am I really getting that excited about $5? YES! I never win, so I was totally pumped!) So I bought the WHOLE family Halloween T-shirts ($1 each!) and Laynie's costume...and only spent $5!! Whew, I L.O.V.E a good deal!!
Now, this little guy is WAY too awesome to have been bought at a store, as is his brother below. These monsterous creatures were made by my super-talented mother-in-law! They were the PERFECT addition to our Halloween dinner!!
(This one was filled with delicious salsa...I mean monster brains!!)

Our first time to host a party in the new house...and it was a PARTY!

Addy wanted to be Frankenstein this year...a costume that my mom bought almost 2 years ago on after-Halloween-clearance...sweet deal for me!!

Laynie and her loot-- she had trick-or-treating down...the people would give her a piece in her bag, and she would reach for another! She got 2 at every house! But how could you refuse this pink little puppy?

I think Hailey takes the award for the night though...could there be a cuter little froggy? She might be a little upset at me today, cause I let her cry it out last night. It only took about 25 minutes though before she was back to sleep... so it wasn't COMPLETE torture!