Thursday, August 19, 2010

And there off.....

They got up so great this morning, I was proud of them. It was all smooth sailing! of course Charlie Mac thought he was going to school as well! He starts after Labor day. Cole is a BIG junior high boy now, I can't believe it. Carson is a third grader,seems unreal. Before I know it Charlie Mac will start kindergarten, I'm enjoying him at home with me, I don't take it for granted.

It seems crazy that Summer is over around here. I will have to find my new routine and get back on schedule. I'm heading off to the gym to get some running in before Charlie Mac and I go over to my in laws to help them get moved in. We helped yesterday and got so much done. I'm so happy for them and their house is beautiful!

Happy Thursday

Friday, August 13, 2010

New lense I {heart} you....

I'm just thrilled as can be....I have been wanting this bad boy for a while now. I broke down and got the thing. I know it will be used lots.

It takes great sports shots. I'm probably going to wonder why I didn't get this along time ago. Football and basketball here we come!!!!

I was just going to pop in here real quick this morning, we are heading to body sculpting this morning. Have a wonderful Friday.

I will leave you with this picture of this sweet little boy and his little furry friend.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I couldn't resist

Have you ever been somewhere and found something lovely, but had no idea what so ever you were going to do with it? Well, I'm guilty today. I ran into my local flea market and saw this cute antique armorie. Even better, everything in the booth was 1/2 off the price. So, I got her for 70.00 dollars! The whole way home I was like, where in the world am I going to put this little beauty?

For now I have her in the living room. I'm not sure if she will stay there, but I think these can be put anywhere....bathroom to hold towels, dining room to hold china, bedroom to hold clothing or bed linens. Really anywhere. I know it will be a looooooooonnnnngggg time before grand kids are in the pictures, but I would love to be able to hand it down to a grand baby! Oh, good golly I know I'm so ahead of myself!

I have been in need of a gift wrapping space. I thought this would be a great place to organize all of it. The wrapping rolls would fit perfect in the large area, and the ribbon, bags and other things in the drawers.

The little boys love to paint, so I got them a cheap canvas at Michael's the other day and let them paint till their hearts desire!

It kept them entertained for a little bit anyway....Almost why I got dinner done!

Charlie Mac was covered in paint by the time he was done. I had to scrub him good in the tub. It has just been so hot here, we have had to find things to do in the house. I did manage to go though outgrown winter clothes today. I'm not fooling with consignment sales or EBay this season. We have a local shop that does real good. So, I'm letting them do the work!

I' m going to go get the littlest monkey in bed before the big boys come home from church. Have a great evening.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summer's Almost over...

I know I have been a totally lame blogger this Summer, But these kiddos have kept me on my toes. I LOVE them to pieces, but this Momma is ready to send them on there way to school. They are ready to go back also. I'm sad at the fact that my biggest baby boy will be in the 7th grade, it just doesn't seem possible.

And Mr. Carson...well, he is just Mr. Carson. That boy is a mess!! You never know what is coming out of his mouth. Such a stinker! We have probably done more swimming in our backyard this year,then the first year we got our pool. The boys,Charlie and I have just really enjoyed it this Summer.

We have definitely had some quiet noisy days at home, just hanging doing nothing. Truthfully my boys would rather be home than anywhere, can be a good thing, but bad thing as well!  Little Charlie Mac has been off his little schedule, staying up to late, sleeping in, NO nap, then crashing at 7:00 pm. This is all changing this week for our family.

 We have had several family dinners over the last few weeks. I always love getting together with family. My mother and father in law are building a beautiful house. They are getting ready to move in this next week. They have only been building for a couple of weeks. They must have a wonderful builder!!!! ( You are a wonderful builder Mr. Hubby!) I will share pictures soon on their house.  

Nana and boys before dinner

I have been able to get some things done in the house. More to come on that soon! I have mostly just been taking it easy and playing with the boys. I feel grateful that I can be home with them and just hang out! It just seems like this Summer has flown by. I want them to have memories to take into adulthood. I want them to remember that their Momma was fun and had a good time with them.

So back to the business of  school and all the other things that go along with a new school year. Cole starts basketball and Carson starts football. So, I will be the taxi lady here shortly.

I WILL be back to share more, I promise!!

I hope you have had a wonderful Summer as well! : )

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New look in my bath...

Well, I was totally wanting to repaint my bathroom....AND I did. Not me, but Mr. Hubs!

I was so sick of the red, I like red, but just wasn't what I wanted anymore. It's just not ME anymore. I just love simple and calm. So here's the before

And I just am so happy with the calm yellow. I used Sherwin William Golden fleece on the walls and Bosc Pear on the ceilings. I feel like it flows so much more with the rest of the house now. It's amazing how much lighter and brighter it is in here now.


I got the cute little hooks from Pier One, perfect for hanging those wet towels. The three tiered wicker basket came from there as well.
This is a view up on top of the armoire. I just used stuff I had from around the house, mostly flea market finds.
  The tray was another flea market find, holding perfume and flowers from my yard.

I also got the sunburst mirror from Pier One. I'm looking for something maybe for the other wall, but I don't want it to be too busy.

I'm SOOOOO happy with the turnout, It makes me smile when I walk in the room.
I guess I better get off here and get ready for a crazy day....Take the boys to the dentist, a swimming play date here with some friends, and packing for our family Summer road trip! Whew!!!!
Have a great Summer day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Couples Retreat....

A couple of weekends ago we had the best time on a couples retreat with our wonderful Sunday school class. We have some of the most sweetest people in our class. It was so nice to get away for a couple of nights.

We went to Petit Jean mountain, absolutely beautiful....We hiked as a group and went to the famous Petit Jean waterfall, laughed, slept, ate and  bonded.

We stayed up late and played games, we laughed so much! It was great. I'm not even telling you what we did in this game!!!! HA! : )
I love getting together like this, because you really can get to know each other and build relationships.

I'm so thankful for a wonderful husband, and it is just GREAT to get away for the weekend. We have so much fun together.  We are so incredibly blessed with wonderful friends. I'm already looking forward to the next one!

On another note....I can't wait to try this new ice cream maker out. You do not have to use rock salt and ice!! It should be super easy. We love us some homemade ice cream in the Summer. We found this one at Williams- Sonoma.
I will let you know how this one does.

Today was the boys last day of school!!!! I hope now things slow down some here for us. I'm sure ready for some relaxing days out in the pool. Tonight after the boys get done with boxing we are heading to our church for some water slide fun, they are having a party for the end of school! The boys will have a blast.

I hope to get back to regular blogging now! Have a great Monday and stay cool!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Fish fry...

We had the best day outside today, the whether was hot, but not to hot!  Charlie's parents caught tons of fish over the last few days, so we fried them right on up. They were so yummy!! : )

My silly and HOT hubby!
My dad and Charlie's sisters and their family came out and ate and swam the whole afternoon with us. I just love when we all get together and hand out and relax. This is Cole before his haircut, more on that later!

Charlie Mac had the best time outside today, he never stopped. He is the most perfect baby, when we are outside. He loves the pool this year and his favorite thing is "jump Mom, jump" that means he wants to jump to me! He just giggles the whole time in the pool. He ate his fish while in motion!
Charlie and his dad did a wonderful job on the fish frying. I'm so excited for Nana and Pa, they are fixe'n to build a brand new house! I don't know who their builder is though! Hehee....

And these two rotten teenage boys here are my nephews! Such stinkers, but at the same time great kids. Cole and Carson just love being around Michael and Caleb and think there so cool. They have turned into such handsome young men. I'm proud of them both.
Well to say the least, we had a FABOULOUS day. I hope your Memorial day was great also. I know I've been missing here, but I do hope to get back to regular blogging. It's just crazy around here at the end of the school year.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The finished china cabinet.....

Well,  actually finished this ALONG time ago. Several weeks ago anyways! I have been so busy around here with the kids, The end of the school year is CRAZY.

I have so much catch up to do this week, so definitely come back.

I found this old hutch at a flea market several weeks ago. I gave it a coat of prime and a fresh coat of paint. I LOVE the new updated look.
It fits perfectly by the kitchen table. There is lots of storage too, A girl can never have to many places to store dishes and linens!

I changed out the hardware with new.....
Take a look at the before of this ugly thing! I know the quality of  the picture is horrible, but you get the idea!

Well, we are heading off to church, I Promise I will be back!

Have a beautiful Sunday.

Friday, April 30, 2010

drop cloth bandwagon...

Ok, so I have joined in on the drop cloth bandwagon!
I have been trying to find some curtains to go in here that were not an arm and a leg. I search high and low, and was just not going to pay 60.00 for one panel, when I need six of them babies!

I decided to go with the drop cloth canvases. I went to my local Home Depot, and they were 9.96 for one. So, I loaded up six of them!
I washed and dried them first, and then ironed them real good with starch.
clipped them on to curtain rings and Viola!
I LOVE the texture of them, washing and drying them made a big difference in the fabric.

I LOVE how they turned out, and best of all they look expensive, but they were so cheap! I also bought a new quilt It was on clearance, I was watching it for a while hoping it would go on sale. I couldn't be happier with it.

This morning Cole had his track and field. After, Charlie and I took him to lunch. They finished up just in time, it is supposed to storm here all weekend. So we will enjoy some family home time this weekend, FINE by me!
Have a great weekend.