Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pottery Barn....I LOVE you

I went to Pottery Barn this past weekend and wanted one of everything.......

I did buy the chunky candle holder, I love all the distressing on it. They had a moss ball on top of the candle holder, but it was 24 dollars. AND I knew I could make one lots cheaper. I bought a large grapevine ball and a couple bags of moss. Hot glued that mess on and Viola! The total for it was 10 dollars, much better. I also found some candle holders at Hobby Lobby while I was there getting my stuff for my moss ball. The candle holders were on clearance for 6.06. I wasn't crazy about the color, but nothing that couldn't be fixed with a can of spray paint! Oh, and the nest and cute little birds came from Tuesday Morning. So now I have a table vignette, that's so easy to Change out.

Little birdie from Tuesday Morning......

AND this beauty was 15.00 dollars at a flea market, I Love to find iron stone pieces. This was a steal. This isn't on my table now, but I thought I'd share.

The weather man is calling for snow and ice here. I have plans to go on a scrap booking retreat with some girlfriends. So I hope it's just enough to keep the kids happy and get to stay home from school, but not enough to make Momma mad because she can't scrap!! HA HA. I love going to scrapbook with friends, it's fun to stay up late and laugh and just be goofy! I do get lots done though!! : )
Happy Thursday

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I heart hardwood......

OK, so I'm a little late posting these pictures I said I would. I'm so happy with the results, big mess, but so worth it. This wood will be so much easier to keep clean with little people. And the look and feel of it is soooo what I wanted.

We had the slate tore up in the entry and wood done in here as well, it flows much more now and looks bigger.

Here's the clock I was telling you about. It looks even better than I expected. And this cute bench was a flea market find for 40 dollars. It was a ugly yellow color with ivy stenciled all over it, NOT now!! I still want to distress it more. It look right at home here.

We had a great weekend at home, didn't do much of anything. I can't wait, I have a much more relaxed week ahead. I plan on doing some stuff around here, eating with the boys for lunch and just playing with Charlie Mac. The past couple of weeks I feel as if I never slowed down to appreciate my blessings.....That's going to change. This mornings message at church was what I needed to hear. I love my church and my Sunday School class.

I couldn't resist of posting some of my little munchkin..... The black eye is about gone, I'm glad because I'm sick of explaining I'm not an abuser!! No one has asked, i just think I need to explain to everyone! HA!!

Oh yeah, we had to have one with "baboo" as he calls the passy! : )

Friday at school Carson had his award ceremony.....

"I am proud that I'm getting better at solving word problems". Every child gets an award and they get to say what their proud of. Some parents don't like it that EVERY child gets one, BUT I DO!

The boys did some reading together this weekend....

If you notice the time....I took to long of a Sunday nap after church! I think I need to go and sleep!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Give Away from Crafty Southern Mama

Go check out my sweet friend Mandy's give away....She giving away an awesome burlap table runner.

I sure hope I win this super give away!! Go on over and leave her a comment and she will put your name in a drawing. Drawing ends Thursday evening!! Mandy has a wonderful crafty blog. She inspires me daily!

I WILL be back and share my new wood floor. I think I'm in love!!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Beautiful Monday....

We had a nice long three day weekend, the hubs left me with three kids to go hunting! : )

It was beautiful here though, I think the high was like 63. We took advantage and went outside and rode 4 wheelers, the boys favorite! I was able to sit on the swing and just watch.

Cole is so good to Charlie Mac, he just loves him to death.

Now Carson, different story!........

Cm loves to be pulled in the wagon, and throws a fit when you stop. Yes, he has a snotty nose!

These boys are something else, They keep me on my toes, but I wouldn't want it any other way.
I'm so excited because the wood came in and it's right this time. I will give you a sneak peek later today. I'm enjoying my coffee and catching up on other blogs.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pottery Barn inspired clock...

I was browsing the new Farmhouse Pottery Barn catalogue, and wanted one of everything in there. It has had me so inspired.

I needed this clock so badly, OK WANTED this clock so badly! But I just did not want to spend 169 dollars.

I did some searching on the web, and came across this clock on eBay.....

I LOVE the details on it. I ordered mine with more antiquing and all antique white not any blues. She also has a sale going with free personalization, I'm having our last name painted on it. The clock is all handmade and painted, no vinyl numbers. I should get this next week, and can hardly wait.

Well, all the hardwood is up and the cleaning lady just left, SO now waiting on that new hardwood to make it here. It was supposed to be here last week, and didn't make it. Needless to say I was not a happy Mama. But, Tuesday they will start laying it. HOPEFULLY!!

I hope where you are it's warmer, Happy Saturday.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Since we were out of town for Cole's 12th birthday, (I know Mommy of the year!) We let him have a sleepover. I thought it would be crazy, but they were so good. We let him have TWO friends, he had a hard time picking! HA!! We ordered pizza and they watched movies and played Xbox. Charlie Mac and Carson had to be right there with them.

Cole wanted me to make strawberry cake with cream cheese icing. That is his absolute favorite. See the excitement all over him! Stinker*

We had a big breakfast the next morning.....

Charlie Mac didn't want to miss a thing!

I can't believe my baby is 12 years old, it doesn't seem possible. It seems like yesterday I brought him home from the hospital. Cole is such a sweet boy with such a gentle heart. I love him so much, it hurts. I will enjoy this last year of him being a little boy, I know next year he will be a teenager. It's hard to even type that out!
Today I heading to the gym to run, ugh!! And I have to go to the grocery, double ugh!
I'm excited because the end of the week we are tearing out our hardwood and putting so new glorious hardwood in. I will keep you posted on that one.
Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Yummy cod recipe and crib net

Yesterday I bought some fresh cod at the super market, I needed a recipe to go with it. I found this yummy one:

Red Lobster Nantucket Cod

1 1/2 lbs fresh cod fish fillets
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 lemon, juice of
2 small tomatoes
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
Spice Blend
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 dash black pepper
1 dash cayenne pepper
1Combine all spices in a small bowl and set aside.
2Preheat oven to 425°. Cut fish into 4 (two per serving), and place fillets in a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
3Melt butter in a small bowl in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. Brush the top of each fillet with butter, squeeze little lemon juice on the fish, then sprinkle the spice blend evenly over the top of each fillet.
4Arrange 2 to 3 tomato slices over top of each fillet.
5Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over each tomato slice. Each slice should be about half covered.
6Bake the fish, uncovered, for 8 minutes, then turn oven to a high broil and continue to cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until cheese on tomatoes begins to brown.
7 Serve two pieces of fish per serving with rice on the side.

Before the oven.....

After the oven.....

It was super yummy, I fixed turnip greens and brown rice to go along with it. It is definitely something I will make again.

OK, remember me telling you about the crib issue? Well, The net has finally arrived. It was on back order forever. Let me just tell you what Mr. Mac was doing. He was hopping right on out of his bed at night and laying on the floor by his closed door, (I have a knob cover on it, he can't open). He will lay on the cold floor and go to sleep. It was pitiful, I'm so glad this thing has finally arrived. I bought it from CSN

It's not the prettiest......

Tomorrow I'll be back to share those Cozumel pictures!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

More Cruise.....

Just sharing some more pictures of our cruise......

We went on the Carnival Triumph, it was so awesome! The ship was huge. I was afraid I would feel us rocking the whole time, but you can't even feel it. Of course I did one night we went through a storm!

The place is spotless, and I have never seen so many hard workers.

This is us dressed up the first night for dinner. I had so much fun getting ready, it was like going on a date every night. AND if you have children, you know how hardly that happens!

The food was amazing....We ate so stink'n much......BUT we did work out on the ship! :)

We had a balcony room, which I sooooo recommend.

I will be back to share more pictures of the day at Cozumel tomorrow.
I'm trying to find a good recipe for cod. I bought some fresh Cod at the grocery yesterday. If I find a yummy recipe, I will share it.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I'm home.....

Oh, my goodness gracious........We had such an awesome time. Words can't even explain how much fun I had with my wonderful hubby on our first cruise.

I will share so much more later. I have to go get my little man from mother's day out.

Happy Tuesday!