Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Today, I'm hoping to be a pretty laid back day. Charlie Mac and I went to Bible study this morning. I made hash brown casserole for us to snack on. So yummy and easy.....

1 package of frozen hash browns
1 8oz sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
shredded cheddar cheese
1 can of french fried onions

Mix everything together and top with more onions. Bake in a 9x13 uncovered dish.
375 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Here's my little sweet fella. Check out is Oscar tee, he calls him Elmo! HA.

Charlie Mac and I are going to go take a little nap, and then head outside and enjoy the weather.

Happy Hump day.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Wye Mountain...

It was beautiful here Saturday, we decided to take a little day trip to Wye Mountain. The daffodil field there is beautiful. I tried to get some pictures of the kids, not an easy job! I hardly got any good pictures. They were stinkers.

Check out Cole here, he was complaining...."Why do we have to drive this far to get a picture with a flower!"

Yep, this is the best one of the boys!

This is funny, because Cole and Carson both have the same grins....

This one is sweet....I love Charlie Mac looking at his daddy.

This was about the way it went.....keeping it real, one kiddo looked cute the other making faces or closing their eyes! Ha!

He didn't want me kisses him either!

I got lots of shots of CM on the move.....

Sweet Carson.....

Handsome Cole.....

Carson's face cracks me up here!

Lots of squinting, the sun was BRIGHT.

So, not very good pictures, but we had fun and that's what the most important thing was. Sometimes that is just the way it works out.
I have been planting out in the yard, I LOVE Spring, Planting flowers and gardens is one of my favorite things to do. What about you, are you planting a garden and what do you grow?
Enjoy your Tuesday, my boys are all at school right now. When I pick up CM, Mom and I are heading to the mall to look for Easter dresses.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Easy moss wreath

I wanted a little somethin' somethin' to hang over my mirror in the living room. I'm all about layering here lately.

I bought a grapevine wreath from Walmart, it was 3.50, and a couple of bags of reindeer moss for 2.17 for each bag. I added the moss with my glue gun, lots of glue sticks! And a few burns, not too bad! I just glued it around the entire wreath, and left the sides where you could see the vine.

You can see my little munchkins head, he's always helping'!

And he played hide and seek under my chair, and wrote all over my desk with a permanent marker, but thank goodness for Mr. clean Magic Eraser!

Here's the finished wreath. I have a bunch of burlap, so I used it to hang the wreath by.

I think it turned out great.

Gave it a little color and texture. Not bad for about 8.00! I think it will look good year round. Maybe at Christmas add some berries.

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Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring is Springing!!

Spring is not sprung around here, but it is Springing! I LOVE Spring. I see God's beauty all over the place. I sometimes think I need those little reminders.

My absolute favorite plant is my hydrangeas.

And these hostas are huge, I can't believe how much they grow every year.

Charlie Mac checking out the birdhouse....

Sweet little grin. Oh, and I am so hooked on mini boden. There clothes are the cutest and best quality. I like different clothes, that not every other little guy is wearing.

We took a wagon ride, he loves the wagon. He scares me though, because he tries to jump out why I'm pulling!

What are your plans for the day? I'm going on a field trip with Cole to the bowling alley. Should be fun with 100 twelve year olds! HA! I'm going to take the big boys to see Diary of a Wimpy kid. They love those books, I don't quite see the point of them, but they love to read them and that what matters most.
My coffee is done! Better go grab a cup! Have a great Friday.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Carson's finished room....

Ugh, the flu virus hit around here. I have been busy taking care of sick people. Everyone is back at school and work though. Praise the Lord!!

I told you all I would post Carson's room, I just love how it turned out.

He loves his new "big bed"! He sleeps on both sides, makes for a mess in the morning. we got his bed at Oak express, if you live in the Little Rock area, check that place out, fabulous quality and prices.

I absolutely love these book ledges from Pottery Barn. We had these in his old room too, but I just love them.

I repainted his desk and hutch red and glazed over them a bit too, to give it a worn look. The chalkboard frames were just ugly rooster prints, And I painted over them with chalkboard paint. They look much better now! I framed a star as well, just added some burlap and glued on the star.

I told you about the 4.99 pillows from Ballard's. What a steal!!

I ordered a natural color slipcover to cover his cowboy chair, a great expensive way to change a chair.

I hope you like his room as much as I do. I had fun working on it, and am happy to report that Carson loves it.

I'm going to get back into blogging, I have been so busy and lazy as the same time, HA! I'm going to try to blog EVERYDAY! Now that's a challenge for me!

I guess I better get back to laundry and ironing.

Happy hump day.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thrifty finds....

Just wanted to let y'all know that Pier one Imports is having a huge clearance blow out!! I found a set of 6 appetizer plates for 2.09 for all 6 of them. And a set of 6 salad plates of 4.48. They were out of the dinner plates, but I might check the other store. That's a deal. I also picked up this cute cow creamer. Country Living had featured it as one of there thrifty finds. It was only 5.00!!

Also at Hobby Lobby I found this jar that Pottery Barn has been selling and using it in a lot of there decorating. I got it for 12.99. Not bad compared to the 175.00 from Pottery Barn.

I'm thinking of doing something like this in my kitchen.

One more find.... Ballard's is selling their 18 inch and lumbar pillow covers in the off white duck for 4.99. That is even including a monogram. You cant even get a monogram for that price. I bought several for me and for Christmas presents. Thought I would pass that bargain along.

Also, today in a closet, I came across this topiary. It sits in a cute rustic green box. It had ugly white flowers on it the moss ball. Not my I ripped those babies out and added some moss, just like my friend Mandy did! So much better now. So easy and cheap. I love when you can reuse something and give it new life.

I better go get these hoodlums in the bed, or they will be grouchy hoodlums in the morning. Have a wonderful evening, and I will be back tomorrow to show you the finished "nonbaby" room!! : )

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Pulling it together...

Bye Bye cowboy room...Sigh : (

Carson has been persistent on re-doing his "baby" room. We painted his room Sherwin William Hopsack, which I love. We use that color in our houses too. I painted his desk and hutch. I pulled out his old nursery dresser and painted it to, gave it some new life!

The stuff that's thrown up there is not staying. We are waiting for his new bed to get here, and then I will accessorize more.

Carson fell in love with the Pottery Barn kids football bedding. I didn't want it all to be so matchy matchy so we ordered the sheets. I found a denim duvet and shams on Pottery barn teen, it was on clearance! And the stripe euro shams were 6.99 a piece at Kohl's. I also bought the quilt that went with it. It was normally 130.00 and I snatched it up for 25.00. It is very well made and looks expensive. I think it will all look nice and pulled together on the bed.

The curtains are the hemstitch collection from pottery barn kids as well. I LOVE them. The quality of them are excellent.

The lamp was a clearance find as well from Hobby Lobby! 14.88. Perfect colors! I think I'm going to remove the star. It doesn't do much for me!

So when I get it all done, I will be sure to show you! I'm also working on the boys playroom. Throwing stuff away and organizing it. I made some cute chalkboard labels and painted the bookcase. As soon as that is done I will be sure to give you a peek.
Charlie Mac and I have Bible study this morning, and I want to finish some projects around here. I will be back sooner...I promise!
Have a great Hump day!