Friday, March 4, 2011


Blogging Blahs! Sorry for being absent lately in the blogging world! Who knows maybe it is the weather, maybe the time of year, or just maybe the busyness of our home. Whatever it is hopefully I will be back to projects, crafting and blogging about it all sometime soon. Please forgive give me from this break! Thanks. Until I return here is a very awesome and detailed website you will love and it all starts with the kitchen sink!

    Saturday, February 26, 2011

    New Plan

    I thought I would be painting the bathroom or almost done at this point well a change of plans!
    Have I ever told you I LOVE craigslist? In the back of my head I have been looking for the perfect bed for my daughter's room and you guessed I found it! You want to know the even better part? I have the cash saved for it and it is something I was prepared to keep searching for! The intention for my daughter's room is elegance. To get to that point I will have to patiently wait to stumble upon the things I would like for her room. For now I am so excited I can begin the process with the awesome find off craigslist! Here it is:
    It is a double size sleigh bed!! And no I do not intend to leave it looking like this. Super excited to pick it up and start painting away! The goal is to have the room complete and  somewhat put together over the next few weeks so stay tuned for the changes!

    Thursday, February 24, 2011

    String Bean Green

    String Bean Green
    This is currently the color I am debating on for the guest/kids bathroom! Just a quick peek to let you know what I will be working on the next few days.
    Also in case you haven't heard of The must check out her post today! Loved it!!!
    Have a great day!

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011


    I know you are all going to think I have gone crazy but I am on a mission for white, yes a white couch! Sad to say my thoughts are absorbed with daydreaming of the perfect well kinda perfect white couch. I have listed my current couch at least twice on craigslist but was to chicken to actually post the listing and deleted it. Just in case you have the most perfect imperfect white couch that needs a new home please don't hesitate to let me know. Until I find my treasure I have found some perfect inspiration pictures of your enjoyment!
                       above picture ballard design, below country living

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011


    Yes it has been eight interesting years filled with lots of ups and downs. Thankfully I couldn't imagine going through these earthly challenges with anybody other than my husband! The amazing and wonderful thing is they are just earthly battles we face and our ultimate fulfillment is in the Lord. Thankful today especially that God has given me such a wonderful best friend, father, growing in godliness man to call my husband. I love you Don and Happy Anniversary. And so we all can enjoy my most favorite flower of all time, here is a picture of what I received today...
    from the most favorite man of all time that I call my Husband.

    Sunday, February 13, 2011

    The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking: 5 Things That Make A House Look Cleaner Than It Is...

     Had to share this post with you from another blog. LOVE these 5 Things That Make A House Look Cleaner Than It Is!!! I ran across this and LOVE it, hope you enjoy it too.

    The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking: 5 Things That Make A House Look Cleaner Than It Is...: "1. Smell. It doesn't matter how clean your house really is, if it smells bad it doesn't feel clean. The fact is, however, that ..."

    Friday, February 11, 2011

    Daddy Daughter Dance

    Normally I really try to keep this blog to crafty, decorating, or cleaning things but February is a month packed with other stuff so please bare with me as I fill you a little with the going on at our home!
    Tonight our town is having a Daddy Daughter Dance. This is HUGE excitement for our little girl. She literally waits all year for this event and loves every minute of the evening with her daddy. She has been going since she was 2 and she loved it then just a much as she loves it now. Hopefully years from now she will still get giddy to go on a date with her daddy! Anyway this event means a new dress and what girl doesn't love a new dress? There is an amazing shop in our town called Heather Hill, which if you have a little girl, it is a must to check out her website. Trust me you will fall in love with her clothing for girls! We definitely have!
    So this year we took our annual shopping trip to her store and Lauren picked out her dress for this glorious evening. The big dance starts at 6:30pm and my lovely daughter has been anxiously awaiting the arrival of her  Prince Charming aka "daddy" since ummm well about 2:30pm this afternoon! Lets hope these next couple hours fly by for her and she makes wonderful memories this evening that will stay with her for a lifetime!

    Thursday, February 10, 2011

    Happy Birthday

    Today our precious little boy is turning 6!!! Oh my word, he is growing up way to fast!!! I absolutly love love love every stage my kids go through. Wish I could bottle up a little from each phase and keep it forever.


    Wednesday, February 9, 2011

    Kitchen Corner

    Since we have been snowed in yet again I have been rearranging things in our home. Currently I am loving this corner in the kitchen. When I arranged our bedroom there was an extra side table that I couldn't figure out where to put so it went into the save for later pile. Then as I was clearing off our kitchen table I thought it would be nice to have a place to put stuff that collects on the table. Here it is the extra side table in the kitchen and I have to tell you I am loving this little corner! You really never know where something will work unless you just give it a try!

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    Confession and Randomness

    The confession is this:
    The painting isn't finished and  I really HATE dislike that florescent light a lot!!!

    Now for the randomness of this post. Today was day #2 of being snowed in and school is also canceled for tomorrow! This is one of my lovelies sitting on the kitchen floor watching me make a craft for one of his friends who turned 18 today. What in the world do you get an 18 year old from a 5 year old. Well the perfect solution was candy!!!
                     And here is the candy gift we made for a friend...
                      Hope you have enjoyed the crazy randomness of this post!

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    The Kitchen

    First, before you judge me the walls need a second coat, I am not a very good photographer, and yes dishes are in the sink! So far I like the change but can't wait to sew some burlap curtains and eventually one day get a rug that really ties it all together. Until then I am happy with the color, it is definitely a big step for me to go with a lighter color pallet for paint choices.

    Saturday, January 29, 2011

    Change in the kitchen

    Here are some past pictures of how our kitchen looks currently. The problem is I am ready to add some change to the kitchen with paint. The project this weekend is to paint the kitchen. It may be a little tricky but hopefully by Monday I will be able to show you the transformation that I can see in my head!
     So the current color options are a light blue with a grey tone in it...
     This color is called Maine Harbor and I love it! And this the rug I am currently drooling over for the kitchen transformation is this beauty from Target, which is currently on clearance.
    Product Image Home Azul Floral Wool Rug - Blue/Brown (25x84") 
      Hopefully I will have a lot to blog about next week after the transformation. I guess I better get to work. 

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Simply Organized

    This would definitely be my DREAM become a professional organizer!!!!  Oh yes there are professional organizers out there and maybe just maybe one day I will be one of them!!! So for now here is an awesome blog of a professional organizer in the area were I live:
           Simply Organized of NWA: Eye-pleasing organizing inspiration

    Monday, January 24, 2011


    I love greenery color in a room!  It can be ferns, flowers, anything greenish, but lately fake greens have been driving my crazy!!!  The only dilemma is...what would go in all the spots in my house that have fake stuff?!?  Certainly not real arrangements b/c  I have a tendency to neglect real greenery.  So the problem has been in mind for a long time and I just haven't figured out what to do just yet...until this weekend.  Seems a little silly to be so excited over a $3.95 purchase that will solve this decorating dilemma.  Well at least for now I think I may be onto a solution, and it is called a "house plant".  And it doesn't require that much attention!
    What do you think?  It is REAL!!!  That is not how I intend to leave it sitting on the coffee table.  Last week at Salvation Army I spotted an awesome hurricane glass that would be perfect for it.  So hopefully when I go back they will not have sold it, but if so I am sure there will be another treasure that will work wonders too.  Here is hoping that this plant is the answer to my dilemma and little by little I can replace the old fake stuff with actual real charming "house plants" that require little attention.  Oh and lets hope this plant is still alive in a few days too!

    Sunday, January 23, 2011

    One Down

    So I can mark one thing off my things to accomplish list!!!  My very sweet mom and dad were so kind to have the kids over for a sleep over so I could paint my room.  AWESOME, therapy!  Well in case you forgot what the room looked like before here you...
    I really do like the black, but I felt like it was to much and our house wasn't fancy enough?!  The room never felt completed.  Well after contemplating over several color options finally the winner was GRAVITY by ValSpar.
    After working for several hours and then my loving husband taking me target for a few accessories we have a finished product.  Hope you like!
                                                          Now on to another project....

    Friday, January 21, 2011


    So motivation is definitely the word I am needing for this lovely winter month!  Here it goes...maybe if I put this list down for others to see I will feel the need to be motivated to accomplish what is on it quicker!!!

    Goals for my home...
    1.  Paint my bedroom and find an awesome comforter that I fall madly in love with.
    2.  Organize and get rid of anything that isn't being used.  I feel the need to minimize "stuff".
    3.  Save for really cool wallpaper for the living room wall!!! Probably just dreaming on that one.
    4.  Enjoy all the imperfections of our home.

    This was a super short post and no pictures :(, but hopefully pictures will come soon!