Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day 2010!

After a fun filled 3 days of the beach and pool....Robin and I took the kids out for a fun photo shoot :)
Nothing in the world relaxes me like the water, photography and oh yes....lots of homemade sangria!

I hope you had a great day filled with all the things that you love.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Guest/Hobby Room Part II

I've been a busy bee getting this yellow room together. I still need one more wall finished but today Mom and I got this window cornice from Lowes.
It was super easy to put up and I love it :)
I also made Cooper a little craft area opposite mine.
Close up for Meredith :)

And you ask what Cooper does while I am doing all this?

Why getting into adventures with Woody and Buzz of course!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hobby/Guest Room

The weekend project I mentioned last weekend is continuing on. I am updating my guest room into a hobby and guest room to hold all my crafts/photography stuff. So far I have gotten the room painted two coats and a small wall decorated a bit. I made my own "clothesline" for Cooper's art and some favorite pictures. I also decoupaged the top of my grandmothers craft table since it needed re-painting so badly but I am painted out for now. I also replaced the closet doors with curtains for easier access to the closet...more to come as I slowly but surely get the room updated.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy birthday, Mom!
I hope everyone can see,What a great mom you’ve always been,
And how much you mean to me.

I always think about you,In times both good and bad,
For the things you taught are with me,In happy times and sad.

On your birthday I wish you joy,Just like you pass around.
May all your good times multiply,And happiness abound.

I love you xoxoxox

Saturday, May 22, 2010

House vs Home

I am in full blown decorating mode. Today I went bananas with chalk board paint.

Also check out some new blogs I found...I posted links on the sidebar.

I have always loved the antique couch from Uncle Bobby that I had re-covered but never found the right place for it. I also have always wanted a french country breakfast nooke, so,
tonight I combined the two.
I moved the couch to the kitchen table and put it up against the red wall..the minute I did that...I was in LOVE!
I still need some antique claw feet to raise the couch up a few inches to sit perfectly at the table, but I love it already, I can see many comfortable conversations around this table now.

I also am starting a much larger project...cost so far for all weekend projects....$0 !

Thanks to Tracy for the donation of her unused paint...I am on my way to a free makeover!

Here are some hints.

More to come when complete!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mommy, I do it

There's this famous story of when I was a little girl and my uncle wanted to wash his car with me. My grandma used to show me the picture and tell me over and over how I would say "I do it" and insist I help my uncle wash the car. My guess is I was 2 1/2 or 3 ish because today....Cooper said "Mommy I do it" all day long! As I cleaned the garage he was right with me....wanting to sweep and of course dance to music he was signing but still ...he wanted to be right there. Kimmy, Grant and Grayson are coming for about a month over the summer, so while I cleaning, I dragged out Cooper's old highchair and was shocked by the filth. Before I knew it Cooper had a rag, was sloshing the water in the bucket and was insisting "Mommy I do it"....for a second I heard Phina's voice and could see her showing me that 1970's photo of me and Uncle Bobby.

Cooper and I did alot of sidewalk chalk today too. He made me draw our family. Mommy, Daddy, Cooper, Baxter, Nana, Pappa...but Grammie's picture....that one made me laugh. He told me not to forget the glasses!

So......... there's my amazing chalk drawing of Grammie :)
PS- Don't you love my new summer/house Crocs? LOL!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The view from here....

New Pjs, new decorating magazine, Cooper in bed early and HGTV. AHHHHHHHH

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sorry I've been gone...miss me?

Sorry I haven't posted in so long but I got sick with a 103 fever on Mother's Day and tore my corenea the day before.

Since this is really an online journal for myself and Cooper, I have been having a hard time too if truth be told. Lots of changes, lots of self reflection, lots of tears.

Lots of laughs too...since I have this little guy and all:

Sorry to sound so cryptic but it's not the kinda thing I'd like to blast on the internet me when I say, it's not a life or death situation (been there too many times to count now) so....really..its not the end of the world.

Saturday, May 1, 2010