Our book worm!

Our book worm!



Today’s project was a simple one, but one that I’ve been piecing together for weeks. 

I simply printed a light colored outline of the text I wanted on the paper I wanted and then used a white paint pen to color it in.  

I never really like the before frame…I liked the statement but not the paper but didn’t do anything about it for 4 years!!  Yikes!  But I’m slowly switching out some of our decorations throughout the house since we have lived here for 6 years (that’s crazy)!

Today’s project was a simple one, but one that I’ve been piecing together for weeks.

I simply printed a light colored outline of the text I wanted on the paper I wanted and then used a white paint pen to color it in.

I never really like the before frame…I liked the statement but not the paper but didn’t do anything about it for 4 years!! Yikes! But I’m slowly switching out some of our decorations throughout the house since we have lived here for 6 years (that’s crazy)!



My newest accessory from Bubs.  It has the Roman numerals for a special date.  I love it!!!

My newest accessory from Bubs. It has the Roman numerals for a special date. I love it!!!



New addition to the bathroom!

So, ever since we finished the bathroom, Buds has wanted to put emerging beachy about the towel hook. And it is done!

Over the weekend we were cleaning out the closet because we needed some new storage for things and there were plenty of magazines and decor items that we haven’t touched in a year…so, out they went and room was made, even with room to spare! But in the process, I found these sea sponge things that I’ve had for years. I bought them with the intense ion of spray painting and framing them…it just took me like 4 years to do it (or find a spot to put them). Well, I ended up just making one of them.

I found some paper to use behind it in my old scrap booking paper stash. Billie (that’s our daughter’s blog name) and I headed to michael’s to find a frame. The frame we got matches the vanity.

I then went to the spray paint stash in the garage and got to spray painting the sea sponge things. You know, I guess they are more of a coral than a sponge! I painted both sides because I didn’t know which way I was going to place them in the frame. I then let them dry for a couple of hours.

I brought them in, decided which one and how I was going to frame it. Made the appropriate cuts and placed it in the frame. Then this morning while Billie was not napping, I put the nail in the wall and hung it (I hate the word hanged…I can’t do it).

And there you have it! Another project done.



joy

As I sit here reading random blogs, as I normally do, I find my mind wandering in thoughts of how grateful I am to be a stay at home mom.  Today I beat myself up and became overwhelmed by how unorganized, and how “behind” I feel with the house cleaning (ya, I didn’t do my assigned tasks for today).  Shoot, I didn’t even make dinner.  But I did take my babe to the doctor for her well baby visit…endured an immunization (1 instead of the scheduled 5) and a blood test (um ya, that was brutal).  And I did lots of other things too…but that does matter.  I got to be with my girl.  The joy is that I have time tomorrow to do the things I didn’t do today. 

I do at home business stuff, with two separate ventures, but it is when I want to…so, mostly I am a stay at home mom.  It has taken time to come to terms with that, time to learn how to say that, and time to become that.  And after five months, I think I’m kind of getting there.  Or at least I am reminding myself of why we have chosen this.  And I LOVE it! 

I’m in love with my life…sure, there are things to change and that need work, but I’m in love with my life at this moment.  I’m so thankful!



New cleaning schedule going into effect today!!!  I’m tired of feeling like I’m behind, so hopefully this will help me.  Plus I love marking things as don’t!  I have a workout schedule that I do the same thing on.  Now….to stick with it, I’m also not very good at that.  But here is to hoping for the best and giving it my best effort.

New cleaning schedule going into effect today!!! I’m tired of feeling like I’m behind, so hopefully this will help me. Plus I love marking things as don’t! I have a workout schedule that I do the same thing on. Now….to stick with it, I’m also not very good at that. But here is to hoping for the best and giving it my best effort.



You know it’s a good workout when your cheeks are sweating!  (Or that it’s hot.)  Feeling accomplished and determined.

You know it’s a good workout when your cheeks are sweating! (Or that it’s hot.) Feeling accomplished and determined.



New goal…find a house where I can put this kitchen into action.  Bonus: I have like 5 years to find it.  

I loved every inch of it…the only things I might change are the backsplash over the stove and the light fixtures.  Everything else is perfect!  Especially the floor!

New goal…find a house where I can put this kitchen into action. Bonus: I have like 5 years to find it.

I loved every inch of it…the only things I might change are the backsplash over the stove and the light fixtures. Everything else is perfect! Especially the floor!



Before and After

I can’t wait for the tiny ferns to fill out. We still need to update the access covering and paint the irrigation tubing for the window box. But I like the update…a lot! It was only nearly 6 years in the making. I am happy knowing that the neighbor doesn’t come home to a yucky side yard (the pic is taken from their driveway).



These two are going to be best friends!  Monkey already thinks so…we are still working to convince Mya.

These two are going to be best friends! Monkey already thinks so…we are still working to convince Mya.