Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Visit My New Blog

We are having lots of fun giveaways at my new blog! 
Come and join us!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Good Girl Gone Glad

I have moved! Click the banner below and
to visit my new site! We are having a launch party!!

Good Girl Gone Glad

Can't wait to see you there!

Friday, October 8, 2010


Monday is the day friends! I will reveal my secret. So I hope you will join me then!
I have a fun surprise in store for you! 

I have a few projects I hope to finish this weekend. I am taking Karen's advice and covering 
my stool with some faux fur. I think it will be a nice touch with my new vanity. I'll share pics
for sure. =)

Oh one more thing, I thought I might give you a heads up. I am not pregnant. LOL
You guys are so funny! At least I know I have lots of support from my sweet bloggie friends!
We are finished with the baby making. ;) After the twins we did consider having one more. But 
our family doesn't work that way. We don't get singles. My grandmothers sister had 2 sets of twins
and I wasn't really willing to take that chance. That would be 5 kids, whew! I am happy with the
sweeties I have.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! And will join me Monday for my surprise, or maybe
surprises! =)


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lovely Images

Thank You all so much for your sweet comments for Josh! He had a fun day! 
We treated him to some of his favorite things, jelly bellies and
Chinese food. You guys are all so great!

How divine is this bathroom? I would love a long hot soak in that tub.

I'm feeling the need to be carefree and throw caution to the wind. Maybe
it's the fall weather. Or maybe I need a vacation, hehe. I think it's because
I'm a pretty"do the right thing" kind of person. Always thinking about how
my decisions will impact my children or make someone else feel. When I 
say throw caution to the wind, I think my version of that is pretty tame. So today
I'll settle for some pretty photos. That and a tea and I'm one happy lady. Hope
you are all having a happy week.

Hugs to all of you!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Oh Happy Day

Do you remember how I said Wednesday is a special day at our house?
 Well, it's because today is Josh's birthday! 
I love this man! He is my very best friend and 
I thank God for him every day. He truly is amazing!
He inspires me!

Happy Birthday babe!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fair Fun

The Fair is in town. The last time I went at the fair, was when I was pregnant with
Rhett. And I really went to satisfy my pregnancy cravings. Now that the twins are old enough
to enjoy most of the rides, we thought it was time to go. Blair was barely tall enough to ride.
They had such a big time!

Blair is my dare devil! She would squeal and laugh so big.
I don't think she is scared of a thing. Which is what I love about 
her and what drives me crazy too. Especially when her free
spirited self just about got hit by a car as she wasn't paying attention
walking back to our car. Gave us all a heart attack. 

 One of our last rides was the Ferris Wheel. I suggested it, thinking it was the kiddie one. It won't be as high.

MMMHHH, What was I thinking? I sat very still. =)
Here was the view...
Looking at those smiles make it all worth it! 
What's up for this weekend? I am thinking it's time for pumpkins. I try my best to wait a little
before putting them out. Because I like leaving them out until Thanksgiving. I don't do Halloween
decorations, I do fall deco.

Have a great day friends!

Monday, October 4, 2010


So much to do this week!
 Wednesday is a special day at our house and I have some exciting news,
 that I will be announcing soon. I hope that you are all off to a fantastic week.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Black and White Kitchen

What's not to love about this kitchen?
Happy Friday friends!
Hope you have a lovely fall weekend!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pattern Love

All of the sudden I feel like I am crazy in love with so many different patterns. So when I came across this sofa from West Elm, I almost squealed out loud! Isn't it fantastic!? I wish I had somewhere for it and I would snap it up in a minute! I love everything about it, from the pattern on the upholstery to it's gorgeous legs.

 I hadn't been poking around at West Elm for a while I had to see what else they had going on.
And that's when I came across this ottoman. Another fabulous piece....
and the rug....
and those mirrors...
and the owl lamp, side tables and rosette pillow!
ugh, so much goodness! What's a girl to do, but go on image overload.

I have totally been into all of the shimmery things that are out in stores lately.
I would love to have these shams. They would go great with my headboard,
and would throw in bit of extra depth to my bedding. And they have that
pretty sheen I'm so crazy about right now.

Another shimmery pillow? Yes, please!
How many of you are loving all of these faux wallpapered walls? Where
they are doing the stenciling instead of wallpaper. I have been swooning over it too.
So this past weekend I did a wall in my living room, behind my TV area. I am 
LOVING it! Can't believe I even debated it, really. I used a high gloss for the stenciled
area on top of a flat paint and it gives the nicest glow. I'll be sharing soon.

Speaking of shiny things, dare I say Christmas is really right around the corner.
I love decorating for Christmas and West Elm has their Holiday preview going on,
so I couldn't resist taking a peek. I just may have to have me some new stockings 
this year.

Hugs everyone! Have a wonderful Thursday! It's almost the weekend!
Woot Woot!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Spelling Bee

My girl. It's funny how different boys and girls are. Blair is so excited to do school work every day. She sits and traces letters, making them perfectly. Staying on the lines and then practicing them herself. Without me even having to ask her to. The boys, while they don't dislike school, they definitely don't do any more than I ask them to. 
I was so proud of Blair, we had ran some errands and I had the kids all with me. So I put on one of those Leap Frog videos for the kids to watch in the car. Well one of the main characters is Tad. When we got home Blair got out her paper and crayons and went to town drawing on the coffee table. Then wanted me to come have a look. 
I was so surprised and proud. She had sat and sounded out the words, Tad and cat. All by herself! I was shocked, not to doubt her smartness. LOL! But wow, who knew, right? So of course I said, let me take your picture! Great job and a high five! Hope she always has this want to learn. It is so much fun to watch.

Have any of you noticed that with your kids? How different girls and boys are about things like this.
Do you think it has anything to do with birth order?


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thank You

First I want to say Thank You so very much for all of your wonderful
comments on my latest projects. They really do a heart
good to have such support. 
And I wanted to tell you that...
My cabinet makeover was featured on 

So very exciting! I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, September 27, 2010


The lovely Tatiana has tagged me with some questions,
a kind of get to know you better Q&A. 
So fun!

1. If you could eat anywhere in the world, where and what would it be?  
My favorite place in the whole world is La Hacienda The Ranch!
A mexican food restaurant in Dallas, Texas.
We eat there ever time we go to Dallas. Just talking
about it makes me hungry. =)

2. What is your favorite childhood memory? 
Visits from my Grandma. My grandma lived 5 hours away and she and my grandpa would visit  pretty often. When she wasn't here we were pen pals. And we still write back and forth to this day. 
3. What is your idea of an ideal date?
I'm pretty easy to please and love to eat outdoors. And after visiting Oasis this summer,
I would love to sit out looking over Lake Travis having dinner with my honey!
{Just look at that view.}

4. Who has been your biggest inspiration?
My husband, without a doubt. He has always been there for me. Always building me up , he is my biggest fan. Watching him work hard to better himself, always with a positive attitude. Definitely someone to model.

5. What would you say is your biggest accomplishment?
My babies!

6. Are you a diamonds or pearls kind of girl?
I always have been a diamonds kind of girl, but have some pearl earrings I love!

7.Would you rather read the book or watch the movie?
I have trouble sitting still long enough to watch a movie. I'm kind of ADD. I do like to read though.

8. If you had enough money, what store would we find in your walk in closet?
Probably Ann Taylor Loft or J.Crew. 

I would love to hear your answers to some of these questions.
Join in!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Vanity Table

"Vanity Table"
You may remember back over the summer when I was looking for a vanity table to double as my bed side table. I hunted around at flea markets and garage sales and came up empty handed. So I was tickled to death when my trip to the salvation army yielded this find. Look at those legs. =)
It is now at home beside my bed. Isn't it great how one small change can really change the feel of a room. It just feels more complete and cozy. 
 Now all I need is a stool. This one we have had for a while. Can you tell? I had actually forgotten 
about it. I think I may try to give it a new coat of paint and upholster the top. It could work. 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cabinet Reveal

The Story:
I have had this lovely cabinet for
about 7 years. It's a great piece but I 
was just ready for a change. I am sure there
are a few people out there who are thinking
"Why did you want to mess with this?", but it was

 So first I took off the lattice. Do you see Hello Kitty
up there, she is patiently waiting to have her head sewn back on.

I sanded it down and then used a deglosser (or liquid sander)
to remove any other finish off.
This is very important. If not your paint will slide right off.
Then primer, and the first coat of paint.
I used Valspar Polar Star.
But after the first coat it was too white. I wanted white, but
I was going for a darker gray white.
So I went back with the next darker shade,
Valspar Gravity. Perfect!

Next I used a stencil I downloaded from here to trace on my pattern.
And with a steady hand I used Valspar Metropolis to trace
my stencil pattern. Let me tell you as I was painting
the lines I had traced, I thought, "This is looking terrible". 
 Then I stood back to take a look...

And I was in love! So very glad I went ahead and painted
this piece of furniture.

I decorated the top with special things. The large light house painting my dad's aunt
made for me when I got married. The family photo is one of my very favorites!
And here is my latest ScrapBox.
Shoes my grandma saved from when I was a baby and a photo of her holding me.
I cherish this photo and am so excited to have a way to display it uniquely. 

What do you think?

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