Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A Few more finished projects

We've so busy around the house that I haven't posted !!
I like to take pics when my projects are complete and hate taking photos of my messy house.
Hubby has been working hard getting his honey do list I created for him finished. I just want a few small things done before the baby and the holidays are here again.
Our kitchen is getting there!! Although it will be a LONG time before I can call it finished- it is coming along.
The only appliance left to replace is my fridge and we need to do something with our cabinets and countertops.
We are thinking of putting up some beadboard as a backsplash and I might be able to get good old hubby to get it started this weekend providing our teenager is ready to work!!
All the once dark and drabby trim is painted in there and rosettes added to the pantry. I replaced the broken door with the curtain until I find the perfect door!!

Here is a view from my dining room, looking into my 2 butt kitchen. It is small space but we really can't lose a bedroom to expand the size of it. And you can see my -on the way out fridge!!

Another project finished ahead of schedule is the beadboard in the dining room.
We found an excellent deal on craigslist for 3 panels and a few half pieces of beadboard only 25.00 for all!!! We snatched it up and here it is!!! The dining room was done for under 50.00 including the new chair rail. I am so thrilled!!!
Can't wait to see how my christmas tree will look in there this year!!!

So off to my list once again..... seeing what needs to be done and already completed!!!
Have a great week!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pretty in Pink Saturday!!!

Thank you to our gracious host Beverly at
for another beautiful pink Saturday!!
It has been taking me nearly all week to stop by all the blogs
who participate in pink Saturday!!
There are so many creative and talented people out there!!!

Last week we spent Friday evening driving an hour away to pick up this sweet table and chairs set for my kids.
It was a craigslist find and I am so happy I found it!
My little one was quick to help decorate it with flowers and tea cups.
I think we'll have many tea parties here this summer!!!

Here is a pic from the corner of my dining room. I am still playing around with the setting and not sure what else I need here.I love the little lamp but I think it needs some height. I might decoupage a cardboard box here and prop it up. The candelabra was a thrift store find that I shabbied up!!!
This summer we have plans to add beadboard in the dining room. I can't wait!!!

So here we go...another summer.....another long, hot summer.
I will be spending my days at the library, making arts and crafts and entertaining many many kids!!!
Boy do I look forward to those summer nights in the pool.....
ahh...relaxation and fun!!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Rebecca is Having a lovely giveaway

Please pop on over to visit Rebecca and see her amzing super duper givesway!
If you're anything like me, and love to drool over pretty pics of homes and creations, then you need to see this blog!!
I know I can be really bad and sit at my computer for too many hours daydreaming over blogs and pictures!!
In fact I don't even buy magazines much anymore as they seem to have the same homes over and over. So I sit here, browsing thru blogs and thinking what I can do next around my house!!!
Maybe I'll get some of the laundry done soon!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It's a BOY!!!

We found out last week that our new addition in October is a BOY!!!!!!
I am so thrilled and super excited- I can't even put it into words!!!!!!
I found this adorable outfit and had to have it for our baby!
I will be buying alot blue and green outfits now instead of pink!!!!
So today....Maddie and I walked around the house and took some random pictures.
She loves to pose for the pics but often she stiffens up! What a doll!!!

We shot a pic of my WhinenRoses sign I bought on ebay about 4 yrs ago.
It is so sweet looking!!

Then we walked into the kitchen and got a pic of a tea set for one I had bought from Goodwill a few years back! Maybe someday I'll use it, but it so much more fun having tea with the little ones!!!
I was popping around on some blogs today and was reading about where people put all their stuff. Well mine is basically all around the house and I had some in the garage.
I decided to take over a small closet I have and this is what I have so far put in there!
eventually I will take the whole closet over!!
Space is definitely a issue in our house- with our large family, storage is a big problem!! Someday the kids will be grown and I'll have plenty of rooms for my treasures, but until then I have all the treasures I need sleeping and messing up those rooms I have!!
Big hugs,