Friday, December 9, 2011

Pink Christmas- I mean pink Saturday!!!

I really love this time of year!!
I especially love the way the house looks when it's all aglow from the christmas lights!!I love the children's faces light up when they open thier gifts christmas morning!!
I love the wonder and the magic this season holds!!
God bless all us this joyous time of year!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Happy 1st birthday Matthew

I can't believe a year has past since my my little man was born!
On October 12,2011 Matthew turned 1 years old.
We had a party with some family and friends last Sunday.
We have been practicing sing the Happy Birthday song so he'd maybe recognize it when we sang it to him. He was so surprised as we all sang, looking at everyone as if to this for me?!?!?

We had a beautiful cake made from our favorite store and they give babies a smash cake along with the birthday cake.
Everyone loves those baby smash cake pictures!! What sweet memories!!!

Mickey mouse was the theme as my little man loves mickey mouse clubhouse and I made the decorations for him.
We only have 5 more birthdays coming up from now until the end of the year!! Matthew's is the kick off!!! LOL
I love my little man so much and so happy and blessed to be his mommy!!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I'm a winner and Happy Fall ya'll

Fall is in the here and that's the time I get in the mood for some apple cider, nice comfy throws and pumpkin scented candles. The kids and I decorated the outside with scarecrows
and pumpkins, while indoors are more subtle colors and pink and white pumpkins.
As much as I love the fall colors,
it just doesn't go with all my pastels. But the reds, oranges and yellows sure do look good with my red door!!!
This week had its ups and downs, but I was ever so thrilled to get a wonderful package in the mail!!!
The very sweet Amy over at Bunny Rose Cottage
sent over these amazing things from her dreamy giveaway!!! The pink and shabby pumpkin fits right into my decor and the sweet bag she made herself!!! Everything is absolutely perfectly me and I felt like a child at Christmas opening gifts as I opened everything in the box!!! Thank you Amy!!!
Have a lovely weekend my friends!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kitchen pics and cannoli cake...yum!

When we first made over the kitchen I made some brown curtains. I should have known I wasn't going to keep them very long!! I am lace lady and the light colors make me happy!!
I put my lace back up and added new blinds, which I am not a fan of, but we need some privacy I guess!!
I think the brown counters add some contrast!
I love to bake and decorate! It's my favorite things to do being a stay at home mom.
I especially love when the family enjoys what I make and my rewards may not be bonuses pay raises, I get hugs and kisses!!!!

This is a cannoli cake I made. Pretty simple too. Just made 2 round cakes from cake mix and made a cannoli filling from this recipe here:
and made the frosting from
1 c cold milk
1/4 c powdered sugar
1 small box vanilla instant pudding. Beat on low for 1 minute and add 8 oz thawed cool whip.

It came out great and the frosting was nice and light!! Nothing too heavy and sugary, perfect with the cannoli cake!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thrifty and Fabuless Thrifty Thursday

Hi and welcome to another hot Thursday in July.
Today I am linking up to
Thrifty and Fabuless Thrifty Thursday
She is having her first ever link up party and I am honored to join in!! She has a great blog to be sure to pop in and say hi.
My WHOLE house is nothing but thrifty so I thought I'd link up my blog. Recently we made over our kids bathroom for less then $100.00 and several months ago we made over our kitchen for a very thrifty price as well.
Being a stay at home to 5 kids there really isn;t alot left in the budget for the home, so I scour thrift stores looking for deals and my hubby finxes up whatever I bring home.
In fact last year we even put up beadboard in our dining room for 25.00. An awesome craigslist find. Our front door was a mere 25.00 and even our kitchen and dining rooms floors we re did 2 years ago only cost 60.00 !!!
So if you're new to my blog, come on and tour our home!!!
Always thrifty here!!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pink Saturday love!

Thank you to Beverly at
for being our gracious host for this wonderful Pink Saturday!!
I have meet so many wonderful people and thier lovely blogs!!!
My pink contribution is a shadow box I made with my collection of digital images
I buy from etsy!
I would love to do my crafting this summer, but with the kids all home
time is scarce!!
Crafting is my little get away. A way of just relaxing and fogetting about some of the stress from
my day!!!
I have been reading all the blogs this week and just love all the Where Bloggers Create post.
I wish I had a spot!!! My space is my dining room table, and my storage is a closet off the loving room!! All my rooms are filled with sweet little faces, baby dolls, and teaddy bears!!!
And some day I am going to miss this!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Horray for Pink Saturday!!!

Let's have some cake!! Yum yum!!! I just had to have the cake die cuts from Jenny and Aaron at
Everyday is a Holiday!! And all I can say is WOW!!!! They look just as good in person as they do online!!! What gifted and talented people!!!!
Here is a link if you want to snatch one up too!!
They look marvelous with my bakery style kitchen!!
Here is a peek at my kitchen window. I get in these phases where I want it all cleared away and open, and then I decide it looks too empty and start filling it up again!!
Maybe I'll add more stuff this summer.
Pink Saturday is so great!! All the blogs that I browse through and everything looks so pretty.
I know I spend way too much time on the computer as it is, but then the weekend rolls around and I just can't stop checking in at
Oh how I love Saturdays!!! Enjoy!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cheap bathroom redo

I know I haven't posted in a long time!! I just don't think I have anything interesting to say sometimes. I am on my blog daily and read other blogs daily as well.
The kids are all home for summer and we have been cleaning, decluttering and organizing the house. What started out as a my husband cleaning the bathroom floor turned out to be a nice weekend project!!!
I told DH please clean the floors and he decided it was just easier to tear them apart and put a new floor down. Then as he was doing that, I suggested we use what was left over from our beadboard wallpaper kitchen project to do the walls in the bathroom. So we put that up and added the chair rail and painted it all white. Looks great!! Looks like real beadboard too!!
So as we got that finished I decided to do the countertops as well like we had in the kitchen, We used laminate tile and it looks great!! My DH glues them down so they don't move!!
I love the way it looks!!! And it was done for under 10.00$$ !!!
The shower curatin was found on amazon for 14.99 and the Ikea light fixture also an amazon find for 14.99. I love the halogen lights!!!

I am super excited about the bathroom and love how we did it so cheap!! In a perfect world I would have gutted the whole bathroom, but time and money are not abundant right now!!
Oh and how do you love my kitty, Snap? For some reason she wont leave the bathroom, and I;m not about to disagree with a 17 year old kitty!!! LOL
Enjoy your summer!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday

Thank you Beverly for hosting another beautiful Pink Saturday!! Oh how I look forward to this!!

And may I say Happy Birthday ! I know I am a week early, but I can not attend next weekend.

Please drop by and visit Beverly at

Here is a super yummy cake I made. Doesn't look good enough to eat??

I have it listed here on my etsy- if anyone is interested in getting one for thier own romantic kitchen!

Just go to etsy and type in whinenroses04 to pull up my shop!

Thanks for stopping by!! I just love all my comments!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Nothing says welcome like.....

A red front door!!! I wanted to paint the door red for a while now and we finally got around to doing it! I love it!! It really stands out now and is such a nice contrast against the white house. I'm so happy we did it! So come on in and see the sweet Mother's Day gifts I got from the family.

Yummy cake!! Even though I am now on a diet, it sure was nice to enjoy a piece of this cake!

And the balloon and huge card! My oldest is know for her big handmade cards and I look forward to them for every ocassion!!

They put such a smile on my face!!

And this here is from my youngest daughter. Her class put on a very lovely Mother's day brunch.

It was so sweet and I really love the handmade cards and gifts. It is something I appreciate and treasure forever!! That's why I love Mother's Day so much!!

Thank you for stopping over for another Pink Saturday!!

Be sure to pop in over at



Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I wish all the wondeful ladies out there a blessed mother's day!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Pink Saturday!! Yeah!!!!

Welcome to Pink Saturday here at whinenroses blog. I decided to jump on in and participate in Pink Saturday. I just want my posts to be pink and pretty and hope all who visit think so too.

We are getting ready for Easter here and putting a few things out here and there.

I made the feather boa tree several years ago. It matches with my feather wreath that hangs on the front door.

Hopefully the Easter bunny will find us !!

We planted all new azealases this year and I look forward to many beautiful blooms for years to come. It has been getting cold here in FL these past few winters so rather than cover plants and hope they survive, we planted all cold hardy plants. We even got the Encore Azealeas that bloom throughtout the year, not just once!

I want to thank Beverly for hosting another great pink Saturday.

I can't wait to see what everyone has got in store for us pink lovers out there!

Please visit Beverly at

Have a wonderful weekend!!



Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The bunny will be here soon!

I finally got around to putting some easter decorations up. Just a few things. Some wreaths, pink eggs, and a few bunnies here and there. The kids love to add the wondow clings to the front door. I let them decorate that! We've been working hard on more projects. We got the rest of the beadboard panels up in our foyer. That was part of our 25.00 craigslist find back in august. It looks great in the foyer too and eventually we will do the living room too. Little by little. I would love to do more with the beadboard wallpaper, but I have textured walls. Thats limets me to what I can do with it. We also added some thin molding on the door that leads out to our garage. It is a big heavy wood door and I really like it, but too plain. The cost of a new door is just not in the budget right now. So we bought some molding for 5.00 a piece (we needed 2) and hubby used liquid nail to glue it on the door. Looks great!!! Above the doors we added thick molding and rosettes. Too bad even with all the custome wood and decor our house is still not worth much!!! This weekend we are taking the kids to see the easter bunny for pics. I managed to bribe...uh.. I mean talk the girls into getting the pic for thier baby brothers first Easter!!! We'll see who cries this year...probably me!! Hugs, Jenn

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Playtime and all that artwork!!

I haven't blogged much lately. Same old boring stuff around here. Cooking, cleaning, laundry, whining, crying, poopy diapers and hormones!!! Ah- life with 5 kids!!! Somehow I managed to put together this play area for Matthew. Little guy is surrounded by so much girlie stuff with 4 sisters and shabby mama! To add a little balance around here, we gave our little man his own play area decorated with birthday pic frames of each of the kids and framed kids artwork!! Yes, I have a lot of artwork collected over the years so it's hard to showcase just certain pieces, but what can I do with all this stuff?!?!? Well a few years ago while reading through old Parents magazines, I found a great idea!! For many years I gathered artwork and put them in big plastic bins. Eventually all the bins add up and take a lot of space. So every once in a while I go through the bins and take a picture of each of the pieces. I then print up the pics and put them all in a photo album. If you want, you can add the date and name of child on the back of the photo for easy identification, and then throw out the pieces. Yes I said throw out!!! We all know we can't keep everything!!!! I got a little more caught up the other day and then about had a breakdown! I just could not throw anything else out!!!! It is a process- and it must be done when your in a purging mood!!! Although this idea may not be for everyone- if there are any better ideas out there for storage and organization I am open to them!!! But this seems to work for me and maybe it could work for you too!!! Hugs, Jenn

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New kitchen...sorta....

ok..when I say we made over our super cheap- I mean we did it SUPER CHEAP!!!

How about 150.00 cheap!?!??

Oh yeah...well we did!!!
Very cheapo!!
We started by buying beadboard wallpaper for 15.96 a roll. We took down all thedoors and draws and pasted them on.
Next we painted the cabinets all white.
After they dried we painted the beadboard white. It looks so clean and crisp.
As for the countertops we bought peel and stick tile for 30.00 a box (only needed 2) and glued them down the ugly laminate counters. Wow!!
What a difference!!!
I made the curtains from plain panels from Walmart and added blue striped fabric and ribbon to the ends.
I love the way it all looks!!!!
Added a new track light to the mix and there you go!!!
Cheap!! Cheap!!
I love the way it looks and feels so clean and new!!!!