Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's Halloween!

"It's Halloween!" That is the first thing I heard this morning from Oldest and Littliest! Have a good one ya'll and keep those little ones safe! My fave part of Halloween is the fact that it is that much closer to Christmas decorating!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Premio Meme Award-Your Turn!

THE PREMIO MEME AWARD
This award involves spilling my guts by telling you seven random things about me. Then I have to choose seven more people that I want to know more about.


It has been awhile since I made the rounds thru my list of bloggy friends I follow. I am waiting for storms to blow thru and so instead of sleeping I decided it was as good of time as any to go down my list. Thankfully we do have the Apple on a serge protector!Ha! No seriously!
Anyways, I stopped by to visit Stephanie over at One Crafty Hunter. I love seeing what all she has made! While I was reading thru her post I spotted her post titled Premio Meme Award- Your Turn! I was intrigued on what this was since I know there are many awards out there in the blogosphere. Basically it is a list of questions that a fellow blogger sends your way to answer so they can get to know you better. After you answer those questions you pick seven more people to pass it on to. As I was reading down Stephanie's list I saw a name I recognized. It was mine!:)
I feel so bad because her post was done on Oct 21 and I had no idea since I have been out of loop so I apologize Stephanie and feel honored that you have chosen me to get to know better.
It says that you just need to post seven random things abt yourself so to help prevent my OCD kicking in I will use some of the same questions that were asked of Stephanie and then make up the rest!HA.

What inspired you to blog? I started blogging almost two years ago. I started over at spoiledsweetcouture.blogspot.com. It was a way for me to try and basically drum up sales and talk abt every day life and my fabric addiction. Well life took over and I ended up mostly rambling abt life. I decided to start my current blog because I was sooo inspired by others and their many adventures in life, love, and decorating! I still keep my old blog open because well it has many things posted abt our life in Baton Rouge that I do not want to loose.

What is your favorite kind of project? I have to say this is where my OCD really kicks in. I love to do all sorts of things. I love to sew but have been overwhelmed with the new house that it has honestly taken a back seat and I have been getting frustrated with my machine. I love to redo furniture. I just finished refurbishing the cabinet doors in our laundry room. Two hours well spent I think. I also love scrap booking or I should say collection scrap book things. I love all those papers!! There is a scrap book store in Foley Al I always have to go to when we go to Gulf Shores. I love it!

What three projects do you wish you could finish? Geez, I have so many!;) First I would like to finish painting our living room. Then I would say finish the cafe curtains The Nana helped out with last week and almost was complete till we decided to add ribbon to um. Then I would say I would like to paint my boys room. Oldest remembers when we lived in TX the last time around and how I had painted a mural in his big boy bedroom. For the entire two yrs we were in Baton Rouge he asked for me to do that again but I knew we were moving from day one so I left the color alone since it flowed with the rest of the house. Here I have promised him and Littliest some type of dinosaur theme on the walls. I will probably cheat and paint the walls and then use decals. Not sure how good of a T Rex I could paint.

How did I learn to sew? I started learning to sew actually when we were first married. I remember The Hubster buying me a manual sewing machine so I could make curtains for our dining room/breakfast room in the apartment. I remember purchasing some Martha Stewart table cloths and napkins to make um. I was not good at it but at the time I thought they were wonderful. After I got prego with Oldest geez almost seven yrs ago I noticed tons of home made baby items and said hey I can do that and I did. I can NOT for the life of me read patterns no matter how hard I try so I made all my patterns and still do till this day. I would love to take a real sewing class one of these days because there are so many things I want to learn to make from tops and bottoms to purses.

Do I have any collections and if so what? That is a hard one. I guess I would say I collect "pretties" which equals anything and everything to decorate with that the boys are not allowed to touch. We have two master closets and well um one is designated just for all of those um "pretties". Ha! I need to get some shelving up in there then it won't look so bad. I really do not have one specific thing I go after. I love anything vintage and french country looking but also a little bit of Pottery Barn mixed in with some HobLob style. OCD again really!

Okay so this is where I come up with two more questions.....

What has been the proudest moment of my life? I don't have one per say. I actually have two and they mean the world to me. Oldest and Littliest are just amazing and I thank God for them every day and I thank God and The Hubster every day because I get to stay at home with them.Which leads me to my last question.

What did you want to be when you grew up? My dream was to honestly be a wife and stay at home mom. No joke! My mom was a stay at home mom and I loved knowing that she was always there for me in the mornings and afternoons when I would get home from school. I also had a very good friend who was a stay at home mom and I saw how much she got to do with her boys that I just knew I would have to give that up if I had to work. I know I am truly blessed to be here with my boys and I also know that one day it may all end so I cherish or try to remind myself to cherish each and every moment! Honestly I don't know how working moms handle it all! My hats go off to them!

So there ya have it seven random tidbits of info abt me. Whose next??? I tried to remember who all takes the time out to stop by and visit! Nothing personal if I forgot somebody or left ya off because I know you are way too busy with four kiddos and don't really blog all that much yourself. Yes I am talking abt you Amy!!



I look forward to reading abt everybody and well since it i snow midnight and storming yet again I am headed to bed. Have a good one ya'll!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

One Day At A Time

Like my lil' framed art says we are taking it one day at a time here. It will be three weeks ago this Monday since The Hubster's grandaddy passed away. He was 91 or 92 and lived a long happy life. If we can only be so blessed! It was not a huge surprise. Ever since then though things have been kinda crazy. Life got away from us.
The Hubster has been under the weather and will be going in for a sleep study. We believe he has sleep apnea which is no huge surprise at all. Along with that the boys both had snot noses. The Nana & The Papa came out last week and both went home with colds like always. They still sound just awful on the phone. Even more now The Hubster has got their funk. So with all that said I am sitting here knocking on wood and praying to the man above that me and the boys stay well at least thru Halloween. The Hubster has been banished to the guest room!

In the between time of life I needed a stress reducer so I decided to tackle the above. That is our laundry and how it looked just before we closed. Up until this evening after I studied the picture some we swore the cabinets were installed on the wrong side of the wall. We insisted they be moved so they they would be over the dryer and the washer. Now I see that it was installed to be over the sink...which was no where...and the washer so that a drying bar could be installed over the dryer...again nowhere to be seen and if it had been then we would have had that Aha moment.

Welcome to my in progress redo Laundry room! I love the decal on the door. I actually have them on all three doors going that hallway. One for the laundry, one for the half bath which I will share once I tackle that room and then one on the pantry door.

The walls were the boring builders cream to begin with but now they have come to life with Sevlte Sage by Sherwin Williams. I chose this color because I was inspired by Rhoda's green laundry room over at Southern Hospitality. It is simply divine and though my laundry is not as put together as hers I hope it soon will be. You should go and check it out if ya have not seen it! I love her floor!! Since I could not doo that I went with this black and white rug which came from WM and was just $23 with a mail in for a free subscription to Better Homes & Gardens! Who doesn't like some free mags! I have almost the exact same bunny picture she does. It was in the kitchen at the old nest but not really any place to put it here so then it dawned on me if Rhoda can put bunnies in the laundry so can I! The Nester just did a post abt repurposing so that lead me to the flowers on the wall. The flowers were in our master bath back in BR and with no wall space in the new bath for them and after three months leaning propped up against the bathroom wall they found a nice new home here. I have had the vintage wash board for years and never hung it up till now.

Here is the section where a normal person would hang a drying bar. As you can tell we did have them move the cabinets. I did something else for drying so I decided to place my Hob Lob shelf in here which at the old nest was in the kitchen. Still trying to work out some decor for it. It may even get another shelf above it if I can ever find the other one. I placed it some where and have no idea where. I would love suggestions on what to do here. I need to climb up there and rub the vinyl decal on. I was making sure that was where I want it. Oh and what you will not see is what is below that shelf. The furry family supplies. I have grand ideas of building a folding counter level with the washer and then making a skirt for it so they can go behind the curtain and do their business. That way it won;t be the first thing ya see when ya walk in there. I have let over granite tiles for the top of it so I just need some help from The Hubster one weekend and it should be fairly easy. I may forgo the tiles and just paint a black and white harloquin on it. Who knows.

Here is our drying rack system. I saw this awhile back while still in BR on some body's laundry room DIY but I have NO IDEA whose. I ran right out to HobLob that same day and purchased these for the new nest. We bought a pack of hotel hangers from Costco for like $18 and it works like a charm! I am on the hunt for a bamboo style trash can or something. Anything is better than that plastic white one.

And so now I share a sneak peek at an additional project I have going on in there!;) I will just let ya know I got a wild hair and purchased a mini electric hand saw today and well plan A went to plan B once it I realized the saw basically useless for what I was wanting to do. Stop back by for the reveal! I had taken pics but they did not turn out too great so they need a redo.
Thanx for reading thus far. Haven't posted in almost two weeks so I guess I had a ton of built up rambling in me! Ha! Have a good one ya'll and come back soon!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Life

Life has ran away from us in the last week. I promise to be back sometime this week with new posts. Today I have been working on a laundry room redo. It will not be completed but I will still share pics!:)
Hope all is well with ya'lll!
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