Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Heres to another wonderful year ahead of us all! I hope that y'all had a safe and fun New Years Eve! We spent our evening with some close friends and it reminded us just how truly blessed we are! It is almost 1:30 am so off to bed I go. Later this morning will be filled with laundry and taking down as much holiday as I can stand! 

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Favorite Projects

I am joining Kim over at Savvy Southern Style to celebrate our most favorite projects from this past year. It was hard to choose but I narrowed it down to just three. 2010 was a busy year transforming our new house into our home and I have enjoyed so much sharing it with y'all! This past year I have met so many wonderful blog friends and just want to say thank you to you all for making this journey of blogging so much fun!

   One of my most recent projects was our laundry room which  really consisted of two redos. Taking it from fab to drab was so much but I needed a folding are something terrible.  I finally  found a wonderful little chest of drawers  to go in there which required much love itself. Our laundry room is actually now one of my most favorite rooms in the house!Ha! You can see more of it here.
Here is another two part project. I finally got around to designing our home office and revamping some old bookshelves. Click here to see more.
Last but not least I have to say another one of my most favorite projects from this past year is our fireplace mantel. You can read all about it here.

Thanx again for always stopping by and saying hi! I love sharing and getting new inspirations from y'all! Now head on over to Kim's Boring to Better Party for even more year in review posts! 
Also heading over to Rhoda's at Southern Hospitality for for her Top Projects of 2010 linky party! Thanx Kim and Rhoda for hosting such wonderful linky parties!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The story of a yard sale find.

Thank you for all the birthday wishes! Sadly The Nana & The Papa had to leave early and we were afraid of how Littliest would take the news so I did not tell him till after he woke yesterday morning. They were already on the road headed home to tend to the boys great grandma. Please if you have a moment send prayers up for her health it will be much appreciated. The Nana & The Papa have never missed one of Littliest's birthdays so it was not quite the same without them but Littliest took the news very well and had a wonderful day. 
Though our visit was cut short we as always loved having The Nana and The Papa with us during Christmas! It just does not feel the same without having them celebrating with us. We did our usual Christmas Eve traditions of Outback for dinner and looking at lights in our pjs and baking Santa cookies. Memories we will always cherish! It is hard to believe it is all said and done and now we are waiting on the New Year to begin. I hope that each and every one of you had a wonderful holiday with your family and friends as well!

Can you guess what this is all about!? The day after Christmas turned into a project that had been a year and half in the making. The Papa was determined to get it finally completed for me. Ya gotta love this man!

It all started with this here light fixture that I purchased back in Sept 09 off the local yard sale site.

For just $25 it was mine. I brought it home and began the process of revamping it. You can not tell but it was an iron color with blue and orange speckles all over it just screaming to be sprayed. The Papa also rewired it and so we debated for a year and half how in the world we were going to place it in its new home.

This here was to be its new home. Our fixture up there nice but a tad small for the space and well it only had one light left working and years of dust built up in it. She was begging to come down.

Here is another pic of her. Sorry the lighting is so bad. I have yet to figure out the camera and flash. After several debates on how we should get the  new fixture up without paying an electrician $350 to do it for us The Papa and The Hubster headed down to HomeDepot to rent a lift for I think $170 but the guy down there talked them out of it saying that it would crush our thresh hold and possibly our wood flooring. They came back with scaffolding instead. 

This is a pic to show you just how large the new fixture is! I can not believe the original owners had it above their dining room table!!

The Nana and The Papa installing the new light. I guess giving them two grandsons has its perks! Ha! 

And here is the new light up. We hung it the same length as the original one so it could be seen from the street through the window. If the window was not there I would have asked for it to be hung lower.

I just love the new look! 

Now to figure out what to do with that stoop there! If anybody has one and has theirs decorated let me know!! I need inspiration!

 The new light makes a snowflake like design on the ceiling and wall which is just beautiful!
Thanx a million Nana and Papa!!!
Total cost for this project was just $50!!! Can you believe it! $25 for the light and then $25 to rent the scaffolding! Now you just can't beat that unless of course the light was free and you already owned scaffolding but you get my joy!:)
Off to do some fabric shopping with a friend instead of grocery shopping! ;) Have a wonderful day y'all! 
P.s Wait till ya see what happened to the old fixture!:)

Linking up to the following weekly linky parties!

Metamorphosis Monday- Between Naps On The Porch
Boring To Better Party- Savvy Southern Style

Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Littliest!

Five years ago today my heart grew 100 times larger than I ever knew it could! 

Littliest you were such a good baby and your big brother loved you soo very much! God knew exactly what he was doing when he granted us a second son though in my heart I swore you were going to be a girl.

You have grown into such a wonderful mostly delightful ...HA!:)... and very loving  lil' boy and we could not imagine our lives with out you!

Mommy loves you more than the whole wide world forever and ever and ever! Happy 5th Birthday Littliest! We are sooo very proud of you!

Love, Mommy!

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