Friday, August 27, 2010

Baby Ella

I saw photos of this baby on Sugar Photography's blog-the photos of her mom and dad holding her for the first time brought tears to my eyes. I cannot imagine having to wait 2 days to hold my baby, having to see my baby going through surgery, not being able to hold my baby whenever I wanted.....

Here you can follow her progress....Ella's Journey and below you will see the video that is posted on the blog-so cute!!!

My first bike ride

I bought myself a bike almost a month ago and FINALLY took it for a spin today, a VERY SHORT spin-wow was it rough. I totally enjoyed it but wow it was tough on my legs. Its just what I need!

Some of my favorite memories as a child are of my ENTIRE family-dad, mom with younger sister in tow, me and my brother riding bikes around the neighborhood. I remember stopping at the end of our street and getting honey suckles.

I want my kids to have those memories too. Yes my parents were a little younger than I am now and much more active, but I have always been an active person-I've just gotten lazy the last few years. So here is to getting back into shape so I can enjoy the great outdoors with my kids. And its the perfect time of year-it'll be cooking off.....well in about a month. But that gives ME time to get into a little better shape. I know there is NO way I will be able to tow any of my kids right now anyway.

So here is my beautiful (cheap) bike...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

another fun project I just HAVE to try...

very cute teacher gift.

This weekends project

Ok this is what I want to do this weekend!!! My oldest started kindergarten this year and although Ia m 2 weeks behind I think we can fudge a little. This is super cute and super easy. With the husband off this weekend and my mother coming into town, SURELY I can get this done!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I tried my hand at some headwear for baby girl. First I made this cute flower out of an old t-shirt I had left over from another project. I added it to a hair clip. Very cute for my first flower.

Then I just added a ton of buttons to one of her headbands. Easy, cute and she loved it.

So add that to my list of completed projects this if I can be this productive every weekend I might can get my craft room organized!!

Another weekend project!!

Ok I got brave and linked this post to "Today's Creative Blog"! Its a day late but oh well.

I found these dragonfly plaques at Hudson's for 99 cents!!! Thought they would be the perfect size for the space above the towel rack in the main bathroom. So I brought them home and painted them. I think they turned out great. Excuse the wallpaper, I am hoping to get that painted soon.

Here is the "before" actually I had painted one already, but you get the idea...

AFTER: the colors are a little off in the photo. The plaques are beige, orange, turquoise and brown.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Knotted T-shirt


I bought some shirts Old Navy t-shirts at Hudson's tonight for $3.15 and couldn't wait to get home to try a few things. Here is the first one, a knotted t-shirt. Very easy and no sewing. The pictures don't do it justice but this is where I got the idea from... Brassy Apple


I think it has a slimming effect also!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010


I LOVE these portraits!!! Especially the ones near the end, of the couple laying in the long grass!!! AMAZING!!!


OK hopefully I will be able to tackle one project this weekend.....

Found these for 99 cents each at Hudsons. I want to paint them each a different color and hang them as a foursome. I am thinking I will hang them in the main bathroom. There is an empty space above the towel rack that could use some decor......

YAY! It has finally arrived!!!

HA! I know it's crazy to get so excited about one little gadget
but this little gadget will make my life just a little less stressful. It will make getting the kids loaded each morning MUCH easier, getting my son in the carpool line MUCH less stressful. This little gadget will relieve so much stress every time we get into the truck to go ANYWHERE at ANYTIME! Yes people, I stress when my 5 year old son is whining in the back seat because he cannot buckle himself and because of the carseat in the center I cannot just simply reach over and buckle it myself. I have go get out of the truck and walk around to the passenger side of the vehicle to buckle him. Yes, it sounds easy but it can be stressful when the other two are screaming or fussing and such.

So anyway, I installed it tonight-ha installed-I just buckled it in, LOL. Anyway I cannot wait to see how easy my son will be able to buckle himself. We will see, but I am hopeful.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I finally found it!

This will make my life SO much easier, at least one portion of it. I have two car seats and a booster seat stuffed into an Xterra and my son has such a hard time buckling his seat belt. Can you imagine going thru the carpool line and your child not being able to buckle his seat belt??? And he is on the right side so I cannot reach over the car seat in the middle to .... this . Thanks to Arnold

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My next project..

...a coffee filter wreath to add to my list of "projects to do". One day I hope to actually get to that list. Hopefully I can get my "art room" organized so I can get started on that list! This is so cute and simple. I have coffee filters, beautiful ribbon and foam board!! I should be able to do this one quickly!!!! Maybe after I get the laundry done, the house cleaned and my menu planned for Monday night bunco....... we will see.

Date Night @ Easley Amused

I had such a great time at date night painting with my husband and friends, too bad my husband didn't enjoy the evening. I think they came out wonderful. Its the process....right? Not the end result that's important!!! Here are our paintings from the evening...

this is the one I painted of Keith. You can see half of his head is a moon, since he is a night owl and stays up most every night. The right side of his head is a..... computer screen. His ear is a cell phone. He is always either on the computer or on his phone texting. His mouth is just a line since he doesn't talk much. I thought it came our adorable!!!

Here is the one Keith painted of me. He made my ear a 13 since that was my jersey number...very thoughtful! I think it turned out great. Can't wait to get them hung in our master bedroom!!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nature Center Engagement photos

This is one of my favorite places to shoot. I have take LOTS of pictures here (I should make a hefty donation each time I visit-shame on me!!). We didn't even go down into the nature center. These were all taken near the parking area. They also have a beautiful butterfly garden here-just lovely! They have bridges here and there if you can get enough sunlight filtered in under the tree coverage. Here are some of my favorite shots of the day...

My "baby boy" started Kindergarten this week!!

He was so excited to be starting "big school". He was packed and ready to go. I walked him to his class with no tears, his teacher introduced him to some friends and he began to play. I filled out my paperwork and said goodbye, and still no tears. For dropping him off at big school for the first time I think we both did GREAT!! First thing he said to me when he got in the car that afternoon..."momma, I had a great day!". My heart just melted.

His teacher has a website that she updates with pictures and reminders! Its GREAT! I have a picture of him on his first day of Kindergarten!!! Its wonderful!!! All in all it has been great. The trick will be trying to leave work to get him everyday in the carpool line and get back to work-we will see how that goes!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

cellphone updating is a BUST

Apparently my attempts at posting via my cell phone have been a BUST. Oh well guess I will have to continue updating the old fashion way.

Anyway, my oldest starts kindergarten on Monday!! We are very excited and nervous at the same time. Luckily his teacher is an old friend of mine so that makes me feel a bit more comfortable leaving him at a school I know nothing about.