Monday, November 30, 2009

12 Days of Handmade Ornaments


Can't wait to see what ornaments are made!


Happy Homemaker Monday

The weather in my neck of the woods:
51 degrees outside
cool, cloudy & raining (just like Forks my fellow Twilight Fans)

One of my simple pleasures:
sharing some hot chocolate w/Chloie

On my bedside table:
New Moon (rereading the Twilight Series)

On my TV:
The View

On the menu for tonight:
Baked Potato Soup
here's the recipe i use:

On my To Do List:
 Laundry, Sweep & Mop

New Recipe I tried last week:
Swiss Chicken Bake

In the craft basket:
lots of ribbon and tulle

Looking forward to: favorite time of year.

Homemaking Tip for this week:
i have none this week but looking for a tip to clean grout

Favorite Blog Post of the week (mine or other):
 don't have one because i'm behind on blog reading

Favorite photo from last week:

Lesson learned the past few days:
Some people aren't what they seem

On my Prayer List:
Family and Friends

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:

He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree."
~ Sunshine Magazine


Monday, November 23, 2009

Recent Crafts

Apothecary Jar
I have seen alot of fellow bloggers creating these! So i decided to give it a try.
Now to decide what to put in them for Christmas!

Here is a sneak peek at what the girls will be wearing for Christmas pics soon! I have a few things i want to add to the onesie but had to  post a sneak peek!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Today is the day!!!

Thursday nights are normally reserved for Grey's. I have friends that will confirm i stay home on thursday nights to watch Grey's. Hadn't missed an episode till 4/30. The day Miss Claire was born i missed my Grey's.
So what  could be so important to drag me away from Grey's tonight?
New Moon!
I can't believe Nov, 19th is finally here. At 12:01am i will be at the movies along with my fellow Twilight friends watching   New Moon!

Cory can not believe i'm joining the craziness and going to the midnight show. I told him if you are a true Twilight fan this is what we do! LOL!
So now i'm off to get my New Moon shirt, jeans & other attire laid out & to pack a waiting inline bag!

I leave you with some of my favorite New Moon clips and pics!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Project update

Let me start by saying painting is fun and exhausting! We have some touch ups to do but we are almost finished.

Here is the 1/2 bath i was talking about. I picked that paint color to go by the red on the other walls in my house but i didn't think it was going to turn out so dark. So now we are looking for a much lighter color to go on the other walls. 
Any color suggestions??

Now i need some decor suggestions please.

This week is dedicated to Twilight . I have to update you w/my projects but also include Twilight because 2 more days and along w/some other Twihard friends i'm going to see New Moon!
So I leave you with:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ideas & Opinions Needed!!!

Ok we have lived in our house a little over a year and i have done a little decorating but not a lot. Well it is time for this house to get decorated! I’m going to post some pics and please, please, please give me some opinions and ideas.
1st room up is the girls bathroom:
Here is the girls bathroom. The framed picture below inspired the beach theme. Chloie has always loved the beach. (Excuse the wrinkly shower curtain) Shower curtain we got at Target i liked how it had lots of fun cheery colors in it. I want to add some color.
What color or colors do you think i should paint on the walls?

Moving on to the stair case:
We are having family pics done in a few weeks and i’m hoping to get some individual shots. I was thinking of putting individual shots going up the wall that is behind the staircase does that make sense? So as you are walking up the staircase there will be our pics. (see second pic)
Now the first pic below i took to see if you think anything needs to go by those windows?

Next stop is the Entry Way
1st pic is of the back of my front door
2nd pic is what you see when you look up when you enter the front door
I have one of those vinyl lettering that says “May all enter as guests leave as friends” . Would you put that above the door & see it as you leave or put it in the space in the 2nd pic and see it as you enter?
3rd pic is of wall by staircase that door is to the 1/2 bath. not sure what to do there. the blank space by the stairs are where our stockings hung last year. I can hang them some where else i guess. Should that be decorated in any certain way?

This archway is what you see when are going up the stairs.  I feel like something else needs to go there. I have a cute Santa that lays down that will go there next month between the 2 plants. But i’m thinking about after Christmas is over.

Now on to the Game Room:
This room is what you first come up to when going up the stairs right now there is that chair and tv in there. In the next few weeks there will be a couch. I want this room all about the girls. It is their area to watch tv and lounge around. I’m thinking of taking that sign in the 3rd pic and redoing it. It doesn’t really go w/anything anymore. So i’m thinking of covering up the middle part w/burlap and then stenciling Sisters on it. Hanging it on that long wall and putting pics of the girls all around it. What do you think? Do it or have another idea?


Now you want to see some of my inspiration ideas? When we picked out this floor plan to build the model house was the same floor plan so i took pics of how they painted and decorated it.
Girls Bath in Model Home

See how those pics are along the staircase that is what i was talking about doing w/individual pics of us. The second pic is the only one i could find that has those 2 windows in it i talked about earlier.

this pic i also posted to show where the arch way is (to the left in the pic)

This is the wall by the stairs i was talking about before if i should put anything in that blank space.

The Archway

Game Room


where the desk is where the tv is in our game room

One more thing to add I LOVE the red walls. I want to paint the archway & wall by staircase like it is in the model home pics hopefully in the next few weeks. Then i need to find a sand/khaki color that would go good w/it to paint the other walls.
Wow i think this is the longest post i have written. Sorry to write a book but as you can see i need some design help!!!