Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Thursday, February 28, 2008


I came back really inspired and started painting walls!!!! Our only bathroom has been bugging me for sooooo long and I just had no spare time to paint.Yesterday,I said that's it I have to paint this room!!!!!I already had a paint color picked out that both my husband and I agreed on.It is a cappuccinoish color.It is called "Sterling Rose" but is more of a taupe no rose in it!!!.I debated a pink bathroom but decided our basement bathroom will be the pink one(can't wait).I painted and cleaned and it looks so cute.Now I need to fix a few tiles that fell out of the wall when we redid our kitchen(they have a common wall and when John(trent's brother)was putting in a stud ,the hammering made a two tiles fall out in the bathroom.Today I went back to the store and bought more paint and painted the connecting hallway and stairway!!!!Tommorrow I will paint the trim.Paint always makes everything look so clean!!!!!Here are some photos of the bathroom.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Back from North Carolina

Hello everyone!!!I am back!!! It was a great get a way but much too short. On the way there we hit an ice storm so we were freaked out.We saw ten cars that ran off the road,thats how slippery it was!!!!We took it slow and made it but it was a gut wrenching ride. North Carolina is so beautiful,the mountains were just like I remembered them.I felt the spiritual energy in the mountains.My husband attended a seminar and I went for a few hours as well.Mostly I hung out with my two youngest boys.The last day that we were there we all went to the seminar and the boys and I walked around and took some pictures.We were at The Biltmore Hotel.You would not believe how grand the property is.I didn't even see the "big house" One day I hope to own that much land and have a mini version of the Biltmore house. Here are some pictures of the Biltmore Hotel and some of the property.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Tomorrow I am going to Asheville,North Carolina for a small needed getaway!!!! My husband is attending a seminar at the Biltmore Hotel and I will be with my youngest two hanging out .I was supposed to go to the seminar as well but we decided Not to bring my teenagers with.This is a personal growth type seminar and we just did not want the "drama".My dad is coming over to stay with them.I am in love with Betsy Johnson's accessories and found some of her luggage.I told myself if it was on sale I would buy the suitcase for our trip and thank god it was!!!!! Yeah!!! I hope to finish up on the house when I get back.Here is a photo of my bags!!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!!!!

Today is Valentine's Day !!!!! Yesterday,the kids and I went to the store to buy a bunch of
candy and snacks so we could have our own party!!!! We home school so we tried to get some work done and then the party began.That was around 12:00pm.To say it's been going all day is an understatement!!!! Our neighbors came over with their kids( after their school ended) and we made valentines cards from scratch.My kids are running a sugar high!!!! I on the other hand am on a caffeine high!!What a great mix!!!!! It was really nice to see my younger boys give out their Valentine's cards to their older brother and sister.The older two are teenagers so you know how that is!!!!Hope your day is full of LOvE!!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Winter storm

This has been the craziest winter here in Wisconsin.It has been non stop snow.Actually record breaking!!! So we have mostly been shoveling and shoveling and more shoveling!!!! My husband happened to buy a new car last week and lets just say the shiny,new look was gone in less than a day.The next morning the snow blizzard began.I am not a fan of driving in the snow so I have tried to stay home unless we really needed to get something.Of course we ALWAYS are the people who need groceries during the blizzards!!!! Thank god my hubby was the one driving to the grocery store!!! My husband and I would love to move away to a warmer,sunnier climate.If only a great job offer would come along!!!!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Butlers pantry

Yesterday I was surfing the net looking for houses with butler pantries.Oh if only I had a "real" Victorian.Don't get me wrong I love our house but there are those days when you wish you could have more!!!!! I found a few photos to post.Yesterday my hubby put on another coat of waterproofing cement in a basement corner.I hope this does it.When it rained really hard we got water in this particular corner of the basement. As soon as it completely dries I will prime and paint.Not much else going on here,I have a really bad cold and feel tired and mopey!!!!