Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!!

Today is one of my favorite holidays!!!!!I get to dress up!!! I also love seeing the kids dressed up.They are used to mom being in a costume every year too( one year I said I wasn't going to dress up and the kids said I had to, it was tradition!!). We had nice weather.It just was a little cold at the end. My other favorite part of trick or treating is looking at all the great houses!!!!! I am so grateful it was another fun year!!!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


We had our pumpkin carving evening this week.MY two youngest boys had a blast!!!!! I attempted to make pumpkin seeds but cooked them too long and they burned.So I told the boys we could buy more pumpkins this weekend and then try the pumpkin seed again. I love to see a lot of pumpkins on my front steps!!!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lockers Completed!!!!!

Finally!!!!! I painted the last locker today!!My original inspiration for this was a "Victorian crazy quilt" .They are all different bright colored patches. I am happy with the results even if it took me a long time to complete. Here are photos.We have the lockers in our new dining room.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


I am 99% done with painting my lockers!!!! I have one more to go.This project has taken me two years (yeah, hard to believe) I think it took so long because it is a drag to tape off all the details.Anyway,this week it will be complete . I will post photos with the final outcome later this week!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Window boxes

I replanted flowers I already had in the window boxes in the front of the house.I can't wait until next summer when we start the landscaping!!!!!! I painted the planters the same green as the trim and just took gold paint and brushed it on . It really makes a difference!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

mini project

We have been moving stuff around the house as usual.We put this old cabinet in the bathroom for now to hold our towels and other items.I decided I would paint it a creamy white.The color is called paper white.I ran out of the paint and I will have to pick up more but for now I am calling this complete!!!! Here is the before and after.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dressing room

I have a small pink dressing room that I LOVE !!!!!! It was what sealed the deal on this house for me!!!! So Friday as I was cleaning the room and I looked up and thought that my "new" vintage chandelier would look cool in here!!!!So today hubby hung it for me!!!!! I love how it looks and also I went outside and it really sparkled when it was turned on!!!!I tried to photograph it from outside but you really can't see it. Here are some of the photos I took.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Shutters are up!!!!!

The front of the house is just about complete!!!! I just need one more pair of shutters but we installed two sets already!!!!! It makes such a difference!!!!! All I need are some flowers in my flower boxers and it will be complete!!!!! I am loving my house!!!!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010


We bought some of the shutters for the top windows!!!! They came in white and some other colors but I really wanted a cream color. When we got home I had my husband put the shutters outside the window to see if we liked the white color with the red paint.I also was thinking it would save time and money if we didn't paint them. I am kind of over painting!!!!! Well we didn't  like how it looked so off I went to buy some cream colored paint. I bought spray paint and I love how they turned out!!!! Tomorrow we will put them up and then I can really get a visual. Here are the shutters after I painted them.Also the white shutter on the  house.Tommorrow I will post more photos after we put up the shutters.