Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Monday, November 29, 2010

French Doors

I have a fabulous pair of french doors that we bought two and a half years ago!!!! We are finally installing them!!!! We are putting them up on barn door tracks. I have had the"vision" in my mind for so long, I am excited to finally have them installed.Today we moved an outlet to a different wall and lets just say nothing in our  100 + year house  goes easy!!!!! It took a lot longer than we expected.We moved the outlet where our refrigerator was plugged in to the adjoining wall . The original outlet would be in the way for the french doors. We still have one more outlet to change but we hope that one will go smoother,LOL!!!! Also we bought the flat track and now need to buy some wood to install it. So tomorrow we are off to Menards again. Today I also painted part of the wall behind the refrigerator. I couldn't move the refrigerator by my self when I originally painted the room so I am happy it is now done. Stay tuned for photos tomorrow of our progress!!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Day!!!!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!!!! It was just our family this year. I was so thankful to have  all my children around the table celebrating together. My hubby Trent did most of the cooking.He is our chef and I am his assistant, lol !!!!! I made the cornbread casserole and the desserts. I am also in charge of putting the table together. I have been slowly collecting robins blue dishes and serving platters from Marshalls and TJMAX. I mostly buy them when they are on sale. These are photos of my table . I am still trying to find the perfect chairs for my dining room table that hubby and I both like!!!!!!  I am happy that we had a great dinner and we didn't have to travel!!!! I almost forgot to add that this year we had Thanksgiving in our new dining room!!!!!  It was an added bonus because last year our dining room table was set up in the living room while this room was under construction!!! Hope everyone had a great day with their friends and family!!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Craft project

Today I helped the boys make a Thanksgiving project. They made turkeys from manilla folders and used odds and ends to decorate them. We have a lot of crafty stuff around the house ,such as felt,feathers, buttons and glitter !!!!!  I brought out my hot glue gun but quickly found out we had only one glue stick left!!!!  Luckily we have an abundance of white Elmers glue!!!! It was a quick and messy project but it was fun and now we have decorations for tomorrow!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dinner Bell

I was lucky to receive a vintage bell from a friend who found it in her house when she moved in!!!! She said she didn't like it but my boys thought it was cool so she gave it to us!!!!! I almost bought one at TJMAX a while ago, so I was thrilled to have it!!!!!! My boys love it when I ring it instead of yelling to come and eat. We attached it to a cabinet that is temporarily by the copper sink. It actually matches the sink!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Xmas trees

Today my boys and I decorated our xmas trees!!!! Yes,we have more than one.We have three!!!!! One green,one pink, and a small lavender/pink. Usually we wait until after Thanksgiving but this year I thought it would be nice to have our trees up for the holiday since we are having dinner here. It was a lot of work.We only broke two ornaments in the process!!!!  I actually broke one of them!!LOL!!!! Here are photos of two of the trees.

Friday, November 12, 2010


View from the kitchen sink. I love when the sink is all clean and shines!!!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

More Halloween activities

Since we homeschool we really try to do extra fun things on the holidays. This year we made carmel apples for the first time!!!! It was really messy and fun at the same time. Here are photos of our delicious apples in the making!!!!