Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Life is good!!!!!

I am excited!!!!! We have a brand new washing machine!!!!!! It is a front loader,and it is brand new!!!!! Our old front loader was Neptune/venus(we bought it used)and was leaking water all over the basement for the last month.Up to that point I loved it!!!! When we inquired about getting it repaired the cost didn't make sense.It was a used appliance and would have cost $200 for what they thought was the problem with no guarantee.I am so excited to have the newer front loader as I always liked the vintage looking window/door.Now I have a project for Trent(hubby),we need a platform to put the washer and dryer on.I have been on pinterest looking for inspiration!!!! Now I will need to spruce up our laundry room!!!!!Also last month our dishwasher broke!!!! I put in a large pan(big mistake)and it broke the attachment to the spinner.We asked at a few stores and they said I needed to find the part on line.Yesterday,we tried an appliance part store and they actually had our piece!!!!! The best part was that it cost only $5 for the replacement. I am so blessed to have two functioning appliances today!!! Life is good!!!!!Photos via pinterest

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas 2011!!!!

Happy Holidays!!!! We are having a great day so far!!!!! Just a quick post before I get ready for our guests. Here are photos of the boys that I took just this week. I can't believe how much they have grown this year. Merry Christmas!!!!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Vintage santa collection

I have been collecting Santa Clause figures for a while now. I especially like the vintage Santas.Some have glitter on them ,some are made out of wood ,some are replicas of originals and all of them are unique!!!!! This year I bought only one but plan on buying some at the after xmas sales!!!!! I have a few last minute items to get to be ready for the holiday!!!!! Before I brave the cold,I need my morning coffee to get me going!!!!!!Here are some Santas in different parts of the living room.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


This has been year of transitions for my husband and I. We are going to have a grandchild next year!!!! As much of a blessing that this is ,it brings up emotions of the past. We are young parents with two boys(age 9 and just turned 14) still at home and two grown up kids. I had my two kids very young and my daughter will be the same age as I was when I had her(when she gives birth).It brings back some emotions in me that I haven't felt for years. To say the least,

my family was not happy with my choice to have my baby before I was married .I was fortunate to have friends that accepted me and my kids as a package deal.I was blessed that I met my husband and he raised my two kids(who are 19 months apart) since they were young as his own. Our family grew with the birth of our boys and we have been ONE family ever since.We never used the term "blended family" or "stepdad".Those words were not in our vocabulary ,we are one family.
We are excited for our next chapter to begin.I am determined to make my daughter feel special at this time in her life.My husband and I are going to be young grandparents and starting that journey younger than we thought but happy never -the- less.So this holiday season we celebrate a new life to come and many generations of blessings !!!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas cheer!!!!

I am feeling the holiday cheer!!!!!! The shopping is almost done(99%). It is a big relief!!!!! So today the boys and I had time for one of our xmas projects. I found some kits of gingerbread men cut outs. The kits came with everything to decorate the gingerbread men.It was fun, fast and added more christmas cheer to the house.I had bought an extra gingerbread kit so I made a gingerbread girl!!!!! It was fun participating with the boys( I am usually just the prep person and photographer)LOL.They turned out really cute so I decided to hang them on the chandelier in the living room. After the boys were done and off to do their own thing I decided to make paper snowflakes. Now that is a messy project. I made enough to put on our glass door on the front porch.Our house is officially done being decorated!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Vintage pink tinsel tree

A client of ours gave me a vintage pink tinsel tree. I think it is from the 1950's. It is very unique. It came without a stand so I had to get creative about finding something to hold it, next year I will look for a proper stand but what I came up with is cute. I placed the tree in a large pink bucket that I already owned (I

put styrofoam inside to hold it up and covered the styrofoam with spanish moss greenery. It is not the most stable but it worked!!!! I put the tree on the porch with the other pink tree so my porch looks very pink and festive!!!!! I am at Farmhouse friday

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Clean up!!!!

Getting ready for xmas around here!!!!! The other day I started cleaning up my dressing room and dusting off my shoe/boot collection!!!! I have quite a collection of boots and already have my eye on some more ,lol!!!!! My favorite print is leopard and since it is currently in style I am stocking up !!!!! Here are a few photos....

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Yesterday hubby had the idea to turn the dining room table to the center of the dining room/study and the parlor room. So we rearranged and so far I love it!!!!! Since we keep our computer on the table I am liking seeing the wood burning stove from this angle !!!! It opened up the space. I also can now enjoy my victorian leopard sofa that I had on the other side of the table. I was trying to hide it from our big dog(Scruffy) but instead I didn't get to enjoy it and he still snuck up on it.I have it covered in a million pillows and throws so I know when he sneaks on,lol!!!! I took some photos to show you the change...

It is giving us more room since it was hard to walk around the table before and the parlor room basically was just wasted space if the kids weren't using their desks. I left their vintage desks so we still do school in both of these combined spaces.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tissue pom poms

I finally made some tissue pom poms!!!!! I have seen them all over blog land and I always thought they were cute and I should try to make some!!!!! I finally did, they were a little time consuming and a little messy since I used glitter tissue paper but I love how they turned out!!!!! We had a small birthday party for my son Trent( turned 14)

so I had the tissue pom poms for decorations. The boys actually liked them so I was happy here are some photos of the set up and the big day!!!!