Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Why do I like pillows so much?
Maybe it's because I like to take little naps, and I always need a pillow handy.
Sometimes to lay my tired head on and sometimes to put over my head to block out noise.
Pillow fights? Maybe.
Cozy comfy feeling they bring to a home? Yes.
They are an inexpensive and easy project? Definitely.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The house smells amazing.
Simple but pretty.
The ribbons are carefully arranged so they won't catch on fire :-)
The jars look placed closer together then they really are.
My Dad and a few of my siblings and their families are coming over.
I am thankful for so much, there is no way to list it all.
Most of all I am thankful for my husband and children, and my God from whom all blessings flow.
And yes the blessings do flow unceasingly.
I am thankful for a little son who when asked what he's thankful for says...
"I am thank-you-ful for..."
And I am thankful for all of you!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sorry I've been gone lately. I have been super busy.
The things I have been busy with involve lots of paint... lots of it... gallons seriously.
Soooo posts for the next few weeks may not be super regular.
I promise that I will make it up to you.
But for now here is a quickie to get us excited.
It's getting to be that time!
When my house gets transformed into a winter wonderland.
I LOVE Christmas decorating.
I really wish it could stay up longer then a month.
I thought that a cute simple wreath to show off my aqua front door was in order.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
I love printables... almost instant decor.
But I hate designing them... or more accurately, I lack the appropriate software to design them.
So I always love it when someone does something I can just print out.
Like Daune from Cottage in the Oaks
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
I have tried many different reward systems with my kids.
But, most of the time in order to get them to do their jobs
I have to ask 3 or 4 times and both of us ending up frustrated and mad.
I even offered to pay them double if they did their jobs everyday....
I decided that they needed a more immediate reward.
I saw this idea on someone else's blog... but now I can't remember where.
So sorry anonymous super woman who I took this idea from.
I also kind of got the idea off of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" movie.
I made a "Bucks" system.
Each time they do a job, homework, or are being extra good etc. They get a "buck"
They can "buy" items from a tote with their "bucks"
It has been two weeks and this is working really well.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
It seems like almost everyone is making a knock-off Pottery Barn measuring ruler.
And I have jumped on the band wagon.
So glad I did, it turned out great.
I made one years ago because we were moving a lot and I wanted to be able to
take our measurements with us where ever we went.
But it was ugly. I hid it behind the door in the laundry room and only pulled it out
when we did a measuring session.
Friday, November 4, 2011
When I got home from dropping my kids off at school I stepped out of my car and a heavenly scent enveloped me... Someone was making homemade bread.
(way better then the smelly socks that were bothering me in yesterdays post.)
I started salivating immediately.
Isn't fresh baked bread one of the most heavenly smells?