Tuesday, October 30

but the suns not up yet...

Okay, well for now the floor is no longer sticky! And I have just sent out a bee-zillion emails that were suppose to be out last week, so check that off the list!!!

This morning I woke up 3 hours before the kids (so yes, the sun had not come up yet) just to catch up on the dishes from the night before and some laundry that I could no longer pretend wasnt there, mainly because our closets and drawers were empty, but anyhoo I got it done)... it seems that I don't have time for the 'other' stuff in my life for always trying to play catch up...

Three whole hours!!! I also spent time with a friend, took a nap and actually got to sew a baby blanket for my soon to be niece. (This was not all done before dawn, I just actually had time to do this stuff b/c of the 'before the crack of dawn' waking! though I don't think that I could do this every morning)

well... I am going to bed before the alarm clock.... aahhmmm... Pieya.... aaahhmmm goes off!!

Wednesday, October 24

Hello... where are you?????

Why can't I get motivated? I have all these plans... and nothing seems to get done. I made a list and everything... but still... here we are...floor still sticky... crumbs still on rug where kids had their snack... clothes still in dryer (scared to take them out b/c then I will have to fold them or even scarier, I'll have to put them away!)... paperwork piling up... and should I even go into the details of fixin' (I'm still a southern girl at heart) the cushions on the couch to find snack crackers and alphabet magnets underneath... now most may have cleaned it up... I however 'sighed' and put the cushion back on top of the mess! Another day I suppose. Hopefully I will forget about them and the kids will find them first and if I am lucky, eat them. Hey, a mom can dream can't she!

Root Beer Float vs. warm Pecan Pie

the boys preferred the root beer float and the girls wanted only the pecan pie!!!!
they both were alot of fun to watch dive into such simple pleasures

Sunday, October 21

Slow pokin'

So these are a few photos from around the house. This is the wall that you look at as you exit the kitchen and go into the family room. The base boards took 3 coats!!!!

Any and all shades of green I just love. (that and brown... all shades)
Co'bs favorite color is green too! Though he is is specific and likes dark green and thought that we should've painted the rooms dark like a forest.
Check out my flickr page for more of the pictures...

Monday, October 15

I'm not sure how I have made it to the point of where I am... even though the first layer of the house looks unkept... I rest easier knowing that for once, the underneath is clean as can be.

My in laws are in town ... but the preparation for company in general starts weeks ahead. This time was a little different... we decided to paint the kitchen and family room and two hallways. Did I mention that they are vaulted ceilings... and that because of the previous colors primer HAD to be used and the base boards needed 3 coats in some areas to be turned into 'ultra white'. Yes there is a HUGE difference in the land of the color 'white'. (the base boards were painted the same color as the walls, I promise that they were NOT just that dirty!) And I haven't even mentioned the cleaning of ALL the carpets (I borrowed a friends rug cleaner and I now have one on my Christmas list... its a must... including the 'Lavendar Essense' carpet shampoo that I used)

With company in town, I almost don't know what to do with myself... I feel like I am 'suppose' to be doing something. I haven't been able to do any sort of crafting since the stuff with the house started and I am really getting an itch to get some creative therapy going. Especially since I have what feels to be a brand new space all around me... surrounding yourself with colors and items that you love is such inspiration. We finally unpacked more boxes that hid most of my treasures... to have them out where I can see them are like finding long lost friends. Each item, remembering where I got it... some thrifted some new.... who I was with or who gave it to me... I love it.

I really need to post some pictures of our progress with the house because it looks amazing! I love doing home improvement projects! There is such an instant gratification that goes along with it! I remember as a kid helping my grandmother paint and wallpaper, I was a pro before the age of 10. My dad had lots of rental properties while I was growing up, and each time he either bought a new place or a new tenant was to move in.... there was always a renovation to take place. My mom being the decorator that she is gave me such a love for creating a space to live in that you love. She has such a way with decor and loves to change her home with her mood. I am so glad that I have that quality from her. Thanks mom!