Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Subway Tile?

 The counter tops are in, and to say that I love an understatement. have to agree on the backsplash. Which sounds easier than it really is. So...I need opinions. I REALLY want white subway tile. Every kitchen I have ever loved has subway tile in it. We bought some tile and propped it up for a few days...but I decided that that wasn't enough of a visual for me. So I hot glued the tiles to the wall. Hopefully they will pop right off...if not....I'm in trouble! :) But I started loving it so much, that I'm not going to lie. I seriously thought about going back to The Home Depot, buying a couple of boxes, and hot gluing my entire back splash. I just couldn't figure out what I would do when I came to a spot that needed only half of a tile. is sad but true...I am THAT impatient. are a few pics of the granite with the tile. I got a little feedback yesterday...but if you have an opinion, I would love to hear it! :)
 ***On a side note, the cabinets are dark now, but are going to be refinished and painted white(hopefully sooner rather than later). So...I am thinking that the tile will REALLY look good once the cabinets are painted...but I don't want to match the backsplash to the cabinets...when they are eventually going to be changed. I know this post makes absolutely no sense....but I  have tornadoes on the brain and I am thinking about how, with all the storms,  I will probably get no sleep tonight! :(

Dinner! Pioneer Woman's Enchiladas

The best thing EVER! My huge sink!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Lainey!!

 Today is my sweet Lainey's 11th birthday. I can hardly believe it. There is no way it has already been 11 years. There aren't enough words in the world to describe how special she is. She is kind, caring, sensitive, beautiful, compassionate, generous, gracious, funny, outgoing, has a heart for God that is beyond her years, sings like an angel, and brings me more joy than I ever thought possible. Entering this world a big and chunky 8lb 2oz...she came into my life when I needed her the most and  has been the greatest blessing I will ever know. She is loved by adults and children alike...and I can not wait to see what she will become one day...for I know God has amazing plans for her life. Happy Birthday Lainey! I love you to the moon...and back.

Monday, April 25, 2011


 I love a good celebration...I mean...who am I kidding? I can turn a "you made a 100 on a test" or "yeah...softball season is over" or "yipee! The new counter tops are in" into a reason to celebrate. But when did Easter become almost as stressful as Christmas? We don't shower our kids with gifts...they are ALWAYS happy with just a few things(which may or may not have backfired on me this year because NEITHER child can come up with ONE thing that they want for their birthdays!). So...because of that, I tend to get stressed out trying to find one PERFECT gift. For Easter baskets, both grandparents had the candy department covered, meaning...I wandered around Target for longer than I care to admit...trying to think of another idea. I ended up with flip flops, bathing suits, goggles, and pool toys. Let's just say...nobody passed out from excitement! HA!
 OK. That was a fail...but I still had half of my Easter expectations left. The typical "coordinating outfits". Ohhhhh! Yes. You all know what I mean. If I can just get ONE awesome picture with everyone all dressed up, it will be worth it. As a shop and shop and plan and shop and return and exchange and plan some more and IRON(that is big for me) and lay everything out the night before...just HOPING for a picture miracle.

 After taking about 80 pictures....I ended up with zero good ones of the kids together, zero family pics, two terrible pics of Brian and I, and a few of each kid by themselves. Hutt wouldn't smile, both kids got in trouble, Brian and I argued...and by then I was just frustrated....gave up...and went inside to have a glass of wine. Oh well...maybe next year. :0
 At least we had some great food and the weather was AWESOME!!! :) 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Holy Week

 I'm taking a break from TV and bloggy land to focus on Holy Week!
 See you next week! :0

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.
~ John 11:25-26.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


  A few weeks ago, I decided to give our Foyer a face-lift. Remember....I can't keep something the same for long. A few rugs, jars, a mirror from my grandmother...and my  "Wide World Atlas" book that I found at a thrift store for $2...and we went from this...

to this...

Tomorrow is my garage sale....and if I make through...with no tears...while I watch my baby clothes go up the driveway and until next Tuesday when everything in my kitchen is back in working order...a celebration cocktail will DEFINITELY be poured!  :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Keepin' it Real

  I think it's easy in blogland to make your life seem pretty and perfect and crafty and clean and like you can do everything and you only post pictures of the "good" days. Well. Y'all. Look at this. My house is so messy at this very moment...that I think I'm getting a nervous tick. If you know me know I H.A.T.E. clutter. I make at least two trips to the Goodwill every month and I relieve stress by organizing.  This next week may just kill me. The good part is one week...I will have the new granite counter tops....that I have been dreaming about for five years. But the this.

Oh! And I tried to be a "fun" mom and let the kids write on the old counter tops before they took them away...which started out fun...

and led to this...

So that was a mothering FAIL.

My dining room looks like this...

And because I  wanted to see how much I could cram into one messy week...I decided to have a yard sale the rest of my house currently looks like a bomb went off while i gather and price everything that I haven't used in the last six months.

My sweet cousin gave me some new clothes for Hutt...that are still laying on the floor.

And my room....well...there are no words.

But..apparently that wasn't enough excitement. My favorite little buddy was in our bed last night because he was scared of the thunder....and then proceeded to throw up everywhere...bless his heart. Hence the mismatched sheets and old comforter on our bed. 

So...that has been our week thus far...and it's only Tuesday. I don't think we have anywhere to go but up! :)