Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Little artist

Do you need any painting done? Piper enjoyed using "marks" on her cardboard house at Daddy's shop. It is amazing how much fun kids can have with a box.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Chalk board-FOF

This wall in the kitchen was driving me crazy, so what did I do? I started painting!
Last year I went to an auction and ended up with a few mirrors that I did not know what to do with, with a few coats of chalk board paint we now have a memo board in the kitchen.
Now I am going to be on the look out for a envelope type box to hang beside it, don't you think that will look good. I am joining Chari's Finished Object Friday over at the Chari Tree, check out the cute cookies she made.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Redecorating again...

Well fellow bloggers I am at it again, redecorating. So tell me, how do you decorate? Do you change colors for the seasons, just pull out a few trinkets for the season or do you do like me and change the whole color scheme for fall/winter and spring/summer? I tend to lean toward darker shades in the fall, about the end of August you can find me changing the living room and entry to browns, reds, oranges, such cozy colors. Then about the middle to end of February I start thinking spring, out comes the pinks, yellows, blues and greens. The photo above and below are a glimpse of how the room was decorated for valentines.
Well this year I decided to try a total different color then before, don't you just love spray paint. I was walking through Hobby Lobby and this color of paint caught my eye, I bought a can not knowing what I was even going to do with it. Now I am scouring the house finding items to paint.
This spring/summer I have decided to go with a shabby chic/cottage feel, and I am loving it already. The memories sign is just one of the items I have painted so far, don't you just love the color it is called "Aqua" by American Accents. So tell me how you decorate, I would love to hear about your style. Full room reveal coming soon, gotta let the paint dry.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Our Little Valentine

Happy Valentines Day to all! I wish love and happiness on each on of you.
Isn't our little valentine just the cutest. I am sure her NeeNee, Poppa, Nana and Grandpa would agree with me.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

For the Love of Hearts

Happy early Valentines Day everyone. As you can see anything can have a "heart." From potato's to tomato's.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Piper's Winnie The Pooh Party

The table for Piper and her friends.

Yummy cupcakes, sitting on the Pooh book from Beka.
Going for a ride on her new tricycle from NeeNee and Poppa.
She loves the tricycle, she will just have to learn how to pedal it.

She loved it when Payton took her for a ride.

The party is finally over, I can take one sock off.
Piper had a wonderful birthday party with Payton, Keagan, Shawna, Nana and Grandpa as guest. Here she is ready for a nap holding the Winnie the Pooh from Uncle Matt. It was a "honey" of a day.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A snow story.

Tuesday morning Eric, Piper and I along with Eric's parents headed to Des Moines, IA, the guys were going to a farm show and us girls were going shopping, this has become a tradition for the last couple of years. We knew they were saying snow was coming in the afternoon but they have said we were going to have a bad storm so many other times and we didn't that we were not worried about it. To make a long story short by the time we left Des Moines it was snowing pretty good but the road conditions were not bad so we stopped to eat in Pella, IA and by the time we left there the conditions had deteriorated greatly. The visibility was next to nothing, we were only going about 30mph or slower, cars were off the ditch. We stopped and picked up to stranded motorist and took then to a nearby town. After we dropped them off we got back on the highway and were able to follow a snowplow, if would have been almost impossible for us to make it through the drifts if it were not for the plow. We were able to follow the plow all the way to our town but when were tried to take the road out to the country where we live the snow was too deep, so back to town we went, by the way we were only 7 miles from our house. To make a long story a little shorter the two motels in town were full so we ended up spending the night in my Mother in laws store, so thankful we had a warm place to stay.
We later learned that we had followed some of the last snowplows, when the snowplow got to town he was headed to the shed, they pulled them off the road due to such bad conditions. We just thank the Lord for keeping us safe, many prayers were said on the trip and as you can tell God certainly answered them.
When we finally got home Wednesday morning this is what the front of our house looked like, very welcoming!
Lunch on the patio anyone? There really is a table under there, right by the bird feeder. Hope you enjoyed the snow storm story, this just goes to show that God does listen to our prayers.