Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Family Photo's

A few months ago we had a family photo session.

Here are some of my favs.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Snowflakes keep falling on my head - Part 2

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

"I'm thank-you-ful for..."

Almost ready!

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..."
So precious.

And I am thankful for all of you!

God bless.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Birthday! To my boy.

C - has just turned ten years old.
Oh how the time has flown.

I swear I was just here.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Snowflakes keep falling on my head

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

The Reason for the Season

I have to give credit for this idea to my Aunt Susie.

She and I made some of these a few years ago and they have been one of my favorite
additions to my Christmas decor.

But, bad news. Curious little fingers have peeled off some of the letters. So I made new ones :-)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Beast and the Beauty

I now have a reading nook in my bedroom.

You don't get to see the whole thing yet because I am still working on the
finishing touches, but heres a sneak peek.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Feature: Thanksgiving printable

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

Bucks - Reward system

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

Measuring the Moments

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

Recipe: Homemade Bread, yes you can

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?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I'm Thankful For....

Let me begin by stating that I am thankful that we have a holiday to celebrate being thankful.

We take so much for granted in our lives and I love being able to reflect on how truly blessed I am.

In order to teach gratitude to my children I made a "Thankful" mobile on our dining chandelier. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Haunted House

My husband grew up out in the boonies, so they didn't do a lot for halloween.

He is making up for that now.


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