Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Brother and Sister Love

I meant to post these pictures a couple of months ago but I am just now getting around to it.   These were taken in December which would explain the pajamas and Ace’s horrible haircut.   Ha!  Like I said before these to rarely get along and I know one day that will change….when Ace is old enough to realize that his sister is a sweet heart and she has no idea that when he walks by her she shouldn’t push or pull him down. 

Ace can really be a sweet heart.  We can tell him to go get Aydrie or where is Aydrie and he will go straight to her.  He also likes to give her bites. Gold Fish are a favorite in our house and these two will stop whatever they are doing for some Gold Fish.  Here Ace was being extra sweet and would give Aydrie his Gold Fish.






Sweetest thing ever!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Show and Tell Monday- Coffee Table Redo

So, as I've said a few times, Jared and I have been looking for just the PERFECT coffee table to complete our living room. Well, FINALLY we've got it.


A couple of weekends ago, we spent a Saturday cleaning out my Grandmother's house. I walked away with a coffee table that my Grandfather built.


I was very nervous about doing anything to this piece of furniture because my Grandfather built it and it meant so much to me. Anyone who knows my Grandfather will know that he was a very particular man. Things were done a certain way and that was usually the only way. I even told my Mom that I was scared that my Pa-Pa would be mad at me.


Anyway, I am so glad with the way that it turned out. I sanded the top all the way down and removed all the stain. Luckily, I had an electric sander to use. Otherwise, it would have taken FOREVER!


After I sanded the top, I re-stained the wood. I used Min-Wax stain in Dark Walnut. I used two coats of stain to get it as dark as I wanted it. I also used Polycrylic to coat the top to prevent scratches and such.


Ever since Courtney repainted her sofa table, I've wanted something turquoise in my house! I decided to paint to bottom and legs turquoise.


Glazing is my favorite part of re-painting anything. It just gives the piece of furniture so much character. My glaze of choice right now is Ralph Lauren brand tinted with Black Truffles.


I am so so so happy with how it turned out. I love it!

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Randoms

Happy Friday!!


I didn't post any randoms last week so I didn't get a chance to post our Valentine goodies. When I got home from work I had this stuff waiting on me. Then my mom and dad came over and brought the kids cookies. 







Last week our little visitor was back at our front door.  Ace gets so excited when this cat comes up to the door.





In the last two weeks Ace has decided he is doesn’t like baths. He screams, cries, and pulls at me the entire time he is taking a bath. This worries me because my other to love the water and have since they were babies.  I don’t want him to not like the water.  We LOVE going to the beach and pool in the summer and I want him to love it to.  I am hoping this phase is over by summer.



Last Friday we had Aydie’s ARD meeting.  We have these usually twice a year where we discuss her progress and her future goals.  To tell you the truth I hate going to them. I always leave the meeting feeling so sad that Aydrie has to go through this and she has to work so hard to do the simplest things. But we got a good report and her teachers/therapist can really tell a difference in her after her eye surgery. They made us feel so good because we had a hard time deciding rather  or not we should do it.  I am glad we did now. Overall she is making progress which is what we want.





 So, did any of you watch Big Brother??  Well, if so then I am sure you know who Rachel and Brendon are.  I love them…they make me laugh. I know a lot of people can’t stand them but they are very entertaining.  They are going to me on The Amazing Race this season.  It starts Sunday.  I usually don’t watch The Amazing Race but I will be watching this year. Ha!





Tonight we are having a girls night with my mom, aunt, and cousins.  We always have fun when we get together.  Looking forward to lots of laughs!

Hope you have a great weekend!



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Thursday, February 23, 2012

What's Happening

Hey there!

We have been MIA again! Totally not meaning to be but it happens.

With our house on the market all I do these days is make sure my house is spotless and spend time browsing other houses...hoping that we get that call that someone wants to make an offer on ours. Our house has been showing so at least I know there are people out there looking. Yeah, I know exciting stuff. Ha!

I have gotten pretty good at sitting and relaxing at night that is because there is nothing left to pick up or clean.  Even Adam made a comment the other day that he likes our house looking spotless all the time. Ha! We might have to act like our house is on the market all the time. I mean my house is never that messy but we used to leave beds unmade, stuff on kitchen counters, toys in the living room and I would come home every day to a messy house and that was no fun.  Now I come home and all I have to do is clean up our mess after dinner. It has been really nice.

Ace and I have got a new routine down where he sits on the couch with me a  night like a big boy.  He likes to get his toys and crawl up on the couch next and to me and play.  He is so sweet.

This past weekend we didn't do anything at all.  I didn't even leave the house on Saturday. It was so nice and I was off on Monday.  So, that made it even better.  We we lazy all day on Monday too. 

Monday I had my planner out and Ace crawled up next to me and wanted my pen.  So, to distract him I traced his hands. He thought that was neat and he wanted me to do it over and over again...then he threw a fit because he wanted the pen...so that little nice moment was over kinda fast.

Oh, and I am loving my Erin Condren planner!




So, do you like our new blog design???  Tricia at Tricia Nae Designs designed this for us.  It should be complete in the next few days.  We both love it!  If you are in need of a new look for your blog Tricia is easy to work with.  You can check her website out here


Happy Thursday!! It's almost the weekend!!!

This post was very random but I just wanted to give a quick update. I have had a few emails asking when we would post again. ;)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Smore's Weekend

We had a great weekend.

We started out our weekend with a dinner date minus the kids and it was nice.

Adam and I went out to eat with Heather, Jared, Derek and Chels.

We had a great time and there were lots of laughs and funny conversations.

Never a dull moment when we all get together.

I wish I would have gotten a pic of us girls.


Saturday it was very cold so we stayed at home most of the day and then went to my parents for dinner.

Heather brought stuff to make smores.

So, after dinner we had planned to light the fire pit out side but it was bitter cold Saturday night.

So.....we made smores inside.












Everyone had a fun time and the smores where so good!

I am thinking we will be having this little treat again soon.

Hope you had a great weekend!


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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WIWW

Happy Wednesday!!

Heather... Hello! It's 5:50 on a WIWW Morning. I forgot to do my pictures last night, Here we go!


So this day I took my picture in the morning. My hair looks so great!
Top- Forever 21
Jean Jacket- ?
Pants- Old Navy
Flats- Target


On this day, I took my picture in the afternoon. Better lighting but my hair is looking pretty bad.
Top- Forever 21
Cardi- Papaya
Pants- Old Navy
Flats- Target

Courtney....Well this week is just flying buy and that is a good thing!

I only took two picture this last week. Boo

I will try and do better next week.


This is actually another dress. I just put a shirt over it and I am wearing my favorite boots again.


Top - Old Navy
Dress - Target
Boots - Charlotte Russe


I love this lace shirt and have a couple of them.

I love how you can wear them with just about anything.


Shirt - Target
Lace Shire - Local boutique
Jeans - Target
Shoes- The Shu Store


Thanks for stopping this week.

If you missed last weeks WIWW check it out here.


pleated poppy

Momma Go Round


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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Heart Day!!

This past weekend my sister in law took some pics of Lillie and invited us over to take some.

She set up this cute back drop.

Aydrie Rose had fun taking her pics and we got some cute ones of her.

This was a last minute thing so we just threw something on and went with it. 




It was not a good day for Ace Brady.

He wanted nothing to do with taking pics and wouldn't even give us a smile.

We ran over there around nap time so he was tired.

He was also distracted by all of Lillie's toys and her Gerber Puffs.





Miss Lillie was so cute in her vday outfit.

Look at that ruffle bottom.  




Hope you have a great heart day!!
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Decor

So, Valentine's Day is tomorrow and we are just now getting around to sharing our decorations.

We have had our decorations up since right after Christmas.

Courtney... I took my Christmas decorations down and put up my Valentine's stuff right away.  This year I decided to just decorate my mantle. I used all the same stuff from last year.


I love this subway art Heather found last year.  I am hoping to find some other prints and use this all year long.  Last year I put it up and forgot about it.


We made these ruffle balls last year and I am loving them more this year.  I love that I used them this year to and I plan on using them again and again. 


I bought this candle around Christmas time last year. I use it for Christmas and then leave it out to use with my vday decorations.  I got this at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.   I love when Hobby Lobby has all there pretty candles 50% off.


This is my favorite vday decorations.  We made this heart wreath last year and I love it!  I am hoping to use this method to make another wreath real soon.


 

Heather... I also used my stuff from last year.


You can see our Heart Wreath Tutorial here.


Jared's dad gave us this pretty amoire. Not sure who it belonged to before us, but I decided to put some of my V-Day decor on top.




I also added a little love to my kitchen. We shared our chalkboards with our Blog Family last year on V-Day. It's so fun to go back and see posts from a year ago!


This is one of the first pictures of Jared and I. I was a freshman and he was a sophomore. It's one of my absolute favorite pictures, and I love having it in my kitchen to see everyday. I'm very happy that I kept this copy after all this time!

We hope that you and your Valentine have the most perfect day!

Happy Monday everyone!

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