Sunday, January 31, 2010


there is a new sleepy toy in rotation...
I was lucky this morning to be able to sneak in and take a quick picture of her sleeping..
before she woke up..

and discovered mommy taking pictures of her and "who" her new owl...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

book worm..

thinking that I need one of these for my laptop... I know that my birthday is not till May but good idea.. I'll take the gray one please..

spotted via oh joy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

pack em in

loving these suitcases from Land of Nod
going to have to purchase some of these for the new play room..

Sunday, January 24, 2010

while everyone else is playing up in the snow...

daddy is flying his plane..

and Luke and Hailiegirl are pretending to roll down snowy hills...
then of course Kyle has to get in the action and show the kids how to go down together.. times..

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

missed the wall vinyl train...

so in the last post I talked about moving next month and Hailies new room..which has been on my brain a bit.. currently the room that will be hers in the new house is painted a lovely Barney purple with hot pink sponge paint ALL over (Apparently people STILL sponge paint) so that is the first thing that needs to go pronto..
now is the part that I know will generate some boos from some of you..
I am a "builder beige" (as some of you famous decorator bloggers call it) kind of girl...
I can't help it.. I love the relaxing/soothing feeling of the same color walls all throughout the house... I was playing with the idea of painting the rooms different colors, because I have done this in the past.. but the more I was thinking about it..why?..when I love beige.. everything goes with it and you can bring in design elements for interest in other areas...
Hence, this post...
where have I been in regards to wall vinyl..
I guess I just thought it was used for famous sayings and such, but I was trying to brainstorm what else I can bring into hailiegirls room to liven it up a bit once we paint her room that perfect beige color..
and I came across these..

I searched Etsy for wall vinyl and it came up with only oh...1,000 pages.. geez.. who knew..
I would love the last one in a light pink...
I would put the vinyl on the wall that her day bed is going on...
wall vinyl a do or overdone?
because here is the other idea I was contemplating playing off of..
I would use the garland I just purchased.. we actually have the martha stewart puffs already that were hanging in her room at one point, I would just have to buy some cute paper lanterns and then continue to expand on the wall art that I have already begun putting together..
I need feedback...

Monday, January 18, 2010

call me crazy..

but I picked a month before we move into a new house to decorate Hailies empty wall in her room... it was driving me crazy and I justified it by calling it practice..

I found this lamp on sale at Target and I was happy it matched her hooks perfectly that I already had on the wall for her doll clothes..

the butterfly print is from the talented Etsy artist from treetop studio..
and that amazing garland I had Etsy artist Kristina Marie custom make for me..
and the little white frame I found on sale at Target..I used some organic cotton and pinned one of the paper butterfly's that I used to decorate her very first birthday party with..
I think it it turned out cute..
Hailie and I are also working on another project to add to the wall that I will post when it is done..

Sunday, January 17, 2010

scene straight out of "Pretty Woman " at Ann Taylor..

on a mission to go and get some new work clothes today..
Hailie and I decided to stop in Ann Taylor, as Ann Taylor Loft has always been good to me, so I thought I would give Ann Taylor a shot.. the clothes in the window were looking right up my alley..

walked in and the women in there right away were total snobs.. they looked Hailie and I up and down.. wt?
Hence the know the scene where Julia Roberts walks into the store with all the cash in her pockets looking for a nice dress and they are so rude to her..
that is exactly how they made us feel.. like we did not belong there, normally I would have walked out and said forget about it, but there clothes were super cute in there and they were having a pretty good sale... I just can't for the life of me figure out why they would act like that towards us...Hailie was being a perfect angel and we weren't exactly dressed like slobs and even if we were, there is no excuse for their attitude..

Anyways, I found 2 pairs of pants, 3 shirts, a dress and a belt.. (which with the belt, Hailie girl had to go run and get mommy a different size, because no one would help us in the dressing room)
Just as I was about to check out I walked past all the shoes and I saw these lovelies..quite possibly the most perfect pair of gray leather pumps I have ever seen, and they were so comfortable it was ridiculous..

the price tag wasn't too bad..$99 but they were having 40% of one item that was not on sale, so these could be my one item..
Up to the cash register we went with all the clothes and the shoes..
snob lady starts to ring everything up and when the shoes get scanned they come up $155.. I politely told the snob lady that they said they were $99 on the bottom of the shoe they had out..she rudely said, that was impossible as they just got these shoes in and the were $155.. I said to her again, the shoes say they are $99.. she said no they are $155.. I start to walk over to the shoes to get them to show her and she practically knocks Hailie and I down to get there before us like she is going to turn over the shoe and show us the $155 price tag to prove me wrong...but haha on her as she turns it over and doesn't say a word..and then I say, "they say $99 don't they", she looks really upset and says yes they do but this is wrong and rips the price off the bottom, and I said, "well I thought they were $99 as that is what the tag says, so are you going to honor that", she cringes and says yes, and then I say I would like the 40% taken off of the shoes as well please... I got those dang shoes for $54.. score for me.. I walked out of there with a lot of nice things.. but man what an experience... even Hailie was like what was their problem...

Ann need to work on your training in the customer service department.. no one should ever have to go through that while shopping at your stores... no matter what..

Thursday, January 14, 2010

busy bees

a lot of reading


and Lego building has been going on since Christmas

Monday, January 11, 2010

twinkle toes...

look who finally talked mommy into enrolling her in dance was all I could do to get her to stand still for one second so I could snap a quick picture.. she was so insanely her.. she got into it... we are in trouble. .I am telling you that right now..trouble..

Sunday, January 10, 2010

glory to God..

I received my Red Letter Words print today..
I was so excited to hang it up.. right by the front door is where it went..
so I will be reminded everyday as I leave the house..

Saturday, January 9, 2010


got my hair did today.. first time ever I felt like the stylist knew what she was doing with curly hair.. and for kicks she blew it out for me.. it looked awesome.. I was so happy with it.. the kids didn't know what to think about it

Thursday, January 7, 2010

maiden voyage

Luke had a chance to play with the pirate ship that Papa and Grandma Kathy bought him for Christmas..

it drew quite the

Saturday, January 2, 2010

handmade Christmas..

I made these little bags...

to put these fabric bracelets in that I made from a V and Co tutorial...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year...

with it comes resolutions...
I have a few this year..

I want to regularly review and pray over my purpose in life, loving God, cherishing and inspiring my husband,praying for and loving unconditionally my children, family, and friends.

I want to live creatively, creating beauty and warmth in my home and around me. Creativity for me adds a spark to a focused and purposeful life.

I want to go against my selfish nature, against our excessive culture, give a little more then I feel like giving and always go that extra mile.

I want to live faithfully, believing God for what I cannot see. I want to believe God can do in our lives what I cannot do. I need to let go of my control issues and give my worries to God.

I bought this to hang in the house to remind me of my resolutions...

It's from Red Letter Words...
Her prints are really amazing...

I wouldn't mind this one for our anniversary..