Monday, June 30, 2008
She was cruising around the couch and held her hand out towards me. I told her to come here and she let go and took 3 steps to my waiting arms! Yall, I wanted to cry! My baby is almost a toddler.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Here's the family room... You can't tell in the picture, but the rod is all the way up to the ceiling and the panels graze the floor. The material on the bottom third of the panels is what we're using to upholster the ottoman. We already had the rod, just moved it up a bit; some ring clips, hot glue, fabric and trim, and voila! Once the ottoman is finished, I'll post pics of the entire room.
This beauty is in the breakfast nook. Since the windows in both rooms are basically one big wall, I wanted them to compliment each other but still show separation between the two rooms. I decided to use the same fabric and trim, but change the technique. Pleats are tacked to the wall with upholstery tacks. I love that it still has some "looseness" to the bottom like the topper in the family room.
The downstairs bathroom was an easy fix! I changed the shower curtain and hung the little nest tassel over the towels. It's amazing how a simple switch completely transforms a room.
PS - I'm available for hire for a nominal fee ;)
Monday, June 23, 2008
Click on the picture and look closely...you'll see her top 4 teeth
Lately P has been taking a bath in the guest bath. She LOVES it and it keeps her in the water, but out of the sun in the middle of the day.
She gets so excited and just squeals with delight and starts telling me all about it!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
The day started with bible study, P took a great nap when we got home and then it was out to lunch with two of my most favorite people, Jenni and Melissa, and their kiddos. I had a facial scheduled so Lane came home early to watch Payton. Once I got home, the three of us went to dinner.
I made a few comments about wanting a spa day and not knowing how much it cost so I wouldn't feel guilty about going. My wonderful husband totally came through! I have a full day at Cooper Spa!!! I can't wait to get it on the calendar.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
It was the summer before my senior year of high school. I was moving back to Belton (from WI) to live with Nonnie and Deeda so I could finish with all my friends and establish TX residency for college. I'm sure I was going to all sorts of Thomas' baseball games and hanging out with Mandy.
2. What are five things on your to-do list today?
- buy fabric for living room and breakfast nook
- put away the clean clothes
- reframe pictures and hang them
- start upholstering the ottoman Lane built
3. Snacks you enjoy?
- apples, bananas, strawberries, watermelon... fruit
- almonds and dried apricots (had this every day for months after P was born)
4. Places you’ve lived:
- Belton, TX
- Chippewa Falls, WI
- Denton, TX
- Huntsville, AL
- Pittsburg, PA
5. What are 5 things you would do if you were a billionaire?
- Buy my dream house with dream appliances, dream furniture, dream accessories, you get the idea ;)
- Share with my family and best friends
- Travel, travel, travel
- Give to charities that I feel passionate about
- Set up a trust for P and future generations so that all education and related expenses are paid for
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Payton has started "dancing" whenever I sing to her or she hears any sort of music. After several attempts to get her "dancing" on video, this is what I was able to record. P thinks she needs to stop what she's doing and smile at the camera.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Mom and I were at the mall on Saturday and I thought, what the hell, why not? It wasn't that painful... it hurt less than waxing. I was barely pink and that was for just a few minutes. As for unsanitary, the tech wore gloves and the thread was in her mouth for tension... it was never near me. My brows look amazing! I use to pay $25 for sugaring and my eyebrows didn't look this good. For $10 and 3 minutes, I will be returning as soon as I see any regrowth!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Jenni and Nate
Corey and Cayman
Payton and Nate after swimming
They were playing great and loving on each other and then Payton started screaming... turns out, Nate was using her as a teether ;) She has 2 little bruises from his top teeth on her arm. I thought we weren't going to deal with biting until MDO starts this fall (totally kidding Jen... Nate didn't do it on purpose).
Saturday, June 7, 2008
How can you ever be upset with this face?
Friday, June 6, 2008
Monday through Thursday was Vacation Bible School at church. Initially I was the snack lady, but there were so many kiddos (what a blessing!), I ended up teaching 2nd grade with 3 other lovely ladies.
Not sure if yall know, but in college, I switched my major from fashion merchandising to teaching and then back to merchandising (because I was a stupid 20-something that thought a higher salary was more important). After graduation, I wasn't ready to move home, so I subbed in Denton for the Spring semester. I LOVED it!!! When I got the Kappa job and knew I'd start grad school, I entered a teacher certification/masters program. After the fall semester, I didn't want to stay in Pittsburgh any longer than I had to, so I decided to go the "easy" route and get my MBA. If I hadn't made that choice, I wouldn't have moved back to Dallas and met Lane.
This week I can't tell you how many people asked me if I was a teacher. When I said no, they said, "Well, you should be". What a compliment!!! I think God is telling me something. Once our last kiddo hits 4, I'll most likely start an alternative certification program and finally do what I should've done all along.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
I didn't take pictures as I was folding the Roman shade.
Using upholstery tacks, I tacked the top where the wall meets the ceiling to make the windows seem extra long, and then hot glued cream fringe to finish off the raw edge.
Material - 3 yds @ $5/yd =$15
Trim - 1 1/2 yds @ $2.5/yd =$3.75
Total cost is less than $20 for 3 windows!!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
She started this several weeks ago and is now leaving off a few of the "ma's". She knows what it means too... whenever she's crying in her bed, I'll hear ma ma ma ma through the monitor. It's so great to be loved by this amazing little person!