Saturday, May 29, 2010

sneek peek - backsplash

here it is. this picture does not do it justice. the puzzle is coming together slowly..... i am off for my third trip to lowes in the last hour and a half. i have to say i am so excited about the kitchen.... it is so pretty.

Monday, May 24, 2010

kitchen - a little sneak peek... a work in progress

a work in progress this is. A far bigger project than either brian or i anticipated. i know, what where we thinking? a major remodel in the busiest room of your house is always a challenge. add a couple of toddlers in the mix and it can be a really BIG challenge. here is a little sneak peek. we have all the shells painted. now for the doors and back splash and hardware. we might be done by next year.... i especially love the cape code bead board it really makes our island pop. the light counters look great with the dark. can't wait to see the finished project! by the way here is the blog with my inspiration for my kitchen.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

thrifty find, peace and quiet time

a little thrifty find today as i searched for dr seuss books..... i got all these for the cost of 4 cars. kept the boys busy all afternoon. brady especially loves the hummer..... cool double decker bus straight from england and a helicopter to round it all off.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

the end of an era

today we will watch this drive down our street for the last time. a little bitter sweet for b i know. don't worry honey i am sure we will have another boat someday, when the boys are older and we have more time.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

mmmm mmmm good

now that's how you eat ice cream folks! we hope we made you smile!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

this morning i awoke to a quiet house, as the boys had gone to the store with daddy. i got the opportunity to make a pot of coffee and watch one of my many recorded tv shows i am so far behind on. this mama could not ask for any more. how blessed i am to have my two little bundles of joy in my life. we made some pine cone bird feeders this morning to give to the great grammy's and grammy's today. i hope all the mama's i know enjoy the blessings in their life today. happy mothers day!

Friday, May 7, 2010

a little stich here a little stich there

so i have been feeling a little domestic lately.... no i am not pregnant.

i saw this adorable owl fabric in the fabric store the other day. my cousins are about to have a baby and have decorated their nursery in owls. i could not walk away from this fabric and i am glad i did not because when i went back the next day to purchase other fabric this was all gone. i hope you like your burp rags nora and chris i had a great time sewing them. that is after i figured out why my thread would not stay in my needle. thanks to a call to my grandma jean it was fixed in a jiffy. to all you fellow sewers out there, when the thread won't stay in the needle, it is time for a new one.

my other project, of which grandma jean is helping me with. a cars quilt for brady's bed. i searched all over on the internet looking for a good quilt, didn't care for any of them in the stores. so here i am creating my own for his twin bed we will be transitioning him to in the next few months or so. i will post a picture of this one when i am all done. wish me luck.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

no more laminate

after five long years......

our new silestone counters and stainless steel sink. if you saw our old white porcelain sink you would know why i am so excited about this new sink. isn't it shiny and pretty. the silestone counters made a huge difference to our kitchen. it has a beautiful new clean look!
now i need your help people, huge decision here.... look below at the glass tiles we may use for back splash.

what do you think of the colors? i am so nervous of to make this decision, i know brian will not redo it if he gets it up and i don't like it. help????? post your comments i won't take offense!