Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
I got impatient and starting putting up books - you know, just to see. I know it's not styled, yet. I do want this to be a working bookcase, one that holds the books we love to read. One that my kids can use. Because of that, it will never look like a magazine, but it will be loved more.
These were more complicated than I even imagined. I read so many blogs that make building stuff seem so easy, but my husband doesn't build things like that. I learned about daydos (I have know idea how you spell it) and how not level our walls were. We sanded and sanded and primed, and sanded and spackled, and sanded and sanded again.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
My girls are colorers, so I put together these notebooks for them. It's based off one I saw on Stardust Shoes years ago, but now can't find it. I put their names on the front of them, after I took these pictures.
Monday, March 22, 2010
I got the hooks at Hobby Lobby (of course they were 50% off, does anyone pay full price at that store?). They were white, so I spray painted the hooks and the screws. Next, I had G. come in so I could make sure he could reach, pounded in some drywall anchors, and screwed them in. Easy peasy.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
- my beautiful baby niece that brought along her mom and dad to visit us.
- the snow we had this week wasn't nearly as bad as it was predicted.
- the weight of a good book in my hands
- an evening with my hubby this week
- the chain that counts the days down until we leave on our family vacation is getting so short - we are so excited!
- two weeks off of school - yahoo!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
to let spring come
I sure hope so.
PS - we're making our leprechaun traps tonight - the kids are sure this is the year we'll catch him!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
- Our garden planning has begun, seeds have been purchased, and plans have been made. I have got spring fever BAD. G's field trip to a nursery only fueled my fever!
- The shelves in our office are now painted. Sure, it only took two months longer than I hoped, but they are done. The cabinet doors have arrived and I am getting giddy knowing we are so close.
- Dave Matthews - I use to think it was a college thing, but if it is, I haven't outgrown him. I really like his music.
- Chips and salsa.
- One more week until spring break - I can't wait!
What are you grateful for? Have a great week!
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.-- Oprah Winfrey
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
(not from my home!)
I can't stand piles of shoes. Unfortunately, everyone here takes off their shoes (which I do appreciate greatly) and I haven't figured out a system for visitors, yet. Anyways, I digress. I don't like piles of shoes. I had my father-in-law build cubbies in our garage to help with that problem. They hold our everyday shoes. I love them, I don't think I'll ever be able to function without those cubbies.
But . . . there were still shoes in the closet. I'm a closet vacuum - I always assumed everyone vacuumed their closets. How can you vacuum when shoes are all over the floor?
We have shoe racks in every closet. These work so well that even my 2 year old can go get her shoes, or better yet - put them away.
In my closet, I have shelves. I don't consider myself a shoe hound like I think most girls are. They just aren't my thing. Please don't judge on how worn or out of style these shoes might be.
I have these boot hangers for my boots. I get them at The Container Store.
The shoes are up, off the floor, organized, and I can vacuum. That makes this mommy happy.
So, tell me - do you vacuum your closets, or do I need to consider therapy (as the eye rolls of my family might suggest?)
PS - I have to sell my favorite duvet cover ever. It's from PB and it is twin size, but both my girls have full size beds. I absolutely love it and hope it goes to a home. If you are interested, email me and we can skip the ebay part.