Monday, April 27, 2009

Bathroom - After

We painted the entire room and added Wainscoting to one wall and added the border on top (our fist time with wallpaper. Tim found some great (Cheap) creels that go with the theme. I've been looking for some but couldn't find them for less that $30.00. he found these on clearance for $7.50 each. What a bargain shopper. Anyway I really love the way the room turned out. Much more home-y now, fits our "cabin" theme for our mountain home. Maybe we can tackle our bedroom next . . . :)

Bathroon - Before

I mentioned that we have been working on re-decorating the bathroom... this is what we started with. (I don't know why the pictures are so yellow-y). Pretty plain jane standard issue with a new house. . . . off white everything.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sunny days are here again

Today is so sunny and beautiful. Most of the snow has melted, leaving behind mud . . . but the sky is so blue and clear with the contrasting mountains with their snow caps . . . I am a lucky gal to live here. I took a nice long walk today . . . and Loved it! Planned more of our flower gardens and sat out in the sun while Paige played. What a great day . . . I also finished two loads of launday . . . hardly even felt like work.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday . . .

Our weekends seem so busy and full that I look forward to Mondays. Everything gets so crazy and we all get a little lazy on the weekend, so Monday is always a good day to put things back in order. (Ideally, this would happen EVERY Monday, but unfortunately I live in the real world) Today was a good "get back in order" day. I feel balanced now. . . . at least until tomorrow :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ever go through you closets?

I just did! Wow, I've been meaning to do this for awhile and just never could get started. I knew it would be a big ole project, and I was right. I had suits in there from when I worked in an office. I sure don't need those anymore. I have 4 huge bags of clothes that I know I haven't worn in over 2 years. . . . Off to the Goodwill they go . . . and WOW I have some space in that closet now. Anyway I've been working on this all day and now I am just starting to put the closet back together, but that might have to wait until after dinner.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Snow in the Mountains

It's, snowing, it's snowing . . the old man is plowing . .. ha, ha. We are suppose to get 2 feet or more today. Tim HAD to go to the Springs (an hour and a half away) for meetings. The way it is coming down, I hope he can make it home. We just lost power! Fabulous. I better get off here and see if i remember anything about using a generator.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Think Spring

TodayPaige and I planted seeds for flowers that Mom sent last year. We are suppose to get a BIG snow, so hopefully that will help push the seeds down and we will get some plants. I guess we will see. I haven't had much luck growing things here in the mountains, we have such a short growing season .. . . but I keep trying. I hope to see pretty little buds coming up soon . . . of course the deer will probably eat them, but oh well. It is fun trying and Paige loves playing in the dirt. (so do I)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Invitation Design Done

I finished up two designs for the preschool graduation invitations. I can't really decide which one I like the best. Of course I had to use school colors, which are always so great - ha! But I am leaning a little towards the 2nd one, however Nicole and Tim feel the 1st one is better. what to do , what to do ?

Catching up

Paige is up really early today (3:30 am). She does not want to go back to sleep so we are trying to watch a quite movie to help. I thought I would work on some scrapbook pages . . . I have a couple of old ones I just haven't been able to finish up. I thought I finished this one from Feb of 2008 . . . . Still not completely happy with it, but it will have to do, perfection is something I am learning to leave behind . . . . man I am sleepy . . . . I hear a nap calling my name tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wonderful Weekend

This weekend was amazing. We attended the Good Friday service at church, watched Nicole play soccer, enjoyed a great fellowship breakfast Sunday morning at Church, the Easter service was beautiful and we witnessed 6 baptisms of some of our church family afterwards and then spend the afternoon/evening with great friends with great food. So beautiful, so amazing, so great to hear and share the story of Jesus' resurrection with our kids. Paige (4) asked so many questions and is so curious to learn the story of Jesus. We probably went over it with her 10 times. I love her age . . . eager to learn and curious of everything. The weekend left us all feeling grateful for our Lord and Savior and grateful that he has blessed us so richly; with friends, family, our mountain town, and church family.

Today I am working on preschool graduation invitations. The director there liked the birthday invitations I made for Paige and asked if I would consider making some for the graduation. So off to play . . . and hopefully come up with a nice design.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Today I spent cleaning the house. I know I am a bit nuts, but I actually like cleaning. I try to clean a room or two every day and tidy up as the week goes along, but we have been a bit busy in the last couple weeks, so I have only been able to tidy up. It felt nice to deep clean and now the house is sparkling again. Yey! Tim is great, he always noticies when the house has been clean and lets me know he noticed. Being appreciated is an added bonus. Of course all this cleaning means I didn't get to scrapbook or make any cards. But there is always tomorrow:) We hope to get the wallpaper borer up in the bathroom this weekend, but with Easter that is not likely. I just can't wait to post pictures of the transformation.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Preparing for Easter

I have been working on these Easter baskets for the kids. I finally finished one up. I used a template for a 6 x 6 sheet of cardstock, but I needed a little bigger basket, so I used 12 x 12 paper. I think they turned out pretty nice. I hope they like them.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Busy Week

Living in a small rural town is mostly good, but finding crafters to hang out with has been a bit of a challenge. So I finally did something about it and hosted a crop at our church. I had blast and met some really neat ladies that I hope to spend more time with. I think half the fun of papercrafting is knowing and sharing with other papercrafters. I am always inspired after looking through other people's galleries or scrapbooks.

On another note we have been painting and redecorating a bathroom and are nearly finished. I hope to post some before and after pictures real soon.