Friday, July 31, 2009

An Evening Out With the Camera

The kids climbed up the air drill ladder and sat up there for daddy to take their picture {at the Tractor store, as we call it}.
I really like this picture of the three kids sitting on the hay bale with the elevators in the background.

Miss B with her mommy, she is such a fun little gal to take pictures with.

Mc loves horses, he couldn't stop looking at them; which made it tough to get him to look at the camera.

B girl is such a little mommy, she's always taking care of her little brother. L is such a great little guy to take pictures of...usually quite willing.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to live in this small community. I don't think I actually realized how wonderful it was until L started school last year. Every evening we jump on the golf cart and head off for a "nature drive", the kids love it and so do Jeff and I. Going on nature drives has become quite the ritual for us. My parents did nature drives with my sister and I and we always loved it, but there's just something about doing this little adventure on a golf cart that makes you feel more like you're in it...not just observing, but really in it.
I challenge you this weekend {or whenever} to go on a nature drive, you'll thank me. Enjoy your weekend friends. Tell me in your comments what you love doing that involves being outdoors.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Hello my loveRly friends!!! I love love this kitchen...the colors are magnificent and it reminds me of the layout of my my kitchen (well, sort of).
As some of you know my house has been quite the work in REAL renovations, just paint and flooring and some good clean fun!! BUT, doing this {good clean fun} takes time and time is not what I've got really. Most of my projects go down while kids are napping or gone with a friend an hour here or an hour there. I have gotten some priming done in our den and I simply cannot wait to show you before and after photos. SPEAKING OF DECORATING.......I have been helping my sister with decorating her DARLING little cottage and I cannot wait to show you those pictures either, I think you'll really like what we've done.
Long story short, I really like this kitchen above {have no idea whom to even give credit to for the photo}.

Project: I love chalkboard paint, it totally rocks my world! {in a good way}
I painted this little metal plate and placed it on the stand to make it a little more glamorous (because I'm nice that way). The plate was one of those Christmas platters you grab at the Dollar store for way cheapo to throw cookies on to hand out to friends and neighbors for some holiday spirit {hmmm, I think my ADD is kicking in and so are my run on sentences}.
Anyway, I painted this up real quick like before I hosted a Pampered Chef people would think I was all cute and stuff. (It so worked because I got lots 'O compliments.)
Have a good day folks and don't forget that I really love ya!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Too Hot to Handle

Fun in the Pool!!! Kids and I are headed to the pool in about two minutes. The heat is making this mama, well a bit on the tired and gripey side. {not fun}
So, off to the pool and then HOPEFULLY headed for naps when we get back home. Thankfully the pool is just around the corner for us. Have a GREAT day friends and STAY COOL!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

red white and blue

I made B girl some ribbon flip flops to go with her festive dress (from Wal-Mart). Check out the cute little silver ornament that I put in the center of the ribbon.
I love that the dress looked like a handkerchief. The dress was a little big in the arms, so I pulled it together with leftover ribbon.

Cutesie Patootsie girly girl!!

We spent five days in A-town at my parents house. It POURED the evening of the 4th. My parents backyard is made to where the water forms a "stream" if too much water gets back there.

As you can see, there was a stream and the kids LOVED playing back there.

My 3 little trolls...

The day of the 4th, we headed to the park and rode the Merry-go-round and the train.

Ummmmmmm, love that snow cone...little man Mc.

Aunt Sissy, L, B girl and little man Mc on the train.

Me, B, Sissy, L and Mc in the front.......we were on our way to the park at this point, all duded up in our RED, White and BLUE!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cute little sign: {Keep Quiet or Babysit}

I found the cutest little sign (in my hometown) over the past weekend that I just couldn't pass up. I think it's quite funny.
The fun metal stand is also a new purchase (at 40% off)....I love the idea of hanging seasonal decor here at the front door. Quick and easy to decorate and not to mention, darling! (Ignore the needs a little sweeping action.) The wreath was taken from my was sitting all lonely, so I pulled her out and she's in use again.
Hope you all had a GREAT 4th!!!