Monday, February 22, 2010

Stuck in the Mud!

Do you all want a good laugh? I knew that you would. I went to pick up the car today at the daddys work. It was parked on dirt this morning....but it rained today and guess what!? That dirt turned to mud! Guess who got stuck in the mud trying to get the car out?! ME! Thanks to the Wilson brothers I did get out of the mud! They hooked my little car up and pulled it right out with one of the big trucks like it was nothing!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Etsy Anyone?

I have thought about opening an Etsy shop for a while now, but after getting an email from a friend who wanted to use something I made for a giveaway on her blog soon I decided to just do it. That is what I have been working on this weekend. I do currently have a couple of items listed in my shop, however I am still in the process of making my shop "pretty" so I will link it in this post until I get a button. Now its nothing fancy but I hope that ya'll will like it. So please check out Little Bit of Life the Shop!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Brace Face! Day 1

Kristen finally got her braces today! She was very excited when she went for her third consult last week and Dr. G said she was ready! She opted for hot pink bands, which definately suits her personality. Unfortunately, she underestimated how sore she would be afterwards. She is currently on a very soft food diet for the next few days. Oh and if you are in the middle Tennessee area and you need an orthodontist, well Dr. G is the best evah!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day Crafty Goodness!

I LOVE Paisley! I love it almost as much as I love toile. I have had this fabric laying around for quite some time now trying to decide how to use it. I have been thinking about a cover for my camera strap for a while now and finally decided to try one out tonight.
.........I think I am in love! I love my camera and now she looks even more pretty with her new strap cover!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fire Station Visit

We made a new friend while at the post office on friday. He is a local firefighter and invited Brian out to see the trucks yesterday. Brian's favorite part was turning the sirens on by far! He even got a new fire hat while he was there. Our firefighter friend told Brian to come back when ever he wanted so of course he thinks we should go back soon!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Treasure Hunt?

As the demo begins for the new doorway, we came across a few treasures buried under the walls. This is one of the fun parts of living in a very old house.
Here are a couple of photos of the treasures we came across. While they are mostly worn booklets and old mail, it is fun to find them. Some of them are dated to the early 1900s!

The old Coca Cola bottle cap is from a bottling plant in Dickson County. I do plan to frame some of the pieces to hang mainly because they do provide such history from our house. I can't wait to see what we uncover with future projects!

Friday, February 5, 2010

One Into Two...Part 1

Here are a couple of "before" photos of the big green room. The goal is to turn this very large bedrrom into two smaller bedrooms. By smaller they will be roughly 11x14 each. Not too shabby if ya ask me! Obviously we had already moved some furniture and hauled the drywall upstairs before I got around to taking photos! Yes that is Goggleman sitting on the bed so he could be in the photo. This side of the room will be the bigger challenge as we have to add a doorway and closet. It will be Hannah's room.

The other side of the room has the existing doorway and closet. It is really a matter of a wall and some electrical junk to get it separated. It will be Summer's room. It will probably appear slightly smaller than Hannah's because of door placement, but it will have a larger closet.

Both girls have been working with us to pick out paint colors for their rooms. We look for this project to take about 2 to 3 weekends to complete not counting new carpet which will come in a month or two. As of now the rockstar husband will be doing most if not all the work himself!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Bedroom Makeover

This pepto bismol pink room used to belong to Hannah, however adding a fourth child to the mix meant some changes needed to be made. A few weeks ago we moeved Kristen into the pink palace only she didn't like the pink part so when it snowed over the weekend we decided it was a great time to paint!
We also decided a closet remodel was in order so my rockstar husband got right on it!
Here is her new closet! Note thew adorable "K" painting above the closet that Kim did a few years ago!
The paint color she picked out is Nautical by Valspar I believe. We werent too sure about it going on, but when it dried it was lovely!
There are still some bed issues we are working on because the big purple bed doesnt exactly go well, but we will save that for another day! Oh and this weekend we will start a huge project! We are putting up a wall and a new doorway and making two bedrooms out of one huge room so that all the kids have their own rooms! I will have before photos up in a couple days!