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Friday, April 29, 2011

I want, I need!! And the Royal Wedding of Course!


I am just tired watching all the footage of the Royal Wedding!  I mean,  can you imagine what is going through that girls mind right now?  "I am a Princess...I am a Princess!"  I wonder if she just keeps repeating that over and over?  But the stress and anxiety leading up to this day and knowing that millions of people are watching. 
I don't think I could even come close to handling that...and she handled it like a pro!  She is so proper and I think she will be perfect for the role of future Queen!

Amazing!  Her dress was so pretty!  And I loved watching all the horses...I wonder if they knew how important this day was for them!? :)

Anyways....onto other stuff.  I want this... perfection! From the sink, to the faucet..the flowers.. the cabinets!  Beeauuatiful!

The End.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fabulous Rooms...

 Not much to talk about today...just wanted to share some wonderful rooms.  These rooms make me think spring- which I am craving more of!  We have had lots and lots of rain and clouds the past week and am looking forward to a dry weekend! *fingers crossed*

Aren't these rooms wonderful!?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A New Do'

Someone got a new haircut today!
No, not me.  I need one too though!

These are some shots before the cut...

And after:

Feeling all spunky!  I had a hard time getting him to sit still!  He was caarrraaazy when I picked him up!  I think he looks a little like Rudolph here from the original movie!  All he needs is a red nose! "She...she..she thinks I'm cute!!" 

Do you remember him saying that?

Connors slipper!  No,no!

They gave him a fuzzy fox tail!  It looks so cute!

And FINALLY taking a break!  Its *ruff* getting groomed! :)


Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend


Happy Easter to you all! 
How was your weekend? Ours was nice and relaxing.  Saturday we just did some yard work and sunday we headed over to my parents for Easter.  There was lots and lots of yummy food.  I think I put on 5 lbs. yesterday alone!  I need to go for a LONG walk tonight!!

Connor had fun finding eggs and his Easter basket!

After breakfast here we got ready and headed over to my parents..

Connor was the only kid there..and had 74! eggs to find.  My mom tends to go a little over-board! :)

The Special Golden Egg!

What was in it?

Dang!  I should have found that one! ;)

Family picture!

I can't believe another Easter is gone!  Time goes so fast!!  We have so much going on this spring and some exciting (hopefully!) changes!  My husband just bought out his business partner, so he is going it alone now!  Scary, but exciting!  We'll know more in the next few months!

I hope you allm had a good Easter too...
we all felt like this last night..


Tuesday, April 19, 2011



Today is so blah!
Grey skies..cold wind..grey skies..bitter cold..grey skies! He's got the idea doesn't he!?

Ugh. Grey skies!  Where is spring?  I feel like every time Easter is approaching, the weather gets cold.  I remember wearing sleeveless dresses and NO coat for Easter when I was little.  So much for global warming....  I just need sunshine.  Sunshine makes me happy!

Connor only has four days of school this week.  No school for Good Friday.  He has been thinking that Easter is like a mini Christmas for some reason.  He wants this Gazuds thing that is a bubble gun that blows of suds...and 3-D DS and a bowling bowl..and and a 50.00 Itunes card.  Nice.

My mother in law gave me this the other day!

It's one of those OLD bread bowls.  It is really cool and has such great patina!

Connor thinks it's a mini boat. 

Not too sure what I am going to do with it.. right now it has pillows in it!  Go figure!

I got this in the mail today too!

A cute tin globe!  It's old and denty...just how I like it!

I have become obsessed with them lately!  I am slowly growing my colllection! 

What are your Easter plans?  We have dinner at my parents..always lots of yummy food!  I should go attend to my pillows.  Still lots and lots of sewing to do!

Have a great day!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Love this!


I l.o.v.e this bathroom!  It has pretty much everything I want in a bathroom.  Love the sink.  Love the tub.  Love the flooring. Love the mirror and shelf!   And storage!  Score!

We have a busy and cold weekend in front of us.  Easter party tomorrow for my moms side of the family.  Luckily it is at my cousins house here in town!  No far drive this time!

Connor is looking forward to an Easter egg hunt...if the rain holds off!  I swear, this time of year in Michigan is soo unpredictable.  70 degrees one day and 40 next!  Gheesh!

Hope you have a great weekend too!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Evan Almighty

Hello friends!

No decorating ideas, or inspiration pictures today!  Sorry!  But I have alot I want to share with you.

First, have you ever seen the movie Evan Almighty?  It is one of my favorites and Connor loves it too!  I have seen it at least 5-6 times and it always makes me tear up at the end.  I think that is has some great messages in it that are so thought provoking, that I just had to share them....

If you haven't seen the movie, a short take on it is that is is about a man who comes across God and he tells him to build an arc.  Changes start happening to him in his looks, and his every day routine... and his family gets vey upset with him and even embarassed.  Steve Carrell is the actor, so there are lots of funny parts as well.  Well anyways,  things get too weird for his wife and she leaves... on her way to her parents she meets God as a waiter at a restuarant.  She obviously has no idea who he is, but he says some things to her that really hit me with that "Aha" moment.  Like DUH!

So, he says...

"Some may pray for more patience, but God doesn't give them more patience, he gives them the opportunity to be patient."

Or you pray to love more and instead he gives you the opportunity to love and be loved.

Maybe you pray to be more kind to others.  Instead he gives you the  opportunity to be more kind to others.

Think about it.  It makes sense, right?

How many times have you wondered why you can't be more patient with your child, your husband, your co-workers..ect.?  And the answer is sitting right there in front of you? 

I need to work on this more!  Many times I am rushing Connor to get out the door to school.  He always starts getting distracted right when it is time to put his shoes on and go!  Why do I get upset?  Three minutes extra is not going to make us late!  So why even get impatient and angry with him?  "No big deal"- that is what I need to say!  I am going to start working on that!

This time of year is always a good time to reflect of the things you could work on in your life.  Things that you might need to change, whether it is how you pray, what you pray for, the areas you want to spend more time in your day...just the way you want to better your life!

Now, I know I am not in any position to preach to anyone, but maybe next time you say a prayer for something simple like,  "more time to spend with loved ones", look deep to see where there is opportunity to spend with loved ones.  It might be easier than you think!


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Brick Walls...And Fixed Teeth


I wish I had before and after pictures to show you, but someone wouldn't let me take them...

Anyways, Connors teeth are fixed and they turned out sooo good!  He started with one half a tooth and one dorito-like shaped, or vampiresque like tooth.  Yesterday after school he ended with two, perfect, like new teeth!  He was soo happy and just kept looking in the mirror, shocked that they could fix them that good!  Relief!

On a different note- Do you like brick walls in homes?  I do! I do!

I have always loved the look and the interest they give a room.  This one has been a fav. of mine for a long time.  I love the mix of styles.

And then this cool in a bathroom!

I love the rug!

My house does not have any brick...but I am not sure it would look right in my house!  So there are no brick walls in the future for me! :(  But I love to look!

Hope you have a great day!  I am making pillows and have a dinner date with my mom!


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Oh What A Week...


We have had quite a week around here...whew.  Connor has been on spring break all week...he went to a spring break day camp that the Parks and Rec had here for kids 6-12 and had a blast.  It was everyday from 9-3, which gave us a nice break and he wasn't so bored since we were not going anywhere this year.  That was, until tursday when I got a call that he had fallen and broke BOTh his front teeth. 
Two big, front permanent teeth.
So one emergency trip to the dentist and he is feeling a bit better.  He had a bloody nose..and a big flat bloody lip and was holding a little medicine cup with his two teeth.
We go back on tuesday to fix the rest of the damage!
Then last night was supposed to be pizza and movie night and I came down with a terrible headache and terrible nausea.  No pizza or movie for me. :(

We were supposed to go shopping today for some new spring clothes for Connor but we are now going to go tomorrow, hubby went a poker tournament, I still don't feel great!  But on the bright side, we have some beeeaautiful spring weather today! 

What are your plans for the weekend?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cute Pictures

I am sure I am not the only one who recieves tons and tons of junk mail every day...

But I have gotten this one numerous times and they are just so cute.  I love animals.  I am the one that tears up at the ASPCA commercials that show the abused animals.  Yes- that's me.

I love these little squirrels.

And this sneaky little cutie.

All babies love to play!!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Love Me Some Globes...


My computer is at the computer doctors....seeing if it can get fixed.  I really, really hope that they can at least get my pictures off of there, b/c I would be LOST without them!!  I have hundreds and hundreds..and stupidly never saved them elsewhere.  Ugh.  My husband was nice enough to leave his laptop with me today again!

Anyways, I have a new major obsession.  Globes.  I have for a little while and am slowly accumulating a few of them.  5 to be exact.  And one on it's way that I won on Ebay this weekend!  Eventually I want like 50!  Ok..maybe not that many, I'm not that greedy, but I would like a few more.  I also really want a black one.. but they are quite more expensive for some reason.  I can't wait to check out garage sales and flea markets this summer to see if I can find any!

Aren't they lovely in a group...

And sitting alone they are beautiful.

And quite educational...Connor loves looking at them and the different countries! 

What are you into recently?  Anything new?


Monday, April 4, 2011

A Few Favorites..


How was your weekend?  I've got some new things to show you.. in a few days, once I get some good pictures and my computer working.  I am on my husbands right now..mine seems to have a weird thing going on with it and I can't get into anything on there... so please be patient!

I made new (again) curtains for my dining room, in an adorable grey and white chipper print fabric. I got my new rugs in the living room and family room, and got my 2 chairs back that I had reupolstered in my new favorite fabric--- dropcloths!!  After they are washed, they are just fabulous!  I made new living room curtains out the them too, and love them!  Spring has sprung!  Well, not quite here in Michigan..still quite cold, but looking up!

So for today I just have some favorite pictures that were saved on my hubbies computer a long time ago!  I looked through them and had forgotten all about how great some were...and how inspiring the rooms were and how they make me want to make similiar changes in my home!

Enjoy the inspiration!!

I love the pooch above.  I have always wanted an english bulldog!  Someday!

Hope you all have a great day!