Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Hey y'all!

Found this while shopping yesterday.  

How cute is he?

I think it's gonna look great in the newly painted bathroom. EEK!

Monday, February 09, 2015

Winter projects continues

Hey y'all!

Remember this post from way back when? Well, it's time for a change, and to say bye bye to the monkeys. 

Apparently we love this gray by Sherwin Williams.  So far we have painted the hallway going into this bathroom and also the bathroom, and our office.  We are also painting Mason's room gray.

We decided to put the shelves back in the same spot after painting.  

 Now it's time to decorate.  Mason has decided he would like a seashell bathroom.  I agree. We love the the beach and what better way to bring it into our home. 

I found this artwork on and of course my first thought is...  I can totally make those and they will look super cute in this bathroom.

I'm loving this crab!

 We have wood leftover from our deck project, so I am totally on board with another diy!  I mean how hard could it be, right?

I have a vision of white and navy with some accents of orange (per Mason's request).  Having a plan in mind seems to help me pick out items when I'm shopping.  Sometimes having a vision can go way wrong or I get disappointed afterwards if it doesn't turn out they way I had planned. 

I would like to have a display of seashells on these shelves.  Maybe a picture or two and I feel like I need something with some height.  

Obviously our monkey shower curtain must go.  I'm thinking a white shower curtain with maybe a stripe or two of navy. 

An oar would look really cool here, don't ya think?

HomeGoods here I come!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A little bit of color

Hey y'all!

Why is it that every January we're all scrambling around organizing and re-decorating? May be it's just me.  I had/have a list of "winter projects" and so far only 2 of them have been accomplished.  Well, 1 and a 1/2.  

We've lived in our home for 4 years now, so we felt it was time for a little bit of color.  Painting a room can make such a dramatic difference and make it feel so much more "homey". 

Off we go to Sherwin Williams!

These are two of the color swatches we picked out.  First up was the master bath. 

 We chose Raindrop for the master bath.  It turned out a little darker than I thought, but we do get a lot of natural light coming in from the window.   

I love to see comparison pictures. Especially side by side.  You can really see the difference.  I'm loving it already.  And now I need to replace that runner. 

Next up will be the master bedroom, but in the meantime, we started painting the office. 

The color we chose for the office is called Online (3rd one down from the top). Actually, we are painting the guest bathroom, and Monkey's bedroom this color as well.  I never realized how neutral gray can be.

This is a work in progress.  We have finished painted, but after it dried we noticed our brush marks.  Being OCD that we are, we will go back over some of the areas with a small roller.  The roller will hopefully give the wall texture and cover the brush marks. 


Stay tuned for more updates as I'm sure I'll HAVE to buy more decor accessories. See ya later!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Another first

Hey y'all!  Happy New Year!!

Yes, I know.  I haven't posted in quite some time.  I promise to update soon, but in the meantime, I just had to share our excitement! 

Monkey lost his first tooth!  

He was beside himself with excitement!  We knew his tooth was loose, but we wanted him to decide when he was ready.  We didn't want the first time to be traumatic. HA!

Actually, during the weekend, he started wiggling it.  He said he needed to "get it ready"! 

Then all of a sudden there it came.  He pulled it out all by himself (after we looked at it a couple of times).  

As soon as the tooth was out, he says, "I have to hurry and go to bed so the toof berry will visit me"!  Oh my gosh!  We were all laughing and so excited for our little buddy!

 Such a big boy getting the tooth out all by himself!

Way to go Mason! We love you!

Saturday, November 01, 2014

The BIG "K"

Hey y'all!  Yep, I'm still here!  

I feel like Stella.  Instead of getting my groove back, I'm trying to find my groove.  In other words, since Mason started kindergarten, I have been trying to find a schedule for myself.  This has been the strangest, most awkward time for me.  Mason has adjusted very well into his new role of being a kindergartner.  I never thought it would be me who needed to adjust.

(Mason is actually in Mrs. Todd's class now)

After 2 months, I think I have found my new schedule and it goes something like this:

8:20 am ~ drop off Mason at school
9:00 am to 10:00 am ~ Crossfit
10:15 am to 11:15 am ~ Volunteer in Mason's classroom
11:30 am ~ Shower (finally)
12:00 ~ Lunch
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ~ Run errands, laundry, clean house
3:30 pm ~ Pick up Mason (carpool)
4:00 pm ~ Start dinner
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm~ Dinner
6:00 pm to 8 pm ~ Homework, Bath, Book, Bed

Since Mason started school everyone asks, "What do you do with all of your free time"?  Really.... What free time?  I really don't have a ton.  Don't get me wrong, sometimes I squeeze in a tv show or something from the dvr, but I don't sit around all day watching tv and eating bon bons. HA!!

I'm so type A personality and I work so much better with a schedule.

I'm so proud of monkey.  He has really adjusted well with his new schedule.  He loves going to school and seems to have fun. 

Such a big boy!  I mean really, where does the time go?!

I'll have to admit, I was very sad to see him start school, but now seeing him thrive just makes me happy.  He was so ready to go out into the world and make his mark in the small world.

I love the extra special times and it makes them so much sweeter now.  

Early release means special trips to get french fries! YUM!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Wasted space

Hey y'all!

How many of you live in your dream home? 

And how many of you are making your home a dream?

Well, dream or not, hubby and I (mainly me) are constantly changing or working on something. I'm not always looking for work to do, but I seem to always look for ways to organize or use all of what we have.  

We downsized 4 years ago into our current home and first I was in shock by the space we were limited too.  Now, however, we seem to have all that we need.  Sure I would love to have this, that, or the other, but I'm happy with what we have currently and we both love making our home comfortable.
Our kitchen could use more cabinets, so I thought this space next to the fridge would be perfect for a tall cabinet. Our pantry is behind the laundry room door and not very easy to access in the middle of cooking.  This new cabinet would be great for flour, sugar, spices, oils, etc. 

The tall cabinet could be as tall as the current cabinets and would look as if it were built in with the house. Hopefully the cabinet information is in our closing paperwork so we can match them up. 

The space above the cabinets is a complete waste.  Other than being able to decorate this space has no purpose.  I'm not sure if there is anything in the plans for this space.  I guess I could always add some baskets storing smaller items, but it wouldn't be easy to get things down as I need them and this space seems to get very dusty!

This next area is in our foyer.  I'm thinking a wall tree with a bench would be really neat.  We don't use the front door often.  Mostly go in and out through the garage door, but it would be nice for guests to come in and be able to hang their jacket. 

Just to get an idea, I found this one on  Very cute and has lots of storage. I think the style with the cubbies would work as well.  

Guess we need to get busy!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Make room for hot tub

Hey y'all!  

We had absolutely no plans to purchase a hot tub, but sometimes you just can't pass up a good deal.  Well, "the deal" literally fell in our laps back in January.  We get the hot tub in the middle of winter which would have been great; however, it sat in our garage for about 3 months before we could move it out due to all of the snow we had this year.  

We thought about several different options on what to put under the hot tub. Concrete, pavers, etc. 

And so the construction begins...

We decided to add on to our current deck and have a lower deck area for the hot tub, grill, and extra sitting area.  Before we started the frame, we placed cinder blocks under where the hot tub will sit for extra support.

After lots of sweat, some blood, and a few tears, we are done! Well, for now. 

We love how it turned out! 

Perfect spot for the grill.

Plenty of room to walk around the hot tub.

Now we have a ton of space on our original deck which will be nice when entertaining.  

I'm not sure who is enjoying the hot tub more.  Us or monkey!