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Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Pumpkin Patch

The time came where it was Lanie's first field trip. What!? Seriously...Lanie is old enough for field trips. She was so excited to go and talked about it pretty much every day. We set out her "fall-ish" outfit= Orange Tunic with skinny jeans and modern cowgirl boots. That wins every time with me, If I could wear skinny jeans (ehemmm...jeggings) every single day I would! Anyways, I decided to take the bug aka Addison along, Aunt Deboo joined us!

We got there about 45 minutes early...hey, maybe I was excited too :) We enjoyed the quiet of the farm and walked around before 250 elementary school kids crashed the party.
 Yes, 250+.

Addison was sure this pumpkin was for her...

We are almost half way through Lanie's first year of school! I am shocked every day at how much she learns. I'm so thankful for a great teacher. We drove up to T.R. the other day and checked out what would be Lanie's new elementary school when we move. It looks very nice and very small =) I'm sure we'll love it just as much as where we are now.


Friday, October 5, 2012

Pinterest Project - Reclaimed Pallet Wood

Who doesn't love pinterest?
Who doesn't love pallet wood?
Combine the two and you will find something like this:
That inspires someone (me) to do this...
 This was so easy to make! The hardest part was laying out the stencils
What you need:
A frame to nail the wood to. I used an old Canvas frame that I used for my Melted Crayon Art (tutorial to come soon for that as well)
Pallet Wood. We got ours from Sonny's
Polyurethane (optional)
1.) Remove the pallet wood from frame and nail the pallet wood on your frame in whatever pattern you like. I liked the horizontal streamlined look for this one.
2.) Decide what you want to paint on the pallet, I used stencils and laid out my phrase.

3.) Paint in the stencils and coat with a layer of the polyurethane paint to keep the wood sealed.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thursday's List

This particular list is getting shorter and I am so excited!
My goal is to have the house listed on October 17th through
a FSBO website with a MLS listing. Exciting stuff!
I'm always looking for pointers on things, anyone have any for me related to listing a house for sale and getting it prepped?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012


That is how my legs feel right now.
Our stairwell ceiling is about 10-11 feet high and I've never been able to paint the edges or fix the ceiling spots...in over 5 years (embarrassing!) I had to get creative and come up with something and Stilts was my last option. A ladder just wouldn't reach high enough. They were kinda fun to use and it was neat being 9 feet tall, but after 1.5 hours my legs were so wobbly and I had some bad impressions. Oh well, it got the job done, right? Kudos to those who use these on a daily basis, I don't know how you do it!


And on another note, Christmas shopping has begun! Who else is getting ready?

Monday, October 1, 2012

My Sunday

Sunday started out with a great church service and the girls loved "super church" and came home with a bag of candy each. We headed to Lowes with my IPhone "notes list" and I was on a mission! An hour later we were in the return line at Lowes because Addy decided to put 5 packs of light bulbs in our buggy and Justin and I thought that one of us needed them. No wonder we spent an extra unplanned $65.00. The employee processing the return thought it was hilarious. 
 Lanie decided she wanted to be my little helper and we put Addy down for her nap. Lanie cleared the vanity for me and started to get distracted so I asked her if she could "stick it out" for me...she said sure...and 5 minutes later started talking about her room being messy and asked if I'd "stick it out" with her. Smart girl, Lanie.
8 hours later we had a new and improved vanity:
Adding Before, Only picture I had :( To show the coloring...
I love when you find the perfect color for something, This color is Valspar "Ebony Field" and is THE perfect shade of dark brown/black/grey. I can picture this on the wall above a 6-7 ft. white wainscoting in my new house :) Something like this...yes...
And a new and {70% off} lamp in our breakfast area:

I got a late start on my pinterest project because it rained Saturday night, It's almost done and I will be posting it soon :)