Sunday, September 29, 2013

Randomness again

I haven't posted a randomness post in forever, so here ya go!

1. I bought some new bedding for our bed.  I love the colors!  We've never really had a nicely coordinated bed set before.  I found all of this at Target.  I'm keeping my eyes open for a yellow bed skirt because I think it could use a little more color on the bottom. 

Brent is planning on making us a head board.  I think it will be pretty cool.  It's going to have a rustic barn door feel to it. It will look a lot better once we add that.

We've never had throw pillows on our bed before, so it's been a bit of an adjustment for us to make the bed.  I think we'll survive it though.

 2. This is a hanging deal that my mom and dad made for me for Christmas last year.  We had a crafty Christmas where we all made gifts instead of buying.  It was fun, but stressful at the same time. I've decided to use mine for my necklaces.  It could be used for a coat rack too, but I like it for my jewelry. 

3.  Jack had a minor surgery to put tubes in his ears last week.  It was so incredibly fast from the time they took him back, to the time they brought him back to the room was probably less than half an hour.  He was really scared and disoriented afterwards and just cried and screamed pretty much until we left.  I think he just wanted to leave.  

As soon as we got home he was pretty much back to his normal self.  You would never know he ever had surgery.  He was even playing outside with Ellie.

4.  I've got all my Halloween decorations out already.  I love decorating my new house.  I've picked up a few new things.  I'll have to take some pics and show you what I've got.

5.  If you read my previous post then you know I've started sewing.  I'm really into it right now and I hope it's not something that I do for a while and then lose interest.  I would really like to get good at it.  Here's an apron I made today.

Please ignore the bras hanging on the door. Lol

Friday, September 27, 2013

I'm sewing!! Yes, it's true!!

 I have always wanted a sewing machine and I've been dying to learn, but at the same time I knew it would take time and energy to learn and I didn't know if I wanted to add that to the many balls I juggle on a daily basis.  

The decision was taken out of my hands when my parents got me a sewing machine for Christmas.  So I didn't have a choice then, I had to learn.  Don't get me wrong I wanted to learn, but it's been hard for me to find the time, or drive to figure it out.  

After 9 months of the machine sitting there and never being turned on, our Pastor's wife decided to start a sewing/fellowship time every Wednesday morning.  It's just been a handful of stay at home moms coming and learning to sew while our kids run around or get in our way.  

It's really been a fun time to get to know other ladies and learn to use my machine at the same time.  I'm absolutely loving it.  I feel so good after creating something.  I just think it's crazy that I can turn a bunch of fabric into something cute and useful. 

We've only met twice.  The first time I just learned how to thread my machine and practice some straight stitches.  
During our second meeting I made this little bag.  It's nothing fancy and it will probably fall apart pretty quickly, but I felt pretty good about myself afterwards. 

Last night I made Jack this little pillow case.  He's been needing a new one and I already had some fabric so I just went for it.  I didn't have a pattern or anything.  I just winged it and it came out pretty good.  I was happy with it.  If you look too close, you will see some crooked stitches an some seems that don't line up perfectly, but I'm just a beginner.  I'm trying not to be to hard on myself.  

My plan is to take baby steps. 
 I'm not trying to make a massive quilt any time soon, but maybe I'll get there someday. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Puppy Love and Cheer Camp

We've been bonding with our new baby Ellie for almost a week now.  She's so easy going, especially with the kids.  She's going to be super spoiled in this family.  

Abigail went to a Saturday cheer clinic.  This is like her 3rd or 4th year to go now and she LOVES IT!!

This is just a little snippit of what they learned.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


We knew when we moved in that we would not put off the painting.  That's what we did with our last house and it never really got done.  Plus painting is cheap and so why not?

 Bold right?

 Yes, Brent pretty much painted the entire dining room and kitchen area with the kids running around.  I didn't paint just kept Jack from causing any damage.  Actually the kids were great.

We don't own a small step ladder.

 Finished product, minus chairs that we still don't have.

We got some bar stools and plan on staining them a sort of orange stain.

Next we moved on to the living room and hallway. The kids spent the night away, so I got to help with this.

My picture wall in progress.

All in all we are very happy with our colors and the fact that this only took us two nights to complete.
  Next stop will be the bathroom, which will probably take just a few hours.