Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Updating our Kitchen

Recently we replaced the white stove & microwave for stainless steel appliances. Our new fridge is on it's way and I can't wait! This week I'm working on painting the walls. I'm using Clark & Kensington's Baby Elephant, found at Ace Hardware. Here's a sneak peek of one wall:

Other upcoming projects in our kitchen include:
  • change out the valance for something burlap (because that's my latest obsession. haha)
  • new countertops- I've pinned some inexpensive, DIY countertop projects that I'm going to look into. Pinterest here I come!
  • paint cupboards white- I'm pretty sure this will change the whole look dramatically. This is one project I'm really looking forward to!
Check out this post for other "before" pics of our kitchen. Stay tuned for"after" pics! :)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

So I settled on this...

...instead of a tattoo and I must say, I LOVE IT! It's so much less-permanent. The outside of the bracelet is the lattitude & longitude of where Mike & I got married and I had my two babies (Lewiston, Id). The inside is our initials with 7-7-07, 4-1-09 & 10-15-10.

I found it here. If you haven't subscribed to GroopDealz yet you need to!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Window Dressings Complete!

We My wonderful husband hung up all the flower boxes this afternoon (well, I'm still missing one but should have it by the middle of next week). I can't wait to fill these puppies with dirt and plant some more flowers. I think I'm going to do all RED wave petunia's with white flowers (hanging down).
Eeeeek...I can't wait!

So, since this was my mother's day present I guess I should say...Happy Mother's Day to me!!! and to all you other mothers out there. Have a blessed day tomorrow!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Simple wall decoration

Inspired by Pinterest and this blog post, I decided to take my vinyl wall decal to another level. This was a really simple project! Here's how I did it:
Step 1. Applied this cute vinyl wall decal to some boards we my wonderful, compliant husband screwed together.
 Step 2. Painted the whole thing brown. (helpful hint: make sure you choose a darker color than the wood)
Step 3. After the paint dried I carefully peeled the stickers off.
Viola! The finished product :)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Beautfiul Sunsets

The sunset was so pretty tonight so I quickly grabbed my camera and took a shot of the barn outside our back window. This picture is SOOC (straight out of camera). The sun was shining on it just perfectly!

Inexpensive DIY shutters

So happy with our latest project. It was super easy and the best part is that it cost less than $100 for all 14 shutters!

Here's how:
1. Measured all the windows from top to bottom
2. Went to the hardware store and bought 1 x 6 boards
3. Cut 4 boards to size & 2 boards across (one on top, one on bottom)
4. Screwed together
5. Painted with flat black exterior paint and hung up!


                                                                                  ...and AFTER!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Re-purposed crib

Easy peasy pinterest-inspired project I'm telling ya! and cheap. Total cost was less than $30.00 (approx $4 for the can of chalkboard paint and 3 chairs at a local thrift store for $7/each). The boys are getting so much use out of it. I'm really glad I did it! :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A baby calf is born

Monday, April 2, 2012

Ryder's 3rd Birthday!

What a great weekend! We celebrated in McCall, Id. Ryder got to try out skiing again & went out to lunch at Smoky Mtn Pizza Co. before we headed back home. The night before we had a small birthday celebration. And the theme?... well John Deere of course!

20 questions: answered by Ryder
1. What is your favorite color? red & blue
2. What is your favorite toy? tractor toys
3. What is your favorite fruit? potstickers (which is actually his all-time favorite food)
4. What is your favorite tv show? Pocoyo
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? circle pancakes
6. What is your favorite outfit? dressin up
7. What is your favorite game? playin tag
8. What is your favorite snack? fruit
9. What is your favorite animal? giraffes
10. What is your favorite song? playing music
11. What is your favorite book? reading books
12. Who is your best friend? Dylan & Harlee
13. What is your favorite cereal? marshmallow cereal
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? play on the trampoline
15. What is your favorite drink? chocolate milk
16. What is your favorite holiday? Easter
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? my kitty
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? cereal
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? John Deere tractor cake & candle
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? I just wanna grow up. I wanna grow up like the other kids.