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Monday, April 21, 2014

Updated kitchen cabinet display~


Hello Everyone!  Did you have a nice Easter?  We went to two different sessions of church.  One was on Saturday night, and the other was Sunday morning.  At the Saturday evening session, my seventeen year old son spoke on love and service, and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.  He did such a wonderful job, and the other speakers and music were so uplifting as well.

The Easter Bunny came on Saturday morning and dropped off  a few treats, instead of Sunday.  We started this tradition when the kids were little so that we can truly focus on Jesus Christ on the Sabbath. Unfortunately, we don't live near our extended families, so it was just our little family for Easter.  My kids have been so tired of ham since Christmas, so I tried to break out of tradition by trying out a pinterest recipe for crock pot orange chicken instead.  Well, It failed!  We came home to burnt chicken.  Oh well, it was still a beautiful day, full of sunshine.

And, Grace enjoyed reading one of my favorite books as I practiced my photography...

Friday, April 11, 2014

Laundry Room Transformation


It's quite surprising, really, that I have been in this home for nearly 8 years, and decorated just about every square inch of it except for the laundry room.  The funny thing is, it really didn't need much work to look good...mostly just a fresh coat of paint.  When we moved in, there was one wall that had two different sheens of paint on it and poorly patched holes, but I just tried to overlook it.  It's amazing what you can pretend isn't there, until something happens and you realize it needs your attention...the shelf fell down!!!  In that moment, I knew it needed my attention.  Here are the shelves "before",

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Birds Nests & laundry rooms


It is finally time to update the laundry room.  It has been the most neglected room in my house, (decorating wise), and yet one of the most functional.  It hasn't been painted since we moved in, and the walls were really in bad shape.  It was just not something that I have had a strong desire to tackle.  However, when I bought some cute baskets to put on the shelves, and they started to give way, I knew it was time.  Who knew that they weren't anchored into the studs?  So, my husband took the shelves down, and I got to work, prepping the walls and painting.  On a whim, I painted the ceiling blue, and I'm hoping to finish painting the white walls and shelves today. Then my husband can put the shelves back up, and I can start organizing and decorating again. (pictures soon!)

While I was painting yesterday, a couple of Robins wandered toward the window, looking curiously at me...their orange bellies so huge.  It seemed like they were wondering where to locate the perfect nesting spot.   Then, I woke up early this morning to get some reading done.  While I read, I kept hearing rustling noises outside my front window... I'm convinced it was a mommy robin hopping through the crunchy leaves while gathering the goods to make her nest!  Happy Spring!

Friday, March 21, 2014

My DIY paper mache~ Easter/Spring Lamb


I picked up a ceramic lamb at a yard sale last summer thinking that I could "de glaze" it and then
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