Monday, June 25, 2018

Stepping Stones

|Warning - having trouble with the formatting in Blogger. Something keeps fouling this post up! I do apologize!

Howdy! How's it going? I'm sitting here "breaking my fast" this morning and just thinking... I already ate the blueberries on my plate by the way! :) I LOVE early mornings! Waking up early is awesome because you can get so much done before everyone else is up!

So I'm working on a project that is taking me a while because of the steps-I'm refinishing my son's dresser! As soon as I'm finished with it I'll post it on here. I am hoping to have it completed tomorrow night! I'm so tired of having rooms all out of whack!

Since I don't want to post pictures of it yet I will post pics of an older project! A couple months ago I installed three stepping stones that were extra finds next to our patio. Instead of disposing of them we're using them.

You see, I had buried one of the stepping stones and had two left to do for over a year. The mower would get hung up on it and I was afraid someone was going to get hurt tripping over it.

These aren't pretty pictures but it's something I've been putting off for a while/ I'm so happy I finally got this completed. AHHHH! What projects are you putting off?
Happy Day!


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Hello Summer!

Hi, just wanted to say hello because it has been a while. It's summertime now, my favorite time of year! 

I'm holding off on some house decorating and updoing right now in order to get my kids on a good summer schedule. Working on meals and plans to have fun and things like that. Hope you are doing well.


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Laundry - A Load A Day So I Can Keep Up With It!

Hi Everybody! How are things going? Hopefully good. It's late at night and I'm trying to do a clean sweep of things before tomorrow. I got off track after last weekend because of our yard sale. It took a lot out of me and afterwards it's always a lot of work to try and figure out what to do with everything. 

Sooooo. Laundry... I DETEST folding laundry! Can't stand it. I'd rather mow the yard than fold laundry. I'd rather dig in the dirt than fold laundry. It's such a pain in the butt... LAUNDRY!

BUT I think I have found a system to help with that one awful chore! I've switched from doing laundry one time a week to doing one load a day. It's quick, it dries faster and it's pretty simple and a lot less to fold and put away at one time. I make sure I start the load and finish and put away one load a day. I'm pretty excited about it. It's like this secret a lot of moms have but really it's so simple and I'm so dumb for not realizing this much longer ago! I typically do 7-8 loads when I do it one time a week so it's not so bad!

These IKEA bags used to be my laundry system. I'd do laundry for an entire day or two then separate each person's clothes into one bag then do towels and sheets in one. UGGH The bags just cluttered up the laundry room and the floor while I was filling them up, waiting on laundry to finish. Plus some times it would take one to two days to get it all put away.

Now I just do the laundry and carry it up by hand. I think I'm going to get one rectangular laundry basket to carry the one load up in.

I did try to also do one load a day and batch it so that it I am doing similar fabrics together. It worked out well too but I found that I would have a bit of a larger load in one day but then again it could save me from having to do a load every single day. I'm going to play with it for a while and figure out the best strategy.

How do you do your laundry? I'd love to hear!


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Neverending Leaf Pile!

Oh goodness! We had never-ending leaves in our back yard for MONTHS! Last week I was finally able to rake them all up and bag them and get them to the curb! WOO-HOO! I spent two days working on this project and now it is DONE! Another Spring project I can mark off the list. 

What's on your list?

Back Yard

Front Yard For Pick-Up!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Happy Hump Day! I had a horror-flick style vomit session late Friday night accompanied by good old diahrea. How's that for a lovely description of TMI on a home decorating bloggety blog?!?! Oh my gosh it was awful. I was in bed the entire weekend quarantined from the rest of the family just in case it was a contagious stomach bug. I wasn't sure if it might have been food poisoning but NOPE, a big, fat N-O-P-E! Both my kids are home today puking so I have my answer! Praying the hubs doesn't get it because if he gets it, oh I won't go in detail but it won't be fun! LOL

SOOOOO I've been having fun redecorating the house. I've been working on it a lot to make it more of a vacation feeling so we enjoy it like when we go on our beach vacations and enjoy those!

I told you I would share some of the beachy decorations and here are some! I love them! The clothes pin-I've got to find a cute picture of the family from one of our vacations to add to it. :-)

What do you think? Well I've got laundry to do, dishes to put away and some leaves to rake up today for the trash pickup tomorrow.  Have a great day! Love ya!


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Guess What I'm Doing!

The annual yard sale! YES! This one should be the biggest one yet too. Lots of furniture... LOTS of furniture! Lots of kids stuff! Lots of Stuff! We've been hanging on to so much of this stuff tagged as yard sale things for months and it's cluttering up our home. Can't wait to unload it all soon. 

Below is the sign I just made to laminate and hang on our mailbox. Can't wait!

A lot of people don't enjoy yard sales but I really do. I kinda like the prep work and the day of meeting and getting to talk to lots of people. It's fun! I'll let you know how it goes and next post I'll show you some other projects I did over Spring Break! Have a great rest of your weekend.

I think Trading Spaces reboot is tonight. If I'm wrong, I apologize but if I'm right, I'm all eyes tonight. Can't wait to see how they reboot it.

See ya Later!


Friday, April 13, 2018

Freshly Painted Dining Room

Happy Hump Day! Spring Break was awesome last week because I got a lotta lotta done! Woot Woot!

Our dining room which was probably the last room to need a repaint got done! It took me forever and a day to get to it. I prepped it a couple weeks ago and finally got to it. We LOVE the new color! About ten years ago I painted the room a clay/coffee color. We are trying to transform the house into a beach vacation feel and so we went with a darker blue/gray!

I just love the contrast of the wall color and the floor color. The red color seemed libraryish and much more formal, where this color is soothing and casual! I'll show you some of the small decorations I've added later! 

Happy Friday! Hope you have a wonderful day!