Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
No doubt I'll keep tweaking it, but for now the mantle is done.
This lamp was $5 from a thrift store in Colorado Springs. It started out black and I've painted it twice now.
Next up: wicker rockers purchased at a consignment store in Columbia for $32 a piece and a table I bought at Value City furniture my sophomore year of college and used as a night stand. Considering it isn't well made, I think I've gotten my money's worth out of it in the last 12 years. It's seen better days though. Time for a facelift.
The pattern on the table is from paper doilies. You just use a spray adhesive to stick them on the surface and then spray on top of them and peel them off. (For specific instructions go here). They turn out kind of messy and imperfect, which I liked so I didn't touch them up.
I've seen a lot of cute chunky rockers in stores, but they can't compete with these curvy legs (not to mention they cost three times more).
So that's some of what I've been up to, but there's a whole lot more. I think I'm addicted to the fumes.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
So this weekend we decided to get out and have a little fun in our new neighborhood and we headed to a nearby harbor village. We are only 10 miles from Lake Ontario so we figured it was about time we go check it out.
We ate lunch at this cute little restaurant.
That night Skylar helped me make pizza for dinner. Bless her heart, she loves to help me cook but it's a mess every time. It's a good thing she's so cute because she wears me out!
We've made a lot of progress on the home front, so next up will be some pictures of the house.
Friday, June 25, 2010
But here's a new one I'm excited to pass along!
Last month I got an e-mail from Micah's sweet Aunt Raina sharing this recipe for homemade yogurt. I'll admit I haven't had a chance to try it yet with all the moving, but I really want to! In the meantime maybe some of you can try it and let me know what you think.
Raina said she used 2% milk instead of whole, mixed it with some agave nectar (available in wal-mart now by the way) and serves it over fruit and pecans. Yum!
Here's the link for crockpot yogurt .
While you're there you can find a whole slew of other great crockpot recipes too. Thanks for sharing Raina!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Next week the fun continues with Micah's family! We can't wait!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Thank you Army for filling my house, i worried that I might have too much room, but it looks like you're going to take care of that. A closet or three can't contain it all, it might just need its own bedroom.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
At the time she was almost 4 months old, and just as plump and juicy as can be.
We think she looks just like Jenn's baby pictures, except with her daddy's eyes.
Too bad that New York and Hawaii are so far away. We aren't sure when we're going to see Hannah again, but Skylar is still talking about her!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
All of the pesky tack board had to be pulled up along with hundreds of staples all over the floor. It took a few hours of working by the light of the bathroom that night (no overhead light and no lamps) and during Skylar's nap time the next day, but it was worth it.
Micah used a miter saw to cut new trim, I painted it, and then he installed it and it looks great. We were so proud that we survived our first DIY project together! I'll post a picture when I get the room finished.
I counted over 15 different things blooming today. Other than the hydrangeas, I don't know what they are, but I love having all the flowers.
And of course, you-know-who is enjoying her new house and yard too......
Lots more to come!