Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Today on Kelly's Korner home tour is home offices.
Last spring I painted the shelves in our office black. I really like the way they turned out but I don't think I ever showed them on here. They are very large and take up one whole side of our office. I like that they also have 4 cabinets (one in each corner) for storage.
When I was in Illinois I got this cork board at Hobby Lobby. I LOVE it!!
This is a picture I made out of scrapbook paper. This used to be a large canvas I didn't like the picture anymore but I wanted to re-use the canvas because it was so big (and expensive!)
This is our blanket chest/bench that I think works really well in there. We also use this for extra seating sometimes.
Our Office is really small but I am glad that we have the room, it's right off of our dining room. Graig uses our office way more than I do I think it's his favorite room in the house. He does all of his Little League stuff in there and he has file drawers for all of our paperwork he loves organizing our paperwork (yes he's a dork-ha ha!).
Our house was built in 1920 and I think our office used to be a 4th bedroom. We have a teeny tiny bathroom that is attached to our Office that was a closet before it was a bathroom. Here are some pictures of that bathroom.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Last Saturday I decided to paint the cabinet and hutch in our dining room. It was black but I decided to repaint it a light blue color and then I put a brown glaze on the top of it. I really like the change! The color I used was SW Oyster Bay and for the inside of the hutch I used Behr Promenade. I really can't tell the difference between the 2 colors the oyster bay is a robin's egg blue color and the promenade is the green color that is in my kitchen.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
This weekend we had a frost so all of my summer plants died :( When I took Ava to the pumpkin patch I got some little pumpkins and gourds for the planter next to the side of our house. I also put some fake pumpkins from the Dollar Tree in there too. The scarecrows I got from the Dollar Tree and the white tree is from Pottery Barn.
Monday, October 11, 2010
The most exciting thing that happened this weekend was the birth of Ainsley Allison my brand new niece and Brock and Ava's first cousin!
I love her so much already! I love this sweet little hat on her head. My sister says that volunteers make them for all the baby's in the hospital. They should be coming home from the hospital today. My sister is SO ready to be home and sleep in her own bed!
This weekend Brock had 2 baseball games. He pitched in the first game and he struck out 10 batters! Thankfully the weather was perfect and Sunday was a great day for his baseball games.
After the games I took Ava and her friend Anika to a Pumpkin Patch near our house. We went on a hayride and they each picked out two pumpkins.
Here is a picture of Ava from the Pumpkin Patch (this is with my iphone so the quality isn't that great)
I got this gourd that I think is really pretty. I have never seen one like this before. They lady that checked us out said I could dry it so I am going to look up how to do online to see how to do that.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Brock and Ava FINALLY have a first cousin! My sister Shelby had her baby yesterday! We are SO happy for her and Ryan, they have waited a long time to have a baby. Ainsley Allison was born at 12:37 am on October 9 and she weighed 7lbs 9 oz. Michelle sent me these pictures from her iphone today. Isn't she precious??
We can't wait to visit my family meet baby Ainsley in Illinois at Thanksgiving! I can't wait for Brock and Ava to meet her. I have pictures of her on my phone and Brock and Ava have been looking at them all day. They love their cousin SO much already!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Today Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life is Kitchens!! My kitchen (like every one's) is the most important room in our house. Our house was built in 1920 so it is also the smallest ( I guess big kitchens weren't that important in 1920??) and the first room that you walk into when you come into our house using our side door (which everyone does!).
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I am STILL decorating for Halloween, I put a few more things out this week.
I think this little witch is SO cute, I downloaded it here from Centsational Girl. I love her blog! It's really a label she made for a beer bottle. She also made kid friendly labels for juice boxes and water bottles which are adorable! I put it in a black frame from from the Dollar Tree and added it to our bar in our Dining Room.
I think I am finished decorating for the fall! Our house is full of leaves and pumpkins. I don't think Graig can take anymore decorations-ha ha!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I bought a wooden tray at a yard sale for 25 cents, I spray painted it off white and added a vinyl stick on from the Dollar Tree. I think it turned out really cute!
I LOVE cheap and easy projects like this! Happy Tuesday!
Monday, October 4, 2010
This past weekend I did a little decorating for Halloween! It might still be a little early but I love getting my halloween decorations out every fall.
Here is a pillow that I got years ago at Kohl's. I still love it! I put it on a chair in our living room.
I printed out this pumpkin picture from The Graphics Fairy. I like it because it's "fallish" and not "halloweenish" so I can keep it up until Thanksgiving!
I also put out a few other things that I will show later on this week. Happy Monday!!
Friday, October 1, 2010
Graig has been traveling for his job for a week and a half. He will be home this weekend thank goodness we all miss him! Things go much smoother when he is here.
Yesterday Brock and I made Apple Crisp.I posted this recipie on my blog last fall and you can find the recipe here. This is one of our favorite things to eat in the fall. He DID NOT want me to take his picture so he made a silly face-ha ha! He does like cooking with me and he likes making things on his own. I am SO glad that he likes to cook. His future wife will be very happy that he knows how to cook :)