Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I ordered two easter buckets from Jaime at Whimsy Tin. I should be getting them this week. She put some pictures of my buckets on her blog. I can't wait to get them!!
Here are the pictures from her blog. I LOVE the way they turned out. I can't wait to order one for my sister's baby and I want to order our family a Christmas bucket.
I used our last name on the buckets because I want to keep them out in our house after Easter. I think I am going to put the spring one on our table and put some spring flowers in it. And this summer I plan to fill the baseball bucket with snacks and take it to Brock's baseball games. I had her use blue and yellow on the baseball bucket because those are our school colors.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Before my Grandma died she gave me two chairs from her dining room table set, one has a yellow cushion and one has a pink cushion. They have been in our basement for years but over the weekend I decided to bring the pink one up to our living room. My Grandma LOVED pink. In her house her bedroom was done in all pink and her bathroom was pink too. She even had a pink toilet, sink and tub. I loved taking baths in her pink tub when I was a little girl! Anyway, I added a blue pillow to it and put it in the corner of our living room. I think it's a sweet addition to our room. I really like it and it makes me think of my Grandma!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Tonight Brock, Ava and I dyed Easter Eggs. I am SO thankful that Brock still likes coloring eggs with us. I always buy a ton of eggs for them to color. We colored half of the eggs tonight and later on this week we will color the other half of the eggs. After Easter I used the colored eggs to make egg salad and deviled eggs-yum!
Here are some pictures from tonight.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
I talked to her tonight on the phone and she was telling me some names they have picked out and we were talking about what her nursery will look like. She loves decorating and I know she is going to create a precious nursery for her sweet little baby. She was so excited. I know they are going to be great parents. Congrats Shelby and Ryan! We love you :)
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Friday was Ava's birthday so we had a busy weekend celebrating her birthday! Friday, March 19 was her actual birthday, and she and Brock had a day off from school so we spent the day together which was fun!
We actually spent about 2 hours test driving cars because I desperately need a new car my almost 11 year old car that has 158,000 miles on it is about to bite the dust! I took Ava and our 2 sweet neighbor girls with me on the test drives because I always have at least 1 or 2 extra kids with me! I would drive the cars and drive them up to Graig at work so he could see them too. After much discussion, online research and debate we have settled on getting the Kia Optima which is a mid size car. It has a ton of features and Graig and I are going to pick it up tomorrow morning. We are getting the midnight blue (which is a navy color).
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
On Saturday morning Ava and I went to a flea market. I always find the best stuff at flea markets! We love going! I found this HUGE serving platter, well actually Ava found it! I love the color! This is my favorite color. The best part it's only cost 50 cents! I put it on top of the cabinet in our dining room. I think it is the perfect color for spring!
I went to the Dollar Tree last week and I found these decorative balls for $1 each. I have been wanting to buy some of these but they always seem SO expensive so when I saw these I grabbed them up!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
We had a great weekend!! We didn't have a lot of stuff going on this weekend but we did get to spend a lot of time together which was fun!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I have been very slowly getting our some of our Easter and spring decor. I am really liking all of the spring/Easter decor that I have been seeing in blogland. Everyone has such cute stuff!!
This is my absolute favorite Easter/spring decoration. I bought this wreath about 4 years ago and it cost more than I usually spend on decorations but when I saw it I knew I had to have it! It is so peaceful and calming and I love the way it looks on our mantle.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Last week I ordered a few more vinyl monograms from decal monograms. I LOVE these monograms they are SO easy to use. I am going to place another little order from her this week and then I think almost everything I own will have our monogram on it-ha ha!
I usually get black monograms but I got this one in grass green. I really like it. This is the crock that we keep all of our hats and gloves in and because we are in upstate NY I don't put our gloves and hats away until the end of April!
This was a vase that I got at a yard sale last summer, I think it looks much better with a monogram!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Saturday night Ava and I had a craft night at my friend Sabrina's house. She is working on some cute spring things for a spring craft sale that she is having and I worked on some things that I have been wanting to get done for a while now.
I took the orginal pictures out of these frames and added some scrapbook paper to the frames. These hang in our office and I wanted a new look. Wall hanging can be SO expensive so I tried to work with something that I already had. I was going to paint the frames black but I am SO glad I didn't. I really like the way they turned out!
I also made a few chalkboard trays. I got these chalkboard trays for $1 each at the Dollar Tree. This was a simple project! I put one in our living room and one in our upstairs hallway.
This is the one in the living room. I put it on a shelf, I wasn't exactly sure what to write on the chalkboard.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Why do weekends always go by soooo fast??? We had a good weekend but I can't believe it's almost over!
Friday night I had to work late because I had a leadership confererence at work. Graig, Brock and Ava got pizza and wings and when I got home at about 7:30 we all ate together. By 9pm we were ALL in bed because we were so worn out from the week!
Saturday morning I went and watched Ava in her ballet class. We only get to watch twice per year so it was fun to watch her and her ballet friends. Here are some pictures of Ava and her sweet class.