Saturday, August 12, 2017

Projects.....

This week I finally got my birthday present framed and hung.  Considering my birthday was four months ago....it was time. 
 
 
Getting the guest bedroom looking spiffy in time for some hopeful guests?!!
 

 
Some of my favorite textiles below.....with projects in the works....
 




Thursday, August 10, 2017

The kids started school this past week.  Alyssa in Junior High and Sammy in Kindergarten.  This year calls for a big year of changes.  It is quite simply amazing the emotions that are involved with new stages of life.  It is a new era in which I am starting and a lot of mixed emotions to go along with.  This entire day when the kids went off to school my house was just quiet.  Not a word, not a noise and it was a strange feeling to just hear the humming all day of the air conditioner or the washing machine.  I must admit during some parts of the day I felt relief for the quiet, and other times sad missing chaos. 
 
The moment kids came through the door the quiet oh so quickly left.  And the party began all over again..... or the rigormoral depending how you look at it.  I am happy to say they all survived with what seemed to be flying colors.  They were excited and happy, and a Mom could not be more thrilled with the excitement and energy of new beginnings. 

Note Sammy not pictured....he wasn't quite cooperating and had to choose my battles for the first day of kindergarten.  Fortunately the battle stopped when he got to school and embraced his five little friends who he was lucky enough to have the same teacher as....
 




 
 


Friday, July 28, 2017

I was with a good friend yesterday at McDonald's play land with all our kids.  We were talking and chatting about just life and I mentioned that I was hosting a lunch for Relief Society the next day and needed to make a cake and get to work.  She piped in immediately offerning to help me with the cake.  I have had a terrible cold this week, so the timing of her offering was heaven sent.  In fact....I am pretty sure I cried with happiness. 
 
Wow.....was it a cake.  It tasted equally yummy as it looked.  I was so incredibly grateful for this generous gesture from a friend.  Friends and people make the world go round....literally! 
 
 







Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My latest wallpaper project.  I love a good quick project that can be done and done.  This was one of those for me!  This wallpaper is by Raphael Sandberg and I LOVE it! 

All of my treasures sitting on my table are from escapades and/or from family.  They all have special meaning.  The beautiful little glass flute dish was a recent gift from my sister.  It is so precious! I am grateful for thoughtful people always in my life.  





I was inspired by a photo that I had saved on Pinterest and loved for years!!!


Friday, July 21, 2017

Where oh where to catch up.  It has been a summer of travels and on the go!  We just got home from our last trip of the summer before school and wow it feels SO GOOD to be home.  I am a home body!  Just a few photos in complete random order for this journal entry of sorts.....



The Zoo!


Brigham City cherries....


The best DAD ever!



Super Man at his finest....





Kate's wedding....




I LOVE TO SET THE TABLE.  If I could....I would be a professional table setter.:)  





Father's day dinner table set.


Farmlands of Brigham City.....Utah






Last year but so darn cute....and patriotic....


My table on the 4th .....Of JULY





The best treat ever.  Our summer favorite.  Slightly grilled donut with strawberries and whip cream!


Long live Caitlin Wilson and her new Chinoiserie collection....



I discovered the best new store the day they were going out of business......but bought this lamp for a steal of a deal.  And lets talk about this beautiful bird dish that my friend Sara gave me from her Pennsylvania thrifting.  I LOVE IT!


Always has to be on the bird chair.....


I bought this Anthro chair when it went on sale and found this lamp shade that matches perfectly at home goods.  


My boys....


More pink and navy.....



Our new pet.....dog....name spotty.


Sunburned and worn out from summer fun....


It FEELS GOOD TO BE HOME!