Friday, June 12, 2015

Updated Kitchen!

Good morning! 
I am so happy that school is over and my summer vacation is starting!
I will be able to concentrate on my kiddos a bit, and accomplish some things that have been long neglected.
Like my house.
And laundry.
Lots and lots of laundry!
We were looking for an economical way to update our kitchen and decided paint was the way to go.
Our cabinets were in pretty good shape but the color wasn't really what I wanted anymore. 
So after many layers of white paint and some tarnished nickel handles......
This was the result. A much brighter, airier kitchen! 
We are headed to the doc again for Cortney's 3rd wound care appt.   I can not tell you how frustrating this whole thing has been. This poor girl has been through so much....
Please continue to pray for healing.
Thank you all so very much!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Water Colored Roses

Good morning! I am up on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog with this little number.
A water colored card using this gorgeous rose from Crafty Secrets.  I used my Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to create an ombre paneled background.  I also used them to color my roses.   
A bit of Stickles was added to the bottoms of the roses for a bit of sparkle.  I also added sequins, ribbon, and an SRM sticker sentiment. All of this was adhered using Scrapbook Adhesive's Dodz™. The flowers were attached using Crafty Foam Tape. 
And just a quick update.....Cortney is still battling this infection.  She has gone to the wound care clinic twice and doesn't seem to be getting much better.  She will be going again this Friday.
Please continue to pray for my gal. She hasn't been herself and I miss my happy girl.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Bathroom Remodel!

Okay bathroom "remodel" might be a bit of a stretch! Our remodeling consisted of paint, new handles for the cabinets, a new ceiling light, and a change in decor. So the total cost of renovating our bathroom was under $500 bucks! You see, in the 90's hunter green and wallpaper were VERY popular.  We decided to finally catch up to the new millennium!  Can you see the lovely, yet very busy wallpaper?  And the extremely fashionable ceiling light?  Pretty right? ;)

The walls were painted a light grey, wallpaper torn down, new window coverings, cabinets painted white with new tarnished nickel handles, new drum light, and a cool piece of artwork from It is literally like walking into a breath of fresh air! It is so light and airy! I will have kitchen pictures to share tomorrow. We painted our cabinets in there as well and it is like a brand new kitchen! It is amazing what a bit of paint can do! 

So What do you think?

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Live Life to the Fullest.....

This weekend was Kyle's graduation party. I created a video for him to remind him to love life...and to live it to the fullest. This song from One Republic resonated strongly with me and I hope he listens to the lyrics and knows how much he is loved.

And of course I had to include a couple of photos from of him with his graduation bundt cake! 

And the other with his most favorite gift!   (NOT!) But every college kid needs laundry detergent!  (He is NOT bring his dirty laundry home to me! ;)

Have a great day!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!