Thursday, April 28, 2011

A pair of $28 lamps!

These lamps came with the bases, lamp shades, light bulbs & extension! All for 28 bucks...
Oh happy day!  :)
look how modern they look

I found this similar lamp for $195.00 for one lamp!!!!!!!
The base of the lamp is a little bit bigger.

I think I got a deal.. What do you think about my new lamps???

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Being a better Wife.

I am inspired. I have just watched an episode of the Rachael Ray show called 1950's wives. It inspired me to want to be a better wife to my husband. I am not going to lie. I am an okay wife. Everyday I strive to be a great wife. It's hard especially with a young child. However, that is NOOO excuse. I am determined to cook everyday, have the house cleaned everyday, take care of myself & just be understanding to his needs. Also, I want to not be so upset all the time.

 I enjoy being at home. Being a house wife is truly a blessing, I would have never thought I would enjoy it has much as I do! It's just I have so much going on day to day that I just always seem behind on everything. I always feel like I can't get organized no matter how hard I try.

 However,    I have found a new blog called womenlivingwell (I found this blog through A Bowl Full of Lemons ). This lady is amazing. She makes me want to be a better wife. She makes me want to be a better Christian which lately I haven't been.  You should check out her blog because she will have you wanting to change your life. :)

My list of things I am working on:

Cooking everyday
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • & Dinner
Cleaning entire house everyday
Spend more time with my husband
& working on saying yes. :)

Also, finding time to garden & decorate.

Here is the episode I was watching:

These women seem so happy.

How are your wife skills? How do you manage it all?

***Oh yeah, Jr. made 6 months already! whew time sure does fly!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

& We Have a Crawler! (Milestones)

Baby Milestones:
In general, infants between 6 and 9 months old:
Sit unassisted. While many infants start to work on their sitting skills before this age, their ability to sit well (in other words, without tipping over and hurting themselves) takes some time. By 7 months, the average infant can sit while leaning on both hands for support. By a month later, he will progress to sitting alone without support, and by 9 months, most can reliably sit unassisted for longer periods of time. He can also sit in the basket without a car seat for an extend time! (Read About That Here)

Start to stand. The timing of this milestone tends to vary greatly from one infant to the next. That said, many infants between 6 and 9 months will begin to bear weight on their feet and legs, and by 9 months or so, may even be able to pull to a stand while holding onto furniture. He has started doing this already!!He is standing up on things  his bed  rails, bar stools & chairs. I never thought we would be baby proofing already!

Consider crawling. The reason we say "consider" is because while infants are generally capable of pulling themselves along with their arms (some even getting up on their hands and knees) by around 9 months of age, the fact is that there are some infants who never crawl. And while the parents of those infants often are greatly concerned, crawling is not truly a milestone, but rather, it is but one way of assessing whether a child's muscle strength and motor development are developing. If you are concerned about your own baby's lack of interest, discuss it with his pediatrician before spending much time worrying about it! Guess what we have a crawler! My child is really crawling!

Jr. is crawling already. Can you believe it? He has been determined for the pass month to crawl & guess what each day he gets better at it, and he goes longer.

**2 out of 7 nights he sleep in his own bed for the entire night ( which is a blessing for me)

I don't want to brag, but I have one amazing, determined, advanced  little fella ! :)

When did your children start these mile stones?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Before & After -Our Office Desk: Maple ! :)

Hi there! How was your Easter weekend????? Ours was pretty good. We got a lot done, we refinished our desk that we brought from the Green Project for 25 bucks & spend about 25 bucks refinishing it, we worked on the garden, and organized some stuff like, the shed & the office ( still working on).

 I would like to introduce you to Maple. She is Candian, and that is why we named her Maple because the Maple leaf is on the Candian flag ( Sr. is the one who came up with the name because he is random like that. I would have never thought of Maple which is such a great name!.).Nevertheless, She was a little sad before. She was homeless. Now, she has a new look & a place to live- right in our home office! I heart her soooo much! Tell me what you think about her transformation:


We sanded her down with a rotary sander. We used grade 40 & 60.

We used Mission Oak stain & poly. yep, it's the same stain we use on almost every piece of funiture that we refinish.. I mean if it ain't broke then don't fix :)

The method we use & love is to rub in the stain in the wood with a rag. If you want to try this then make sure you use some REALLY good gloves!


What do you think??? What have you been working on??

I will linking this to: one project at a time, before & after link party, & savvysouthernstyle

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Happy Easter to you & yours!! :)

This is how we are spending our Easter morning!

Thanks to Sr. we had some Delicious benyas that he made! Yum!
I hope you are having a wonderful Easter like us! :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Janiya's Minnie Mouse Bday Party :)

This past weekend we went to a birthday party for our friend Steve's little girl Janiya. I am just getting around to posting these pictures. I have been so busy lately working on the home office which is coming along nicely if I might say so myself.  Sr. is burned out, not sure when we are going to get to that laundry room.........guess, this might be my last project for awhile. I better make it

here some pictures from the party:

(I've gotten some fat). But Jr. wasn't interested in Minne Mouse at all.

Clearly, I was the one interested.

He Loves Mommy's kisses!

Why are we mean mugging??

I love my two men!

I love this picture! It looks like they are roaring at each other.

Daddy & the bday girl!

The Bday girl!

The boy with the blue balloon!
Aww too cute!

The Ladies love cool James! :)

Now why is Sr. holding our child like that??

uncle Smitty & the bday girl!

My Son was in love with the bday girl, but she wasn't
So he took things in his own hands. Literally. lol
He was stalking her.

until Rosa came along then he was over her.

Trying to take a much needed Family picture.

That's the best we're going to get.
him & his blue balloon ( I think I am going to do a photo session with him & his balloon for his 7month)

 We had fun especially Jr.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wallpaper Entire Room

Good Morning Peeps! :)

We are in the process of working on our home office, and I came across a great deal on some wallpaper. I paid a BUCK for some paintable wallpaper from Lowe's reg. price was 15 smack a Ros! All they had was four rolls and I got all four which is enough to cover our entire office. I hadn't even budgeted for wallpaper; however, God is GOOD! :) He knew that's what I wanted. He is some good to me ! :0

Wallpaper is making a huge come back. I remember a time when wallpaper fell out of grace so to speak.Now it's back bigger then ever. However, most people wouldn't dare do a complete room. They would  only do one wall like this:

One wall with wallpaper is nice & adds character with out being over powering.However, I am a very daring individual, so I going cover an entire room with wallpaper. Well sort of, The wallpaper  is paintable, and we are painting it white, so it's barely noticable.  I guess I'm not that

 Here is some inspiration:

Beautiful, but I'm am always redecorating, so I won't dare go sooo bold. I have to make decisons based on the fact that I might get bored with it more sooner then later, and I would want to change it.

Here is some paintable wallpaper:

How do you feel about wallpapering entire rooms?? Have you ever used paintable wallpaper? What do you think about it?

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