Friday, November 12, 2010

SUYL: Bathrooms

Today over at Kelly's Korner is Show Us Your Bathroom's. Since we're renting for at least the 1st year since moving here to Texas in July so we could make sure we were in the area we wanted to be in I'm definately limited to what I can and can't do. I hate even having to ask if I can paint. Most of our bathrooms here are still pretty bare and will eventually look alittle better.

This is our downstairs bathroom. I did paint this a neutral color. The owners had it some awful brown color and even the cabinets were painted the same color of brown. It all blended together and just looked awful. I painted the cabinets white and I think it helped some. It works for now and opens the space up instead of being so dark.

That sweet picture is of my smallest child and my husband a month or so ago. I love it. The Wash sign I saw on another blog Craft-O-Manic in her laundry room. I decided just to do one for the bathroom. It didn't turn out nowhere near as cute as her's.

This is the girls bathroom and it's very bare. It has wallpaper as does our master bath. I had originally thought of asking if I could take it down or pay someone to but then I thought I didn't want to waste my money on something that's not mine. It's not as bad to me as our master bath wallpaper. I want a window treatment for that window because it's long but I haven't done it yet.

The counter area

This is Dawson's bath/Guest Bath/Playroom bath.

I won this cute sign in a giveaway a couple of months ago and love it.
This is walking into our bathroom and that's all I'm showing of that bathroom. Ha. The wallpaper makes it way to busy. We have a huge counter space area and a huge bath and shower which is great.
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Missing A Friend On Their Birthday

Since moving here to Texas in July Ansley has made some very good friends. She's made several at church that she just loves and has also made a best friend at preschool named Ava. This is Ava and Ansley recently on our trip to the pumpkin patch. They are two peas in a pod while at school together their teacher says.

They just laugh and giggle when together and Ansley mentions Ava oh about 20 times a day. Well Ava does this and Ava says that. It's so cute and I'm glad Ansley is making some wonderful friends here.

But Ansley also misses her friends back home in Florida. This is her special cousin Kellen. My cousin Tracy and I were pregnant together with Ansley and Kellen and they've always been extremely close and the best of friends. They talk a pretty good bit on the phone but they miss each other.

Today is Kellen's 5th birthday and it seems quite upsetting for Ansley that she's unable to be there and was unable to go to his party yesterday. It breaks my heart. We're going home in alittle over a week and even though we'll celebrate together then it's still not quite the same.

So Happy 5th Birthday Kellen!!!! We love you and will be seeing you in about a week.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A Full Day of Fun

Today was a busy,busy day for us. The kids got to dress up in their costumes for church and after church they had a trunk or treat. There were bounce houses,zip lines, a rock climbing wall,batting cages,a train,pony rides, and candy. They had so much fun. After that we came home for abit so Ireland could take a quick nap then we were back off for a party we were invited to from one of Dawson's best friends in class. His parents have a big party every year where everyone eats then rides a hayride then trick or treats. It was fun and a good way for us to meet more of Dawson's friends and the parents. Everyone is so welcoming here. We then trick or treated for awhile til Ireland gave out.

Here are some pictures from our funfilled day.

The kids at church. Ansley is a wildcat, Dawson is a gangster,and Ireland is a ladybug.

Dawson playing a game at one of the trunk or treat cars.

Cute or what?

Ireland waiting in line with Ansley. Ansley was getting her face painted.

The rock climbing wall and the zipline and yes those are deers in support of our Texas Rangers.

Ansley after getting her face painted.

Cute train the kids rode. Ireland loved this.

Several of the bounce houses they had.

Ansley coming down the slide.

Dawsons turn.

This is Ireland 2 seconds after buckling her. Tired baby.

This is Dawson and Ben whose party we went to tonight riding the hayride. Doesn't Dawson look so grown. Ha. Loving that mustache. I know he did.

The hayride before we all got on.

Ansley was a Nurse tonight for trick or treating. This costume was mine when I was around her age and it has special meaning to it for 2 reasons. One is my mom made it for me and saved it just for a day like today and two because I'm a nurse and it's sweet seeing her wear this. I didn't let her wear it today to church because I was afraid it would get messed up on all the games and bounce houses.

Does he look the part?

My sweet ladybug.

This picture makes me one proud mama.
I hope your Trick or Treat day was full of fun.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Show Us Your Life:Where Our Guest Lay Their Head

Today is Show Us Your Life: Guest Rooms over at Kelly's Korner. This guest room still isn't completely done since moving in, in July but it works.

Upon entering the guest room.

The bed is from IKEA. Bedding is a mixture. The quilt is from TJ Maxx and the shams and duvet are from an online Scandinavian Company. Pillows are from Target and TJ Maxx also I think.

Up close of the bedding. I LOVE the red ticking.

The table was my husband's grandmothers. My inlaws gave it to us and I painted it a red. I love how it makes the details pop so well on the legs. The lamp is from Stein Mart. The tray holds some night time reading for guests. Several decorating magazines and books. Please overlook the wad of cords on the floor. It's where Time Warner hooked our phone and internet at. I plan to maybe get some shutters or something else to go there to help conceal it.

Cute cross is from Hobby Lobby. The red sign was just a piece of wood I had that I painted and put a vinyl decal that I had on. I wish I wouldn't have painted it a red as it's hard to read sometimes. Oh well. I learned and wouldn't do it again.

A frame I painted and put burlap in and stenciled.

This cute stitchery I won off a blog in a giveaway. I love it.

A basket full of blankets for our guest in case they want extra.

I missed last weeks nurseries/kids rooms so here are my kids rooms.

This is the girls room. I have them sharing because we wanted to have our 4th bedroom as the guest plus I just like the fact that they are in there together.

This is Ansley's side. She loves her Cinderella bed my inlaws bought about 3 years ago when they were on vacation. The bedding is from Target. I originally was going to go all out on bedding for the girls to match from Pottery Barn but the more I thought about it the less I liked the idea. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on bedding that Ireland or Ansley might outgrow soon or if they ended up not sharing a room I didn't want the rooms to be alike so I settled for the same colors. The cute stool was a flea market find.

This is Ansley's dresser. I hate the pulls on it and plan to change them eventually but right now it's not high on my priority list. Yes, the girls don't have curtains yet. I'm on the lookout for some.

This is the girls frames from the birthdays. They each have one. It's their 1st birthday invitations and a picture of them at a year old and then all our guest signed it with sweet messages. I love it and it's something they can always look back on and how much they're loved.

This is Ireland's side. The cute nightstand was another piece that was my husbands grandmothers. I seen it and another one that's now in my sons room in her garage when my inlaws were going through things after she passed months later for a estate sale. They told me to go through and pick anything I wanted. I grabbed the 2 nightstands and the one that's in my guestroom and another smaller version of it too. I love them. They're very sturdy and solid. Ansley wanted hers a pretty pink. I love the dry earse plate on it for messages and the lamp is vintage. I found it on etsy.

Here's a more up close look. The bowholder was a gift and it holds some of our bows. We have tons in baskets in the girls bathroom. Truth be told we'd need probably another 3-4 bow holders like that to hold almost all of them. Crazy I know.

This shelf I got from Michaels and painted it. The knobs I got online. The dress on the left is Ansleys baby dedication dress, the one in the middle is my baby dedication dress, and the one on the right is Ireland's baby dedication dress. I love looking at them when I come in the room. The princess sign was a gift from my fil for Ansley on her 1st birthday.

This is Dawson's room. His room is a work in progress. It has a LONG way to go. He mainly wants a map theme to his room. We are slowly decorating it but it leaves alot to be desired still at this point.

He wanted a "D" on his door since the girls have their names on the wall in their room. I painted it for him and he loves it.

His dropcloth curtains. They work pretty well.

I love the colors in his bedding. He still needs the shams and the twin comforter set for the top bunk. I am in the process too of finding some pillows for the bed. I want to get a rug to go under some of the bed also.

Here's his nightstand that I painted for him. The lamp shade I just added ribbon to and a button to add to it. The picture on the nightstand is of Dawson and his dad when he killed his 1st deer.

This stool my mom painted for Dawson's nursery and he still likes to keep it out in his room. It's special to him and I like that he feels that way.

This is entering his room. The longhorns were his dad's when he was little and were given to Dawson by my inlaws when they found out we were moving to Texas. Right under it now is a map of the US hanging ( I took this picture before it was hung). I'm in the process of trying to frame it from a tutorial from another blog. I'll let yall know how it turns out. I'm also on the lookout for a pretty globe to put on his armoire.

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