Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Loves for the moment

When you come upon something that reminds you of something you used to love, well, then sometimes it gives you a desire to search out other things you love.

Hence, another list.

I know, it's a habit.

And just so we're clear, when I make a list, these days, I make it in these.  Which are beautiful and great.

But with all these dreary, rainy days, it makes me want to make this.

Or this.  Which I've made, and they are delicious, so I want to make them again.

I want to sit down in my living room, looking at this, or this, and at the same time be watching this, which is one of my all-time favorites, or this, which is by far my favorite Christmas movie that we always start watching in November!

And since we're talking about things to love, any of these items would be great to wear.  This would be super comfy, and these would be adorable with anything.

If I made a TON of money, and had it just to throw around, I would have this in my purse. Because you know, everyone needs a $198 wallet.

Now, all I want to do is curl up under a comfy blanket and start watching the above movies.

See ya!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Senior Night/Pink Night for Football

No, I don't have a senior. 


At least not for 3 more years.

Woa.  Only 3 more years.  Unbelieveable!

Ok, back on task.

Every year in October, to support Breast Cancer Awareness month, we have a "pink" football game.

The guys get all gussied up, the girls get all gussied up, and everyone wears pink!

Unfortunately it was cold last night, so alot of the pink was UNDER coats!

Anyway, it was an intense football game.

The football players were escorted through a tunnel lined with all our local fire department trucks, running their sirens every step of the way.

Then a kindergartener in our district, Jett Roe, who is battling leukemia, delivered the game ball via helicopter to the middle of our football field.  Really cool.

During halftime the cheerleaders took their pink halloween buckets through the stands, collecting money for our local hospital with a cancer center.

Grace cheered hard...

and our team won in overtime.  42-35!

Great job Falcons!

We even had fireworks after the game since they got rained out last Friday.

It was a great night.  Cold, but great!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

it finally happened.

I told  you a week or two ago about the shutter project for the house.

There were 18 in all, and they were VERY faded.

This is the before picture.

I did like the color, and at one time, our front door was the same color.  But about a year ago I painted the front door red.

Obviously, when we started the project, and all 18 shutters arrived on the ground, I wanted to make them match the front door.

I liked the red on the door, but I'm not so sure about how it all looks now, so you'll have to let me know your opinion.


The kids call it the ketchup and mustard house.  Funny.  But not really.

It took 3 coats on each of the 18 shutters.  It felt like a REALLY LONG project.

The other project I was working on involved a potential "coffee bar" area.

Brent and I LOVE coffee, but I was tired of where our coffee maker used to be, (in a corner, in the way of dirty dishes when they were on the counter, and way to close to the stove.)


I first started with a sign. 
When my cousin Emily moved to Wisconsin recently, she gave me a white painted barn board with chippy paint.

I was going to use it for a shelf in the kitchen above the stove, but decided to do this instead.

I got out my sharpie marker and some black craft paint.

I wrote COFFEE, then painted it in, and let it dry of course.

Till it looked like this.

Then I took some sand paper, and distressed it till it looked a little MORE chippy.

Then I added some sawtooth hangers to the back.

And hung it up.

Under my "new" coffee bar...

These shelves used to just house some of my antique collectibles, but I made it more coffee friendly.

Coffee filters in a very worn PYREX bowl, coffee grounds in a glass jar with a chalkboard coffee sticker, and our new coffee maker (which I had to purchase Thursday since ours decided to take a poop the night before.)

I even added the vintage coffee mugs my mom found for me at Goodwill.

It's out of the way from other people in the kitchen, and it's just right. 

So, two big projects done. 

Feels good.