Thursday, January 29, 2009

Decorate My Roost

Ok so it is official its time to help me decorate my roost! Well it is my mom'sliving room to be exact. Depending on the sucess of this competition I will do a room from my house next month. To enter to win a gift card you must leave a comment with your ideas or (preferably) blog about how you would decorate the living room. Pictures will be very helpful and remember the top people that inspire me most will get a gift card to a favorite retail store. I am also hosting a giveaway at the same time. The giveaway is as simple as most and is intended to help bring people over here with their great ideas! So comment and get 1 entry, post about the contest, and comment be back to let me know and get 3 additional entries, so there you have it. Now I have some things already in this room. The colors are a ligth blue, rust, that sagey green and brown. The main points that need work are above the fireplace/mantle and this beast!!! There are tons of shelves that can be put into this so keep that in mind. I guess what I am thinking is... should I paint the shelving, what should I decorate with? It is a blank canvas I know, but you can do anything you like. I am just needing inspiration. There is very little to shop around the house for as Mom tends to donate stuff constantly. So think paint? think picutres, stars, decorative stuff. I know it is tough that is why if you post with deocr ideas you will possibly win a gift card to the store of your choosing.So we have our work cut out for us ladies and I am SO excited to see what you would do!

The Giveaway Prize is Valentine's themed and agian the contest winner(s) will get gift cards~

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

25 Things about ME!

I was tagged by Lindsey so here goes...

1. I have A.D.D. so finishing something like this that doesn't have prompts is VERY HARD for me. I am already getting antsy!

2. I went to my Alma Mater by default and am SO glad I did. Going to West Georgia changed my life.

3. I met my husband at a Sorority Crush Party. I saw him from across the room and I was SOLD!

4. While at West Georgia I joined a Sorority which led me to my husband and the best friend and little sis and girl could ask for!

5. You would never guess it, since I only wear make-up a few times a week, but I LOVE wearing make-up.

6. My husband proposed to me while holding our first four-legged baby Rocky a chihuahua. We lost him back in October and then I lost my ring at Christmas...


8. My wedding anniversary is June 24th but I was legally married on June 17th. In Alabama you can marry you 3rd cousin (no exaggeration) but a man cant change his last name.

9. I love shopping for new cars... I LOVE haggling and making deals.

10. I have a beautiful daughter who is a miracle, with stage 4 endo I was told I would never conceive.

11. I am always tired... my child doesnt sleep.

12. I love photography and am starting to develope a business for myself.

13. I LOVE decorating!

14. I am a packrat and hate it!

15. I hate grammar and have likely used poor grammar which will drive Lindsey CRAZY!

16. I am not at all like the mother I thought I would be which is good and bad.

17. I Love to garden and cant wait to do some major work this year in my backyard!

18. I have gotten sidetracked 4 times already and am having a hard time finishing this thing, but I refuse to quit something I just started.

19. I once won a social studies sompetition on the local, regional, and state level.

20. I was in honors chorus and went to state competitions, same with Drama... I won awards and stuff, I was an Honor Thespian. You know you are jealous!

21. I used to dance ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and thanks to bad feet stopped and three foot surgeries later I cant even wear heels.

22. I loved a many parts of my wedding day, but I really hated my reception in alot of ways!

23. I married my soul mate and even though us both having A.D.D. makes things interesting I wouldnt have it any other way!

24. I have the most diverse and hysterical group of friends!

25. I have the most amazing Lord. He shows me daily how amazing he is and how perfect his love is!

Ok so I finished this and I should have been uploading the pics for the contest, but will tomorrow... SO I guess I tag you Laura! Tag your IT!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Contest

The Contest is coming. I have decided to host a contest in order to get great ideas for how to redecorate my living room. I am going to post pictures and color samples so that everyone knows what I have to work with and what I have already chosen for the new space. The rules are pretty simple to give me your ideas in the form of a comment, or if you want to blog your idea and link me to it in a comment that will work too. Blogging the idea will give you more room and the ability to use photos, and will give me a broader picture. I will leave it up at least a week, really think about each entry and decide what I feel inspired me most. Their will be several prizes. At least 2 maybe more if I feel that several people really influenced me. I know the prizes will be gift cards to either, Home Depot, Wal-mart, Target, Lowes, Hobby Lobby, or if you really have a love for a different card and I can easily get it I will do that as well. So there you have it. Also each person that enters will have their name in the hat for a prize unrelated to the contest. If you blog about it contest you will get entered 2 more times. So there are PLENTY of ways to win. I will be putting up the contest probably tomorrow night or Thursday. So STAY TUNED!!!!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Blogging from the road

So I am blogging from the road. I am tired and ready to be home. My goal is to get the laundry done tonight and all of my hubby’s vocabulary worksheets for the week written. I have had such a wonderful few weeks, and it seems like things just keep getting better. It honestly makes me wonder if something bad is going to happen. I am just keeping faith that the lord is blessing us right now and that things will only get better, but if you knew all the crap we have been through in the past 2 years, you would know why I am cautiously optimistic. Anyway, I had a great weekend in Augusta for my Mother-in-law’s 50th birthday and I also got my birthday presents from them, a really pretty engraved necklace and a little spending money! We had a really good time. I am glad to be getting home though because I have so many things that I want to accomplish over the next few weeks. It is going to be very busy. I have to pressure wash my decks and prep them to be re stained and painted, paint my cabinets, get new hardware, new light fixtures, countertops and floors all in the kitchen, all the while hopefully we can start construction on the remodel. I want all of this and the landscaping done by June. I want to enjoy my summer not just continuously work on the house. I hope to start grad school this summer, so I need to get my house and life in order. OH! My beautiful girl is starting to stand for a few seconds on her own, I am pretty sure walking is just around the corner…. I need to get serious about baby proofing! I want to host a competition. I am thinking of the exact rules, but it will be up this week. It will be a design competition and it will have at least 2 winners. That much I have figured out. So stay tuned for that.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A giveaway...

Dani at icrafty is hosting a giveaway in honor of her 100th post! Go check it out!

We need to be praying!

There is some kindred bond between mothers and at this time that bond feels very strong. There is a brand new mommy in need of our prayers. Kelly had her precious girl 3 days ago and all seemed fine at first but quickly that changed. Please visit Kelly's Korner let her know you are there for her and praying for her!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

It's My Birthday and I'll be a bum if I want to!

So I had an awesome party last night, all of my friends came and we had a great time! Rockband and Wii were enjoyed by all, as were the margaritas and food! But today, at least for 2 more hours I am giong to be a bum. I am going to stay in my pjs, curl up on the couch, and watch a movie. Then I will get up and go celebrate with my family!!! I am off to go be a bum! Have a GREAT DAY!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Where have you been?!?

Well needless to say the house re-do keeps rollign along... right across me as it goes! I am SO tired. The only thing keeping me going is the fact that I have a house full of guests coming over on Friday for my brithday party!!! Only a miracle will get this house in order in time! I am currently between a few projects, laundry, hanging beadboard, and re puttying the ceiling from the storm damage! You are also probably saying Lani what about that give away you talked about... and I promise it will be up before Feb... and that's a promise! Well I am off to go get the baby down in hopes of getting more wood cut before the cold snap tonight. Be back tomorrow!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Jan 11... yes it is a little early but I wont have time tomorrow

Outside my window... is a COLD and windy night

I am thinking... of reminding myself to stay thankful even though what I am thankful for is wearing me out! (home renovations)

I am thankful for... the BEAUTIFUL door I found on Craigslist for $10!!!!!

From the kitchen... nothing is brewing... our entire downstairs is upside down with paint and putty!

I am wearing... yoga pants Nursing tank and a cumphy t-shirt

I am creating... so many wonderful things in my head while I reputty the ceiling in my licing room! I have designed my new porch set up, a table, some planters, and some really adorable decorations for Lesley's First Birthday Party which will be in less than 2 months... ( I can't believe it)

I am going... to try and get caught up on laundry before bed

I am reading... a new food and wine magazine

I am hoping... to get SO much accomplished before my birthday party this friday. I have to cook all day Friday!

I am hearing... Lesley "talking" and trying to figure out the dog kennels....

Around the house... its chaos hence why I keep escaping in my mind to design other things

One of my favorite things... this may sounf terrible, but Lesley was SO tired earlier and was balling, something she almost never does, but it sounded like her little baby cry... I realized how much I loved that little cry and how I miss it! I have such a big girl now!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Finish reputtying, touch up paint on one wall (missed a spot or two), measure for crown molding, repaint bathroom, hang beadboard, paint it, clean and organize my "craftroom", LAUNDRY!!!, and cook for my birthday party. HOW I AM GOING TO BE BUSY!!!

Here is picture thought I am sharing... Lesley enjoying blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries for the first time! I love that she looks like a T-rex that has just eatin though!! LOL Thank God for his amazing blessings!!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Simple Womans Daybook

FOR TODAY January 5th

Outside my window... it is raining steadily and I hear thunder in the distance

I am thinking... about finishing putting away her Christmas Decorations

I am thankful for... My bed, I only had 3 hours of sleep last night so heres hoping!

From the kitchen... I just finished making trail mix

I am wearing... blue jeans, a t-shirt, and fuzzy slippers

I am creating... a million things, but a new craft room is in the works

I am going... to finish putting away my christmas decortions and reorganize my living room before bed

I am reading... blogs for organization inspiration

I am hoping... to be more productive tomorrow

I am hearing... the noises of a 10 month old that wants to stay awake

Around the house... there are 10 million projects half way done. I think I need to pick one a day and start finishing them before they consume me.

One of my favorite things... my silly baby girl when she eats berries.... it looks like a t-rex is eating some prey

A few plans for the rest of the week: make stew half to eat half to freeze, clean out my closet and drawers, walk EVERYDAY, eat right, and shed a few pounds.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...This picture is of my Daughter right after we has her blessing/christining on the beach in Destin. I think she looks like and angel!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Where to begin?

It has been two weeks since I last posted, and I have been BUSY! Aside from Christmas and New Years we have been doing come major work around the house!! I am so excited, but man am I tired!!! I had planned on doing a give away before Christmas but that didn't happen as you can see. So what have I been up to well A LOT! WE have rebuilt railings on our decks that were destroyed by a tornado, we have closed in a good portion of our attic to use as storage so that we can close in our basement. Then there was sewing all of my hand made Christmas presents and then Christmas and New Years! it has been a tad busy! Tomorrow we will replace light fixtures, Saturday go pick out new tile and hopefully some area rugs. So I will be posting Tons of before and afters before you know it! So for now I leave you with my Christmas photos. I promise I'll be back this weekend.... I just needed to catch my breath!