Friday, June 21, 2013


Here are some updated pics of the living room projects.

I am really pleased at how everything turned out.  =)

Saturday, June 8, 2013


We have been in this house for 4.5 years. Since we moved in I have wanted to paint the fireplace. I've never liked the white and I've never like the poor painting job of the previous owners. Today was finally the day. Yes, I painted. 

The paint job looks much better in the picture.  But believe me it is a minimum, hurried job.  Plus every speck of dirt and dust and every nail hole screams to be seen.  

Starting to paint.......

I'm making progress.  

The mantle is now cleared, dusted and ready for painting.

Princess does a little happy dance.  She said, "Mommy, you the best!"

The first coat is finished!

 Next project......the cubbies.

Boo got a head start on them while I finished up the first coat on the fireplace & some trim in the living room.

This is another 'before' photo.

Two cubbies with their first coat of paint.

Looking good!

We got into a paint fight while fnishing up cubby #3.  Lol!  See her face?
She retaliated by getting the back of my neck & hair.  

Who does she remind you of?  

Tomorrow we hope to finish the 2nd coat on the last cubby.  Hopefully they won't need a 3rd.  =)  And we hope to make more progress on the living room trim and mopboards.  Oh, and add the 2nd coat to the fireplace.  Yay!

Friday, June 7, 2013


I've always loved books and was reading at an early age. I used to check out as many books from the library as they would allow. I'd walk out of there with them stacked up to my chin! I am thrilled that my children love books too. The library is a thrill for them and we have bookshelf after bookshelf filled with books in our own home. Today Bugs & I sat down to select a new book for him to read. He enjoyed first reading aloud to me and then to his little sister.