Monday, October 22, 2012

Dining Room/Office

Before of Dining Room

After Of Dining Room

Before of office

After of office

Before Of office

After of office


FAUX WainsCoating

This is the first room we finished! Well all but a new light for over the dining room table(coming soon). For this room we took out the carpet and replacet it with laminate snap together floor($550.00). We repainted everything. We did a faux wainscoating on the dining room walls, 6 1/2 feet tall ($ 80.00). New base boards throught room ($70.00). New curtains!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My New Life

My Life changes faster than most people change their bed sheets, and that is the honest truth. Today is today and tomorrow well that is a whole different day. The blogs that you read before this one were ones that I kept while my husband was in Afghanistan 1 year ago. Much has happen, much has changed. He came home a year ago and we moved to Texas, we spent 7 months their and then we moved  to Iowa. That is where this chapter of my life will begin. Today is October 10, 2012!  We bought a home here and we are CRAZY, home owners. Well I am the crazy one. My husband is the calm, whatever you say dear one. When we buy a home (this is our 3), all I can think about is what we have to do to have it ready to sell! I guess this is the Military spouse in me. We bought this home on line. We had a good friend look at it and give her approval and the rest is history. When we closed and could really go in and look at it, we found that there was much that needed to be done. So we went right to work. That is what you are going to see many, many pictures of is our hard work and many hours trying to put things together. It has not been easy! We lived 10 days in a hotel, and then 7 days at our friends home and then 2 weeks in the house while trying to finish it. But today I finally feel like we can call it home. O we are not done, not at all! But I finally could stop and hang pictures on the wall and put up Halloween decorations, only because my kids were begging me! Did I mention we did this all with 5 kids! Yes I am the mother of 5 of the best kids in all the world! I get the blessing of staying home with them every day, it is not the most glamorous job. But it is the most rewarding job I cold ever ask for. As you read and follow this blog do know that I hate spell check, and that my husband is the one that is the English major not me I mean not I!
LET THE FUN BEGIN.............

Sunday, March 13, 2011

March 13th.....Sunshine

The weekend has been a good one. Saturday I woke up to nothing but sunshine. I love the Sun, and I love being outside. Brooklyn and I spent a big part of our day working in the yard and cleaning out the van. We got tons done, but that was not enough. We talked Sam and the boys and a few friends to go for a walk at the river. What a beautiful day!
The river is very full right now. Which I think is kinda scary. I have never been a fan of water. I hate water skiing, flying over water, the ocean, or any kind of boat ride. I will never go on a cruise, no way no how! The sad thing is I know how to swim and I hate water this bad.
The river was very dirty and moving very fast. But that didn't seem to stop the boys who kept trying to get as close as they could. But that was not hard because the water was right by us.
After our trip to the water we headed for frozen yogurt at our new Sweet C's C's yogurt shop. The kids loved it and it was a perfect end to our successful weekend.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March 9th....Rain, Rain and more Rain.

Today is Wednesday and it just keeps on raining. I like the rain but there is one problem when it is dark and rainy out side I don't want to do anything. I just want to sleep, eat, and sleep. What do they do in Washington or Oregon when that is all it does is rain? I can't ever live there, I need sunshine.
I have been trying to get things boxed up and get the house staged. Not such and easy thing to do with a house full of kids. The boys keep getting mad at me because I am boxing up there toys. They told me they have nothing to do. Which is true for a few more weeks, but then they will be out doors and they will not care. The garage is filling up with boxes and I have rooms in my house the echo. Will it ever end?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March 6th...all I could do is laugh

Yes, I do have break downs every now and then. Thursday was one of those days. It has been a really rough week. Russ has been dealing with a lot of issues. I have been trying to help him talk through them. Sam is also being a teenager and with that comes a lot of crying. My 3 boys are being well...BOYS. I am trying to decide what to do with our house. I am trying to exercise and figure out how to loose the baby weight. With all of this I had just had one of the "God I can't do any thing else moments". A good friend happened to give me a call and she said many nice things and helped me through my moment, but I also broke down and cried. The phone conversation got over and I went about my day. A few hours later I went to Gage's speech class. When you get to the building you have to check in and get a badge. The secretary gave me a funny look and said "Honey I don't mean to embarrass you but you have makeup running all down your face. The bathroom is over there." All I could do is laugh, Gage look at me and said Mom why are you laughing? I look at the secretary and said, well now you know I have been crying all day! Then I went to the bathroom and took care of my black face. The really sad thing is between the phone call and the speech class my neighbor came over to give me some stuff to mail to Russ. I talked to her for a little while and she never said anything. But she acted very strange and keep asking me if I was OK and if there was anything she could do. Now I know why, I looked like a freak.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Spring is here

Spring has hit Indiana, so we decided to take a Sunday walk along the river. I think everyone else thought a walk was a great thing to do because the river front was packed. I am so glad we have made it to March. I love spring and all that comes with it. The green grass, the sunshine, new life, spring cleaning, I could go on and on.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

February 24, 2011- Trying to keep up

It is Thursday morning, and a rainy one it is! The weather here has been so beautiful the past week. One day it got up to 75' and sunny. I can't complain it is February. I am so ready for spring. I miss the green grass, the flowers, the warm weather, my kids playing outside and YES I miss the humidity. I never thought I would ever say that, but I do.
I love rainy days too. They are the days that you can cuddle up on the couch and play with the kids, or read a book. I have set a goal to read more this year.
It is dark outside and the boys are sleeping in. The girls however went to school grumpy because they wanted to stay inside and watch it rain. Well, the rainy season is here and we will enjoy it. Bring on the green grass, I can't wait.
The past few weeks I have been making my lists and getting ready to check them off. I have officially decided to put the house on the market. My goal is to use srping break to get it 100% ready. With kids home for a week I think we can manage this. We are going to clean, box, paint, and re-arrange. I am going to get a storage shed to move all the extra stuff out. Selling your house is no easy job. I know I tried it last year. But I have much faith that this is the year. When Russ gets home I don't want anything to stop us from being together.
We have no idea where we are moving too. All we know is that there is not a job here in Evansville Indiana. I just keep telling my Heavenly Father I will go where ever he wants me to, just let our family be together. This however could mean that our family will be homeless for much of the summer. Again that is OK, we have family and friends who will put up with us.
Please pray for a quick sell of our house.