Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pickles and Ice Cream

I recently found out some wonderful news! Neal and I will be having another baby in January.
We already have a 2 and a half year old son named London and we already have been talking about this baby being
a girl! We won't find out until August 30th but we are going to be so excited to just be able to find out the sex of the baby together.
When I was pregnant with London, Neal was deployed to Afghanistan and came home a month early on a red cross.
He only got to experience the pregnancy as I was always hungry, getting fatter and being lazy. We were both Marines at that time and I worked up until the day I was induced with London.
This baby will most likely be my last baby, I always said I didn't want anymore babies after I'm 25 and I'll be 23 when this baby is born. So, we are really hoping for a sweet girl. If God gives us a boy we will be happy as well!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dream a little Dream!

I recently was sent an e-mail from my wonderful mother-in-law!
{And she truly is a wonderful mother-in-law} She sent me photos from Adelle Enersen's Blog!
You should definitely check it out!
Aren't these photos absolutely fun, wishful, incredible and magical?!
What a great creativity this mom has!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A sweet burlap gift for one of my wonderful sisters

I love getting a gift that is made from hand. It lets me know that I am worth the time out of someone's crazy everyday life. My sister, Glenna who lives in Hawaii sent me a shirt from a very upscale club and bare essential makeup. I get so excited to get a package in the mail!
I am the kind of person who loves to throw tons of little gifts into a gift bag. So one of my gifts for her was very simple.

I cut 2 strips of burlap 11 in by 4 in then sewed the tops a half and inch.
I don't have a sewing machine and I am not too good at sewing by hand so after sewing the folds I came to the all mighty glue gun to glue the sides together. I then stuffed the burlap sack with some dollar store bath roses that smell amazing! I tied a blue grosgrain ribbon with some flowers on top. I had everything in my house already so this probably would of cost me around $5.

Filled with dollar store bath roses

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Old Brass Chandelier make-over!

I am so excited about my $3 Chandelier make-over!
I bought this brass chandelier at a thrift store knowing that it was not working so, I turned it into an outdoor chandelier for my front porch!
I painted the chandelier with spray paint primer paint and then 2 coats of spray paint and a glossy finish to protect the paint from water. I unscrewed the bulbs off and hot-glued down the petals and took some silver mardi gras beads white and also hot-glued them to the chandelier and tied a simple bow to the top. This project cost me a total of $30 {the flowers were what cost the most} Thanks to my wonderful neighbor valarie I got the chandy hooked screwed and ready to hang. I plan on changing this chandy when the seasons change!
Hope you like it!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

canvas gifts

I made two canvas book page decorations for my mother and loved how they turned out.
I used old book pages, modge podge, and embellished them.
I am going to make some more soon and will post a tutorial on how to make these super cute canvases.

Sunshine and smiles

I went to Kansas City to visit my family for a week with my wonderful son, London.
We enjoyed our short visit and can't wait until they can visit us soon.
I have some {many, many, many} projects to complete this summer. Since I am a Military Wife, as many don't know it is hard to make every house you move into a home. Because I was an active duty Marine for the last four years as well
, I didn't give any home-y touches to any of our rental homes. Thats the next thing about military life, we are constantly moving and renting, we find it pointless to buy a home with us moving and moving. We have moved 5 times in the past 5 years! Since, we are pretty sure we will be in this house for another couple of years, I have decided to make this house not just a house we live in but Our home, even if it is a rental, I am going to put my personal touches on this house. I am almost done with two rooms, my half bathroom and my son's colorful dr. suess-ish room. I will upload some pictures when they are all completed.

Here is a picture of my favorite people-

My Debonair husband and handsome son.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Through the Looking glass

This blog is just an overall look on my life. I am the wife of a wonderfully handsome, patriotic man and a mother to the most cheerful two year old in the world. I am a Marine Veteran. Most of my life is dedicated to my family. I support my husbands career as a Marine and try to be the best mother I can. I love the simplicity of life and all that life brings.