Monday, May 20, 2013

Ahhh, Rest

We have a couple of big projects in the works over here (one of which we've been working on for three months), and once those are finished you know I'll be here to share them with you.  Until then, I'm taking a little break from the internet to enjoy my family.  School break has started, and a certain little girl seems bound and determined to crawl.  Ah, yes.  I believe a little rest is in order before I no longer have the opportunity.  

Don't be sad!  I'll be right back.  Y'all have a great week!!

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

A Much Needed Update

I like for our home to be as clean and bright as possible, and our laundry room was just not cutting it.  It was dirty, cluttered, and the paint was a little too dark for my taste.  I figured if I could make-over Kathrynne's room I could accomplish this small task.  I recently read at post over at Barefoot in the Kitchen where she had painted a small nook in their home with pink.  For those of you who know me well, you know I'm wary of pink and only use certain shades (and very sparingly at that).  But, following in the footsteps of my friend Sarah over at The Redheaded Stepchild, I thought I'd give decorating outside of my comfort zone a go.

Our laundry room is an incredibly small space.  We use the backdoor to come and go, and the entryway  there is even more incredibly small.

Annnnd....We have our befores:

The afters feel so much better.  In addition to tidying up and painting the walls, I also painted the back door with leftover paint from the shutters.

I added chalkboard paint to the cabinets.

Floursack dishtowels for curtains.

A little green spray paint to help brighten.

And a cover for the light fixture made from wax paper and vellum.

Ahhh...So much better!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A Fresh Look for Spring

It started out innocently enough.  New shrubs, new window decor, freshly painted planter boxes, a little decorating of the front door.  But, since I don't know when to stop or say "Enough is Enough," I kept going.

And...I painted the shutters, the door, and the lantern, too.

Monday, May 6, 2013


Who needs a bed when you can just curl up on the floor and suck on your fingers?

Thursday, May 2, 2013


So, you wanna hear a funny story about how I was making a cake and dropped an eggshell in the mixer while it was running?

You do??

So I was making a cake and dropped an eggshell in the mixer.  While it was running.

Good story, huh?  Guess what?  It's true.

Last night on a whim I decided to make a cake.  I usually make muffins.  Every day.  Maybe it wasn't a whim.  Maybe it was three days of Noah asking me if he could have cake.  And then two nights ago Blair asked for cake.  Lankford apparently needed cake.

So I made one.  And dropped in an eggshell while the mixer was running.  I managed to dig most of it out.  

Most of it...

I made the Golden Layer Cake from my 1953 Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, and frosted it with the Caramel Frosting found just a few pages later.  It's delicious.  Next time I'll try making it without the added eggshell.