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Saint Joseph, MO, United States
I'm a stay at home Mom of two children and I have the unique privilege of being able to homeschool both of them. I am a stepmother to two older daughters one who is going to college. I enjoy shopping, baking, cooking, cleaning, organizing, running, clowning, making soap, playing piano and lately painting with ASCP paint! I am learning to enjoy the little things in life and make the most of it...clinging to my Savior through the tears that life brings and enjoying his GRACE He gives us every day! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 29, 2013

New Chalkboard Sign

Painting in two rooms is done, kitchen is half done, garage is half cleaned out, basement is halfway close to beginning decorating but need bookshelves....it seems I'm halfway to NOWHERE!

So, today I just went to get groceries and hang up a few things and try to get a little bit closer to my prize of being done....but the storage unit has a huge amount of stuff in it...ugh!

Here is a little chalkboard painting that I got from Dear Lillie...I like it...I like it sitting on my dining room table...it makes me happy:)

The kids room still have some sprucing up to do before they are photo worthy...things are coming along nicely....someday....we will have it like we like it:)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Pink Dresser

I haven't cleared out the storage unit yet and I haven't cleared out the garage yet...but there are painting projects that I have felt are more important.  I really wanted to get the bedrooms done and the kitchen done in order to get the rest of the house together...its a frustrating process...but fun at the same time.

The bedrooms for two children are smaller than the other house.  However, the closets are bigger and we have a fully finished basement in this house...allowing all tv's and video games to be removed from rooms and taken to the basement.  FYI if I had to do it over again I would NEVER allow tv's or video games in the bedrooms ever again....even though they had no acess to cable etc just what we had on DVD I would still NEVER do it again!  So, with those things removed from the rooms it has cleared up much needed space...and last night I had three boys downstairs...and NEVER heard them:)

So, for my E her bedroom is too small for the glorious dresser she previously had:

Her room was also too small for the full size bed so we did some trading up for her room:)  She got the princess headboard back and we put this beauty in Sarah's room! Can't wait to show you pics of that room!

So for today the plan is to paint my E's room....she's not happy I'm painting it grey...even though her dresser turned out lovely:)  I told her she will love it in the end...

So here is her dresser and how it turned out:)


The dresser started off as a Grey Paint knows as Paris Grey.  It was one of my first pieces I did in the Annie Chalk paint and I never was too happy about it.

I used Old White and the Antoinette color with the clear wax and dark wax....I went over it again with more of the pink paint because I aged it a little too much.  That's the fun of chalk paint....if you don't like...start over!

Will show you the reveal of my T's room tomorrow! and then we will see how my E's room turned out!

Have a GREAT day!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Home Sweeet HOME

Our backyard view

Dining room window treatments

Dining room runner

Eat in part of our kitchen

Found this gorgeous desk for my room! love IT! great price!
To say God has blessed us would be an understatement.  We have amazing neighbors, quiet neighborhood and a beautiful home.  In the time we have lived here (almost two weeks) we have already hosted one party....I've decided not to wait until everything is perfect....let them see imperfection....let them in and enjoy fellowship:)

Just a few things of what we have done and enjoyed since we have lived here!

She can't eat it but she can stand by it!

So much more to follow:)

Friday, July 5, 2013

4th of July

My favorite pics of the day.  We ate, enjoyed time with family and friends....it was a lovely day:)










We had great weather and great food! It was such a relaxing day:)

Three more sleeps till we move....I cant hardly WAIT!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Our trip to American Girl

Since we are moving twice this summer we haven't had time for lots of fun things...but I decided that we must make a stop for American Girl!

My E has been saving her money so off we went!

First we let Julie get her hair done:)

The lady explained to Ellie how she needs to use a spray bottle of water and the American Girl brush (which is packed somewhere right now)  She showed her how to brush her hair...it was just really cute.  It was also ridiculously expensive but we haven't been for two years and this was a very special treat:)

I had the doll planned out that I wanted my E to get but she decided on the girl of the year Saige...so perhaps I shall just have to buy Kit myself one day:(  Saige is still pretty cute...and we love her very much!

Pretty sure Julie and Saige will be GREAT friends!

Have a GREAT day! Four more sleeps and we are MOVING!!! (Hopefully)