Thursday, May 30, 2013

Blue Roses On The Bed

I love fabric with blue roses. I have not had much finding it as of late so I was so happy when I found this comforter at Goodwill!

I have white comforters that I like on the bed, but have been thinking I want to add some pattern to the bedroom.  I was really happy to find this.

It is a Laura Ashley comforter and the fabric is just perfect!

I figured as long as I am taking pictures in the bedroom I would take a few more. I kept taking Phoebe off the bed to take pictures and she just kept jumping back on.

She loves the new comforter!

I haven't done hardly anything to change our bedroom since we moved here a couple years ago. One of the first blog posts I ever did was on our bedroom and it continues to be one of my most viewed posts :)

"Aren't we done yet Mom?"

One thing I hope to do this summer is stencil the wall behind the bed like I did here. That would add just the right amount of needed pattern I think.

To end this post I wanted to share this picture of Duke. This is where he sits everyday at 2:30--it is like he can tell time--and he waits for the kids to come home from school.

What a good boy he is.

Hope your week is going well--thanks for visiting!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Applique Sale and Papa is here!

I have not been getting much done lately. I have lots of things I want to work on but we have been having a lot of rain and I have just been enjoying staying cozy in the house. Janae let me know about a sale that I wanted to share with everyone---because it is a great one!

Do it Yourself Chic is having 25% off all appliques and free shipping in the US starting tomorrow and ending on Monday (Memorial day). You can find them here.  This is the place where I get the appliques I use on furniture and crafts to make them have that extra special appeal. What a sale! I wish I was rich--I would stock up! I went around the house and took some pictures of my favorites.

I really love using these and the quality from Do it yourself chic is really good. I have been pleased.

My Father in law is visiting us from Oklahoma. He picked a good time to visit I think! It has been wonderful having him here. He moved to Oklahoma 3 years ago and we hadn't seen him in all that time. I am so glad the kids especially get to see him.

Rather than calling him Grandpa we have always called him Papa.

Janae had us all over for pizza the other day. It is so nice to have a grown daughter to do things like that :)

Taking a picture in the mirror

Lacie usually won't let anybody she doesn't know pick her up..but she seemed to know Papa is a good guy...and a big dog lover!

Although I hate to put Papa to work while he is here Jerry (my husband) and Papa have been getting a lot done! They built this wheelchair ramp for Gage--

They also built the back fence. Jerry's brother Shane helped too. It went up so quickly. No more fence blowing over on windy days!

I hope this finds everyone well...and please do take advantage of the Do it yourself chic sale if you feel inspired :)

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A life changing thought

I used to worry about everything. I had a lot to worry about--4 kids, one disabled... a business that was beginning to fail in this horrible economy. I had to deal with so much stress. I still do.

But a few years ago I made a life changing decision. I decided I wasn't going to worry. I was going to do what I felt I needed to do to take care of my kids and pray about things that are a concern to me, but I wasn't going to cause myself to get physically sick with worry. I have learned to have faith things are going to be alright.

I sold my business. I stay home with my kids and we are all okay. My husband works hard to a job that doesn't pay well, but also doesn't cause him to be sick with worries. We have learned to live with less, but we have also learned to be happy!

A neighborhood church had this quote on the readerboard and it is perfectly how I feel...

"Worrying won't stop the bad from just stops you from enjoying the good"

I thought I would share this since I know there is so much to worry about in this world...

I hope you go out and enjoy the good!

Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

New Necklace and Pretty flowers

Mother's day is just around the corner...and being the Mother of 4 kids I feel like it is "my" day. :) My son Gage is unable to get me a gift by himself  so I thought I would help him out and buy myself something from him. I saw these personalized necklaces on Etsy and wanted one really bad...and I just knew this is what Gage wanted to get me (LOL)

A lady on Etsy made this all I had to do is e-mail the picture.

I was so impressed with the quality workmanship and how pretty and sparkly it is. On the back it says, "I'll hold your hand for awhile..but your heart for always". She will personalize it with whatever you want it to say.

If you just know your child would want you to have one too you can get one here. I love mine so I thought I would share. :)

I also thought I would share some of the beautiful flowers I have been enjoying. I was so excited to see my first roses of the year blooming!

Fresh cut roses in the house make me happy!

I was happy to bring some snowballs in the house too.

My recently planted annuals are just loving this beautiful weather we have been having!

The yellow tree in front of our house is blooming...

It is such a beautiful time of year!

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Cinco De Mayo Birthday

I realize that most people don't have birthday parties for their cats..but we aren't most people. Some of you may remember a year ago when we rescued a litter of kittens because Mama Kitty had been killed by a coyote..well our babies were born on Cinco De Mayo and they had their first birthday today!

Of course we had a pinata..Janae's cats were not interested as they pretty much just wanted to go home. :)

Fez attacked the pinata and eventually got it opened up.

But then Phoebe decided to claim all the prizes for herself (though later we made her share)

Annie and Lacie just watched all the craziness.

There was a lot of gifts!

Chantel decorated with decore that Janae bought. It was very festive!

The cake was delicious!

It was a fun day celebrating our sweet kitties!

To end this post I have to share a picture my daughter took for the calendar she is making of her dogs..this is actually the blooper picture, but it makes me smile!

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Summer in May

Here in Oregon we have been having the most amazing weather.  Last night  the weatherman said, "Get ready for summer in May!" I don't think he was kidding. All this great weather has kept me working in the yard...and still enjoying all the cut flowers in the house too.

I love being able to have all the windows open making the house smell so fresh.

When I am outside working in the yard Fez and Phoebe always keep their eye on me...or a butterfly flying by :).

The yard is looking so pretty with all my hard work. This weather is just perfect for planting flowers!

This morning I made sure I was one of the first people at the Forest Grove High School plant sale. They have the most beautiful baskets!

I got this one to put in the front...

 This is the one I got for the back...

These baskets are beautiful now..and I am hoping they will be amazing a few months from now. I usually do really well with potted flowers :) Thanks God for Miracle grow!

I got my husband a few things for his garden at the plant sale too.

Soon it will be too hot to work outside...they are saying in the 80's this weekend. This Oregonian just melts at those temps! I am hoping to get some sewing projects done...there is always so much to do.

I hope this finds everyone getting to take time to smell the flowers....

Thanks for visiting!