Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I have my first sponsor for my blog Olivia Renn. Basically she's paying me in fabric for having her ad on my blog. She's also doing a fabric giveaway at the end of October, plus I'm going to do a giveaway of something I make with the fabric. I'm super excited, so go over and check it out, and be sure to check back so you don't miss the giveaways!

Monday, September 27, 2010

ahhh, better already!

The house is painted, we still have some work to do, but it looks so much better!

When we first bought the house it had really skinny brown trim. When we replaced the windows we put up new trim and left it primed. This is what it looked like after the new windows.



Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm not sure what I was thinking when I decided to paint the inside of the house. It always sounds like such a great idea, until you get one wall done and realize how much you have left. Having two kids running around and painting was quite the project. I still have some work to do, but for the most part it's done.

 It's kinda a burnt pumpkin coralish color. This was the color I had wanted for my kitchen when we first were working on the house, but I tried out a bunch of colors and couldn't find the right one. I finally came across this color and loved it!

 The entry/ dinning room is a mustard color. 

I'm so happy I finally found some colors that we like. It makes it feel more like home.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The last week I was busy painting the living room / entry / dinning room. But what colors did I choose??? 
Hmmm...I'll post some pictures soon...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

We have officially started the process of painting the house. This weekend we went right to work. We decided to skip sleeping in this weekend, (usually we trade off days, so we can both catch up on sleep) so we could get right to work. 

Day One: Cleaning up around the house and pressure washing.
Day Two: Spackling and sanding. 

Let me tell you, it was LOADS of fun. Ya right, but it will all be worth in the end. Hopefully we will be able to start painting next weekend, as long as the weather holds out for us.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Last week we had the best weather I think we've had all summer, which means we did a lot of fun stuff; picking huckleberries, picking blackberries, lot's of park days, coastal cleanup at Glass Beach, craft fair, water fights, logging show, hanging out with friends, and of course the Labor Day Parade. 

Other BIG NEWS, our chickens laid their first egg last week. 
So far they've laid 4 eggs.
Here's our first little egg
It's so tiny, I put the lens cap next to it so you could see how small it is
Cooking it for Elio for breakfast
Not much there, but Kyle and I had a little taste and Elio ate it all up.

The MOMS Club won 1st place (in our category) for the Labor Day Parade. That means we win a big fat check for $300.00! That's going to help the MOMS Club get through the year.

Here's our float:

The theme was Into the Redwood with Paul and Babe. We thought it would be fun to play off it a little and do a camping theme. The boys had to dress up as if they were going camping or something you might see while camping.

So what might you see or hear while camping?

 An Owl of course!
 What might you see or eat while camping?
A Hamburger! Ok, I know it's kind of a stretch, but I saw the costume and couldn't resist. Plus I could hear people saying how cute he was as we walked by in the parade, so I'm pretty sure it was a hit.