Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
We added red mulch last year, but it wasn't our favorite. It's a large bed and we've only been able to add a few plants, so the bed looked pretty desolate.
"Slaving away" and hauling dirt
What's yardwork without a pitcher of unsweet tea?
We added dark brown mulch, edging, and a large hosta plant to the bed. It still needs some work and additional plants, but it looks so much cleaner!
And finally, some purple flowers called serenas were planted along both sides of the sidewalk leading up to the door.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
And here we have three, very distinct personalities: Bella is crying because we're forcing her to sit still and take a picture, Rex is in his own little world and climbing out of the nest, and Ella is happy and loving having her picture taken!
Bella had no fear! She absolutely LOVED the komodo dragon!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Oh okay, if you insist...here's a cute picture of Bella! Steve took her on the playground during my VBS meeting last Sunday.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Using some scrapbooking letters and a frame from Goodwill that I found for $1.50, I created my menu board! And I love it! I think my family could care less what the weekly menu is, but it keeps me sane if i can glance quickly and remember that I have all of my supplies already purchased. I usually keep a list taped to the fridge every week, but this is a much prettier option!
This is my first attempt...the plan was to include Saturday and Sunday, too, but my scrapbooking letters were too large, so I initially left the bottom blank. Looks out of balance, right?
I tried to think of other phrases to put on the bottom. I wanted to add "daddy cooks on weekends" to the bottom to even it out, but once again, my big letters made that difficult. I ended up writing "daddy cooks..."and hoped the "on weekends" would be implied. Of course, daddy doesn't officially cook on weekends, but it's cute anyway, and he IS a huge help around the house, so he deserves some credit!
The menu board in its corner. It's out of the way and adds a fun pizazz to an otherwise "pointless" picture! I hope that my desire to be "crafty" comes from a God-honoring desire to "keep my home". That's how I feel about it, so I'm trusting that God gave me those abilities!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Friday, May 6, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Another item I'm a complete sucker for...baskets! I love things organized and in their place, and baskets make me very happy! I found this at Goodwill for $2.50 - such a bargain! There's something so cozy about a basket of books sitting near the fireplace.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
We weren't getting ready for anything in this picture...except getting ready to swing on the swings! I don't know who she gets her big bottom lip from, but I like it!
I'm going to a girlfriend's baby shower this weekend and couldn't resist this adorable set of pacifiers! Aren't they cute? I love the little dragon and the bottom one is a knight in armor!
Steve and I would love to have a boy next and I can't help but wander by the "boy" items when I'm in the store to get something for Bella.
(I'll have to go back and edit this post if we have a girl next!) :)