Thursday, January 31, 2013

awesome thrift store find...(way to go mom)

I finally snapped some pics of the finished hutch/dresser/sideboard thing in the dining room....

Here is the before pic sent to me by my mom via text from the thrift store that read "$30 bucks - you want it?"  which i replied - "heck yeah"  knowing that i had no idea what i was gonna do with it.

I knew the first thing this baby needed was some legs.  Almost all pieces of furniture look better with legs.  But then it sat in the garage for months while i debated what color to paint it.  Mr H came up with idea to paint it black. He has some good ideas every know and again.  i wasnt sold at first, but the finished product looks great.

I think the legs make the biggest difference....

I cant take any credit for any of this makeover.  Mr H sanded and painted and did it all on his own.  I just watched.

Its much better than the shelves that were in there before...

and much much better than the hutch before that...

This room has come a long way since this...

so gross

I still need to get some knobs for the middle drawers.  I bought these off Etsy, but a couple of them broke already and of course they have none left.

i spose thats what i get for  buying wooden knobs.  maybe i can use the rest on something else.

But for now its fine without knobs...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Birthday Girl

My homegirl turned 3 over the weekend.  3!?!   I sitll cant believe it.
Normally i throw a pretty big shindig for her birthdays, but i was lacking the motivation this year so we opted for a nice quiet weekend at home.  it was a blast. and we got a few inches of snow, so that didnt suck.

When she woke up on Saturday she was surprised to find her room filled with balloons.

We did this last year too for her 2nd birthday.

We got up and opened a few presents...

then had a pancake breakfast...

We played outside for a little bit in the snow.

Then we headed to the store to let her pick out a present of her own with some birthday money she had.

it was a very very tough decision for her.

she also picked out her own outfit for the day...
Then we headed back to the house for some ice cream cake. (strawberry at her request)...

She passed out by 6:30 Im sure her new trampoline had nothing to do with that...

 All in all, it was good day! I still cant believe my little girl is 3!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Catch up

 Has it really been almost 4 months since I last posted? Here is a recap of what has been going on around here as of late.

Lets see, In October this happened...

halloween 2012
cutest garth ever
Its my best idea to date Im pretty sure. I still crack up when i look at these pictures.

November was pretty mild around here. I gave this bad boy a makeover and moved it into the dining room.  Post on that with tons of After pics coming later.

We had a nice long Thanksgiving break and somewhat decorated for Christmas.

December was a big month.  We took a long trip to FL over Christmas break.
We pit stopped here for a couple days.  she didnt hate it.

Then we parked it in St Augestine for 5 days.  My brother got married and Ms Thing was the prettiest flower girl I have ever seen.

January is already proving to be a busy month.  Im getting back into the swing of things around the house and we are starting a bedroom switch upstairs.  We are swapping rooms with LA. We are taking a smaller room and shes getting our big room, because shes getting a roomate.

isnt she gorgeous?  and flexible?
Baby girl #2 will be arriving in May, so we are making all sorts of changes around here.

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.