Monday, August 22, 2011

Dining in Style

Oh yes, we got a new kitchen table, JD's brother purchased our old one and we got to go and pick out a new one at IKEA, it is wonderful and it only took about three hours to put it and four chairs together, which included dinner break and putting James to sleep break. Needless to say I love it, so here is a Before and After picture of new kitchen table.



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We have a crawler!

Well crazy as it is, James is officially crawling, today was really the day he put two and two together and can move both legs and arms together. There is no stopping him now, seriously, anything he wants to get his hands on he goes for it, baby gates are going up and there is no more leaving him unattended to go around the corner to the kitchen. Like my mom said, no more sitting down!

So without further ado, I give you James crawling!

Monday, August 15, 2011

PSA: Public Service Annoucement

Do not vacuum a certain companies rugs (I won't name them, but it rhymes with Moles). Anyways I learned the hard way by trying to keep the house clean and learned that when vacuuming with a high powered Dyson, it will literally pull the fibers right out and make the rug look like it needs a good hair cut. Anyways with all this craziness with rugs, we did some switch-a-roo and with that I ended up with a new Ikea living room area rug! SA-WEET!

So to start here is the rug post vacuuming, blah!

So here is the rug that use to be in front of the couch in the living room, we put the "shag" rug by the back door, and put the living room rug by the front door, hence below picture:

So with all this Rug-Ring-Around and our recent trip to Ikea Centennial (JD's first time going) we found the awesomness that is our new living room rug! I give you James and his new soft rug :)

So even though it started as a blah rug fiasco! It ended with an awesome new rug that totally finishes the room!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Well today my mom and I are joining the masses its IKEA day! I have my list and am prepped with a tape measure and credit card (I also have a gift card from my step-brother Trent). I have to say I am excited and nervous, hopefully it won't be too crazy. Our list includes:

Drapes for the kitchen sliding glass door
A rod to go with those drapes
Shadow box frames- two projects from these a key shadow box like this, we have keys from a family friends house, will have this project blogged later on. Also going to do a butterfly box, thank you Young House Love.
Cabinets- just looking for when we redo the laundry room.
And of course looking for stuff for James, cause they have the best baby stuff!

Will let you know how the trip goes later on, till then if you don't hear from me, it probably means I am lost in IKEA and call for help!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Picture Post

Mischief here we come...

We have a crawler!

Well last night was it, James took his first few "crawls" towards being mobile. The thing that got him moving, my glasses, gggrrreattt.... It is pretty amazing though to think that only a few short months ago, almost 7 actually he was a little bean just laying where ever you put him, couldn't really move anything, now you can't get him to sit still anywhere, your lap your arms, it doesn't matter he wants to move!

Well now with the start of a little crawler we are going to do the fun purchase of baby gates this weekend! Look out Babies R Us, we are coming for white "pretty" baby gates. Will definably be posting pictures of the installation, should be pretty funny is my guess. I still can't get over it though, he is determined and if he can't do it he gets grumpy and frustrated. He is all boy and willed at that!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Before and After Addict

I have a confession, due to the awesome blog Young House Love I am officially addicted to doing easy inexpensive before and afters. The closet was the first, now onto the mailbox outside. It started as a basic flat white, slightly rusty old mailbox. Today I spray painted it Brushed Metallic- Champagne, its a Krylon product, tomorrow I plan on doing a simple liquid leafing on the lion design on the front, I forgot to take a before picture but will have an after picture tomorrow.

It was pretty simple, just sprayed outside on the front lawn, James hung out in the cooler garage in his exersaucer and watched mom probably wondering what the heck I was doing.

Seriously though I think I have a problem, the next big project is the laundry room redo, we went to Home Depot today and got a sample of the paint I want to have in there, I found the wall art decals that I want in there, here they are found them at Hobby Lobby. Next is onto Ikea to find the cabinetry as we couldn't find anything big enough for that space. Wish me luck, and pictures to come tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

James Now

Since it has been so long probably thought I should post a new picture and an update of the little guy. He can now roll over both directions, he is almost crawling, he wishes he could just walk everywhere. He is babbling like crazy and says "mama" when he is sad or upset. I can't believe he is 6 1/2 months already. He is so big and so lovable the best baby a momma could ask for.

~Walking with momma~

~Hamming it up for the camera~

Coat Closet Clean Out

Well I finally got down and dirty and cleaned out our coat closet, or shall we say the catch all. I took out all one hundred jackets, which only about six of them still fit or were worth keeping. Goodwill is going to love us. As I started digging out from the bottom of the closet, I knew there had to be little spiders waiting for me, but only found one, I think he ate all the others, after screaming when he came crawling out, I finally killed him with a couple good blows from the broom. During all this James was having fun playing with the storage bins and watching mom freak out over a spider, he thought it was pretty funny. After finally getting all the jackets hung up again, and all the Rockband guitars and drums downstairs and cleared out, I hung up the storage hanger and started putting everything back in. I never realized how many board games we have.

Well no more waiting, I can't believe I am posting the before picture, seriously we really aren't slobs, just this closet got away from us. I am pretty proud of it!

Here are the links to the Target  storage bins and hanging organizer

 Okay so here is the before, YIKES!

And now the after, thank you Target for all your storage and organization products!

Back in the Habit

Okay shame shame on me, it has been forever since I posted, need to get in the habit of posting every night. So here we go, doing a little revamp on the site, not only will I be posting about my amazing little guy. But anything and everything else going on around this Momma.