Saturday, May 18, 2013
Paetyn's elementary school had an art show on Friday night...it was so much fun to go to and P had 3 pieces featured! She loves art and her go-to activity on a rainy day is the art cabinet free-for-all that we have. She was very proud to show us the pieces picked and then there was an ice cream social and art activities for the entire fam. It was a pretty rad way to spend a Friday night! :)
Categories: the fam
Thursday, May 16, 2013
I got a little spoiled on Mother's Day...J and the kiddos got me the Canon Rebel T5i and I am a bit obsessed. Since I have only had it a week (and still working through the manual) I don't have all the tricks down yet but been having a lot of fun playing around. One of the blogs I love "Rockstar Diaries" does a 'week in pictures' with their city fun, food, and kiddos, and I just love the idea. So I thought I would try it out. So here goes week #1.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
We finally wrapped up some details in the living room and now I am ready to share :) When we had the house repainted in October we decided to take the plunge and redo the living room (on a major budget) and that is exactly what we did. Check it out:
I have to say that the bookshelf is a work in progress...it was originally twice as tall but the nervous mama I am took down the top half for fear of climbers, earthquakes, a zombie attack knocking it over so that change just happened over last weekend. So now I am not sure about the bookcase at all. Meh. Any ideas??? Email me please at firstname.lastname@example.org :)
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Awhh. So cute!
Friday, May 3, 2013
Hi! Just wanted to let you all in on a great event at Child's Play here in Portland tomorrow. DoveLewis is a great organization that specializes in animal/pet care and has a great reputation here in town as a non-profit. Please give some support if you are able for a great cause!
Hope you all have a great weekend and maybe we will see you at this great event!!
Friday, April 26, 2013
Holy Batman Portland! It is 85 degrees here in Portland tonight so I am sitting on the back patio with the lap top and a icy cup of cranberry juice to blog. This is the life! We have spent so many hours outside this week at parks, on walks, in the back, and in the culdesac because the weather has been awesome here. Tonight was the school carnival as well, so we hit it up for some games, snow-cones, cotton candy, and fund-raising which was fun.
Things are finally feeling calm again around here and I noticed that a lot of "white" has taken over my Pinterest boards so I thought I would share a few of my favs. As mentioned before, I used to be anti-white so this is all still fairly new to me. We have plans to put in a nice white subway tile on a wall in our kitchen (above the sink) and our family room is a nice creamy white but that may be all I can muster up for right now in the white-wall department.
We've have started our plans for the backyard and garage and enlisted some help for some of the projects. Between J's recent surgery and the birth of the twins, we decided to take it a little easy and pay someone to help vs. us do it alone.
Also, this week is Jeremiah's 35th birthday and I have a lot of plans up my sleeve. We have so much to celebrate, so we are going to really party this week.
Have a terrific weekend!
I think that its official...I am obsessed with terrariums! I don't have one yet (I have 2 old mason jars saved for a rainy afternoo...
Well, its official. I am nuts. A few weeks ago when J was at work, I swapped the kiddos rooms. He was not surprised...I think he has co...
We've (and by "we" I mean "I") have had an internal conflict with our fireplace and mantel area since the day we mo...