Friday, July 29, 2011


I can't wait to make this "cake"! I found this photo at The Polka Dot Pantry & borrowed the photo & idea, go check her out she has a beautiful blog.

Remember to check in on Monday for a great GIVEAWAY!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011


There have been times in my life where I have felt that change was on the way. Lately, I've been feeling as if I'm at a crossroad in my life. Maybe it's because I'm turning 40 in two months or that my children are getting older, I just don't know, but I do know that I feel a change in the air. I've been contemplating going back to school to finish a teaching degree, or maybe going back to work part-time, I just can't seem to make my mind up, do you ever feel this way?

One thing that I know is exactly as it should be is my family, they are great! However, at this moment I'm needing girlfriends! You know the kind that you can tell anything to and you know it won't go past their lips, or the kind that you go away with for the weekend, or the kind that is there no matter what?!? That's what I need! I have found that making friends as an adult is a whole different ballgame than making them as teenagers.

Be sure to check in on Monday, I will be posting about my next GIVEAWAY!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Keepin' It Real

This is what my laundry room looks like every Monday morning! It's enough to make you cry, isn't it? Did you notice that the door won't even open all the way? Bed linens, towels & wash clothes, beach towels, and clothes are driving me crazy!!! I want a fairy godmother to show with up a wand and do my laundry, EVERY WEEK!!! Hope your Monday has started off better than mine!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Our New Home

Dining Room~before

Dining Room~after



Family Room~before

Family Room~after

After months of remodeling, waiting for furniture & window treatments everything is finally in place!! I'm so happy with the results that I almost cried when the "Dream Team" finished today. I didn't take before pictures when we actually bought the house but I did this morning before the decorators arrived, here are a few of the entryway, family room, and dining room. I had matching Roman shades & a valance made for the kitchen but the photos didn't turn out very well. I'm still waiting on 3 rugs, a few accessories and a cabinet for the wall where the computer is now.

Monday, July 11, 2011


We spent last week at Lake Cumberland in our camper, I don't consider this much of a vacation considering we are there every weekend from May through September and I still have to grocery shop, clean, do the laundry & make beds. Tom & the boys have to mow grass & maintain the camper, boat & mule. We had overnight guests on Sunday then more guests later in the week, we had fun visiting but it was a ton of extra work. I'm ready for a week in a hotel!! I love walking through the door of our room with the beds made, the a/c going and the floors freshly vacuumed, ahhh a girl can dream!

Actually we are planning a trip to the beach in August, any suggestions for some place with things to do for the kids but not overly crowded?