Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wow....could he dance and MOONWALK!
Onto another childhood Icon....FARRAH!!
WOW....every man (and woman) adored this poster of her!
I idolized her! I had a Farrah Fawcett barbie doll that I played with constantly and my parents love to tell the story of how much I loved my "Sarah Sawcett" doll (so...I called her). And....didn't we all love watching Charlie's Angels....until she left the show anyways. She has gone through so many personal struggles and of coarse her brave battle with cancer. She was a TEXAS girl and made us proud.......
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
We had to leave early after Brant got home to get to Maddie's first game of the day. So, Maddie, Brant and I hit the road. I was able to see my dad for a bit and give him his gift before we left town. Reid was exhausted, so we let him sleep in and stay home. We went to Maddie's game....they lost. They took 3rd place overall....YAY for them! We dropped by Brant's Mom and stepdads on the way back to visit with them for a bit. After we left, Brant then decided he wanted to go to downtown Fort Worth on the way home and eat dinner and see a movie. So...we hit Sundance Square! One of my favorite places in Fort Worth!
As we were walking and I was taking pics (as always) a very nice guy (group of Harley riders) stopped and asked if I wanted him to take our pic.....Of Coarse!
Courtyard and Dining patio
Brant wanted to eat Seafood...so we decided on Daddy Jack's.
Me and my "Baby's daddy"
(Maddie took our pic)
After lunch...we went to Starbucks, walked around a bit, and headed to Barnes and Noble. I bought another gift for my daddy. He had mentioned a few days before about a book he wanted to get. He did not know the name of the book, but he had told me the story and what it was about. It is sports related of coarse! I told him it sounded like a story that they needed to make into a movie. Well....I did some research and found the book! When I was checking out the lady told me they are making a movie about it and it will be filmed in and around Fort Worth! The book is called "Twelve Might Orphans" .
I was so happy I found it and surprised my dad with it later that evening!
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to the BEST DADDY a Mommy could ever dream for her children!!
And this one....well she could care less. She is too busy chasing all the toads around the house!
Well.....I hope you are all having a great week!! I am off for the summer after tomorrow and have many projects planned. I am attempting for the first time to make custom fitted slipcovers for a sofa and 2 chairs! Wish me luck! It is a bit overwhelming........
My house is literally a ZOO....I think my mother thinks I am crazy for having a house full of animals and kids!!
Friday, June 19, 2009
You will receive one of my little white pots with a black crown on the front.
Also, a Tyler candle company candle with a 20-25 hour burn time in "intense"
These make your whole house smell sooooo good!
A pillow case covered in vintage Paris Postcards!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. "~ Albert Einstein
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it.Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it.Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it.Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it.Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it.Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it.Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it.Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
After the camp and since we were in town, we headed to our dear friend's, The Nelsons, for dinner. Gema fixed crab cakes for an appetizer, and lettuce wedges w/ blue cheese dressing drizzled with caramelized honey pecans and sun died tomatoes (YUM!). For dinner we had baked red snapper with a cream sauce, grilled asparagus, and cous cous. It was delicious....I always beg her to open her own restaurant. And, her home was beautiful as always! We really miss all of our great friends and it is always great to go back and visit!
Saturday morning we were up bright and early for another Basketball Tournament for Maddie. Brant had to work, so I was at it alone. I got up and packed the drinks, sandwiches (Thanks Mom...she made them for me) and snacks. I ALWAYS have a bag full of snacks and all the girls know that! It was a full day of 3 games with a few hours in between. So....what did I do to kill time?? I went to some antique stores....but did not get a thing! I did find an antique fireplace mantle top with a beautiful beveled mirror, but it did not have a price on it. The owner was so busy with others....I did not have the patience to wait and ask. I may have to go back and check on that...it has been on my mind! Maddie's team won 2 games and lost 1, so they did great! She even had 12 points in one game...which is great for her! Maddie had one of her friends/teammates come with us to stay the night. So, we picked up a pizza and headed home....at 9pm. The girls ate, showered, painted nails, and hit the bed to watch a movie. We were back up this morning....skipped going to church again! We fed the girls and headed back to the tournament for 2 more games. Brant was home today....so it was nice to have him with me, plus it was or ANNIVERSARY! The girls lost the first game by 1 point!! They played the 2nd game and won, so they took 3rd place! YAY! More than anything....the girls had FUN! We all headed to Chili's to eat and the girls had milkshakes (before their meal) and Pizza! I guess that technically was Brant and I's anniversary dinner....Ha Ha!
The girls getting their trophy and medals.
We headed home and Maddie got cleaned up and headed down the street for her friend's slumber party! We have to get her up at 7:30am to go to Volleyball Camp in the morning. About 6 of the girls there are going, so she is not the only one. Can we say TIRED??? To be 12 again!
So...here I sit. A quiet house. (sighhhh)
I love you,
Friday, June 12, 2009
Kelly's Korner is hosting BATHROOMS this week! I have been DREADING this one! We have 3 full bathrooms....well really 4! I have not done anything to our bathrooms. No paint, no fixtures, no NOTHING!! We had so much to do when we bought this house...the bathrooms have been at the bottom of my list. I am not happy with sharing theses pics...but hey, I am blessed to have a bathroom for everyone in our house! (smile....)
This is our guest bath..that is in the hall off the living room and the guest room is across the hall. The only thing I did was paint the walls a neutral color and we laid hardwood floors throughout our entire home. People think I am crazy for having hardwoods in the bathrooms, but they are doing just fine! This is the first bathroom on my list to start decorating!!
Reid and Maddie have their own sink and dressing areas, but share a tub and toilet. Here is Maddie's wild and funky bathroom! Here is Red's rustic "Longhorn" bathroom. This is the room they share....gender neutral for now. Maddie wants a zebra shower curtain....Reid says NO!
This room and my kitchen are my least favorite spaces in the house....BEWARE. It's UGLY. Still has all of the original fixtures (Gold Hollywood lights....GAG!), plain mirrors, and gold on the glass shower trim. YUCK! I will get around to re-doing it eventually. But, you know....it is the room that really only I see....so it's at the bottom of the list, I guess. It is a LARGE room though....the pic doesn't show that much. Tons of drawers and cabinets not shown. I have alot of jewelry and girlie junk! I have to admit...this is my embarrassing space. I am a bit messy in this room. It is not Brant...it's ME! Yes....I admitted it! LOL! The picture over the tub is way too small but has some really cute sayings on it. It needs to go too! I want to paint a soft pretty color, get polished nickel vintage style fixtures (mirrors, lights, faucets, and knobs for the cabinets) and glaze the cabinets to antique them a bit. I want to make it pretty and feminine but still okay for Brant. However, Brant doesn't care...he showers and gets out! LOL!All my junk and jewelry!! More of my junk and I keep my hair dryer and flat iron in a pot...it keeps it out of the way! My princess sign the girls at work gave me....and my vitamins! Ha. If I do not keep them there, I forget to take them!
Have a FUN FRIDAY!!!!
It is suppose to be 96 degrees today here in Texas plus high humidity...so it will fell like 100 degrees....YUCK!
I am heading this morning to buy my precious niece a gift for her b-day...she will be 2! Plus, run a few more errands. Then off across town to a BAYLOR UNIVERSITY football camp for Reid .....can you say HOT!!! But...hey, it's Brant's Alma mater! We have to go and it is a great camp and it's football! Then, we are heading to our old hometown while we are out that way to have dinner with our precious friends, the Nelsons. My best friend Gema is a FABULOUS cook, so I am looking forward to her dinner! YUM!