Friday, February 26, 2010

I am in a rut!

This will be me...come March 13th!

I do not know about ya'll....but I have been in a rut lately when it comes to decorating and doing new projects! We have had such a COLD winter here in Texas....and it has just been too cold to go outside or in the garage to do any new projects! I am so ready for Spring and especially Spring Break in a few weeks. Last Spring Break we spent 10 glorious days in New York and New York City! I wish we were going again...however we are not going anywhere this Spring Break, so that we can enjoy our time off and get some much needed projects and "to do list" things accomplished. I am starting to make my list now.

1. Clean out and organize all of my "junk" drawers and cabinets that hold all of my craft supplies, etc. It is BAD!!
2. SEW!! I have had the fabric since early fall for a curtain for Maddie's bathroom and a few other projects.
3. Touch up paint around the house.
4. Clean out closets and get rid of clothing, shoes, accessories that we do not wear or need anymore.
5. If it is warm enough.....clean out our landscape beds and get ready to start planning our Spring planting. I also want to plant a veggie garden this Spring!
7. Clean off back porch and furniture....we have neglected it because we have not used it all winter. It has been windy and down right cold. So, it is covered in dust and dirt!
8. The dreadful GARAGE!!! Ugh! Time to clean out and organize! We have had to shove stuff in places it does not belong in order to park all 3 cars in it this winter.
9. Maybe find some time to go "junkin" and find some pretty old things. I am looking for an antique table to put behind my sofa and a china cabinet/hutch for my dining room that I can paint white.
10. Make some pretty things for the house and upcoming birthdays of friends and family.

Do you think I can get all of this done in 9 days???


I came across this blog, Shanty2Chic, for the first time today....I could spend hours on it! I am making a list of their projects to do. They take you step by step and have such creative ideas!

What are ya'lls plans for Spring Break???

Well, we have a busy weekend ahead in our family. Reid has a Track meet all day in Stephenville, so we will be up at dawn to go cheer him on in the cold and wind for 8 hours! And then Daddy Rose has to leave and head to Arlington with Maddie for the first game of her Basketball Tournament. I will have to miss her game to stay and watch Reid, but she has 2 more games Sunday afternoon. It will be a rush to get there after church. I REFUSE to miss church. This is one of those weekends where we have to split our duties. They keep us so busy and we put so many miles on our cars...but I would not trade it for anything and I cherish every minute of watching my sweet little Roses' do what they love.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.....stay warm!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Look....New Blog??

Good Morning....welcome to a new, but temporary look. I am finally going to pay someone to design my very own blog design...that hopefully reflects ME!
Image credit: A Bushel and a Peck

I know some of you enjoy my blog seeing what our family is up to, and some that are more for the home decor inspirations.
I post all of my family stuff as a personal journal and scrapbook, and along with that my passions....which is home decor and creating personal things. I have dreamed of having my own business one day, and have recently prayed about it and discussed it more seriously with my hubbie, who just happens to be the most supportive man ever! I am always sewing, painting, adorning, and restoring pretty things. I never really take the time to post much of it...mainly due to time and making my children more the subjects of my blog. So, I am thinking of changing the name and look of my blog...just still trying to decide as to what that will be?? This year I have had a new perspective on how I want my life to be.....God, My Family, making every day matter, following my dreams and passions, and having grace in all that I am and all that I do. So...please bear with me as some of these little "blog changes" are happening.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Gray is Genius....


and virtue

are to be

more often

found in gray

than in



~ Van Wyck Brooks

Had to throw in some Anthropologie....I am lovin' this scarf!

Photos: Decorpad and Anthropologie


Snow....we have set a new record in our area for the snowiest winter. Seriously!

This is Texas ya'll.....this is not normal.

i like it!


On another note...wanted to share pics of my good looking kiddos.....

Reid...heading out to the cheer banquet. (No...he is not a cheerleader, but his little girlfriend is.)

and Maddie...heading out to her twin BFF's 13th birthday party.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Winter Whites....

The color

of Springtime

is in the


the color of


is in the


~ Ward Elliot Hour

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Spring will come....

We are in for another winter storm here in Texas. Snow again?? The are predicting another 4-6" in our area. So much for hoping for Spring...until then, I will dream of it. Bright, colorful rooms make me dream of Spring....what about you?

~Bern Williams

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Want to be my BFF??

Thank you....

I have been so happy to meet so many LOVELY women through blogging!

I have not had much time to make comments and visit very many blogs lately. But will try to make some time this weekend to catch up and visit the blogs of so many! I am so looking forward to it!

My blog started out as a "family blog" to keep our loved ones caught up on what was going on with our family and our super busy life. But, it has evolved into so much more. I am considering starting up a 2nd blog based on Home Decor and Home improvements projects, crafts, etc. I have so much to share...that I do not share on this blog. What do ya'll think??

In the meantime...there are some BLOGS that I just started reading and feel like these are women I would be BFF's with if I lived close to them:

Pearls and Grace

Southern Butter

Home and Harmony

Short Southern Mama

Enjoying the Small Things ....

You must read her Birth Story Post...the most beautiful post I think I have ever read.

Of coarse there are all of the other blogs I have been enjoying for so long also. That will have to go in another post :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Spring Dreams....

These white rooms that have a burst of pretty, bright colors ......

have me dreaming of Spring a bit early.

What about you?

Delight yourself

in the Lord

and he will give you

the desires of our heart.

Psalm 37:4

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This makes me smile....

Be truely glad,

for there is

wonderful joy ahead.

I Peter 1:6