Friday, July 30, 2010

Easy Breezy....

HAPPY WEEKEND!!


Just wanted to share some rooms that inspire me.....

Is there such a place?? Really??
THIS. IS. BREATHTAKING!
I love a bright and airy bathroom.
I would love to have these cabinets.....I love the glass with the light hint of blue inside.

Isn't this closet dreamy??
Laundry room?? How pretty!
It was designed by Jane Coslick. I love her style and how she works beautiul colors into her rooms.
I love this open kitchen and the soft hints of color.
All images above: Country Livng and Decorpad
And....I LOVE this!
It belongs to Simply Seleta. She is a very talented designer....and blogger!
Well, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend doing all the things you love!

I have an "easy breezy" weekend planned. Which means we have no kid's games or activities! So I plan on getting some much needed things done around the house and then just enjoy my family!






Thursday, July 29, 2010

Around the house....and I need your HELP!!


Some new additions to the house that make me smile.....


I did a "Summer" look for my antique entry chest....I got this table runner at Target on clearance a few years ago and forgot I had it! I mixed it with my black and white decor and it adds a POP of color!

I found these pretty nesting bowls at Home Goods a few weeks ago and put some pretty shells that Reid collected on our last beach trip.

My Summer Mantle....

I found the set of lanterns at Ross an the white ceramic pineapples at TJ Maxx...

I am loving my new Paula Deen mixing bowls and these adorable dish towels and oven mitt from Target.

Another find.....this Paula Deen recipe box! I found it in the dollar section at Michael's. It was only $2.00!

It came with these cute dividers and the recipe cards were only $1.00 for the pack.

Love it...too cute! And would make a great gift! I think I am going to go back and pick up a few more!

HELP!!!
This wall needs an update. It has been this way since my past decor, which was the old world style...red, golds, bronze, lots of iron, etc. Now I am more into the bright, light and airy feel. So, I want to relocate my crosses to another room. Not sure where yet??
I bought this old window pane at an antique store earlier this Spring...and want to do something with it. Maybe on this wall??? What do you think??

Please share your ideas or suggestions???



The dreadful garage....and some fab finds!

I am actually posting this post from my iPhone4......let's see how this goes!

Yesterday I spent the day cleaning and organizing.....the dreadful garage!! It was out of control!! After coming and going so much this summer for all of the kids activities all of their equipment, shoes, bags, and random junk had accumulated and taken over! We have a 3 car garage....and we could not park one car in the garage! Pretty sad huh? It became a dumping ground this summer! Okay...I admit...I had some old junk that I had put out there to get rid of that took up a third of the space! But we cleaned organized and got rid of alot if stuff!

And.......ta-da! Here it is now (I forgot to take a before pic....probably out of pure embarrassment!)











So...I loaded up all the junk in the Suburban and hauled it down to Goodwill! After they unloaded my stuff at Goodwill, I decided to go in... Just to see what they had.

I found this ottoman for $5!! It is in great condition beside the denim being worn on top, so I on recovering it!










I also found this side table. It is sturdy and well made and I love the style of it, so this cute little thing is getting redone and painted! Not sure where I want to put it yet??










Now to find the time to take on another few projects!!

Please make me feel better....and tell me that you have a list of projects waiting for you too!!

Amy

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Our summer.....2010

Why I have not blogged in FOREVER?????

Well....here is just a smidgen of the activities we have had this summer!

WARNING: TONS of pics to follow!

For those of you that do not live in Texas.......let me remind you that FOOTBALL defines Texas! We are a little over-the-top with it here! And we LOVE it!


Reid has traveled all over the BIG state of TEXAS to attend Senior Football Camps!
We started out in Austin at.......UT!








Then onto Houston to Rice University!



Then onto Texas State!




and Kyle Field at Texas A&M!



Then we had some downtime at home for the 4th of July!
We went to church and then had friends and family over for the day! We cooked out and the kids did Fireworks that we had bought and we also were able to watch the awesome Fireworks Show that our town puts on.......and from our backyard!

Here is my festive dessert table.
My fresh flower arrangement.
Reid and Meagan
Kids ready to start fireworks....
The girls being silly!
Brant...the bartender!
Mom and Dad
Me and my Mad
Maddie and Liz
My Mom feeding Zoe
My mother in law....and Zoe making the rounds.
FIREWORKS!!!
Another HAPPY 4th with the ones we love!


Then we were off to Cheer Camp! Maddie's team won the All Around Best Middle School Squad!!




We manage to squeeze in a sleep over my precious niece Hannah Mae!


Then back to some more football....Summer 7 on 7.



The boys after their last game
I am so gonna miss these days....


Last weekend Maddie's softball team competed in a HUGE National Tournament!
They had the opening festivities The Ballpark....where our Texas Rangers play!
My girl....


The Team....some were missing.

Maddie putting down a bunt...she can out run them every time!
Taking a break......


Between softball practice, summer athletic conditioning classes 3 days a week for both kids, Reid's football, multiple camps for both kids, a house full of teenage boys, and of coarse several full weekends of tournaments....this is one of the few summers we have not taken a trip! The summer has slipped away! Don't get me wrong....we have had down time and have gone swimming, movies, etc. But, I have not had any time to get any of my projects done around the house....BUMMER! I have enjoyed spending my days running my kids around and watching them play the sports they love. This is my last summer of doing this with Reid! This time next year he will be getting ready for college (frown). I am cherishing every last moment of this.....it goes by so fast!


Well, I have one more week of summer left before I go back to school. So, I am organizing, cleaning, and maybe going to get a few projects done this week (fingers crossed) before the upcoming school year (and madness) begins! We have NOTHING going on this weekend.....YAY!!