Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Front Door Wall



The difference between a blog and TV, is...well, time.

We've been in this house for about 1 1/2 years and I can just now create the before/after photo of this wall.

Removing wallpaper is hard, hard, hard work.  Especially when it is up 20 feet on the wall.

Hope you like seeing our progress.  It sure feels amazing to see the dreams/visions we had when looking at this house come true.  If you have a goal, keep working at it!  Time is going to pass anyway and the feeling of accomplishment is even sweeter when it takes a lot of work!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer Grilling--Beef Kabobs



This is a recipe adapted from a neighborhood cookbook.

Beef Kabobs

a package of cheap cut up stew meat
mushrooms and squashes cut into kabob size chunks

Marinade:  1/2 C oil, 1/4 C vinegar, 2 t onion powder, 2 t celery salt, 1 1/2 t garlic powder, 1 t salt, 2 t oregano, 1 t black pepper, 2 T mustard, 2 bay leaves

We marinade the meat and veggies and then string them on the kabobs alternating as we can.  We love these grilled over coals and then served with rice or just by themselves if we are up camping.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Busy Quilting

I have been trying to do something creative every day to boost my well-being.  It's turned out to be quilting for the last 3 days...and I have 3 new quilts for sale!  :)

I'll share some pictures with you for a little sewing inspiration:







My etsy shop is located {HERE} if you'd care to see it :).

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Gray Trend

From exteriors to interiors GRAY has been hot, hot, hot (even though it's a cool color ;) for the last couple of years.




So, have you used gray in any of your decorating lately?  We haven't much, but the two neutral colors we've covered our current interior walls with are greiges...warm, beigish grays (Loggia by Sherwin Williams is one of them).  I get nervous to make a room too cold and cave-like but adding that warmth of beige makes the trend feel just right for us.

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Free Beard?

So I rarely win anything...but this was my lucky year.  I won a giveaway from the cute, cute shop KayDee Street on etsy.



She made us this custom hat, at my request!  I had seen some of these kind of as jokes on Pinterest, but I'm kind of a silly person so I wanted one.  And of course I wanted my husband to enjoy it too :).  When it came I was amazed that not only did it have the silliness I craved the yarn was super soft.

Casey wore it to a winter campout (brrr!) and it was not just funny but a great addition for keeping him warm.  If you need something crocheted, check them out!  I was really impressed.




Saturday, May 4, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

Brothers Scheming


I still don't know what was being done or discussed under the desk that day, but it was so hilarious to walk by and see them quietly scheming.

Check out the green smoothie goatee 


Older brother has the look that says, "Oh no, we got caught!" but I still don't even know what it was about.

What kids don't know is moms secretly love this stuff.  I love they have little partners and friends to share their ideas with :).