Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lamp Makeover

I've been looking for lamps for our bedroom for probably over 6 months, but every time I would find something it would be way more money than I was willing to pay or it would be the style I liked and the wrong color. Well, a few months ago I came across this design blog that I liked and she did a tutorial on how to paint lamps. After I saw this I was on the hunt for some inexpensive lamps to paint! I searched Marshalls and TJ Maxx high and low, but didn't fall in love with any that I saw. I was hunting for something like these Potter Barn lamps, but I definitely didn't want to pay the $100 they were asking for each lamp base.

One day I was in Target and spotted a great lamp. It wasn't in the regular lamp aisle, it was in one of the special decorating aisles. And all of you regular Target shoppers know that those aisle ALWAYS go on clearance at some point. So I waited and waited and waited. Every time I was in Target I would go down that aisle to see if my lamps were on clearance. Finally the other day I saw the big red clearance sign hovering above my lamps! I grabbed two and put them in the basket excited for my next project. They were $25 each! Great deal for a lamp. I went and bought the needed spray paint supplies and got to work right away. Here is the before:




And Afters:


I love how they turned out and especially for the price I paid! I think I need to add one more coat of the gloss sealer to make them a little bit more glossy. I love having lamps in our bedroom and the way it warms up the room with a soft glow. Now I just need to finish the rest of my projects for the Master Bedroom!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

6 Months!

Claire turned 6 months on the 16th and I'm just now getting around to posting! I guess that is what happens when you have three kiddos running around. We took her to the doctor last week and she weighed in at a little over 17 pounds (75%) and she was in the 90% for height. Here is a list of things I want to remember about Claire at this age:

  • She is a great eater! I have started feeding her veggies (squash, sweet potatoes, green beans, and peas) and she loves all of them so far.
  • She is sleeping great at night. She sleeps from around 6:30-7:00 or even 7:30. Her naps aren't as consistent, but I think it is because we are always on the go with the boys and she doesn't always get to nap in her bed.
  • She is a very happy baby, but just this past week she has become more aware of when the boys or I leave the room and she has been letting us know that she doesn't like it!
  • She sleeps with a little lovie blanket and she is already very attached to it. She rubs it in her face when I give it to her and it is never far from her when she is asleep.
  • She rubs her eyes when she is tired, just like her daddy!
  • She loves blowing rasberries at the moment and she thinks it is fun when you blow them back at her.
  • She is starting to sit up on her own, but definitely still topples over. Those cheeks are just to heavy to hold up!


Blowing rasberries at Mama.


Showing off her new skills of sitting up by herself.






Cooper is never far from his baby sister. He loves her so much!




Thursday, October 14, 2010

Blog Makeover

I was recently the recipient of a blog makeover from Penny Lane Designs. I love the new look for the blog! She had lots of cute pre-made designs to choose from and it was hard to settle on just one design. If you are looking to makeover your blog, check out pennylanedesigns.net!


Saturday, October 09, 2010

Beautiful Day

This past week we finally had some beautiful weather come our way, although I think by tomorrow it is supposed to be back in the 90's. UGH! But we have been trying to enjoy the nice weather as much as we can while it is here. This past week the boys decided that they would like to have a picnic in the treehouse. I thought it was a fun idea and so we all climbed up in the treehouse to enjoy dinner. I figured we might just be able to get through dinner without any whining or complaining about what was being served because they would be having too much fun, but I was WRONG!!! Oh well, at least we could enjoy the lovely weather!






Cubbies

We are Awana Cubbies, we're happy all day long.
We know that Jesus loves us! That's why we sing this song.
We hop because we're happy and we jump and shout for joy.
For Jesus is a friend to us. He loves each girl and boy.

It's that time of year again! Both of the boys are in Cubbies this year and they love it. Cooper was so very excited when I told him that he would get a vest this year and would be able to earn patches. I was a little worried that he wouldn't be brave enough to tell his teachers his verses, but he has done great and is working really hard at memorizing them. Tyler must have grown tremendously over this past year, because his vest is tiny on him! I can't imagine what it will look like by the end of the year!




Friday, October 01, 2010

ZOO

The boys have been begging me to take them to the zoo lately. I promised them that once the weather got a little bit cooler that we could go. This week we got a small cool front and it made it bearable enough to be outside, so we took off to the zoo with some friends and Aunt Kelsey. The kids had a great time and especially enjoyed the new playground that recently opened. It was an amazing playground that resembled a huge tree house. We had a great morning and topped it off with some Chick-fil-a before heading home for naps.


Tyler, Beau, Cooper, and Brooklynn


Tyler and Cooper checking out the animals.


All the kiddos looking at the tigers.


Claire enjoyed her leisurely stroll through the zoo.


Several giraffes came right up to where we were standing.


Close up


Nap time


Callie enjoying the slide.


Some more monkeys we saw at the zoo!