Thursday, April 25, 2013


Where do I even begin to describe this month?  It has been a roller coaster of feelings and continues.   

From wanting to buy a house and still not being ready, to being successful with my Etsy shop and still not having the time I want to put into it, but still being very thankful for being busy and meeting such incredible people along the way.  But it constantly seems as though the goals the husband and I have set are not obtainable.  It is discouraging.  We also battled with some more sickness, I think my tonsils were swollen for 2 weeks. Something I never want to experience again.  A Rustic Homemade non successful flea market appearance (which was alot of work), to a 75th surprise Birthday party for my grandmother for which my oldest brother, niece and nephew came to visit.  It was very busy.

Then to top of that, my toddler son is going through the extreme fits phase.  What is that ALL ABOUT??!?!!?  He is a boy, we are not suppose to have these issues with him, right?  I mean its EXTREME!  From any given moment you don't even know what will set him off.  It could be touch of the hand to taking off his shoes.  It really is severe.  I hope it ends soon or there will be no more children, he will be an only child.  lol

One thing that the husband and I have started, which was one of our goals, is to finally loose the weight we have gained since we were married, or even started dating.  I think I put on close to 100 pounds.  There, there it is for all cyperspace to see.  Took me 6 years, but yes I put on that much weight!!  NOW that is severe.   I actually told my husband the other night that I think I am addicted to food.  He laughed and said " might be".  Thanks.   But seriously, I love food.  I love the different flavors, cultures and so on.  Plus I love cheese.  That doesn't help either.  But so far so good, lost 7lbs so far. Hey! I will take it!

So I need to stay encouraged and set out on the path God has for me.  Its just going to be a long summer I think because there are so many goals we as a family have to make happen.  But when you have God in your heart there is a reassurance that comes that even though it hard and you may second guess it sometimes you have a peace, a peace that certainly passes ALL understanding.  Its heart warming. 

So I leave with this, Giant Yard Dice!  I am in love with them.  I hope others think the same.  They are fun to make and it helps me with my stresses of life.  You can purchase them HERE in my shop.

Monday, April 8, 2013


WOW!  Just WOW!  I don't know where my energy level came from this weekend but I am not going to questions it and thank Jesus for all that he has given me.  

Saturday I was fortunate enough that my Mother-n-law was willing to watch little guy so that I could finish some building projects, Thank you Cindy!!  Other than the sunburn I obtained it was rather successful.  Actually I guess that makes the sun successful too.  No thank you sun, no thank you.  Later that night I choose to tackle finishing the master bedroom.  I only made a dent but it was a really good one.  

Sunday is where the second wind comes in to play.  Little man has been waking up really early coughing and not being able to go back to sleep and with the husband working overnights it sums up to me not getting rest.  But thankfully my body is getting used to a few hours.  I started with waking up and looking at my coffee table and saying..."hmmm..I think I am going to finish that today." Usually it really is a good idea to not have 3 projects in your home going at once, but I was sure I could finish it in a reasonable time.  I had already measured out the length days before when I was supposed to finish it so all I had to do was get the placement of the boards the way I want and get the coloring down.  I finished the cuts and started the distressing look.  I had an idea that I wanted a sort of driftwood and white wash look but wasn't sure I was going to obtain that certain look.  And at first it had looked like I had made them too dark so I added some more white and then sanded them.  I could have not been happier with the outcome.. I find myself just steering at it in the living room. It took me around 30-45 mins to finish the table and that is cutting, painting and installing.  Not too bad.  Then i cleaned the house so it will REALLY showcase our new addition.  


I finished it off with dark green colored deck screws to give it more of a rustic driftwood feel.  More pics? Sure ok!! Also notice I finally hung my deer silhouette. 

I have more pictures of the finished result of little man's room but that will have to be a post for later maybe even along with our master bedroom that has endured I think 5 changes this year alone.  lol, I still don't think I am happy with the comforter but I am too afraid to tell my husband I want to change it.  

So that was my second wind.  Woke up at 5am and didn't go to sleep until after midnight because I did finish cleaning our room when I told myself I did not want too after coming home from shopping with my mom and sister.  Secret was I got some REALLY cute night stand lamps for the room and wanted to showcase them. I love Target.  

Thursday, April 4, 2013


So this past week was Easter Sunday and it was a pretty good one.  Although it felt as little as we were just going through the motions with our WHOLE house sick AGAIN! Husband and I actually got sick the same day after we took little man to the doctor and he ended up with a sinus and ear infection!  We asked why this was happening and we were told, "deal with it now or deal with it the first year of school".  Ok, we will take that as a legitimate excuse for now....but not for long. 

We started the weekend off by trying to go to Laporte Farms here in Sebastian to their annual Easter Egg Hunt, yes while all sick.  I was not letting this thing get the best of a holiday especially holiday fun as this....or so I thought.  Little man was HORRIBLE. I mean...HORRIBLE.  And that's all I want to relive on that subject.  

Then Easter Sunday started early with sunrise service..with a 2 year old (don't think I will be doing that next year) and then Breakfast with the husband's family.  His 2 sisters were in town from Tampa so we enjoyed some good family time especially with our new niece Sophia. Man she is a cutie AND A DIVA.  Whew..Emily and Peter have their hands full.   We also joined them for regular service at their church, and actually the church where husband and I met...awwww.  AND THEN later that evening I got even sicker and had to go to the walk in Monday am to get medicated, so I missed more work :( Again, that is all I want to relive on that subject. 

Easter Morning..Yes those are Monster Trucks.

Sophia, Emily and Jackson


Although as many as my friends know, that does not stop me from creating and building.  I am one of those people's who's minds do not stop, it is seriously always dreaming of making and creating new things.  It is a blessing and a curse.  Sometimes it does not allow me to even rest at night but then such beautiful things are created.  Like little man's new big boy room. Taking plans from the Shanty Girls and Ana White I made one of their beds and almost the nightstand to match until I came up with something different.  AND I have some pictures this time!!! woohoo!  Keep in mind that the room is not done and is in process but I have to share so that when it is finally done I can look back at the progress.  So rewarding...

Can you guess how many times I have had to make his bed to take a picture throughout the whole process. Yeah, like 8 times.  7 times too many.  lol.  I plan to put a truck decal on the "R' so that is why it is tilted and another nightstand on the side that is missing one.  It is coming along.  The design for the bed is also the Shanty Girls.  

This is the Monster Truck I ordered from a shop on Etsy called DecoModWalls.  Ann was so kind and gracious to custom make this truck into the large one you see here and little man cannot stop saying "MONSTER TRUCK".  It really makes the room.

AH YES, here is the nightstand.  I love it!  The idea just came to me.  I am sure there are versions out there but I took a plan from the Shanty Girls and again made it my own.  It is a trunk where he can put most of his trucks and other things he might want to hide away from pesky moms and it has wheels that match the whole truck theme of the room.  I wanted bigger wheels but they were almost $6 a piece and then times 8, equals more than I can spend.  Instead I went with these that are $3 a piece. I think it still looks good and still remains safe for a very active toddler boy.  I still need to make one more and hopefully will finish that tonight.  

I am excited to finally be accomplishing his big boy room even though we hope to move out of this house soon, but at least his room with have some of a set up.  Plus I think it gives him a sense of having his own space and he seems to be staying in his bed at night and not coming into ours.  Bonus!