Friday, March 30, 2012


I'm not sure about you but usually my weeks go just as I plan them. Oh wait, that's just a fantasy. Although I did have plans this week that never happened there is always next week!
Here is a little snap shot of the goings-on (yes that is a real word) in our little world.

Out of all the toys she has, she LOVES the old cell phone that we let her play with.
My new FAV breakfast. McCann's Steal Cut Irish Oatmeal w/ honey, pecans and craisens! YUM-O!

I'm trying to actually find time to sit and eat a meal. Instead of eating on the fly. I stole this lunch idea from Andrea (tuna salad with roman lettuce instead of bread and my favorite oranges Cara-Cara!

Did you know if you stick green onions (or scallions if you're fancy) in water they will grow! It's true and trust me, I can't grow anything.

Yes! My new tree that I've been wanting for-e-ver!

Everlee loves books just like her momma!

I'm linking up with Life Rearranged! You should too!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Faux Insta-Friday! Babies, Eggs, and Downton...Oh my!

That's what my week has been about!

This week has been a little weird. Greg has been working 16+ hour days this week so our schedule has to work around his sleeping during the day because he has been leaving at 6pm and coming home at 11am! Hello!?!? What a wonderful and hardworking man I married!

I'm linking up with Life Rearranged is our week in tiny, grainy pictures

It all started on Monday night at Younglife. I'd like to say this is the "worst" it gets but I'd be lying.
Everlee loves to sleep on Greg's chest. I'm sure he doesn't mind either.
Although the weather was less than perfect there was a brief window of warmth and we took advantage! It was a good break for us!

I FINALLY got some time this week to watch the show that everyone is going nuts about. 
Downton Abbey I really enjoyed it! Because of my love for Jane Austen I knew I would! 

Yes, your power of observation is correct, you did see Valentine's day decorations STILL sitting next to the TV. But fear-not this was at the beginning of the week and since then I have updated the decor since then. Andrea gave me the supplies to make this fun St. Patrick's Day banner that now hangs on my newly re-decorated mantel!

What did your week look like?

Monday, March 12, 2012

"Office" Space

I have been meaning to share the "office" space that recently got a little spruce.

Working part-time from home has been a blessing to say the least. It's been quite an adjustment for me and I still have a hard time with it but I know it's what is best for our family right now.

That being said, before our little spit-fire was around we both had our own rooms to do with as we pleased. Mine was a super girly craft room that I LOVED spending time in. Now Everlee gets to spend time in there, how dare she need somewhere to sleep! Greg had a total man room...filled with guitars, amps, guns, American flags...etc. Something to be quit proud of. Then I had to come in and take over...

Although I did take over his space we compromised, I didn't make it girly, it's practical, just like my husband.
Both of our diplomas proudly hung up, my guess is these will come down after time but we poured so much into college (Greg more than me), I am reminded of all the hard work when I look at them.

Right next to the door is this sweet old school desk that was at my mom's consignment shop. It was refinished and holds a locker basket with files for bills, coupons, and misc papers. It's nice to have this right here because now the desk doesn't get 'as' cluttered with papers.
Above the bookcase in the corner is a framed replica of the Constitution. I gave this to Greg a couple years ago for his birthday. I think it's important now, more than ever, to display this.
This old Coke box is from my mom. It holds a lot of our office supplies.
Greg plays almost daily and he found that hanging the guitars was easier than keeping them in their cases (which as of now have their OWN closet). This old trunk  was my great-grandmothers and it was in my brother's house. The other box on top is an old wooden gun case (greg's find via my mom). The flag was in our window while Greg's brother was over in Iraq. We now have it here and I wrote on it the date they all came home.

My "home office" It's usually not this clean. I'm still trying to come up with a way to organize those hideous cords underneath. Any ideas?!

Whoever started using mason jars is genius. I'm usually not a big trend follower, but I am if it's cheap!
I love my new bulletin board. This was such an easy project! I'm waiting for miss katie daisy to return from vacation so I can get a sweet print to put right smack in the middle of the board.
This is my favorite B-day card from a special little man with a necklace he made for me a few years ago. Makes me smile every morning!
This little area warms my heart, reminds me how truly blessed I am. Greg gave me the little card with the boy singing and playing guitar a few years ago and still makes me laugh!
Well, there you have it. Not much but it works for us! Maybe some day I'll be able to have my "own" room again! Until then I'm more than happy to share it :)