Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wonderful words...

Please go over here for inspiration today!!!! Her wonderful words are always inspiring and remind me that I always have little eyes watching's post is especially touching because I too have a four year old asking those pivotal questions...thank you Ann for sharing! (photo Flickr/Angel of Light)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Happy Anniversary to me...

Thirteen years ago today I married my college sweetheart...Happy Anniversary David! I cannot wait to see where the next thirteen years takes us!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

People of Haiti...

Please go over to Tiny Twig...she has a little giveaway for a very worthy cause - the people of Haiti!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Lovely things...

Happy Wednesday to all! Here are some lovely things that inspire me....
this white subway tile on the back splash
the graphic artwork
this sweet little dress
white upholstery and the slip covered ottoman...
(photos Design Sponge, Canadian HH, All the Numbers/Etsy, unknown)

Friday, April 16, 2010

A shout out to Nashville...

I just sat down yesterday to browse through the Country Living from April....and this is what I found...
A home out of Nashville featuring Kayce Hughes and her family! Love her home, love her style...
immediately had to google her...that's when I found this....
Her clothing line called Pears and Bears...she carries Women, Children, and Accessories! The above are some of my favorites! Go check them out and Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

38 years ago today...

38 years ago today my husband came into this world! Happy birthday sweetheart...I hope this is your best year yet!
(Christmas at mom and dad's 2009)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Food Inc. - a must see!

So I got to watch this over the weekend.... If you have not seen must! If you care about what your family is putting in their bodies - please watch this film and then tell everyone you know about it! I really had no concept of our food production in this is truly shocking! While I have tried to go organic in some areas for our family - fruits and veggies when possible...I never thought about the meat we consume on a regular basis....that is now changing! If you live in the East Tennessee area...there is local farmer who produces all his products (meats, eggs, etc...) the old fashion way - please support him! We initially found him at the Farmer's market which started up in this area several years ago! Now you can find Laurel Creek online and at The Market in Maryville Tennessee. His meat is terrific - we've tried the sirlion, bison, ground beef, chicken (and the eggs, although we get ours from Papaw now)go to Laurel Creek Meats! Now go watch this film!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Gotta catch up!

I am super behind this week...on every aspect of my life! So Happy Friday! Here's what's on my LIST for the weekend:
  • CLEAN MY HOUSE - it looks like a disaster area!!!
  • attend a birthday party tonight for Sydney (one of Olivia's pals)
  • Return cable boxes and modem - YES, we disconnected our cable for the spring and summer in an attempt to have more quality time as a family and to save some $$$$ - my 7year old has already protested! Oh, and the home phone as well - do we really need three phone numbers????
  • Go take a look at seedlings we want to plant in our garden at Papaws...
  • attend B's baseball game on Saturday
  • Watch this...which I am 99% sure I will be watching by myself,ha!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Final FOUR, Girl's day and a bag lady!

B What a great weekend we've has sort of carried over into the week...the kids were out of school on Monday and my boys decided Sunday afternoon to take an impromptu trip to the FINAL FOUR!!! Yes, that's right - my boys took off Monday morning for Indianapolis to watch Duke in the FINAL FOUR - this was a dream come true for my husband -he is the ultimate DUKE fan, no joke! One of his basketball players called Sunday afternoon and said they had 3 extra tickets - so David, Braxton, and Pipaw (David's dad) took off for a road trip! They really had a great time!!! So Olivia and I had a "girls day" on Monday....we went to Hobby Lobby, the Library, and to Target! Hobby Lobby was a must because she received $10 from Mimi and Papaw in her "Surprise Easter Egg"...she wanted to go spend it! She got a mini sewing kit, "cupcake" fabric, "kitty cat" fabric, and some ribbon - this is what we made.... Now, before you think I am some master seamstress, let me assure you, I am not! The cupcake fabric was already smocked and we purchased all they had left which was just shy of one yard...we bought the matching ribbon to use as "shoulder straps"...I just wrapped the material around her...marked it...then sewed a hem up the back with a few button at the top! Sewed on the ribbons and put a little eyelet trim at the bottom hem (had left over from some project that I am sure never came to fruition) I would've taken a picture of her in the dress, but she currently insists on keeping it in her "movable storage facility" or as we call her, the "bag lady"...take a look....
I'm not even sure you can make out what this is, but it is her stroller that is piled high with most of her belongings...along with some other household items she has randomly picked up! For instance, you can see some of my Tupperware, wet wipes, a can of cheesy pringles in case she gets hungry, 2-3 coats, a tutu, shower sponge - and so much more that I wont bother listing! It is quiet humorous and I don't know when I will convince her to "unload" everything and put it back in it's place....oh well, whatever keeps them busy, right? Happy Wednesday to all!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter!

My prayer today is that everyone would come to the knowledge of what Jesus Christ did for them on the cross...words cannot express the gratitude I have for the sacrifice He made! I hope you and your families have a wonderful weekend! It is a Good Friday indeed!