Saturday, February 26, 2011

I'll take one of these...

So since I have house on the brain & I've been searching high & low for ideas/inspirations, I came across this for our bedroom...

I am in love...

We were already considering doing our bedroom a blue color & now I am all for it. Our bedroom is way down on the list of priorities but either way as of now this is what I want. Never too early to start planning/looking for those perfect pieces.

We have carpet but we have plans to rip it up & put down hardwood floors. And we have really high vaulted ceilings so I'm not sure if we'll do a light fixture like this room but either way, I love everything about this room!

What do you think?!


In other house news...I painted a 2nd coat today in the kitchen & sanded one of the bookcases in the living room. Tomorrow I hope to paint the guest bath and sand the vanity & linen closet door. Then AB will be ready to hang the new light & I'll be ready to paint the vanity & linen closet door. I'll try & post pictures tomorrow.

Living Room

Living Room
Living Room by mrsnancyb on

Ideas for my living room

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Our weekend & our 1st guest...

This weekend was one, full of adventure & hard work.

And our very first over-night guest. My momma!

I took Friday off (yay! it's safe to say I am really ready for summer!) and waited for my mom to arrive. She has been wanting to come see our new house & finally got the chance to come. Which I am so glad she did. We needed her help, in a bad way.
Picking a wall color is harder than it looks.

She got here around noon on Friday, I gave her a quick tour then we headed to pick Allen up for some lunch. After lunch, we headed into "town" to look for an inspiration piece for our living room. Note - we live about 20-25 minutes from any kind of shopping.

We went to World Market, Pier 1, & Lowe's on the hunt for a rug. Our living room is huge. We either didn't find one we liked or it was too small. But I did find some that I did like & we ended up picking paint colors based on that. Thank goodness for a good camera phone.

I bought these curtains at World Market for the kitchen. We put in french doors going out to the backyard and I painted the kitchen a creamy yellow color so I thought they would look perfect.

My mom & I were comparing who has the best camera in our phone. She just got the new iPhone & I have an EVO. Neither one of us could agree ;)

After loosing our inspiration magazine or more like leaving it at Pier 1 and 2 trips to Home Depot & Lowes (mind you they are about 30 minutes away from each other) - we finally ended our night with 10 cans of paint, a nice dinner at Railroad & a few cocktails.

After we got home from dinner, we decided we'd go ahead & see exactly what the paint would look like on the walls. We ended up painting the bottom half of the walls.

Our living room has huge vaulted ceilings - making painting so much more fun!

At 1:30am, we decided to call it a night.

Saturday was a day of painting...lots & lots of painting!

We ended up going with this color on the walls...

Valspar Smoked Oyster - we used Behr paint though.

It is much more gray in person.

I love it! & it looks so good with all the bright white trim.

I still need to paint the ceiling.

We had a nice little lunch outside on our new patio furniture. Allen's parents got him patio furniture for his birthday. We love going outside to eat. Especially since we really don't have a dining room table at the moment.

Our delicious little lunch.

We spent the rest of Saturday painting until the wee hours of the morning. My mom left Saturday night with a list of "homework". Like they do on those HGTV shows, ha! She is planning to come back in the next few weeks to help us finish our living room. We still need to sand, prime, and paint the bookcases on both sides of the fireplace. And we are going to paint the fireplace. Yes, paint the brick! Right now it is a pink color brick & eventually we are going to cover with stacked stone but until then we are going to paint it to spruce it up.

Our house is already looking so different. So far we have ripped all the wallpaper done, textured the walls, removed paneling, added bead board in the dining room.

Sunday I woke up so sore! Painting is hard work!

Today I spent the day out & about. I met Nicki at the Country Peddler Show & finally bought this sign I've been wanting.

Because yay, I now have a place to hang it!

Afterward, I headed back into "town" to get a few things aka shop! I ended up buying some new shoes & went to the grocery store. These black spring shoes.

Now I just need a pedicure. Did I mention how ready I am for summer?!

This week will be a stressful week. We have one week until the TAKS writing test & I am just a bit freaked out. My kids just need more time! And we have a meeting with our superintendent this week, eek!

And Allen starts planting this week so he will be working long hours, which means we really won't get to see each other.

But Thursday night, I am going HERE so I am super excited about that!

Ahh, bring on Thursday & the weekend!

Hope you have a very blessed week!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The BIG 3-0!

Today is my husbands 30th birthday!

I love this man more and more everyday! He always watches out for me, loves me regardless of how snappy I can get, and just wants the best for me - all the time!

He has such a kind and giving heart.

He hardly ever meets a stranger and he would do anything to help them out.

He always puts others first.

And he ALWAYS makes me laugh.

He is very random & very witty. You never know what he might say...

I hope today is one of the best birthdays yet!

I love you so much & can't wait to spend another 30 birthdays with you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my love, my best friend, my rock, & my very dear husband!!

Birthday #25, 2004- big ol' party @ Northgate, when we were sooo young ;)

Birthday #26, 2007 - San Antonio, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

Birthday #27, 2008 - first birthday as a married man :)

Birthday #28, 2009 - College Station, last birthday of grad school! :)

Birthday #29, 2010 - San Antonio, Old San Francisco Steakhouse

Last night withe celebrated with Allen's parents. We went to dinner at Outback. And tonight we are celebrating with a few close friends. I can't wait to let our hair down...


Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I have really been on this invitation making kick. Here are a few I've recently done...

The fire truck one (the one @ the top) was for a baby shower I hosted last weekend. The shower turned out super cute! I will post all about it hopefully this weekend.

Until then, let me know what you think!

And I'm working on one right now for a special little girl will is having a pony party in March.

Stay WARM!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I'm Alive!!!

Whew, it seems like it's been FOREVER! The kind of forever that hurts.

So a LOT has happened since I last posted.

I almost don't even know where to begin...

First of all, let me say that how did we ever go without internet?!

But thanks to Time Warner - we are back in business! I feel like my life is complete again. I know pathetic. But almost 2 weeks without it is certainly hard to do.

Yes, I had internet access on my phone but it's just not the same.

So why did we NOT have internet you may ask? Well we moved and we moved because we finally bought a HOUSE!!!!

Yay for homeowner-ship! Scary & exciting, all at the same time.

We are semi-moved in. We have a new KING size bed, a couch, recliner, NEW 60' TV (AB's birthday present) anddd lots of dust in our new wonderful house.

We have been busy stripping wallpaper, removing paneling, scrapping popcorn ceilings, texture-ing walls, installing new toilets, putting in new lighting & new french doors. And trying to pick paint colors...which I am not a fan of!

We have been busy! But we are loving every minute of it.

We still have a good amount to do to get the house where we want it but it is moving along quite nicely and we are so thrilled about our new nest aka home.

And did I mention...we have a POOL?! And a SLIDE?!

I really can't wait till summer now!

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! -Ephesians 3:20