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Friday, October 31, 2008

Exterior Updates!

Yeah we have lived in our house for almost 7 years... I finally decided decided to add a bit of style to the exterior. We've been working on the interior too but with the lack of funds the progress has been slow.

This summer we got a new front door and I finally painted it. I decided with a red door the thick molding that I love around my door would look great black. That only took a small amount of paint so then I had Matt paint the trim black. And then a couple of days ago I painted the area between the windows black too. I think it looks great. We still have to do something with the siding but that will have to wait until spring. We also need a new light fixture and I need to paint the mailbox black.I have some cool rusty barn stars that we are going to hang in the black space between the windows and I am on the lookout for some big numbers that will go right above the molding. Does anyone know where I can get some?
(please don't look to closely at the dirty windows)

I have been using the Command hooks to hang things on my door. When the door was white the white hook looked fine. But with the red door the white hook was so ugly! With a little black spray paint I think it looks great!

Halloween Morning Sunrise

This is what it looks like outside right now. This sunrise almost looks like a sunset. It's absolutely beautiful. It is casting a red glow throughout the morning sky. "Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning..." This beautiful sunrise could definitely be a foreshadowing of the weather that is soon to be......

I sent these pictures to KUTV so maybe I'll be famous!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thanks for the help!!

I think I am over my writer's block..... thanks to the help of some friends.

Aubrey -- she told me to write about my new paint colors on the outside of my house.
I painted the door red and then Matt painted the trim black. It looks really good except for the fact that now with the nice door and the nice trim the regular house color/old paint job looks bad. One thing at a time. Hopefully in the spring we will be able to put up some new siding - if not a new paint job will defiantly be in the works. I want the main color of the house to be a paper bag brown color. I will post a picture soon!!

Aubrey also suggested that I write about my psycho friend Aubrey. Aubrey really is a great friend. She is the one that introduced me to Pinching Your Pennies - and now that she hasn't been keeping up on her coupons she has been giving them to me. She is always there if I need her! I talk to her on the phone almost everyday - sometimes several times a day. She is really funny and a little scatterbrained!! Love Ya Aubrey......

DesertDiva wanted me to tell her what my favorite home decor store is and what my most recent purchase was. This is hard!! I have to say that my favorite store is Tai Pan - thanks for reminding me that I have to go buy my barn stars before my coupons expire.... Most of my purchases lately have been from yard sales....combined with a can or two of spray paint from Home Depot.

Nicole wanted me to tell you about my psycho from Aubrey...hmmmm I am seeing a pattern here.... And about my psycho friend Nicole. Nicole is a great person. She is so pretty -- I love her hair! I went to get my hair cut and the girl that cut it was also in my neighborhood. I told her that I wanted my hair just like Nicole's. She is a great mom and someone that I truely admire!!

I tell ya. I live in a great place! I am so lucky to have these great friends that I can count on. I have had a bit of a messed up history of friends -- or people that claimed to be my friend and then ended up hurting me beyond words! Matt told me a few weeks ago that he is so happy that I have good friends.... Although I am not totally sure how happy he is about the spray painting that they have me addicted to..... oh well -- at least we are not out tagging fences or walls or anything,

Manic Mariah (a.k.a. Insane Mama) wants me to post about how I met my husband. I will!!! Trust me!!

Marrdy -- she tagged me.... I will post the tag soon!!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Writer's Block

So I have no idea what to blog about today...... What do you want me to tell you?

For new readers who may have missed our adoption story.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Stewed Plums and Decorating

I have a great neighbor that shares produce with us all the time. We REALLY appreciate it!! Last week she gave us a bag of plums. She has given us plums every year and we have just tried to eat them before they went bad. This time I searched the internet to find a good way to preserve them. I came up this idea:

Stewed Plums -- I filled my crockpot up with quartered plums. I added 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 1 cup of sugar and 2 tbls of corn starch mixed combined with a cup of cold water. I cooked it on low for about 4 hours.

They turned out really good. I froze some and then also froze the sauce that was leftover in the crockpot. We ate some for dessert with whipped cream. The kids liked it. Can your tell?

Remember these shelves? They are finally hanging. But I need decoration help!!

The bears and plate I got at yard sales. The fire extinguisher is from 1973 - before I was born. I got it at my grandma's house. The meat grinder and shifter were my grandma's.I found this wine bottle at grandma's too! I have been trying to figure out how old it is? Are there any wine experts out there???

Sunday, October 5, 2008

In response to comments from my Tooth Fairy post....

Yes the Tooth Fairy did visit. She was just fine using Micayla's jewelry box. I think it made it easier for her - she didn't have to worry about waking Micayla up sliding her hand under the pillow.

Yesterday morning Micayla found a $1.00 bill in her box.

Today she is still worried about what the Tooth Fairy does with the teeth. I told her that I think she builds a castle with them......

Saturday, October 4, 2008

We had a Special Visitor at our house last night.

Look at this picture and see if you can tell who the visitor was........You guessed it Micayla lost her first tooth! This was a very exciting occasion.
It was the Tooth Fairy's first visit to our house... I tried to talk Matt in to having the Tooth Fairy visit when I got my wisdom teeth pulled but it didn't happen.

The tooth did not go under her pillow --- she told me she didn't want the Tooth Fairy in her room because she was afraid. We put the tooth in a jewelry box just inside her bedroom door. She is very worried today about what the Tooth Fairy is doing with her tooth.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Holy Cool Doorknobs Batman!!!

I started painting doorknobs today...... I have 2 done --- it's a start!! What I need to do is rotate them through so I don't have to keep a doorknob off to long.... Gotta keep that cute little man out of places he doesn't belong!

Before - it's brass lovely?? -- oops I forgot to rotate!!



During - I used that small broken laundry basket as a way to hold them securely for painting and drying.


After -- AWESOME!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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