Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What we've been up to...

We have had a lot going on in our little family lately so I haven't blogged. Here's what we've been up to in iPhone pictures. 

Catching lot and lots of bugs. 
 Eating fresh cantaloupe straight from the garden. 
 Playing and swimming with friends. 
 Playing games with our Aunt Whitter. 
 Picking vegetables with friends. 
 Admiring the huge sunflowers in the garden.
 More swimming with friends. 
 Playing trucks in the dirt. 
 Laundry :(
 Playing with sidewalk chalk. 
 Tubing with 2 tubes behind one boat...not gonna lie, I was a little nervous. 
 Fishing, fishing and more fishing.
 Drawing in the sand. 
 MORE swimming with friends. 
 Going to the dentist.
 and being silly with arts and crafts. 
So that's a recap of our Summer so far. It's thrown us some very unexpected curve balls but we are going with the flow and having fun! I'll be back to regular blogging soon. Hope everyone is having a great Summer so far!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Show us your life!

A blog that I read named Kelly's Korner is hosting a show us your life living room.  I participated in it last time and wasn't going to this time but my living room has changed a lot since then. We redid our floors and I went shopping like crazy at antique places in Cullman with my sister. 

This is looking in from the foyer.
 We got new throw pillows and you can kinda see our new floors in there 2 pictures.
I got this from a lady you makes them and sells them at stores. I bought it from Curves. I love how it displays the kids art work without being overwhelming.
 I made the picture frame hanging on the wall and my sister made the pillows and bench.
The pillows are old real burlap sacks. The guy we bought them from said they were over 200 years old. I love the colors on them and how they match my throw pillows. Tammy made the bench out of scrap wood she had in her garage in less than 30 minutes. She's a machine!
 I got the little magazine basket when we were shopping in Cullman as well.
 I completely redid my mantel and I love the way it turned out. I wanted the barnyard shabby chic look.

 I got this ladder idea from Tammy. She had a big one in her living room that holds old antique quilts. I got the lamp and ladder when we were in Cullman.
I want to get a saying cut out to go on these boards but I have yet to do so. I got the boards in Cullman and Ryan nailed them all together. Although they don't have anything on them right now I still like how distressed they look.
 Tammy made me this for Christmas and it hangs above my back door. It's a board and knobs on it.
Tammy and I also made these when I was up there visiting her. We made them completely out of things she already had. They are fence boards with burlap and mattress springs for the handles.
As I was posting all of this I realized that almost my entire living room has been furnished from one weekend in Cullman. They have the best stores up there and I can't wait to go back!!