Saturday, August 29, 2009


On some goodwill finds for my pantry project!
I was inspired by this pantry in the Lowe's Creative Idea mag.
I love the chalk board doors and signs, and all the baskets.
Our pantry is quite small and can get unorganized pretty quickly.
On top of that, we tend to leave the door open most of the time.
All the more reason to make it look pretty!
So, stay tuned for before and after pictures.
And the final reveal of my new and improved pantry!!
( I'm hoping by posting this it will motivate me to finish...we'll see)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

** Fall Fever **

My favorite time of the almost here!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New project....

I have been loving these crayon and notepad organizers for so long!
After seeing one like this online that is made of felt,
I thought it would be perfect for my first one!
Not allot of cutting or measuring (my kind of project).

This will be great for the car, restaurants, waiting rooms, pretty much anywhere on the go!
My kids are always entertained by coloring or drawing something.
So, perfect for them...and me! ;)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Our trip...

The first night we went to the game. Avery got to wear her new dress and her rally monkey!
It was a great time....we had hot-dogs, peanuts, and ( instead of cracker-jacks ) we had ice cream : )
The next day we headed to six flags and stayed ALL day!
As soon as we got through the gates Dawson wanted to go to the roller coasters.
We rode rides, went to the water park, rode some more rides, then at the end of the day they had a glow in the dark parade.
On the last day, we went to the Arch. Eddie and Dawson went up, Avery and I didn't care to...I did it once already and Avery wasn't ready yet.
Dawson LOVED it! He even said it was his favorite. Which made up (a little) for the fact that Avery and I had to sit out in the Freezing rain.
Not only because it was raining but, also because it took almost all day to go up the arch we weren't able to go to the zoo like planned.
Last, here is a picture of our hotel we stayed at Union Station.
It was So beautiful inside and out....Avery called it her princess castle : )
Well, that was our trip!
Next is our beach trip in the fall...can't wait!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Summer Re-Cap....

Swim lessons...

reading....believe it or not, my kids did Allot of reading this summer! (well, one of them...the other one I did allot of reading to ).

Dawson's favorite books are the Bone books and Diary of a Wimpy kid.

crafts.... the kids had fun making their own pottery.

playground fun...
We also had basketball camp, VBS (twice), YMCA day camp, and finally a trip to St. Louis!
It's hard to believe that it is already over.
Now it's back to school!

My big 2nd grader!