Sunday, January 20, 2013

Ella's Nursery

I can't believe that it has been over a year since I posted a blog, but the most exciting news is that we are having a baby. We will be welcoming her at any moment. I really mean any moment. I am currently a bit over 38 weeks.

I have been hard at work on Ella's room for awhile and was thinking that is wasn't ever going to get done. It went from our guest/storage room. So we went from this

To say the least I am in love. I knew before we even found out that we were having a girl that I wanted the room painted grey. So if it had been a boy there would just be pops of blue in here instead of pink.

To say the least we are over the moon about the new baby and can't wait.

Love to all.

Parties Link.
Coastal Charm
The Blackberry Vine

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Confession!!! (No it isn't a bad one)

So I have a confession, no it isn't where I have been. Because I really can't explain that. My confession is I am a deco mesh hoarder.

I have 10 different colors of deco mesh and you will see it through out our Christmas decorations.

Yep our front door has been decorated since the day after Thanksgiving, but either the weather has been nasty or I haven't been home during the day to get a good picture of the day door.

The door actually took me quite a bit longer than I thought it would. It took three hours, but I had several neighbors stop to chat, which helped because after awhile my arms were rather tired.

I made the wreath a few weeks ago and it came together pretty quickly. I started with just the red and white stripe, but decide that it just needed more. I may be a deco mesh hoarder, but I also think more is better.

I love our night door. We have an LED spot light instead of turning on our overhead light. Well our overhead light can be a bit temparmental and it only comes on when it wants too, so we just keep it off.

Stay tuned because I will be posting the decorations we have up shortly. We bought our tree yesterday and I plan on decorating it tomorrow. I will be playing Santa for the Animal Rescue Foundation on Saturday so it will be a very interesting weekend. Who knows the next picture may be of Santa at our front door.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

31 Day Challenge - Day 6

Woo Hoo - I got a raise today:)

This is literally the very first raise that I have gotten since 2007. Well that's what I get for working in the construction industry for so long. I am over the moon.

I also got to go to my nephew's football game today. His team lost but Hunter recovered a fumble. SCORE!!!!!!! This weekend is going to be nuts so stay tuned:)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

31 Day Challenge - Day 5

The craziness of having dogs. Yep at times in this house it feels more like a zoo than a home.

Shea our first at our old house.
For example last Thursday night 15 minutes before leaving two of the three dogs come running in covered in mud. Gee thanks so they had to have a bath immediately before I left. Friday night before leaving the one dog that didn't have a bath the night before came in caked mud. So dressed completely up, I picked up a muddy, wriggly dog who refused to get a bath. That was just a taste of things to come.

Wolfie our second yep he is on the counter at our old house.
The dogs have all had a total of 10 baths in the last week. They are by far the cleanest dogs in the neighborhood and perhaps in Mobile at the moment.

Next up by dogs have sonar hearing. Yep they have turned into bats. They can hear the raccoons in our backyard. I mean it has gotten so bad the neighbor has asked to borrow our Shea to get rid of the raccoons. Um, raccoons are scary and carry rabies. I am sorry I can't do that to her.
Joe are newest and nuttiest.

Well our dogs definitely help us lead a crazy life. If it is bringing squirrels into the house or taking underwear into the yard you never know what they may do.

Fall Yard Update

Driveway beds before.
I so wish my mums would bloom
For those of you who know Dennis and I know that the reason that we bought this house was because of the backyard. Yes the deciding factor of the house was because our dogs would love the back yard. Our front yard wasn't to shabby either. We really haven't had to do much to either the front yard or the back yard, but there was something that was driving me crazy.

Ready for the mums to explode.
We had no color several times during the year. Yep that's right there was no spot for any perennials. We had tons of dailies, azaleas, and camellias, but no where for different color throughout the year.
Before around the mailbox
Well for the fall I wanted to change that. I pulled up the dailies around the mailboxes and at the end of the driveway. I also pulled up the half dead camellias and remade the flower beds

I redid the beds with mums and filled them new pine straw. I can't wait until December for my favorite, pansies and kale. Yippee!!! One of the good things about living in the South. Pansies in the dead of winter:)

Well that is my fall yard. I know lame.........I just can't quite get in the decorating spirit quite yet. 85 is just to hot for fall.


My wreath did make it out on the front door and I am stoked...don't you love the door color (or course I am kidding)?
Look at our Satsumas, we can't wait.
I linked up to Thrifty Decor Chick's Fall Yard Party.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

31 Day Challenge - Day 4

So in this Crazy Life I have to deal with Migranes.......

The first one I remember is when I was a freshman in high school. It was the most horrible pain that I had ever I thought.

I was wrong. The older I got the worse they became. In fact up until two years ago I was getting them two or three times a week and going through a 500 bottle of Advil ever two months. Not good. Dennis finally put his foot down and told me that I needed help. Boy did I ever. I was prescribed Topomax that I take everyday. Well it helped the headaches tremendously and I lost 15 pounds. So a win, win.

Now when I get migraines though they are huge and I have been dealing with one for a few days now. So life hasn't been that crazy for the last couple of days. Sorry, I hope to have more craziness tomorrow.

Monday, October 3, 2011

31 Day Challenge - Day 3

Yesterday was rather tame, but we did make a huge decision after eight months of fostering a dog we made the decision to officially adopt Joe yesterday.

Let me tell you that Joe has brought some craziness to our life. Dennis found Joe and his friend back in February in the warehouse that he works in. It was one of the coldest days of the year and he couldn't leave them there. Dennis use to be always one of the first people out the door (he doesn't do that know since his promotion he has to make sure everyone leaves) so when he was still there one of the other guys asked if needed help. Not surprisingly he didn't need much help. Joe was shivering and jumped right in but Pete took a little longer to coax in, but Dennis finally did it.

We had the two of them in our house for a month. In that month Joe was banned from going to adoption and Pete was adopted. Joe was banned because he screams like a girl and couldn't stand to be out of my sight. I should have known that was going to be a problem.

Fast forward a few months.....Joe has been expelled from doggie daycare because he flipped out when I left. He had the police called on him. (We had a dog lunge at us on a walk one day and our big dog stepped on him because she got scared. Joe started his screaming like a seven year old girl. Five minutes later here come the cops.) My neighbor who I have never met has had hours of laughter because of what I say to Joe. "Joe, if you would just potty we could go inside and get warm. Please poop....." or my favorite "JOE, why is my underwear in the yard?" (We have a doggie door and I have found my underwear, shoes, remote control, the bath mat, and a couple of books in the yard.)

We love Joe and when we finally had a great adoption application for him I couldn't let him go. I am sure that he will bring craziness for many years to come.

Shea and Wolfie are still deciding how they feel about this addition.