Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday Finds

I didn't do too much treasure hunting this week, but these are the things I did find. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the 2 pieces of milk glass on the right are so cute; they're unlike any I've seen before. (FYI- there is a purpose to these Friday Finds; stay tuned to find out what it is!)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

School's Out!

Today's the last day of school which means it's also the day to give teacher gifts. I had such a hard time deciding what to do because Clara and Clay's teachers have been SO great this year and I wanted to give them something special. I always love gift baskets, but I wanted to keep it on the healthier side (because I know teachers probably get lots of treats!) so I thought "How about a breakfast basket?" Our family LOVES breakfast (we would eat it for every meal) so I decided to put in some of our favorite breakfast foods.

* Trader Joe's buttermilk pancake mix
* Fresh and Easy honey and flax granola
* Fresh and Easy freshly squeezed orange juice
* Fresh and Easy Vermont maple syrup
* fresh strawberries
* napkins from Home Goods
* spatula
* tea towel from Ikea

Who wouldn't love that?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Before and After: Entertainment Center

This wasn't a huge change, but I wanted to soften things up in the family room and since I'm loving pink, cream, and gold, that's what I went for. I changed out the green glass knobs for clear ones with gold detailing, and got rid of the pink and green dishes.



I added lots of books and lots of milk glass and ironstone.

I think it's just what this wall needed.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Velvet and Linen

If you haven't already noticed, I added some new links to my sidebar, one of them being Velvet and Linen. I don't know how I didn't know about this before, but there are some BEAUTIFUL pictures. Her home is AMAZING and her style is exactly what I love- go take a peek!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Finds

This was a group of finds from a couple of weeks ago- everything for under $100. Not bad, huh?

The basket was $5 at Salvation army, already lined and in perfect condition! It goes perfectly in Clay's new room (pictures of the finished room to come next week). I love a good bargain!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Collecting: Italian Florentine

I didn't even know what Florentine was 6 months ago, but I came across my first piece at an antique store and fell in love. I've been collecting ever since. Here are some of the beauties I've picked up:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday to my favorite 5 year old boy!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Finds

I think my Fridays will be dedicated to posting my finds from the week. Thanks, Lindsay, for the idea! All of these fun things were actually from a sale Lindsay had with some of her family- she always has great stuff! Total spent- $53. I've already put a few of them to use and have plans for the others. I'll let you know where they end up!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Before and After: Guest Bedroom Round 2

I know it hasn't been too long since I made over this room the first time, but I was never really happy with it. I thought I liked black and white, and I still do, I just can't live with it. So this is what the guest room is looking like now:

Much more soothing, and much more me, don't you think? I really want to paint the walls a soft cream because I love white everything, but I don't even want to think about painting because I'm so burned out. I really like it for now.

And here's the cute little guest bath. I wish I had before pictures of this room, but you'll just have to trust me when I say it was bad; really, really bad. I think the result is what really started my love for all things white. :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Clay had his tonsils and adenoids removed Monday morning. The poor kid didn't know what was coming- every day for the past week he's started his day with "Is today the day I get my tonsils out?" with excitement, like it's a really fun thing. And I guess it was fun, in the beginning. He got to watch movies, play Nintendo, color, decorate his mask, and go for a wagon ride. This was my first experience with surgery as the parent and I was so nervous! I have a fear of being "put under" and not waking up and with Clay having a heart murmur, it made me extra anxious. Everything went extremely well and the surgery itself was so quick- maybe 20 minutes. He was beside himself when he first woke up, but he eventually calmed down and by Monday night, you wouldn't have even known he'd had surgery that morning! He's hurting a little today, but I think it would've been too good to be true if he didn't have some pain. His concern now is that he won't be able to eat some of the the foods he likes. Yesterday he said "I want my tonsils back in now, so I can eat crunchy food." I assured him his soft diet was only for a few more days. I'm just glad it's over and done with and now he can start feeling good. This should improve his speech, hearing, sleeping, and weight!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nautical Stripes

{This is a peek at Clay's room- just a few last touches and I'll show the finished room!}

I love that nautical everything is in right now. I've always loved it, but now even more that you can find it everywhere. I can't get enough of the navy and white stripes.

Thursday, May 06, 2010


It's been a crazy couple of weeks! Candice and I had our final girls' chorus "Silly Songs" concert- we have loved singing with these girls and will miss doing this!

Clara had her Kindergarten play, "Little Red Riding Hood"- she was a beautiful butterfly!

My sweet Grandpa Darwin passed away last week. We will miss him so much, but it was really good to have him in Mesa for a month and we had some wonderful visits. It's bittersweet because he's gone, but I know he had a joyous reunion on the other side with my Grandma Olive. His funeral will be on Saturday, and although not a fun occasion, it means we get to have Mason, Kelli, and J.D. in town for a few days!

And last, but not least, Candice had her baby on Saturday! Grant William Drew was around 9 lbs (the scale at the hospital was broken, so they'll never really know how much he weighed) and he couldn't be cuter. I can't get enough of this sweet boy.