Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My all-time favorite videos!

Please don't feel like you have to watch all of these videos. I just want to get them stored on something other than my computer. I have tons of cute videos of the kids stored on my computer. You never know when your computer (especially ours-it's duct-taped together!) is going to crash so I've been wanting to post my favorites to the blog before they get lost forever. I'll continue to add to this post as I have time.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A visit from Grand-mommy, Aunt Courtney (ya-ya) and baby Adelaide Rose!

Yesterday, my mom and sister came up for a few hours with baby Adelaide!! She is so precious and such a good baby! And Courtney is a great new mommy! My kids loved getting to hold Adelaide. Harper wanted to be around her a lot, just gazing at her. I think both of my children would LOVE a new baby in our house...but, I don't think that will happen anytime soon!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Newest Project

Recently, a woman posted a request to stitch this baby blanket together on our St. Elmo neighbors email list. I volunteered promptly but I was too late, she had already found someone. Yesterday (about 2 weeks later), she emailed me and said the other person fell through and she would like for me to do it. I was thrilled! I picked the blanket up this morning and I'm already almost half-way finished---and my house is a messy disaster!! :) Anyway, I love the colors of this blanket and I am so happy to do this for her. The blanket is a gift for her granddaughter who is arriving on May 12th. 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Around Our Town

One of the benefits (at least it's a benefit for my 4 yr. old son) of living on an old street with leaky pipes is that when the pipes break the city sends out several crews with big machinery to repair them. These pictures are of the first crew that comes. They dig out the street, repair the pipes and fill in the hole with wet cement. These guys are very nice-we remembered them from last year! Last year, they let bailey ride in the Bobcat with them for a few minutes. Next, a big truck comes to place the wooden platform over the wet cement. About 2 weeks later another crew comes (this is a rough crew; I keep my kids inside the whole time) who digs up about 4 inches of the cement the other guys poured and then they fill the hole with asphalt to match the rest of the road. Lots of noise and lots of heavy machinery! 

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things: Part I "Around the House"

I've been wanting to do this post for quite a while now. I just think it's fun to remember a few of my favorite things. These are things in my house that when I look at them they make me smile!
Peanut M&M's-I can't stop eating them. I finally put them in a zip-lock baggy hoping that making them more difficult to get into would keep me from eating them every time I opened the fridge!
My sister painted this for Bailey for Christmas. She found this image online and there was a third cow in the middle instead of the tractor- she added the tractor just for Bailey! I think it's absolutely incredible!
My new vacuum cleaner!
My neighbor introduced me to this product when I was telling her about these "mystery" stains that kept appearing on our carpets. It works wonderfully! I'm pretty sure there's a little bit of magic mixed into every box!
This is probably the best deal we have in our home: originally priced $900. On clearance at Lowe's for $748 because someone had bought the matching dryer. We had a 30% of any appliance card then we opened up a Lowe's card and got 10% our purchase. You do the math but we ended up paying $432 for this washer! I love it!
My mom bought me this apron and I love it b/c it's very feminine. I think it needs a monogram on the upper front part. What do you think?
This fish was painted by our friends mother, Patti Frierson. I think it's wonderful!
These were both wedding presents from different people. I love pottery:)
Jesse made us this table. I think he did an amazing job!
ditto on the backsplash!
a friend of mine gave me this card. It was made out of banana peel fibers by Haitians.
Birthday flowers from my mom!
My Jenn-Aire dishwasher. I love countless things about this dishwasher. I could be a spokesperson for this dishwasher! If you ever come over, I'll be happy to show you all the things I love about it!!
Ditto on my refrigerator.
This is a down throw that my mother-in-law gave us. I love it! It's the perfect size and look how big and fluffy!
This necklace originally belonged to my friend, Esty Downes:) When I saw her wearing it, I commented on how lovely it was. A few days later it showed up in an envelope at my house. When I called to thank her for the gift she said that she never wanted "things" to mean more to her than people did. I thought that was a wonderful idea. Thanks, Esty!
This painting of Pawley's Island was done by Marie Clapp who is Melinda Ellis' mother. The Ellis' gave us the painting as a wedding present. I love it:)
These are our bedroom curtains, made by my mother-in-law. The fabric is from Restoration Hardware. We purchased it for $5/yd.(originally $20/yd) at a fabric store that was going out of business.
This is my burlap bed skirt that I made. When Jesse first saw it he said, "wow! now that's what I've always wanted in a bed skirt." ...and he was totally serious! Someday I plan to actually sew it on; right now it's just shoved under the mattress.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Riding Horses

Harper LOVES chickens!

Not so crazy about the horsesVideo of Harper in the chicken pen!

Easter Egg Hunt

Eating candy along the way!

I made her dress:)