Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Ellie says Happy Halloween!  She was so excited to go to Ms. Donna's house dressed up this morning.  I'm sure she will still be in costume when I pick her up this afternoon! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012


I know I haven't posted about our floors yet but I am so excited about this rug! Yesterday Megan posted about rugs in her house and I fell in love with one of them for our living room. However, it was sold out on overstock so the internet searches started.  I finally found it late last night and they had the size we needed in stock!  I was able to find a coupon code online so that made the deal even better!

I ordered it from this site Bold Rugs.

Safavieh Heritage HG734A Light Blue and Ivory area rug

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

New Fireplace!

We've been in a 'remodeling' frenzy around here. Who builds a custom home in 2009 and remodels in 2012....apparently we do. We've replaced the fireplace, the floors in the office and living room, had landscaping installed, built a storage building int he backyard, etc. all in the last 6 months!

Our original fireplace was a custom wood mantel with tile surrounding the fireplace and on the floor. Now the mantel, legs and hearth are cast stone and the surround is brick. We absolutely love it and it makes such a huge difference in the room.  I will say it was a MESS to live through but didn't take long but I think I am still getting dust out of the house!

The coloring in these pictures is terrible as they were all at night and from my iPhone. You can see the ugly carpet in these photos that was soon replaced! (yes the ugly carpet that we picked out).

Up next I'll share our new floors!! I'm not really sure why all my pics are out of order and blogger won't let me move them!
Ready for the mantel
Up close of the cast
After!  We hung the tv and our living room has SO MUCH more room
Ready for the tv

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Conversations with Ellie

I am sure these posts are extremely boring for the few readers I have but I do like to look back and remember the funny things Ellie says....

Last night when Steven got home we were all visiting and the following exchange took place.

Me:  Ellie did you tell Daddy what Papa is getting at his house?
Ellie: I don't know. I don't know what papa is getting.
Me:  Yes you do remember he made a hole in the big barn and is going to build something.
Ellie: I know more room for Alley (the barn cat).
Me: No Ellie that isn't it remember he is getting something new.
Ellie: Yes Daddy Papa is getting a bunch of little cows and a little bitty Garfield (the horse).
Ellie:  Man I love a little bitty Garfield.

For the record Papa isn't getting any of these things.  He will eventually get chickens and Ellie was so excited talking about little chicks.  Where she came up with little cows and a little Garfield is beyond me.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Another Pumpkin Pic

Love her ornery little face in this one!

Monday, October 1, 2012


Love this little pumpkin! Thanks Katie Christy for capturing this sweet image! If you are in the area I can't recommend Katie enough!  She is always great!