Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What I Wore 4/26

To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I try to snap a quick picture of what I'm wearing for the day


Church
Dress - Old Navy // Jacket - Maurices

Sunday FunDay
Shirt - ShopKo // Tank - Lands End // 
Pants - Rue 21 // Shoes - Bobs

Bible Study
Jacket - Gap // Dress - Thrifted

Typical Work at Home Mom Style
Tunic - Maurices // Tank - Walmart // 
Leggings - Old Navy // Shoes - DSW

Monday, April 24, 2017

Currently 4/24

I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.


Growing up...These 2 are growing up SO fast.  Love that they enjoy baking and can follow are recipe with only a little help here and there.


Weather...Over the weekend, we had some AWESOME spring weather.  The kids spent a lot of time outside!

Yes, the 3 year old is pushing the 11 year old, 
never said they were normal ;)

Bike ride on the the local trail

Ice Cream treat after!

I think I wore them out!!!!

Upcoming...We have a CRAZY upcoming week with MANY appointments.  Denist, Orthodontist, Eye, Doctor, etc.  But most exciting part, Hannah turns 9 this week.  So hoping to do a little something special the night of her birthday even if chaos of a week around it!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Power Ranger Birthday

This party was not NEAR as elaborate as most of the kids birthday parties.  She picked a fun theme and kept it simple.


Display

Pink Power Ranger Cake





Rice Crispy Bars


Confetti on the table



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Word of the Year: Self Care Vol 13

Self Care Vol 13 Doing Something For Someone Else

What does self care mean?  Self care is any activity that you do voluntarily that helps you maintain your physical, mental or emotional health.  It can help you feel healthy, relaxed and ready to take on your work and responsibilities.

Month or so ago, we moved Kezia upstairs with the rest of the kids.  With her moving out of the 'nursery' all of a sudden we had a room open we haven't have open in a few years!  After leaving it empty for a few weeks we came to a final decision as a family we were going to turn it into a  music room.  Things slowly started to morph...it has become the 'Music Room/Study/Dad's Room'.  

The room also kind of became my way of serving and surprising my husband with something just for him.  I bought a brand new reclining chair to go in there, a clock, and a new lamp.  Coming from frugal me, this was a big deal!


Still a couple more things to do like find the instrument hangers.

The organ moved from the playroom/office area to in the music room.


All in all it gave me just as much pleasure to put this room 
together as what my hubby felt when he came home to it!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What I Wore 4/19

To keep myself accountable to getting dressed as a stay/work at home mom, I try to snap a quick picture of what I'm wearing for the day.  For the next month or so, the 'What I Wore' posts might be a bit different then they have in the past.  


Church
Dress - Super old // Tank - Walmart // 
Belt - ? // Shoes - DSW

Errands
Yes total mom outfit!
Shirt - ShopKo // Tunic - LulaRoe // 
Leggings - ?  // Shoes - Bobs // Hat - Walmart

Birthday Party 
Shirt - Lula Roe // Jeggings - Rue 21 // Shoes - DSW

Mom's Group & Co-Teach Online Class
Denim Jacket - Thrifted // Tee - Oil Life // 
Pants - Maurices // Shoes - Bobs

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This Old House: Mini Remodel

This Old House Edition:  Mini Kitchen Redmodel

So this has been a work on process for a LONG time!  Adding more cabinets, fixing a wall, painting, etc.  We still have a bit more to do but here is what we did this week.



What we had hoped was a simple fix of crumbling plaster 
by putting a couple sheets of paneling over...


Turned into this!!!!!


Thankfully I have a VERY handy hubby and he knew how to fix it.
Off came all the plaster and on went the paneling.


Yes, my fridge sat in the middle of the kitchen floor for a few days.  
Blocked the dishwasher.  Plaster dust ALL over the house.  
I ended up not feeling well a couple days but....



Here is the finished project!

So much brighter!  And fits our Old Farmhouse






Since I was already in a mess and moving things around.
I also moved our dining room table.



Monday, April 17, 2017

Currently 4/17

I've have been doing a "Currently" post for quite awhile now.  It is fun for me to think about my week. To open up, and show bits and pieces of my daily thoughts, and life.


Enjoying...Nicer weather and cleaning off the entry hooks with just spring jackets and mud boots.  It is the midwest so I haven't washed and boxed up the snow gear quite yet!!!  But it's nice to have a little more room in the entry again.


Changes...One of the many changes this week was my dad came and took down a tree that was dead outside our door.  Among other things we changed up a few things in the house. 


We also did a small kitchen remodel and changes in the old nursery.  More to come on that this week.

Laughing at...Kezia, 'look mom, my baby is wearing Uncle Jim's shoes, hehe.'


Birthday Party...Hannah's birthday isn't until the end of the month but we did her party this weekend.  Fun Power Ranger theme party.  


Pink Power Ranger Cake