Thursday, March 29, 2012

Our TV stand

We finally finished our TV stand. If you want to see how we did it go here. We started with this area:

The white tv stand doesn't look right and it was just too low. So many little Jamison hand prints all over it. Then we found this on Craigslist
Well I forgot to take a picture of it before I started so you will have to use your imagination.Then I worked really hard and had Daniel buffer it and we also made some little changes to fit all the electronics (changes that wouldn't changed the piece so we can use it for a dresser later) And now we have this:
(taken at night)
Or this:
Taken in the day while watching march madness. Daniel LOVES it. I am kind of left with the feeling that it does its job and its finished. It looks really masculine to me. I was originally going to paint it white but the wood was so nice so we didn't. Anyway ALL my projects in the garage are now complete. So the yard is next then the actual Garage!!! The spring always brings a lot of energy for us.

Ch ch ch changes

I have that shrek changes song in my head right now. Anyway its been a while a
nd there have been lots of changes in our house, sort of. Our Ward got split in half and joined w
ith a section of another ward. I must say I went into mourning for a week for my old ward until I met our new ward members then I was excited for change and the ab
ility to make ourselves better. Then I was called as the Young Women President. That change was a BIG one. It was super scary and then it wasn't :) I trust in the Lord to help me so thats thats. Then I got in this frenzy at home that I needed to finish all my garage projects and all the things that I look at in my house that drive me nuts on a daily basis (paint things) It was a spring cleaning thing. So we made some more changes. First Jenny came to visit and it was SPLENDID. I felt bad because I wasn't there one of the nights for YW but I think she understands. Then Jenny left and my kids were sad and then we made a big change.Eva and Alexander shared a room and we talked with the kids to see who wanted to share a room with Jamison and they decided Alexander would share a room with Jamison and Eva would get her own new room. To celebrate we (I) painted Eva's new room. A very light color. Then we rearranged all the furniture and toys. The kids were SOOO excited about all this. I took Eva to goodwill and let her choose some art for her walls. Here is one of them:
That dog on the wall was her choice.They were some fun things. Then we went to the dollar store and bought MANY storage containers for her closet. They have such fun colors during Easter. Then we drove straight home and hung everything on the walls and organized the toys. She even went into my closet with me and chose framed things in there that she wanted on her walls (from my extra pile) and went to certain parts of the house to ask for art right off the walls. I let her get some but not all. Then when Alexander got home from school he was a little upset. Not because
I had completely rearranged the rooms but because he didn't have any art for his walls. So I think this next weekend I will take him to fill his walls. We did get him a green lamp. He is really into green all of the sudden. Anyway here are some photos.
This was Jamison most of the time because I kept taking things away from him, like the box of nails and the hammer. Then when he realized I was taking photos of him he started doing this.
Here are some flowers we put in her room, she kept saying she needed to smell them.

She had these gray drawers in her room but I decided the white ones I redid a long time ago because I got inspired by my sister Meleofa who had almost the identical dresser and painted it black.
Yeah its pretty girly when its white. Then here is the mini gallery wall right by her bed. She chose the catcus canvas from Target herself and then wanted the bird pictures from another room so I let her have them.

Here is her reading corner. I read this book about organizing your family and it said every child should have their own book case and I think I agree. She chose the blonde little ballerina picture from good will and that anne gedes butterfly baby picture, I already had the one in the closet and she had the other
Anyway thats her new room and and I must say its fun to have a little girls room in the house. Its a full bed so it doubles as a guest room if need be.

So thats us sort of in a nut shell. However the really exciting thing that happened last weekend was the wall raising. Thats right our bbq's with the neighbors are no more. We raised them all to 6 ft and I believe we are all happy. Our back neighbor even called and said it was beautiful. Probably because she doesn't have to see our kids looking over the fence everyday. ITS MARVELOUS!!
so now we (Daniel) are planting all the plants and finishing our yard. Anyway my time is up so until next time.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

our house at the moment

I have been working on very small projects lately just trying to empty the garage and here is our downstairs so far. Still lots of small things and maybe some large things but its all a work in progress.

This is the view from the front door
Other side of the room
View from the stairs
(This room needs a new smaller lighter colored sofa to replace the brown beast,
and some more chairs for the table or a bench)

Then you walk into the kitchen and this it the view to your right
(cabinets need paint or something to make them look nicer, the wall color NEEDS to be change,
the stove and microwave need to be replaced with black appliances and the light about the sink needs to be switched out)

Other view of the kitchen. YAY the light above the island is replaced!!

Then you look over to the family/tv room
(This room needs two captains chairs on the other side of the ottoman.
This will happen when I find the perfect chairs,
we also need a new tv console which I am sanding today!)
Then you walk through to the powder room and then to the laundry room and then to the garage. Still things to do but it feels like home.

Friday, March 2, 2012

wow wow wow

I have become a horrible record keeper. Thats what this blog is for me much of the time. Just writing down the everyday life that we are experiencing. So I got really organized and then I got super busy. I got a calling in the Young Women Presidency over the Beehives and that was great. I remember thinking before I got called that I felt I could handle more in life but that I was fine with what I had. Now I don't really know if this new call will still be the case. I won't know until Sunday after church so I have a bit of time. Lets see. The kids are getting bigger, talking more. Jamison actually says thank you in his own way. I think no one else can understand it but me because he says the same thing when ever I give
him things or he comes and gives me things.

I made strawberry freezer jam and it tastes good and it was really easy ( I used a blender)

We found out Jamison loves strawberries.

Um oh yeah I finally covered my ottoman. I am not that impressed with the print of the fabric I chose but it will do for now, until its in shambles and I find the perfect other fabric. I can't remember any of the things we have been doing. Oh Daniel and I just got back from cirque du soleil dralion and it was impressive. We went with him work and it was way better than I imagined. Anyway I will try to be a better record keeper. I will make a goal and stick to it.