Thursday, July 23, 2009

Farm Chicks Giveaway

Farm Chicks are some of their neat finds away that they got in NYC. Go check it out! I hope I win!!!

HomeGoods StyleScope - I'm a Glamorous Classic

HomeGoods StyleScope - I'm a Glamorous Classic

I wish my house looked like this. Maybe someday...

You have a refined sensibility with an appreciation for history and tradition in your furniture and your rooms. You value beauty and craftsmanship. You are visually sensitive and understand how symmetry and a balanced layout give order to a room. But you definitely like to shake things up with some unabashed luxury and glamour to keep things from getting boring. You go for rich materials like velvets, one-of-a-kind objects, lady-like touches, glimmering accessories, and a sense of old-Hollywood romance that makes your home dramatic and elegant.

You value creativity. You are stylish and fun loving, and can be an inspiration to others. You have a natural sense of drama, and you know you have to be willing to take risks—whether with colors, finishes, furniture choices, or ideas—for your home to stand out. Your home can be happy and lively and the place all of your friends want to be.

Putting Your Style to Work!
With your style and needs in mind, here are a few tips that will help you make your home a little happier.

1. Your Design Challenge: LIGHT Think about borrowing light and reflecting it. Placing mirrors across from windows multiplies whatever light you do have and can extend the view, or try two mirrors across from one another. If you find a big frame you like, you can have a mirror cut for it. Consider putting sconces near mirrors or candles or even lamps in front of them to enhance their light. Hanging chandeliers are nicer than recessed lights, and lots of small lamps work better than one big light source. Go for a few choice, sparkly accessories like candlesticks, boxes, frames and trays in silver or gold.

2. Your Happy Place Make this room as comfortable and inviting as possible by bringing in some real furniture like an armchair or a sofa if you have the space. A little lamp on the counter or decorative hanging light can set the mood. Stools are great perches and can easily be moved around. Don't forget to bring your personality and style into this room: hang some art or display a collection of family photos in mixed frames. Consider bold, happy colors in the kitchen as well, like brightly colored pots and pans, big bowls for corralling fruits and vegetables, and trays for spices, oils, teas and pepper mills.

3. Be Party-Ready All the Time! Scent: The first thing you notice about a home is how it smells. Use naturally fragrant cleaning products. If you find a scented candle or fresh potpourri you love, stock up on it. Any scent you like, whether perfume or linen spray, can be used on upholstery, bedding or just spritzed into the air.

Mood: Nice, flattering light makes us feel good. So nix the harsh, direct light from overhead fixtures in favor of the softer glow from floor and table lamps. Also, stock up on some votive candles and a couple of hurricane lanterns for setting around the room.

Food: Devote space in your pantry or on a shelf for go-to party essentials: crackers, dip, chips, nuts—whatever you like to serve. Keep on hand a collection of attractive bowls and cocktail napkins, and you'll be able to set a spread—instantly!

Drink: The simplest and chicest thing is to have a drinks tray or table always set up. Include a mix of pretty glasses, an ice bucket, a lovely pitcher, and bottles of soda and water. When the bell rings, just add ice and limes.

Friday, July 17, 2009

silly stuff my kids do and say...

The other day my neighbor Melissa was over visiting and my kids and her daughter were outside playing (this is before it hit 110+ outside. Anyway, the kept turning on the water. I would go outside and get after them to turn it off. After the 4th time I walked outside and found the culprit, Jaedyn. I turned off the water and grabbed her to bring her inside to sit in time out. As I am doing this she is looking over at her friend and Andrew yelling, "Help me guys, help me!!" She is so stinkin' cute!

Well, I am still on bedrest so my wonderful in-laws decided to take the kids for the day. Papa Don (as Drew calls him) came to pick them up yesterday morning and went back to their home for breakfast. Then then decided to go to Fiesta Mall (haven't been there in AGES). The kids had a blast. They took them to the Disney store and Jaedyn bought pretty princess necklaces and Andrew bought more Lightning McQueen stuff. Later kept saying later, "I didn't know they had a Disney store at the mall!" Anyway, after Pizza and lemonade at the food court they headed home and Kyle stopped by after work to pick them up.

They came home and were all excited about there day, telling me about it. Drew told me, "I sure had a great day mom, but do you know what the best part of the day is?" What Drew? "Being home with you mom." I love my boy!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I will NEVER like Pink!

So, Drew and Jaedyn are playing in the sandbox at my parents home. I am outside watching them. I don't know what those 2 where talking about, but all of a sudden I hear Andrew yell, "I will NEVER like Pink!"

Yep, he is all boy. Me personally, I like pink and all the girly stuff that comes along with it and I am happy to say so does Jaedyn. But that is fine with me if my "all boy" will "NEVER like pink!"

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Feeling a Little Spoiled...

bed rest isn't so bad when you are at mom's! I am sitting outside in my mom's Cabela's recliner with a table at my side and some water, some juice, my cell phone and of course my lap top and I am enjoying the nice weather and watching the kids swim. I am feeling a little spoiled right now.

Sitting and Sitting and Laying and Sitting...

Well, this is week 2 of bed rest. A week ago today I noticed I was bleeding pretty bad. I called the doctor and they immediately had me come in for an ultrasound. We went in and the baby is doing just fine and has a strong heartbeat. We even saw it moving around and at just about 13 weeks it looked like a little baby. What a relief that the baby was fine and the heartbeat strong. But apparently I have a low lying placenta, which means that the tip of the placenta is touching my cervix and when doing to much it can rub against it and make me bleed. Hence, the doctor has put me on bed rest for 2 weeks. I am going stir crazy doing nothing! I was doing better and yesterday I started bleeding. Kyle is working late all this week and has meetings at night so my parents came last night and brought the kids and me back to their house for the week.