Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Family Room Update

When you live in a small house you have to constantly be coming up with ways to keep things in order. We have to use spaces for multiple purposes and get creative. I want our family room to look nice but also to feel kid friendly since it is also the kids play room. It has been difficult for me to do both. Here is my latest attempt. I found these magnet boards on a super good sale at Roberts last Black Tuesday. I finally was able to get them painted this past month. I love the colors and that the kids have a place to put their art work and other important papers.

I love the fabric and color of the frames. The Paint color is Ivy Leaf (Krylon) The flash cards I picked up at the Chicks Store last year. Love that the math one equals my family. 3+2 =5.
Then I finally decided to use my coffee filter wreath in the middle and the frames I got from Mr. M's Mom. She had pictures of her kids in them years ago. They were perfect to put silhouettes representing my kids in. I cut them out with my Silhouette cutter. I just found one that was an older boy, a girl and a little boy.They make me so happy. I love looking at this wall. I love the colors and I love that it is coming together. Hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday. I am loving September sunshine

Monday, September 26, 2011

Remind Me....My Romance Story

In a few weeks I will have been married to Mr. M for 10 years, and I will have known him for sixteen. When you know and live with someone that long you know the good, the bad and the ugly about each other. You know how to push each others buttons for good and for bad. We have most definitely had our ups and downs. More ups than down's. We have fought and then made up, and then fought again, but we always make up and I always know I am loved even if we strongly disagree with each other.

When we were married I knew things would be difficult, I had already been in one failed marriage and knew it wasn't always bliss and roses, but I also knew Mr. M and knew we would always ultimately be committed to making one another happy. There are days however that I have thought, "Why did I think we were compatible? What were we thinking, we are so different? Over the past few weeks I have found a book and a song that have triggered in me the thoughts of why I love to be married to Mr. M.

I read a book review in the newspaper for "The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels a Love Story" By Ree Drummond. Ree is a blogger and in her book she tells about her unlikely love story with her now husband whom she calls The Marlboro Man. Always looking for a new book, I put my name on the hold list at the library and finally was able to read it last week. It was fun and insightful, but these are the things I really learned.

I forget sometimes in the middle of homework, laundry, potty training and life who I am and the reasons I fell in love with Mr. M.
He probably feels the same way

Remembering the reasons why I fell in love help me to see the reality of who Mr. M and I really are.
It would be a good thing to write out my love story with him and read it again and again.

Love often starts out as a quick burning firework. But real romance is a constantly burning flame that you have to give fuel to in order to keep it burning. Sometimes it starts to burn out and that is why we both have to be working on our relationship and reminding one another why we love each other, that is the fuel that keeps it burning.

I think that's why I'm loving the song above by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley called
"Remind Me"

If you haven't written out your love story, it might be a good exercise in Reminding Yourself why you fell in love to begin with.

Hope you have a lovely day.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Perfectly Lovely September Evening

Have you ever had a moment of loveliness? A perfect moment where you feel inside your soul the loveliness around you. I sat on the trampoline tonight with MiniBoden, at twilight as the horizon with darkness pushing the sun to sleep, filled with a last burst of glory into a burnt orange against a blue grey sky. We jumped and giggled and breathed in the perfect air of September, with its hint of coolness and change. A perfectly lovely September Evening spent with this little person, the same one who teaches me how to be daring and how to be true to myself.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I'm Looking Forward to....

Visiting my sister's booth at the Salt Lake Farmer's Market Saturday. Come check out her booth and all the other vendors. Yummy food and a fun atmosphere.

Watching the 2011 version of Jane Eyre, several times....Just came out on Netflix and Redbox this week.

Reading Sarah M. Eden's newest book Seeking Persephone. I have loved her other two and just picked this one up today. The girl who sold it to me said it was like Jane Austen telling Beauty and the Beast.

Hope you have fun plans for the weekend.
Daisy Chick

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September Happiness

I have happy feet...I finally went and picked up my red Tom's. Love, love, love them. They make me happy.Plus I love that I also bought a pair of shoes for a child in need somewhere else in the world. Check out Tom's One for One Movement.

I'm loving grey Nail Polish. It looks so super cute on my fingers. Love, love, love it.

I love to work out on the elliptical and watch something fun. For the last few weeks I haven't had anything to watch and lets just say my motivation hasn't been so great. Well as I flipped through the instant's on Netflix the other day I found a show that I had watched years ago. Like 11 years ago. During the super long, difficult summer of my divorce. My sisters were totally into this show and we spent many Saturday's watching episodes they had recorded onto Video's. It is a fun guilty pleasure. X-Files meets 90210 kind of. But fun to watch and work out to. I am 2 for 2 this week in working out and looking forward to getting up and watching a fun show pulls me up out of bed. So thank you Roswell.

What's bringing you September Happiness.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Decorating on a Dime... Sports Themed Room

My good friend's little boy loves balls. She has been doing his room in a sports theme. The other day while I was looking at scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby I found this awesome vintage ball paper. I knew I had to get it and do something for his room. I found these wood frames with mats at Family Dollar for $2 for the large, $1.80 for the long one, and $1 for the small ones at the Dollar Store. The paper was $0.44 a sheet. I cut the letters out on my silhouette cutter. I love how his name one turned out.

Isn't this so cute....

Here are the small ones.

Didn't they turn out cute. Most of all he Loved them.