Friday, March 22, 2013

Laundry Room: Before & After

I blame Pinterest for this laundry room obsession! Ha. If my friend Corrie is reading this, she's rolling her eyes. My first laundry pin is below, and I couldn't get that cozy lamp & candle out of my mind. Then later pins are like this gorgeous, sunny room... I've been working on mine here and there since we moved here about 7 months ago.


Before: striped wallpaper, stained cabinets, plastic hooks, wooden & brass hooks...
After: The walls are painted SW's wheat grass; the cabinets, Navajo White. I spray painted the pulls with Rustoleum hammered bronze (I think).

After: I love having the big bulletin board in here. Even though I keep a personal day-by-day planner, I like seeing the whole month like this-- it's been really good for realizing when I'm overcommitting.

After: Our friends James & Kim made the ledge with coat hooks. This is my newest addition, and it's perfect! Since the laundry room is right beside the outside door that we use all the time, we needed somewhere to hang jackets, keys, purses, diaper bags. That stuff was getting dumped in the floor or on the kitchen counters or on a chair..

After: The chicken wire paper organizers were found at Marshall's for the neverending piles of papers (on a side note, Ron recently requested paperless billing, and I'm excited about less clutter!)

After: The big glass jar was used at my sister's wedding for sweet tea, and I'm enjoying using it! My uncle's silver baby cup is my 'scoop.' Beside it in my turquoise jar, I keep those Purex crystals-- smells so good!

After: I know I've mentioned my laundry sorter in another post, but it's been the best. Before I got it, there was usually just a pile of dirty clothes in here.

After: I found this raggy rug at HomeGoods. I love it!

After: When we looked at this house, I could not believe the storage! This laundry room has more cabinets & drawers than our apartment had in the kitchen. I'm able to store ironing supplies, light bulbs, batteries, stationary, office supplies, cleaning products all in the upper cabinets with room to spare. The lower cabinets have Ron's tools and all of Ava's art supplies (she loves to sit in here on the rug and do her crafty projects). I 'borrowed' her lamp too.

Now if I could find away for this not to be the catch all spot when I'm cleaning up in a hurry...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Addison: 10 months

Addison! You've been busy learning new things this past month and have two more teeth for a total of three. You say ''Da da" and "Na Na" (which is me:). I LOVE it! You have learned to crawl (oh my!) so well and shake your head no; we've had the best time asking you questions and watching you shake your head. We laugh so much at you. Ava has been a wonderful big sister to you. She helps me watch out for you; you light up when she walks in the room. You have a cute little personality. When I tell you to stop doing something, you turn, look at me, and wave those little fat hands. You're a good little napper and take one or two per day depending on what we are doing. At night, you're spoiled rotten. You want to be up with us just as late as we are. I live with three night owls for sure. You are a momma's girl, and I love you so, so much!! When I put your little 10 month sticker on your shirt, I could have cried. In so many ways, it's flown by, but I can't imagine our family with our little Addi! [and yes, you are sunburned:( ]

Monday, March 4, 2013

Fun in Feb

I have mixed feelings about winter. There's a part of me that really does not like the cold, rain, gray skies, short days, or dead grass, but there's part of me that loves the idea of being snuggled up at home-- not feeling like we have to get out plus my winter wardrobe is better. Ha! I think I embraced the winter better this year than usual, and now that March is here, so is my spring fever-- spring is by far my favorite season:).
Here's some of our February fun:

boots shopping
a birthday party!
table setting 101
learning about how to set a proper table

visiting their great-Papaw

first ice skating experience
very fun day
Saturday afternoon playdate
at the end of a busy Saturday
pizza, popcorn, & movie night with friends
daisy & addison
Sam's Club shopping.. perfect shopping cart.
nail painting