Thursday, April 17, 2014

Bookcase Makeover with a Little Paint

This is just a silly, self-explanatory post about how a little paint can help out a boring shelf...

 BEFORE

AFTER
I bought one of those premixed sample paint cans from Lowe's for just under 3 bucks.  I slapped on one coat of paint to the back of my shelf.  It took me a total of 10 minutes. TEN MINUTES start to finish!

It's not a huge change, but I notice it and like it! That's all that matters, right?!

Stenciling may have been nice, but I was afraid it would be too busy and my junk knick-knacks would get lost in the mix.

I did this little update just after Christmas.  A lot of changes have been made in the foyer since then.  More to come soon!

Linking to:  The Dedicated House

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Guest Posting


Today, I'm guest posting over at Our Life on a Budget.  Hop over to Stasia's wonderful blog and take a look around.  You'll love her posts and tips to saving a penny!  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Texas Bluebonnet Babies

It's a Texas tradition to take pics in the beautiful bluebonnets!  Recently, I took the girls to a hill on the side of the road to snap a few pics.  It was overcast and nice lighting for pics.  Like a lot of my photo-ops with the girls, I took nearly 300 pics and only got one really good shot. It is what it is!

 My favorite shot of the day!

The rest of the pics are just okay....



The other 296 pics were no good.  Oh well...A for effort, right?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Alabama Vacay

Last Sunday, we took off for a quick family vacation to visit my family in Alabama!  My sweet Gran and Papaw have been to see us three times since we've been in Texas and several times when we were in Arkansas.  We were long overdue for a visit in their neck of the woods!

The trip was estimated at around 10 hours, but with stops we were thinking more like 12.  Boy, were we wrong!!  The rain storm of the year was underway and we were stuck smack-dab in the middle of it!

Joy loved traveling in her new carseat!

We made the decision to stop about 6 hours into our trip for safety reasons.  We stopped in the middle of Mississippi for the night and the girls loved getting to swim at our hotel!
We got back on the road the next morning and safely arrived at my Gran's just in time for a wonderful home-cooked meal!
Monday night, we met up my Aunt Kathy and Uncle Rodger!
The girls with their great-aunt and great-uncle

Tuesday night, we had a big cook-out with a bunch of my family.  It was so good to see everyone and for them to meet Joy!  
The girls with their Great-Great-Aunt Peggy

good. good. times.


On Wednesday night, Graham preached at my Gran's church.
Joy loved the music and listening to Papaw sing!

Thursday, we headed towards Memphis and our old stomping grounds.  We stopped by our first apartment for a quick peek.  We wanted to show it to the girls, but they weren't amused!  What?  You mean y'all had life before us!
We spent our first three years of marriage in this apartment building--seminary housing!

We spent the night in Southaven, MS and went to dinner with some of our dearest friends.  It was so good to catch up with two of our favorite people! 
It's been 8 years since we hung out with Shawn and Robyn but it was as if no time had passed at all!  Love this couple so much!!

Friday, we made the long trip back to Texas.  We stopped in Little Rock for lunch and got to meet up with Na, Pops, and Mamaw!
The girls with their Great Mamaw

The girls were excellent travelers!  I was really impressed!
Ten minutes from home and AG decides to doze off!

I could tell that Joy was tickled to be back in her own bed.   Just check out her bed-head...
We had a wonderful time.  The girls absolutely love Gran--as do I!!!  I forgot my real camera *gasp* AND I neglected to get a pic of Gran and Papaw with the girls.  I'm SO upset with myself.  Guess that means another trip is in our near future!!!!

We love you so much, family!!!  Thanks so much for loving on us!  We miss y'all already.  Looking forward to our next visit.

Happy Hostess Features

Hey y'all!!  Remember me?  

I have been gone on a much needed mini-vacation with my family and I'll be sharing pics later today or tomorrow from our time away! 

For now, I'm excited to share the inspiration from last week's Happy Hostess Link Party!




Damask and Pink Baby Shower by April @ Cheatham Chatter

 Featured Hostess

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Coming up this week: Pics from our trip, a blog friend spotlight, pics of my little beauties in Texas bluebonnets, and a little home update! 

Have a wonderful week!!