Monday, April 27, 2009

Today's recipe

1 serving of sweet
2 cups of precious
a sprinkle of giggles
a dash of patience
50 gallon's of love
Pull together, hug really hard and love will fill the air!
I'm so lucky to get to hang out with two of my best friends...
all day!

{Making cupcakes}

{Logan was putting pretend lipstick on Emmy}

{ a couple pictures of Carsen before we head to school}

{all smiles at 7:15 am}

Friday, April 24, 2009

Black and white

I love taking pictures in black and white.
There is just something about it.
It's classic.

{ok so for whatever reason I was practicing with the piece of crap camera. I don't know how to get the date off. It's OBVIOUSLY wrong. lol}

Emersyn actually looked at the camera for me today!

I love stark white clothing in black and white photos.

I am taking a bunch of photos of the kids this weekend in black and white

for these really nice 16x20 frames.

Now, if the kid's will just cooperate and take some cute candid shots

for annoying old mom!

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Drab to fab

I just think this Wall art is fabulous!
Had to share.....
I'm doing this Family wall at the top of the stairs.
I already found my black picture frame!

{ I just ordered my house numbers}

{This is a great way to add a little something to the laundry room}

Do you want to know where I get these great ideas?
Check this out!
Maybe I have given you some ideas to start a project of your own?!
I bought the house numbers for about 30 dollars.
The large murals are a couple hundred dollars.
You can actually hand paint them.
It will take a little longer but saves you some $$$!
Click here to see how!
Happy decorating!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

My design inspirations

I guess you could say my style is a combination of
rustic/americana/shabby chic
I am trying to incorporate all of these design styles in my home.
These are just a few of the ideas I have found and LOVE! I am going to replicate many
of these ideas in my own home.

{my bedroom WILL look like this!}

{I'm in love with vinyl wall lettering}

{I'm snatching these up for the kid's rooms!}

{ I love this table from Pottery Barn}

{ I have to find this chandalier}

{ I am going to make a lampshade like this one for Emersyn's shabby chic room}

Can I have this clock?
I am going to refinish my floor clock in this color.
Lovin' it!

{ it's all in the details}

I think this coffee table from Pottery Barn is fab
but I think my kids would use it as a way to get around the house!

I've got a long way to go. I will add before and after pictures soon when I get started!

Friday, April 17, 2009

15 months old today

I just thought it would be fun to share a few new pictures
on this day......
The day Emersyn is 15 months!
{Happy Easter}
The retched camera I was using gave wrong dates. grr!
{ Our Emmy bug }

{giving her new baby loves}

{ she LOVES playing with the kitchen! }

We have the Baby First TV channel. It is a really cute channel for Emersyn's age group.
The song on this video is Emersyn's favorite song!!
Wherever she is in the house, she will come watch this and dance.
Usually, I hold her and dance while singing the song to her. Its precious.
If you can, try out the Baby First tv channel.

Emersyn also loves to sing and act out parts of the HSM movies.
She will sing, dance, use her arms to copy what the actors are doing.
She really just loves music in general.
Since she was in my belly it has been her thing.
When I hadn't felt her moving in awhile I would get in the car
turn on HSM2 songs and she would start moving around!

She loves her new bracelets and actually keeps them on!

Lunden and I caught Emersyn putting on her pretend lipstick that comes in her cute little toy purse.

When we tell Emmy " Let's go change your diaper" she will quickly move away and and say "no".

I love when she cuddles with me or pats my arm/back when I hold her.
I love it when I give her eskimo kisses and she giggles.

She still isn't walking but that's ok. She has taken a few steps on her own.
It's just a matter of time.
Honestly, as much time as she get's down on the floor playing,
she get's even more time in our arms!

Emersyn, we love you pretty!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

2 years ago today

I couldn't let this day go by without mentioning.....

As of today, we have been in South Carolina for two years!

{This is all you see...everywhere!}

We live in a beautiful state and we feel really blessed to be here.

{Lake Murray- 3 miles from our home}

South Carolina is not like Southern California....

{Our favorite place on earth. We miss our Disney passes!}

{Victoria Gardens. Favorite mall in Rancho Cucamonga}

But I think that is what I love most about South Carolina!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring Break...Part 2

Spring Break 2009
Myrtle Beach
Continuing on......
{disregard the dates on the pictures. It is my back up piece of crap camera.}
{another view from our balcony}

{Carsen on the pier}

{The Pier- I don't really like to be out on it}

{Smile Brennen!}

{really fun swing on the pier}

{My little flirt -winkin' at mom}

{another view from our floor}
{act like you like each other}
{Carsen gettin' in on the picture}

{My little stud. Logan and his favorite sunglasses-broke after we took this}

{It can be difficult to get 5 kids smiling for the camera...BRENNEN}

{my precious girl's}

{This was Logan's 1st time really experiencing the ocean}

{Lunden and Logan testing out the water- a little cool still}
{I love pictures like this}
{my independent Carsen}

{Emersyn shook with fright. It was sad!}

{she was much happier in someones arms}

{Carsen's left cargo pocket was FULL of shells!}
{that was fun!!}

We can't wait to go back!!!