Wednesday, January 21, 2009


So this is the house we will hopefully be closing on by mid-March (maybe even on our seven year anniversary.)

Yes! We are going forward with buying our FIRST HOME! AND we won't even have to move. That's right, we are buying the house we are currently renting.
This (thank you Photoshop) is what I hope it looks like after we have all the windows replaced and either repaint it or put siding up. (Suggestions anyone?)

Saturday, January 17, 2009


So Friday morning I went to Big MAMA's Antique Sales and Restorations in Shreveport, LA. The owner, Ray, a southern gentleman at its finest, had posted some lawn and garden goods on craigslist under the free section. Hence, the truck load. I plan on using a great deal of these items for flower pots and planters in the back yard. My favorite find, the butter churn, however, will not be used as a planter, but as home decor instead. Ray, you are awsome. I hope your sale next week blesses you tremendously!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

look what I found in the attic

The bed, not the baby.

(Ok. so not the mattress either, but if you have an attic, and someone has lived there before you, it pays to go up and explore.)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

78 degrees and daffodils

So guess how hot it got today and what kind of flower I saw a yard full of today on my way to church? You only get one guess. Can anyone say JANUARY???!!!???

Saturday, January 3, 2009

So I found this on Jennifer Tolman's fine art blog, and it was inspiring to both my womanly, and artistic sensibilities. Enjoy.

Friday, January 2, 2009

the book is always better

So we finished reading the Tale of Despereaux this morning and Niel, the children and I all went to the earliest matinee. There we were. The long anticipated moment: huge popcorn tub in lap, soda enough to use as a serious doorstop, and a candy necklace around the dear children's throats. And they had well earned it. They sat every evening since Christmas day and listened to their mother read 275 pages of a virtuously pictureless novel. I had read a few reviews before we went and they were fair: B, B- (and even a 'D', but I was the sure the critic on that one was not privy to the fact it was a children's movie, and not a social commentary.) Come on, how can you give a kids show a 'D'? Well, there was The Land Before Time 1, 2, 3......and 17, but that is another blog entry all together. Back to the point at hand. The movie was alright. I won't spoil it for anyone out there with a strong desire to go, I'll just say this, the book was better. The book IS ALWAYS better.