Saturday, March 19, 2011

Like Father, Like Son

Oh my word!  I knew that Burl looked like Robert as a baby, but I didn't realize just how much until I got his 6 month baby picture out.  I was shocked!  I almost thought I was looking at Burl.   Check it out!





Can you believe that?!?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mommy Misses You

How can you miss someone you've never met?  Who's existence you were only aware of for a couple of weeks?  How can their absence make your heart ache with soul wrenching grief that soaks your pillow with tears at night?  I don't know how, but I know it's possible.  I only knew of the existence of my first two babies for a week with the first one, and two weeks with the second one before the Lord decided to take them home with Him, but oh how I miss them.  How is that possible?  Is it because they were a part of me, and already a part of my heart,  and as a mother I ache to know them and to hold them like I do my other children?  I'm not sure why or how or what causes it.  I just know that I've been thinking of them and missing them today.  I know they're in heaven waiting to meet their mommy and I can't wait to meet them someday.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I've Started a 2nd Blog!

This one will focus on my love of decorating, makeover projects, roadkill rescues (that's furniture, not animals!), and thrifty finds. That way I can keep the original blog focused on the family kids.  If you joined me from one of the link parties recently and became a follower, I hope you'll join me at my new place The Cozy Old Farmhouse.

Friday, March 11, 2011

More Kiddo Cuteness

This is what happens to little brothers who have big sisters!

This is just too much cuteness for one little boy!

I LOVE this one. He always looks so cute suckin' that lil' thumb.

His first tast of real food - rice cereal.

Not really lovin' it. : )

Snuggle time with Daddy before he heads off to school.

First time using a sippy cup. He likes to gnaw on it and bite it more than he does drink from it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Entered a Giveaway

Emily, over at Nest. Nesting. Nested. is having a great giveaway. She has some really cute ideas and does some great stuff and I became a follower of her blog. I'm also hoping to win this prize package as everything in it would look great in my upstairs bathroom. : )

If you're into decorating, you should check out her blog Nest. Nesting. Nested.

Friday, March 4, 2011

My First Shabby Makeover

Ok, so I actually did this a few months ago and I shared the pictures with my friends on Facebook, but never blogged about it. So for those of you who've already seen this, I apologize for the repetition.

So in my "hunting and gathering" phase of getting ready for Halie's Shabby Chic room makeover, I searched and searched Craigslist and thrift stores for the perfect bed. But it was so hard! Everytime I thought I'd found the perfect one either it was already sold, the seller never responded to my inquiry, or it was too expensive. Then I came across this one that a friend was selling. I almost passed it up without a second glance, but, after reading many inspiring blogs on furniture makeovers, I did give it a 2nd look. And I pictured it white, shabbied up, and with a little extra detailing to make it more feminine. Underneath that dark wood ugliness, it really did have great lines. Perfecto! At last I'd found a bed for her.

I sanded it down a bit, bought a $4 scrolly thing (that's the technical name) and epoxied it on. This was when we still lived on the ranch in Florida, so our nosy horse, Toothpick, had to check it all out, sniff it, bite it, and knock it over while I was trying to prime it.

Here it is all painted, but not distressed yet.

And here it is after some distressing with sandpaper. I had read about glazing furniture to give it an aged look and to bring out all the details, but I decided I didn't necessarily want it to have a "discolored" aged look. I wanted it to be white and just have a shabby/chippy look. But, I still wanted to emphasize the details in the scrolly thing a bit more. So I used a very fine paint brush with some black paint and filled in the lines here and there to make it stand out more.

Again, here's the "before."

And here's the "after," (in our new house), with the bedding added.

Gonna link up to:
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


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