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Monday, October 31, 2011

Giggly Girls

What would I do without the sweet sound of these giggly girls?



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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Room progress...just for fun!

I thought it would be fun, even though I'm far from finishing this mini room makeover, to show you what I have done so far. I want to thank all of you who emailed me, facebook messaged, or texted many brilliant ideas for this room. As you can tell, I took a lot of your advice and will continue to as I add to this room. I'm sorry I haven't responded to each of your personally, but I seriously THANK YOU for your help! I needed it!


Remember the before??


You can look at all the before photos HERE.




I was trying to make it a front sitting room/playroom and that just wasn't working. So, now it's a playroom. I'm going for a fun and bright look!

The color scheme is now black, aqua/teal, cream. Many more colors like yellow, lime green, amd maybe red will be incorporated once I get a rug, curtains, and pillows. So far I'm loving the new and fresh feel of the room. I have my eye on a few rugs and pillow covers that I would love your opinions on. Of course it will be a little while before I can purchase them, but I'm all about planning and saving!

So here is the now...












View from the top of stairs

By the way, if you love that cute dollie on the shelf, check out my friend Megs' dollie shop HERE.




What I have done so far:


1. rearranged the furniture

2.took down the massive and beautiful ( just not me) painting

3. took down window treatments (again...not me)

4. found empty frames at goodwill and spray painted them

5.spray painted shelf on wall

6. painted sofa table ( it was brown)

7.new lamp

8.new storage bins to bring in the aqua/teal color

9.added photos to make photo wall


Now...for rug options. I'm not set on any of these and I'm still looking to see what's out there. I know I want more color in the room, but can't decide if I should go with a busy rug. Or just get a solid one and make the pillows busy. But I do like these rugs.



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Pillow ideas...









I love this bright yellow!




If I went with a flowery pillow, I would think the rug should be solid? Am I wrong?


Ok...that's all. Thanks for staying with me if you made it this far!


Monday, October 24, 2011

Wishing Star Farm



Last week we took the girls to the Wishing Star Farm to have some fun and pick our pumpkins. We took Avery to the same farm last year, but it was really fun to watch her enjoy it this year! She loved the hay slide, the many animals, the barrel train, and especially the "trampoline" which was a new addition this year! She still wouldn't ride a pony, maybe next year she'll be ready! Sophie was a joy as usual! Always happy, it doesn't matter where we are! She and I snuggled in the bijorn mostly. Such a fun and beautiful day for pumpkin picking!


Our attempt to get a family photo...not the best.


Helping Daddy carry one of our pumpkins



This photo is tradition whenever we visit pumpkin farms!










Barrel train ride with Daddy






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So much fun jumping!





Sweet Sophie snuggled up








Checking out the sleeping pigs



Before we left for the pumpkin farm, in their matching outfits! Sophie LOVES her thumb!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Slumber Party


I felt like I was 14 years old again last weekend! Four of my sweet friends came down to the Springs for a slumber party which we haven't done all together since we were 14! We live in various places, some even out of state, so we don't get to see eachother as much as we would like. It was definitely due time for a slumber party and I can't tell you how much fun it was! We even watched old videos we made as 14 year olds, absolutely hilarious! It felt so good to laugh with these girls! But beyond the laughter, I'm so thankful for these incredible and Godly women! Thank you for challenging and encouraging me! I love that we grew up together and have such a strong foundation for our friendships! We all went on our own journeys through highschool and college, but because of that foundation, God continues to grow our friendships! I love you girls!


It took me a few days to recover from staying up until 4am and getting 2 hours of sleep, but SO worth it!


We missed you Amy and Auds! Let's start planning our Christmas get together!


I can't thank Gabe enough for letting us take over the house! Such a sweet hubby you are!














Avery was showing Kim that she can do the splitz!
















Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sophie's Dedication

On October 2nd we had Sophie dedicated to the Lord! We can't believe how blessed we are by Sophie, but we understand she belongs to the Lord! We are thankful and humbled He has made us her parents and given us the responsibility to raise her up in Him. What an incredible gift she is to us! We love you Sophie girl! God has amazing plans for your life!










So happy my mom came down to be with us on this day. She looks beautiful, but she was undergoing an intense skin treatment. Thank you for coming even though you were in so much pain and discomfort! We sure love you!


Such an incredible Daddy! Wow...these girls are blessed!


Avery helping Sophie open her dedication gift from the church







Thank you Muttie and Pop Pop for joining us! Means a lot to us that you made the drive from Kansas! Love you guys!




Love how Sophie has her hand on Avery's shoulder!