picking paint

How on earth are there so many colors of paint in the world?

Here's our spotted pad now that we have a few ideas….

this yellow is called "be goofy" from Disney's paint line…  I don't know if I love the color but I LOVE the name!!  

will you please pass me that roller?


new house


We're so excited about the new adventures that lie ahead in our new home!!!

Here are some of the "before" pictures… the previous owners took tremendous care of our home so luckily no big projects are in our near future-- but good 'ol timmy tim (aka my dad) is coming for a visit so we are going to use his handy-man services for sure!!!

We are so blessed to be able to call this new place our "home"… please join with us in prayer that this become a place where guests feel welcomed and loved and the Lord can do great works in our friends hearts when they visit here!!  :)  

Get excited for DIY updates and fun projects to come :)



it's friday people

we get down on friday,


i dream of stool

This is the stool I dream about:

However they are a lot harder to find then what you would think… I found one at an antique store that I l.o.v.e.d. but when I took it up to the owner she looked at me really weird… apparently it's hers, she uses it to hang things on the wall (lame).

So I've settled for this little gem I found at the same antique store… talked the same owner down to $4.00 (not lame at all) and I've been contemplating over what color it needs to be.

I found this unique color in SPRAY paint!  (I love spray paint)

Spent $3.49 at Lowes (improving home improvement) and now look at this:

Not to shabby for under $10 :)

i love projects,


the disco ball

When you work in Orlando, Fl in the entertainment business… you become friends with some interesting people.  Even people who walk around City Walk covered in mirrors… posing as a human disco ball…

it's all just smoke and mirrors people...

disco ball's adoring fans!

This is my friend Olivia, she stayed with us throughout the month of July… I've kept the door to her room shut these past few days so I don't have to acknowledge that she actually left… I feel like Rose on the wood door, floating, and yelling "COME BACK!!!!!"  PLEASE COME BACK OLIVIA!!!!

We spent her last night in town watching the Disco Ball and taking pictures next to this star… (oh we might have had an inpromptu photo shoot by the Universal Globe…)



that moo

we all love anabelle

and we all love a good side part

put the two together and pure bliss!!!

i'm a mom,


the chair

We went to visit Leesburg, Fl (and Grandma Bert) a couple days ago to help her with her computer.

We left with smiles, full bellies and a little stow-away in the back seat.

This gem was from Lake Port Square when my Grandma's friend's decided to redecorate… my gma scored it for $5… I swiped it from her for free (by "swipe", I mean she gave it to me for free…)

Well I found this little picture on one of my DIY blogs that I MUST stop reading immediately…

and got a few ideas…  I already loved the color of the chair gma gave us so this would be easy! :)

So we headed to Home Depot and bought the following:

A SAMPLE of paint: $2.97
Paint Brush: $1.99
Blue Tape: $7.49
Sander Blocks: $3.49

Grand Total: $15.94

I laid out garbage bags on our rented carpet and begun taping and covering every area that I knew I would eventually drip paint on…

I really felt like Tim Kinney's daughter when I used the bungee cord to hold the cushion in so I could paint behind there…  Proud to be a Daddy's Girl! :)
I sanded the heck out of the thing-- the shiny, glossy finish came right up!  PLUS I LOVE my new sander blocks… so much easier to maneuver than sand paper…

then I started the painting!  I did two coats to make sure everything was completely covered… plus my brush strokes looked pretty nasty since I didn't spring for the $8.99 brush…

Brady picked out the whitish color I was going for… and I really loved the name of it :)
and voila!  A shabby new chair! :)

i dim sometimes,


a duggar evening

we had a girls night

we did our hair

we watched the duggars

it was a success

we do things differently,

the eye that loved pink

so I get pink eye.   Like seriously all the time.

This week was no exception.

On Monday a little cutie patootie face pie walked up to me with cute red hair and a blue sundress on.  I looked deep in her eyes and an alarm went off *PINKEYEPINKEYEPINKEYEPINKEYE* but she had it in both eyes… weird.  So I stayed cool.  Didn't do the famous face-to-face hug and blew her a kiss and sent her on her way.

The next morning… I awoke to a little sumfin-sumfin hiding in the corner of my eye.


I've been out of work and missing it!!!!!  Pink eye is not as fun as Elle Woods would think.

Here's a picture diary of my poor left eye:  enjoy!

Day one:
 Day Two:
 Day Three:
 Day Four:
Day Five:

spraying lysol,


easter celebrations

We had a great day yesterday!  Brady got to be a part of all of Mosaic Church's festivities and I was able to make magic for guests spending their holiday with Mickey Mouse!

Imagine my surprise when I found out I got to be friends with the Easter Bunny on Easter!!!  HOPPY EASTER TO ME!!!!!
We compared feet sizes… I don't think Mr. Easter Bunny and I will be sharing shoes anytime soon!

This is Mr. Easter Bunny's favorite picture.  Who would have thought that the Easter Bunny was such amazing friends with the princesses!!

Mr. Easter Bunny and his beautiful wife, Mrs. Easter Bunny…

Then a few of my friends from work came with me to church and then a few of them came to our house to dye eggs and eat yummy easter snacks!!!!!

We had a major easter egg competition…

It's so fun making holidays special for people with families far away!  I hope all of these guys and gals felt so loved and at "home" with us! :)

hoppy easter,

ps- how cute is this yorky poo helping her momma color eggs??