Mostly to myself

December 31, 2010

With another year coming to a close, I'm realizing that I've let so many moments pass me by without living, without being. I've hardly taken photos since we moved, almost two years ago. I didn't even take a single picture on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day! I'm so upset about that! I've let so many memories get lost because I didn't feel like dealing with my camera. Well, that's not going to happen in 2011!

In 2011 I'm going to do a 365 photo project. And I'm going to post them, here. I don't want my kids to look back and wonder why there are no pictures of the things that we did, the places we went, the sights we've seen, or just life. I want them to be able to relive those moments when they're my age. You see, there aren't many pictures of me or my family doing things, going places, seeing things - LIVING!

I will take a photo every day in 2011.

I will live in the moment.

I will NOT worry about perfection, for nothing is perfect.

Life will NOT pass me by this year.

I will be a better me - a better mother, wife, daughter, granddaughter, friend.

We will go more places as a family.

December 11, 2010 - Our first visit to Disney World as a family of four! We had an amazing time and can not wait to go back again!

I hope you all have a very safe, happy and blessed New Year!

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November 22, 2010

Head on over to Sarah - the Thrifty Decor Chick 's blog! She's giving away an awesome Silhouette Package! I've been lusting over these things for quite some time now. They're simply awesome! So many fun projects to do! Go enter HERE! =)


October 14, 2010

I had been on the hunt for a blue lamp for a while. I've seen plenty around, I just didn't want to pay the BIG bucks for one. Enter a trip to the local thrift store. I found this darling little lamp, hidden in the back corner of the shelf, behind a bunch of other lamps. She was the one - gorgeous curves and lines and just WOW! ;) I promise you that when I picked her up, she was positively GLOWING! Haha!


I wasn't quite sure where she was going to go at first. I thought about keeping it to use in my daughters room once I get it all together. But, I could hear her begging me to use her in the living room - and the inspiration hit me on the paint aisle at WalMart.

So, I got her home and got to work. She got a light sanding and a light coat of primer. Then came the moment she had been waiting for ALL HER LIFE!


Oh, she isn't quite finished yet - as you can see. She needs just the "right" shade and I've got an idea, but I need a cheap frame and my thrift store didn't have any to fit her. :( But, soon she'll be done and I'll post the finished product. For now I LOVE staring at her. She's asked me to stop, but I can't help it! ;)

p.s. No, my table is not finished yet. I think we I have decided to strip the paint from the bottom and start over. :/ Not exactly what I really wanted to do, but I think it will be better in the long run. Hopefully I can commission someone to do that for me this weekend? We shall see...