Monday, January 31, 2011

Olivia Benay Turns 5 Today :)

I cannot believe she is 5.  How fast time flies!  I remember bringing her home from the hospital like it was yesterday.  My sweet baby girl. She is turning into such a beautiful person too.  She is caring, generous and most of all... nurturing.  She will cover me up when I am cold or hurry and grab my shoes for me if we are leaving...or take my plate to the sink as soon as I finish.  She is such an awesome little girl and today she is 5 years old. ( I do this everytime of my children's birthdays come up. Reminisce.  Or I like to look at it....cherish my memories.) I am so proud of who she is becoming and am posting this to wish my Shug-a-Shug a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  (she loves to look at mama's blog)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Unique Centerpieces

During our recent trip to Home Depot I picked up some floor samples.  I originally thought they would look awesome as coasters but this morning I got the bright idea to piece them together and use them as "doilies" I guess you would say.  Our living room is in different coordinating browns so this fits right in.  I also snapped shots of other various end tables to give you a feel of how I decorate.  Feel free to give your opinion or let me know if I am pushing it with this one :)

Linking To: 

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special
Keeping It Simple


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wooden Crates

I seriously have the best husband ever!  Look what he brought me home last night! Aw!  And then we went to Home Depot where he taught me about drill bits and tips and then got me all this...
I am so thankful I have him because I definitely would have went there without a clue!  How sweet, right?  Well this is what I did with all that

I am working on others but I just LOVE these crates.  I was thinking of stacking them for shoe storage.  What do you think?

PS.  I love these pencils.  LOL

Linked To:

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special The DIY Show Off
 UndertheTableandDreaming Pink Hippo PartyBWS tips button
 Its So Very Cheri 
Boogieboard Cottage

How Cute is THAT?

As I was par-oozing  the linky parties this morning I came across wow...can we we say awesome?  Jen Campbell over at Organized and Clean Design came up with this bad boy!  She also has some other incredible crafts and organizing tips going on too!  I can't wait to see what she does next!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Scrabble Crossword/Dominoes

When my son brought home this game from a yard sale I thought it looked kind of weird.  Maybe a knock off?  When I researched it I found that it is authentic but that was last summer and I researched it today.  Well we definitely put the game to good use but unfortunately in the process of moving and it belonging to my 10 yr old, we lost a significant amount of tiles.  Since the tiles are now either going to be thrown out or lost I thought I should find something cool to do with them.  I am sure you all have seen some sort of seasonal blocks where you can just turn the block for new letters, right? Well I used these tiles to make the 7 block edition.  I also added the tiles to my DIY dry erase frame.  I am sure I will come up with other projects but for now these will do :)