Friday, June 26, 2009

Do You Tumbl?

A few months ago I read a post (can't remember who wrote it) about Tumblr....and now I'm hooked. Tumblr lets you effortlessly share anything. Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors, to your theme's HTML. Even use your own domain name. It's AWESOME!

You can also follow people on Tumblr much like you follow on Blogger. I currently follow 2, The Nester and The Inspired Room. I sometimes see what their next post will be before they write.

I use it as a way to organize different projects I might like to try. This keeps me from having to remember who wrote and when. I have a direct link to the ideas that interest me and put a picture with the post so I remember what the project was. You can use it instead of an inspiration binder or notebook.

Here is the link to my Tumblr page if you want to check it out...
You can see that I had an obsession over farm house sinks in the middle of the kitchen remodel....then I didn't even get one! Now I am going crazy over trying to find a new color for my bedroom. Don't tell my hubby! He doesn't know yet that I want to change it!
Check it out! I'm sure you will love Tumblr as a wsy to be well-organized....or to not spend hours searching through blogs you follow looking for the idea of how to repurpose that iron trivot from 1979!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Well.....the pictures have been recovered (Praise God!) but the computer still is not functioning. Lesson learned: back-up all that is important and the things that are not! You can never be too careful with your memories!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Forgive this computer with ALL my photos has crashed and I am THE WORST about backing it up! Say a prayer that my photos can be recovered! Then I can get back to blogging!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Just Bragging

Crazy week=little blogging!

Crazy because I have been busy with kids since school is out. I thought I'd share some photos and show what we have been up to. It is predominately the girls because they finished kindergarten (sigh) and had a fabulous dance recital!

L reading at church at the Kindergarten mass.

O's turn to read. They both did a great job!

Then it was recital time! Don't you just love the buns! They are the "official" Disney princess buns. They Fairy Godmother in training at the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique taught me how to do it this year.

We were so proud! The girls were placed front and center...that means they are the best right?! Anyway....they did a great a fantastic job!

Remember when I talked about the crazy excess for the girls' birthday? January. We finally donated all the extra new toys to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. It is hard to express the pride we all felt in doing something for these sick kids.

Now these are genuine smiles!

Then it was time to party at the school picnic!

Summer is here!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sit! Please.

Yes! The kitchen is still a work in progress........ Now it is the "minor" details that are keeping me from declaring it FINISHED!

The latest addition are these bar stools. We extended the island counter on 2 sides to accomidate stools for a 3 kids. I wanted the stools to fit under the counter and not take up any extra floor space when not in use. I found these beauties at Bed Bath and Beyond for just over $20 each with all coupons.
Then I started seeing typography on chairs and stools all over blogland. Check out this post by Wendy at the Shabby Nest for great examples and inspiration. Most folks research different styles and fonts...not me! I bought what was on clearance at Hobby Lobby! Lucky for me the letters were gold to match my new counter! Lucky find!

Now each child has their own stool with their initial. L.O.T. No more fighting over who sits where. Oh! Who am I kidding....there will still be fighting!

Now if I could just get the island cleaned off to the point that there is room for the kids!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

My Favorite Paint Color Party

Melissa at 320 *Sycamore is having a My Favorite Paint Color party. So here I go again....rambling on about Restoration Hardware's BUTTER paint. You can read my old ramblings here and here.

I love this color! I was given a lovely blue KitchenAid mixer by my husband for Christmas. I built the entire color scheme for the kitchen around it. I thought this lovely color would be perfect compliment to the blues I wanted to add. With white cabinets, this is a great addition of color.

It's actually really hard to get a good shot of the paint color in my kitchen because it is so chopped up by the cabinets. This photo was before the new counter tops and back splash but it really gives a true sense of the color. It really stands out against the white without screaming at you.

Here is the biggest block of the color in the whole kitchen. YUMMY!
Here it is today with some of the more recent additions. It is so creamy and lovely, you might want to lick the walls.........odds are there is some food splattered somewhere on them!
Now I'm going to check out the other posts from the party...I am looking for the perfect light blue for the bedroom.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Spell It Out

For Mel's birthday, I found a great gift that can be given for lots of occasions. The company is called Alphatography. It is run by 2 moms here in St. Louis. It is a photography company that specializes in letters found in nature and architecture. You can select the letters you want to spell out a name or monograms. All letters have multiple choices so you can design something unique, even for people with the same name. The letters come matted for you. All you need to do is buy the frame.
These would be great for bridal showers, weddings, anniversary and housewarming gifts. I gave it as a birthday gift because she had just bought her first home.
Here is what I did for Mel. She really liked it (me too..hint, hint). It will look great in her house. She did some photography at our family farm and printed it all in black and white. It will fit right in with her collection.
If you are lucky enough to live in St. Louis, they will let you pick them up and save on shipping!