Monday, April 30, 2012

Hello Monday

Hello Monday
Hello welcoming you with a smile :)
Hello warm sunshine
Hello beautiful mountain gorges

Hello Rogue's 1st birthday week!
Hello to a busy week, but a fun one!


Hello to some warmer, SUNNIER weather in the forecast! :)
{I'm linking up for Hello Monday.}

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday Sillies

I thought I'd post a couple silly pictures to start off the weekend.

My little rockstars:




Carly did this all on her own.
She says, "Mommy, I got pink NIP-STICK (lipstick)!"


Clint officially has off a regular Saturday & Sunday every week now.
 We are so grateful.
Happy Weekend Everyone :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Vintage Fruit Crate Shelving

Since last fall, I've had this crate used for books & toys for the kids.
This crate was full of peaches that my mother-in-law & I canned last fall!
(From Kauffman's Fruit Farm in Lancaster)
{We are still enjoying those delish canned peaches!}

Ever since then, I knew I wanted a zillion & a half more to use for storage bins.
I just never got around to getting any more.

Well, like many people these days, I was Pin-spired! ;)
I really wanted to do something similar to THIS. But a little different.

So, I was able to get my hands on some more of these crates, so I finally could make something with them! 
They were actually alot bigger than my original one, which I was so happy about :)
Clint put them all together for me with some plywood for support on the bottom and the back & screws. And we had some wheels laying around that we put on the bottom for height. It is pretty sturdy & actually could roll around on a hard floor.



I LOVE IT :)
I've gotta give props to Clint for putting it all together for me!


Monday, April 23, 2012

Hello Monday

Hello Monday
Hello 30 degrees
Hello SNOW

Hello pretty pine trees

Hello more snow all day until tonight...it's unreal!

Hello my little snuggle bunnies


Hello this crazy spring weather.
Hello using the cozy woodstove again.
Hello not enjoying snow this late - but it sure is pretty up here in the pines!

I'm linking up with Lisa Leonard for Hello Monday!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

pleated poppy
The past couple days have been blah! With everyone sicker than dogs around here, (to spare you the details), I believe it was just a 24 hour flu of some sort. Yuck! I think we're all on the upswing though, so it's starting to look up!
I just have one outfit to share for today, that I wore to Carly's Awana Program last week :)



Blouse - Goodwill
Belt - Walmart
Flares - Plato's Closet (Gap Jeans)
Black Flats - Kmart

I'm linking up with The Pleated Ploppy for What I Wore Wednesday.
Check out everyone else there!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hello Monday

Hello Monday
Hello world!
Hello Sunshine :)
Hello mountain spring - sleet one week, heat the next!!!
Hello summer weather?!
Hello Chrissy - Happy Birthday!
Hello Week # 3 of potty training
Hello shorts & tanks
Hello homemade burgers on the grill tonight!
Hello bicycle ride later
Hello rejoicing because "YOU ARE GOOD!"
Hello great Monday morning jams :)

I'm linking up with Lisa Leonard for Hello Monday

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Carly's Puggles Awards :)

Wednesday night we had Carly's Puggles Awards :)
It was such a fun night for us!
The Puggles group is the youngest of the Awana groups.
(Next year they are going to have tadpoles, so little Rogue can go!)

Carly only went 2 evenings - it's hard to get into a routine of going somewhere weekly, when you're not used to it. Sometimes we were just so rushed in the evenings, it didn't work out. Carly loved going & always told us everything she did when we picked her up. We were so proud of her. Dropping our firstborn off to the first thing that resembled [school] was kind of hard for us!

She got all dressed up in her pretty new dress & was so excited to go! :)


This picture is right before we walked inside:

Here are more pics of our big girl on stage. She sat like an angel, turned around the whole time, watching all the other kids:


Showing off her "award" bag:

And all her other goodies in her bag:





{I seriously tried to upload the super cute videos of the songs that they did during the program. It was so cute. One with motions & one with instruments. I couldn't get them to upload after several attempts. I guess they are too large)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

pleated poppy

I'm trying this for the first time & I am so excited :)
I am linking up for What I Wore Wednesday over at  The Pleated Ploppy.
It's a little Wednesday thing for bloggers to "link up" with outfits they wore over the past week! It's cute & encouraging to get us to get out of our jammies & sweats and actually put some effort into what we wear & do our hair! Most days, I don't get dressed...but since deciding to do this, I've really been trying to actually be apart of the rest of the world! :)

{The lighting is terrible in my house.
And since it was raining/snowing yesterday, I couldn't take pics outside.}




Green Tee - Target
Skinnies - Walmart
Scarf - Gifted from my momma
Brown Boots - Goodwill (Ruff Hewn) for $4!
Camo Bag - Reny's in Maine (American Eagle)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Hello Monday

Hello Monday
Hello the end of the long Easter weekend
Hello sunshine
Hello wind
Hello this bittersweet feeling of our visit home
Hello Easter candy - galore
Hello laundry

Hello to these little Easter cuties:

 Hello big sissy who absolutely loves anything pink

Hello my Mr. Man who is walking! :)

I'm linking up for Hello Monday
Such a fun way to start the week :)


Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Morning Sweets

This morning I was just browsing through the blogs I follow & I found this recipe for Cinnamon Roll Muffins.
I couldn't resist making them! Cinnamon Roll anything always gets me.
Here's how mine turned out:


Boy, do they smell good! I wish I could transport the smell through this picture to YOU! :)
They don't look like the original recipe, but that's ok! I can never get icing right...mine is always runny & clear. Oh well - it always tastes good though! They were so easy to make & it eliminated the step of the yeast & letting the dough rise! Definitely a redo :)