Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Disney 2011

It's almost here. The boys are incredibly excited, and I think this trip will be better than the last. We're outta diapers and naps are a thing of the past. Last time our biggest challenge was waiting in line, I suspect that will still be a challenge. All that's left to do is some last minute packing and a much needed pedicure.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Bringing in some Spring

New lighter and brighter fireplace accessories Some rearranging and a new houseplant to spring things up New window panels from Restoration Hardware My seven dollar window centerpiece
Love how old and crusty it is About a month ago, Kevin and I got to sneak away for a few hours and we ended up at Somerset. We strolled through Restoration Hardware, which is what we always do... just stroll. They had a table of window panels that were on clearance and I found some great bluish gray panels that I thought would look nice in our room. When I got them home, they weren't even close to the right shade but I still loved them and hated to return such a steal.

So I tried them out in the kitchen. I like my drop cloth curtains that I made but they were just a temporary fix. I loved they way the blue/gray looked in the kitchen. Previously all of our accent colors were always shades of burgundy and red. I didn't realize how sick I was of burgundy and red until I hung the curtains. They were a breath of fresh air and felt very spring like which is exactly what we're needing around here but not getting.

The curtains started a chain reaction of removing all of the red from our main living areas and replacing it with more muted colors. I re purposed some old accessories, bought a new pillow cover and found an old antique window near Frankenmuth. One of the glass panels is cracked but it isn't even noticeable it when it is up high on the fireplace. And for only seven dollars I think it adds a lot of character.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The boys are recovering from some nasty colds. Anderson had an ear infection, started antibiotics, they didn't work so he was put on a stronger one. Jake was treated for a chest infection with antibiotics as well. Anderson hates taking medicine. We have to bribe him with m&m's and we still have a hard time getting them down. Jake on the other hand loves taking meds. He asks for it all the time and will even fake sick to get some.

Jake was only on his antibiotics for five days whereas Anderson is taking them for 10 days. When I was giving them to Anderson today, Jake started asking for some as well. I tried to explain to him that his were done, he wasn't sick anymore and didn't need them. He proceeded to tell me "No mom, I really do need them. I've been picking my nose in my room at nighttime and eating my boogers. So I put the bad germs right back into my mouth and I need the medicine cause I made myself sick.....okay?" If it were up to Anderson, Jake would have an unlimited supply.