Monday, July 18, 2011

rollin', rollin', rollin...rawhide

This is a picture from the top of Amicalola Falls, one of my favorite places to visit.  We enjoyed a nice day at the falls with Nana, Papa Doug and my sister-n-law and her family.  Nana made a feast for lunch and the kids enjoyed jumping off muddy river banks and tip-toeing across the rocks.

If you know Bryar, you can probably already imagine why she's stripped down to her sassy pants.  Hint: She doesn't know what the words stop, don't and watch out mean.  LOL

There are just somethings that you don't see everyday.  One of them is this! 
Yep, a buckboard wagon train.  Seriously?
When we were on our way from my mother-n-laws house crossing over some winding mountain roads (which led to Bryar giving a big heave-hoe in the car) on our way to Tennessee when out of nowhere, wagons!  I'm not talking about just a wagon or two, or six.  I'm talking about somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty to thirty wagons.

It was pretty cool to see them ride by.  However, this dude, he was a bit scary. 

Oh, and check out the new and improved seats in this wagon.  Too funny!

I was way more than a happy camper when I saw roads signs appear for the highway.  I felt like I had been trapped in Radiator Springs!  LOL  But, when we pulled into our hotel in Tennessee and saw this...

the trip was SOOOOOO worth it!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

laughter is good for the soul

If I had a nickle for every good laugh I've shared with the girls this summer, I'd be a rich gal.  Between toddler conversations and a growing little first grader, it's been a hoot.  When I came across this Etsy shop (rings of ruffles skirt pictured above) I couldn't help but to love the name, Lilygiggle.  Not only are there patterns galore but the style of the patterns are created for true kid friendly clothing.

What kid (or adult) doesn't enjoy being cuddled with knit.  It's super soft, washable, iron free goodness!  The coolest thing about Lilygiggle is that she uses recycled T's for most all of her projects.  Cute and eco friendly.  What more could you ask for, right?


Blog makeover in progress.  It's WAY overdue!  Be back soon :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

They're giving away....

THIS!!!!  Click HERE for all the details. Thanks ladies and congratulations on your new adventure!  I'm proud to say that these gals are real... real friends, real moms and real Christian women.  You wont find cooler craftier chics!

Friday, July 8, 2011


Here's the project reveal from start to finish.  Did you ever think a bathroom could be this ugly?  Me either!!!  I loved every minute of seeing each piece of the ugly bathroom bashed, torn and demolished.  So, first off, meet the crew.

Now, these are some serious hard workers.  See that little one with the tool belt and the mix-matched flip flops...she's a trip!

OK, I have tried to break the pictures into groups/stages the best that I could.  This project took over a month to complete so trying to condense it was tough. 

Here's the ugly truth, live and in color. I don't think I need to explain any of this ugliness!

Shew, that was rough.  Now, on to the better part of the remodel.

It's looking a little better at this point.  Me, not so much.  I had specks of white paint from head to toe after putting a primer coat on the walls.  I am one messy painter!

I'm breathing much easier now.  In fact, I sat right in the middle of the floor and just about cried...almost done!  Did I tell you how much I love the floor?  Only a thousand times, right!  The bathroom was finally coming together.

And look, ta-da!  The bathroom is finished.  Shew...that was some serious craziness.