Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Home and Family Kits

These are the new Home and Family kits I just finished putting together from The Idea Closet. I love how the one above can be personalized with a photo and the one below I love the sheet music paper under the letter "i". My SIL Kim and my cousin Savannah (and even my mom one month) have been doing these kits with me every month and it's been so fun getting together with them to craft and catch up. I love you guys! Thanks for all the great kits, Tracy!

May Ornies

Last Thursday night was once again ornie swap night! Our theme for May was Spring.

Unfortunately this was our very last ornie swap. Can you believe it's been a year since we started this swap group? Since we all had such a great time over the last year though, we decided to continue the group and start trading tucks. Tucks are just basically a small square pillow and actually there are a few tucks in the picture above like the lady bug and the one that says "green grass". This is how our tuck swap is going to work...we'll be following our same themes every month, but just making one (instead of one for each person in the group) that's about the size of a DVD case and then we'll trade our tuck with someone else in the group. So we'll be coming home with one tuck from someone else in the group that will add to our decor for each month. I'm excited and can't wait to get started for June's theme, which is Summer!

Monday, April 26, 2010


Recently we've been upgrading around our house.

New flat screen TV and entertainment center .

The entertainment center has a hutch that just hasn't come in yet,
but I'm excited for it because then all my cute decorations can go back out!

New leather sectional.
The old couch and loveseat were only 3 years old,
but just weren't holding up so we sold them in the Nickel Ads and put the money toward this beauty!

New curio cabinet. Love this for all those vacation knick-knacks!

A fun chair for our bedroom.
I've always wanted a chair for our bedroom and this one matches perfectly! :)

We also got a smaller flatscreen TV for our bedroom.

I guess you could say I'm spoiled having a husband who works at a furniture store! ;)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Administrative Professionals Day - April 21, 2010

I have been working at TriCounty Health Department in Roosevelt for almost 4 years now (in September). Every year they have always been so generous by giving me a gift for Administrative Professionals Day and this year was no exception. This is the only job I've ever worked at that has observed this day and it really makes me feel appreciated. This year we received a gift card to Cafe Rio so I'm excited to take Andrew to dinner...on me!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Pineapple Penny Rug

Just a little something that I came up with and put together. :) I love anything pineapple!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Easter!

This year Andrew and I got new Easter baskets. Mine is a cute one I could use all year long if I wanted too and Andrew's is a football. :) We also decided it would be fun to give each other a little present in our baskets so Andrew got me 90210 Season 7 on DVD (one of my all time favorite shows) and I got him The Blind Side DVD and an iTunes gift card. If you notice, Emillio and Amber also got treats too!

And like most every year, I put on Emillio's Happy Easter bandanna!