Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Entry way fun and an update on life around here.

I am finding, in the last year or so, that I love being creative! Redecorating and making somethings from nothings has been in full swing for a while now. It is fun! Making spaces more functional and more beautiful at the same time is sort of becoming an addiction of mine! It is helping this pregnancy, which is on the more difficult side, to pass more quickly. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE that I am pregnant! I can't wait to meet this girl! But, some of what my body goes through isn't so wonderful and exciting, ya know? But, I would take it all again if it meant, Sydney, Calvin, Jaclynn, Gregory, Silas or Evangeline were at the end of it all....Precious gifts.

Back to the Entry way... =)
Here it is all redone, and I am loving it! And then, upon driving home from dinner with family and friends last Friday night I found a beautiful headboard on the side of the road for FREE! I immediately threw it in my van! I was so excited! I know, I am weird. I didn't need a headboard but I knew It was going to be used for decorating, not sleeping, that is what made it so exciting! You see, free decorations are very high on my list of things that make me all giddy. If you really want to know how deep this joy runs, take a tour around my house with me next time you come over. You will not believe me when I show you all that was free! (or at least extremely cheap from garage sale or thrift store!)

Back to the headboard....
Upon happily loading it into my van somewhere just shy of 10 pm, I was totally convinced it was a beautiful buttercream yellow. I had lot's of little thoughts of where it would fit perfectly in my living room. I got home, put the kids in there beds and went to bed my self. I fought hard the urge to pull it out and begin redecorating mode that night. But, I was wise and went to sleep, all my friends and my Mother are happy I did, I know. =) ( I have a problem with making myself rest =D) Anyway, the morning dawned and I was ready to unload! And you know what!? When I pulled that headboard out it wasn't a beautiful buttercream yellow bu the most perfect creamy orange to match my entry way! Yay!!!! Score!!!! I was thrilled. Again, I know, I am weird.

So, now, this is what it looks like...

 It may change again, who knows!? But for now I love it! I think it welcomes you in! I hope you do too!

And now onto date night!...

 Seriously, dating this man is so much fun! He is a great planner and we always have a great time out! It doesn't happen as often as we like, but when it does we are so thankful! Speaking of dates, I have to mention that this is date #2 in a series of 6 weekly dates that we were so lovingly gifted!!!!
A wonderful friend, who shall remain anonymous =), called the other day to let me know she had been praying for weeks about where to spend some extra money the Lord had blessed them with that they knew was to be gifted away... Her conclusion, 6 date nights for us!!!!!! Can you believe it!? It truly came at the perfect time! Steven and I are still in total shock at the way the Lord provides for us EVERYDAY. He even cares about the little things like date night for two tired parents about to welcome their sixth baby into the world. =)

Speaking of baby...
Here she is! 29 weeks pregnant with Evangeline! Jaclynn was so excited to take belly pictures of mommy, her choice not to include my head! =) Oh well, the belly was what was important anyway! Only a few short months left! It is getting so close!
Now, if belly pictures don't make you smile then this next photo surely will...

 I LOVE this!!!!! The warm weather has been so wonderful for my kids! Getting outside and into the pool has blessed us in so many ways! Silas has always enjoyed the water, but now, He is more than excited for a chance to swim! He will not stop jumping and diving in every time he swims! It is so fun to watch! He does so well swimming to the side too to climb out and do it all over again! It is hysterical! These little ones are hard to rear, but oh so fun! I am so thankful for times like these when we can laugh and play and be thankful for what the Lord has set before us!
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His love endures forever!!!!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Where Country Chic and Vintage Meet - My Etsy Shop

Here is a link to our little Etsy shop.

We open up just over a year ago and have had lots of fun with it! I want to expand and do more but, as usual, time is my enemy. It has been so much fun finding treasures and offering them up on our shop for a fraction of what others are. The Lord has lead me to some great finds at very low costs which allows me to offer very low prices! =) I couldn't dream of charging high prices like some I have seen when I myself couldn't ever justify purchases like that. That's how our little frugal boutique was born! I am truly hoping to take some more inventory photos and go on a few more treasure hunts in order to fill my shop back up. To date we have sold 43 items in one year! Now, in reality I know that is nothing...but we are excited! Click on over and check out the shop. Hopefully soon we will have more decorative items and maybe even a handmade item or two! =)

While you're there, "Like" us on Facebook too! Thanks!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Finally posting again... and baby #6 on the way!

27 weeks pregnant with the newest little blessing, sweet Evangeline!
I cannot wait to meet her! It is so exciting to think that in just a few short months we will be welcoming a new baby girl into this busy household!

 I am attempting, yet again, to blog. I read through my blog a bit from the last five years and loved seeing old pictures and reading old stories! I realized I am letting a lot of precious memories slip away and I am determined not to lose anymore! So, blogging again it is. I am sort of grieving the years where so few posts were written and so many wonderful things happened.

Her are the five of them  just a few short weeks ago at Easter. Oh, how the time flies! I think I have said that a hundred times! I don't like flying time. I want slowing time. I think that's why I am focused on preservation right now. Preserve the memories. I honestly don't even know what I am going to say. I used to talk a lot about saving money. I still do that. I used to post things that inspired me and challenged me. I am sure I still will. I have gotten a bit more creative. ( thanks to my crafty 9 year old, Sydney) Maybe some DIY posts? A room re-do or two? What I do know for sure is that I will always post about my love for my Lord and His awesome power in my life. I can't go a day without relying deeply on Christ and saturating myself in the truths of His word. That is one thing I know for sure I will continue to post about...