Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What's the BUZZ around our house????

So yesterday I decided to trim some of our bushes AGAIN. We have had so much rain in the past month that everything is growing like mad. Anyway, as I am cutting away I kept having those pesky June bug beetles fly in my hair and they were driving me nuts. I figured I had to just keep going or I was never going to get done. I started on another bush and cut cut cut and then I was swarmed by about 50 yellow jackets! I was still thinking that they were just the beetles(which never were actually beetles) and luckily I am a huge wimp and ran away. As I walked back over I realized that they were yellow jackets and spotted this...............
Yuck!! That's all I have to say :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

New look for the powder room!

I decided to tear down the wallpaper in our powder room last week because it was driving me nuts. The kids kept picking at a spot and it was growing larger and larger! What a mess!!! That paper did not want to come down and it took me 3 days to completely remove all the sticky glue and paper. I swear we had glue and little bits of paper stuck to all of our feet and throughout the house for days.

This is what the bathroom looked like before:

Now, after(sorry for the bad pictures and colors, there is no natural light):
This room sits at the end of a hall and is always very dark. I need to turn on a hallway light just to show someone where it is! So, I wanted to do a paint color that was pretty light and bright. I found a towel at Target that I liked the colors in so I used that as my starting point. The bright blue color kind of scared me because normally I use the more dark and warm colors in my house. I had an issue with the paint though because when I put it on the walls in that dark space it looked awful. It was way too bright blue and I knew that I couldn't live with it that way. So after I dumped a bunch of white paint with it I came up with a color that I liked. We decided to put up bead board and go pretty high with it. I love that way that it turned out. It looks very clean and bright in there now. I still can't find a nice picture for the walls or something to take up the space so it's not finished yet. I have a knack for starting projects and not finishing them so I need to find something quick! I am also looking for some glass knobs for the cabinet because the old ones just blend right in. Overall I am pleased with how it came out and now will start on painting the hallways which REALLY need some love!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Kids in the park

Here are a bunch of pictures from our day in the park. It was a hot Memorial Day here so we decided to go for a little hike and eat lunch at a beautiful park. Here is Aiden smelling some roses. I couldn't resist posting one of the rose pictures that I took. The smell of the bushes in that area was sooooooooo amazing! All I could think of was my great grandmother's house because growing up I spent a lot of time there and she had the most wonderful rose bushes. I would come home with bunches of them with the ends all wrapped in wet paper towels and then in foil!
The kids enjoying the little water fall. There were kids there who caught a turtle, frogs and a fish.

I had to throw this one in because Aiden cracked me up when I got home and saw this picture. He was hot and tired and wanted NO part of a family picture!

Hanging out on the bridge looking for frogs.

Oh 2 year old boys and cameras are not a good mix! I was thrilled to see we finally got a good one!

Hope that you enjoyed your Memorial Day!!