Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

Hope everyone has had a great Memorial Day weekend and taken the time to remember why we observe this holiday.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of soldiers who are away fighting to defend our freedom and to those who have lost loved ones for it.

We wouldn't be living the blessed life we are without those who have sacrificed theirs!




On another note, hubby and I joined a pool for the summer and I'm so stinkin excited!!! We went yesterday and I will say that I'm on the pale side until I get a good base on and seriously, I put spf 30 on and we were there for a couple of hours and this is what happened to me!?!?!?

What the heck!?!? I look like I'm still wearing my bikini!! So not good! I've been lathering up aloe vera like it's going out of fashion! I know I'm going to peel!
: (

I'm finishing up reading On Folly Beach and it's so good! Great summer read, it's got romance and mystery which is a great combination and the story takes place at a beachside town, perfect summer read combo! I'll give you a proper review tomorrow!

And finally, I went and saw Sex and the City 2 with some girlfriends this past Thursday!! It was really really good! I actually liked it better than the first one! It's really funny and even though it's 2 1/2 hours long the time flew by! I highly recommend it.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Project Update: Before and After Part II

Hi Friends! So here is the before and after of our Kitchen - Powder Room - Laundry Room floor makeover!
We originally had the white vinyl flooring. It was a bit dated and not really the style we're going for.
Our theme for the kitchen is a tuscan theme so we wanted to do an imitation tile, we didn't want to deal with the cleaning of a real tile floor and when we have little bambinos we don't want them to fall and hurt themselves on hard tile.
So we ended up going with a great laminate tile and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out!!
Now that the floor is down painting is coming next! We're going with a burnt red or a brick red. I'm a little nervous about it but I think it will look good.
We're also planning on going with a different color for the powder room and the laundry room. Hubby wants to do a canary yellow in the powder room but I'm not sure how I feel about that. What do you guys think?? I'd love your input!
And then for the laundry room I want to go with a green, maybe an olive green.
What do you think???
Enjoy the pics! And up next is the dining room! Happy Sunday Friends!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

HELP! I need your ideas!

Hi everyone! So I'm gonna get right to it, I'm an Aunt again! To a beautiful baby boy named Gabriel, that's number 8 in case you were wondering! We didn't throw a baby shower for the new mommy b/c there was a lot going on and it just got away from us. But now that the little guy is here my mom and I want to throw a "Meet Gabriel" party! Very small, just for my SIL's and grandparents.

***Here's where I need your help***

We want to do a nautical theme and I need decorating ideas, menu ideas, anything cute!!! I've looked and found a few things but I need my bloggy friends expertise on this one. Let me know if you've seen a blog or website that has some cute ideas!! Thank ya'll so much!!! xxx