Friday, March 21, 2014
While cleaning out/reorganizing Boo's closet I found some Christmas Outfits that I never shared with you.
Bo and I are on the fence about what Boo should wear to shirt. We agreed that this Christmas he could still wear appliqued clothes. Next year we will more than likely move into sweater vest and khakis. Meaning I'll have a little boy and not a baby. One sad Mommy. I guess I'll just have to take up knitting so I can make him some sweater vest!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Boo had cowboy week at school this week. And we had nothing cowboy at our house. Lucky for me a friend had a 5/6 shirt with a whole in it near the seam. She gave it to me and said have fun making something new out of it.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
I had 3 safari animal pictures in the old bathroom. The really were just stretch canvas. So I decided to cover them. I had green and white striped fabric. But it was a little thin so I took some white cotton
Here you can see I laid out the canvas to measure it to cover it.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Boo was given some Thomas wall stickers for his birthday and I have been wanting to use them. Boo's bathroom was done in an safari theme that really didn't match his personality. Also it had been there a while and I was ready for a change without painting the walls.
I made this art work the other day and in tomorrows post I'll show you how.
Boo loves the stickers on the cabinet door. They are right at his level. I hope to find new cabinet knobs within the next week or so. I have about $20 in my new remodel and I have one super happy little boy. Choo Choo.
Monday, March 17, 2014
I didn't get lost in Boo's closet. We have just been dealing with the crazy spring sickness going around. Boo has had two ear infections. Bo had a sinus infection that wouldn't go away, and I have had a cough for about the last 3 weeks. Boo was so sick that he convinced me that he need to drink Diet Sunkist (my soda of choice) in the dinning room on my nice wicker rocker all by himself. Hey, whatever soothes a sick baby is okay with me. I will say we had no spills and he didn't drink all of the Diet Sunkist so it was all good. Thankfully, we are back to our usual Almond Milk and water.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Today is Fat Tuesday, and Lent starts tomorrow. Past years I have given up numerous things like cookies (always hard because it is Girl Scout Time), the elevator (lasted a day), soda, tea, chocolate and so on and so on.
Many of these years I failed. Not that I wanted to but because I don't think it what was God wanted me to do, but what I wanted to do. I have had years when I felt God leading me to give up something and it turned out to be the best thing for our family. Amazing how that works.
Well, this year I decided to take something on instead of giving up .
Bo and I prayed and thought and ran the number and we came to the conclusion that I should stay at home. We went from trying to pay off our house early to cutting every cost imaginable. What a change. After two years of being at home I wouldn't have it any other way.
In those two years I have felt several times that we are still being called to get rid of our mortgage payment.
Except selling our house. A house that the three of us love. A house that is in so many ways perfect for us. And imperfect all at the same time. A house that Bo owned before we were married. A house we came home to after our honeymoon. A house Boo came home from the hospital. A house my dad helped us paint and install ceiling fans. A house that has been our home for so many years. And now I have this feeling we are suppose to get it ready to put it on the market.
Which brings me back to lent and a kitchen cabinet. As I cleaned out the spice cabinet I was thinking about lent I was thinking about how many cookies or how much soda I could drink before the start of Lent. Well, I don't think that is what I'm suppose to do.
I'm going to take on cleaning out one cabinet, drawer, closet, something a day for the next 40 days. While I do this I plan on praying for God's plan for our house, our attitude towards selling or staying, and remembering Jeremiah 29:11 knowing God has a plan for us.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Bo has been working a ton of hours the last couple of weeks so he has asked me make him a meals that he could take with him to work to eat as his suppers. He wants them easy, delicious, warm up friendly, gluten free and nutritious, adult food. Not to much to ask is it? Meaning he doesn't want to live off of Hot Pockets and Lean Cuisines. Nothing like a good challenge to get the brain pumping. I knew I had a winner the other night while I was making it.
I know Bo loves spinach and mushrooms. So I wilted a bag of fresh spinach and added mushrooms onions and garlic. Onions and garlic have become a staple at our house. If you would have told me that as a kid I would have laughed at you. Neither of us really even like onions, but we know they add tons of flavor.
Organic Chicken Cutlets were on sale last week so I stocked up. I covered the chicken on both sides in Italian Seasoning and then pounded them out with a rolling pin. I really should get a meat tenderizer it would make the job easier.