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Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

A long time ago my mother- in-law gave me 2 large pillow forms that she wasn’t using.  I thought if I could find the perfect overs, they would look great in our living room or even on our bed. After searching for a long while and many trips to Homegoods later, I gave up my search, until I saw some really cute ideas online!  So began the process of finding the perfect fabric and finding the time to make the pillow covers.

For the first pillow cover, I followed this pattern.

For the second pillow cover, I used this pattern.


I think they turned out really cute and they were easy to make! The pillows add a little color and softness to the corner of our living room.

Decking the halls…

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Our Christmas decorations for 2011!

Better late than never…

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

I realize that I posted this post a LONG time ago.  So forgive me for being so tardy with this update!

My dad and I built the coat rack shelf in January.  I am glad I had his help because I would never have figured out the crown molding angles!

After several weeks of the shelf taking up space in my garage, I finally got around to sanding, applying SEVERAL coats of primer, then EVEN MORE coats of paint!

Then Peter put on the hooks and wrestled the thing on to the wall! It was quite tricky to hang it due to its massive size and shape!  And it didn’t help that our studs are NOT evenly spaced- not even remotely! (I should mention here that we made a slight error in the building process that actually worked in our favor.  It was supposed to be 6 feet long… but a quick cut later and a whole foot was missing! So it ended up being 5 feet… which is better because 6 feet would have been too long.  Whoops!)

The final touch was adding the framed pictures we picked out from our various trips and travels.

We LOVE it!

First meal on the new grill

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Had to share theses pictures. The hot dogs were good. Trust me.

hot dog on the grill

finished product

Assembling the Grill

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Today we assembled our new grill! Here’s a time-lapse shot of the process.

Click here for the HD version.


Monday, September 21st, 2009


I love fall!  I think it might be my favorite season!  I love the colors, I love the smells, I love the weather, I love the clothes, I love the holidays, I love the food… I love EVERYTHING about fall!

I recently decorated our home for fall.

Here are some pictures!


Friday, July 3rd, 2009

I took these pictures of items in our home.  Peter got the Willow Tree statue for me for my birthday. I like the way the pictures turned out.

Come, have a seat…

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

This afternoon Peter and I went to Ikea in search of bar stools.  We came home with two pretty nice ones… if you ask me!


Our Wedding Vows

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

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Romans 4: 7-8 NLT

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

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