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Friday, January 7, 2011

Kitchen/Dining Room/Living Room Makeover!

A week before Christmas the hubby & I were told by my mother-in-law & sister-in-law that we needed to leave the house for the day. I kind of had a feeling it had to do w/the kitchen/dining room. We figured they were painting it for us. The colors that the previous owners had were absolutely hideous! The majority of the room (kitchen/dining-1 big room) was ready for this...mint green & the bottom of the walls under the trim was teal green! Maybe it's just me but what would possess someone to use those 2 colors together? Of course I can't stand mint green anyway, but still! So, before I left that morning I took a few before pictures in case I was right about my guess. And boy am I glad I did. When I got the phone call to come home I was shocked, excited, etc... They did way more then we thought! We all loved what they did!


And...Ta Da...After!

The top color they used is called Shaker Tan & the bottom is a new color called Pomegranate.

They really went all out even getting the tablecloth & placemats for the table!

My new chalkboard! In love with it!

Then I was told to go into the living room & check it out. I don't have before pics because this was really a total surprise! They added some much needed accessories! Basically the curtains, rug, lamps & pillows are new.

I was sooo happy with the transformation! So cozy now! Next I'm going to ask my sis-in-laws boyfriend if he can continue the Shaker Tan color right through into the living room for the finishing touch!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Embrace The Camera - 1st Birthday

So I've decided to join Embrace The Camera Thursdays. One of the blogs I follow:

is where I first saw it. And she found it on

And these are the rules she came up with:

1. take a picture with you and your kids/spouse/family member/pet/whatever.
2. blog about that picture and include a link to our blog, or grab our button.
3. link your blog post up on mr. linky below.
4. visit the other embracers...give each other lots of compliments about how good we look with our greasy hair and sweatpants velour jogging suits on. cause yah, we need a little boost when it's been days since our last shower.
5. have fun!

I thought this was a great idea, especially because I'm such a camera freak. So, here are my pics.
They are of my baby boy & I at his 1st birthday party. Even though normally I don't like to get my picture taken I do love this pic!

Opening presents!

Cake time!

Linking up here!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sunday Blog Hops...

I'm still kinda new to blogging but learning more everyday! When I first started this blog back in July a friend told me it was addictive & boy were they right! I've learned how to join a few Sunday Blog Hops. It seems like a nice way to meet some new people & check out their blogs! So here are some I've joined.