Friday, June 28, 2013

Front Porch

We finished moving this past weekend and are still busy unpacking. Brice is already involved with his school soccer and basketball summer programs which means we are busy running to practices and games, too.  But, I wanted to share our front porch from the house we just moved from and will later share how we decorated it for the 4th of July. (Our new house has a side porch off our family room and a deck off our kitchen. I'm not sure if I will have them finished before the end of summer though.) When we purchased the furniture it was an inexpensive white set and came with some colorful, striped, pillows that just didn't fit what we had in mind for our porch. So, of course, we transformed the furniture with spray paint! We, then, purchased new, neutral, pillows to coordinate with the new paint and our house. I like to decorate with neutrals and change out the pillows, flowers, and candles for the seasons or holidays. The difference made was tremendous and we were so pleased with how the furniture turned out!

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Exciting News!

We have been very busy around here. Among graduations and end of school year festivities, we have been packing up our house in preparation of our new adventure. We are moving back to our hometown area! About a year ago, we bought a foreclosed house that sat empty for years and needs lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of work. The past year we have been traveling six hours each way on weekends we had free to work on running water and a few other things so as to make it livable. Now, we will be living in the house as we work on it. Although it will take time, we look forward to making this house into our home. I will post pics soon. But for now, I will leave you with this one. The HOME pillows were my 1st Etsy purchase, here.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Bake Sale!

Our son's class held a couple of bake sales toward the end of the school year to help cover the cost of graduation, gifts for our church and school, and their end of year school day trip. Brice helped make the spring colored cakepops and Hailey helped with the peanut butter M&M cookies. I made the flower shaped candy coated pretzels and bread loaves. These simple baked items were dressed up with packaging, so as to make them much more pleasing to the eye. I used leftover burlap ribbon from another project and stamped the thank you labels. Then, I wrote the prices on sale tags to give them an older general store type look. I used ribbon to tie the labels and tags together. They turned out great and sold quickly!


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