Redo Number 2!!

This was a dresser that was also given to us by Ryan's grandma. I love the way it turned out. I desperately need a dresser but I like the way it looks in my sunroom. If you look closely you can see all the whitewashing remnants on the carpet. By now I thought I would have new carpet! We are now getting the house ready for our guests who are coming to spend New Years weekend with us. No more projects for a couple of days! But several more are in the making!!

Before, beautiful but not really our style

After.......I hope Grandma P likes what I did to it!


A New Year of Projects!!!!

Here is my first project of 2010 (well..almost). This table was given to us by Ryan's grandmother. No one seemed to want it and I saw huge potential in it! I have always wanted Pottery Barn's white Pedestal table for my sunroom. This one was free! I bought a new spray gun to attach to our air compressor and I did this in about an hour. I love it! I am on the search in antique stores to find my 4th chair. I love when all the chairs are different. Stay tuned. I am about to start on my next redo!! It's going to be super cute!!



Awesome "Mash Up" of all of 2009's Top Hits!

You have to listen to this!! Great way to remember 2009's awesome chart toppers!!


I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I have uploaded a few of my favorite shots of the weekend. It's so sad when it's all over with. The house seems a little less magical doesn't? I refuse to put up my decorations until after New Years. We are having out of town guests over for New Years Eve and that weekend. Then I will begrudgingly take the decor down.

Me, Mom, Poppy, Nick, Ryan

Mom, Nick, and Me
Sami and I
A couple of years ago, we used to look identical. Now, we are barely looking like sisters!! She can always pull off a fun hair color. Too bad I'm not that brave.

Ryan carving the 3 turkeys he cooked!

Christmas morning, I got a wonderful Vegetarian cookbook! Loved it! I also got a new digital camera for "my blogging", Ryan said.

Ryan loves to pose.

Dave, Angie, Kyle, Me, and Ryan on Christmas Eve right after Mass. We went to the 5:30 mass and it was so packed that we had to sit behind the alter. We couldn't see anything but we could still hear. The music was amazing!!!!

The night before Christmas Eve. We went out to see some out of town friends.


Merry Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas to all of my friends, family, and blog family! I hope that you all have a wonderful day filled with magic that Christmas brings. Lots of posts to come. Boy I sure do have a lot to catch up on!! Can't wait to see all of your Christmas posts!!!


The reason why I am M.I.A.

Here is the reason why I haven't blogged, cleaned, been eating (lost 4 lbs this week), paying attention to my wonderful husband, and staying up way to late. Alright, so I am a year late in joining this bandwagon. But when a close friend practically begged me to start reading this series I decided, "What the hell". Everyone else in the world has, I'll give it a chance.

Hello, my name is Melissa Farley and I am addicted to the Twilight series like a heroin addict is addicted to heroin. I literally can't hold a conversation with my husband or close friends without pleading with them to read it. I am on book 3 of 4. I've watched both the movies this week, which are FANTASTIC by the way, and now I have started the countdown until June 30th when the 3rd movie is released. I even bought the soundtrack and I listen to it while in the car, in the office, at home, and now with the downloaded ring tone, on my phone!! Me and my "close friend", ( I won't reveal her identity) are coming to grips that very soon we will be in mourning when we finish book 4. Has anyone been through this crazy addiction? Let me tell you, I was a HUGE skeptic. I said, "what is the freaking fuss all about with these damn books". We'll read a couple of pages and you will be HOOKED!! Please stick with me while I read book 3 and 4. After that, I will proceed in the blogging world.

I hope you all are staying warm and are finding extra warm fuzzies during this Holiday Season.