Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Decorating...and table redo!

Okay...if you haven't discovered thrift stores...please do so as soon as possible!! For real!! Seriously, thrift stores light up my life. Just come with me sometime and you'll see what I mean. Its like a caffeine high without the caffeine! (the wreath will be a future project I'm sure)

My mom bought me this mirror...I couldn't bring myself to pay $15. (see how cheap I am??...its a curse) But c'mon $15 for a huge mirror probably dating back to the 50's!??! She couldn't let me leave without it. Thanks Mom!!

Here is a before pic of the chairs (sorry, no before pic of the table) that we got from our neighbors FOR FREE!!! Please don't give me free stuff that feel like I have to use even if it doesn't go with my house at all! I had to make it match my decor and it was a pain in the you know what...but it was worth it!
I tried spray painting the metal white but it wasn't working too great so I found some "whoops" paint at Wal-Mart for $3.00 (it was a little more yellow then I wanted but hey, you can't beat three bucks for paint!)
And guess where i found this cute, cute fabric?!? Yep, you guessed it...the THRIFT STORE!!! For $3.00!!! I would have paid like $15 or more a yard for similar fabric!!! It was an old table cloth that I just cut to size and then hammered it on. (sounds alot easier then it was...just ask my fingers)
So... Free table, $12 on spray paint that didn't work (boo), $3 on yellow paint, $3.00 on fabric and I have a cute new table for $18!! Nathan will be so excited when he gets home! (Ha!)

Monday, July 19, 2010

New Orleans!

Nathan's gone :( for training....again! He'll be gone til the 26th. So my mom and dad decided to come stay with me and the girls while he is away. Me and the girls picked them up in New Orleans last Tuesday and we stayed and played there for a few days. This post has a bunch of pics...thanks to my mom!
Eating at Bubba Gump's!!! It was SOOOOO delicious!!
Our friendly waitress who sang songs with Kaylin.

This was our hotel lobby. It was an old factory that they converted into a hotel.

Wore them out!
We on a swamp tour the next day and saw LOTS of alligators! Here's the nasty swamp water!!
And a nasty big bug on our boat!
And a NASTY alligator!

And an "alligator house" as Kaylin would say.
Later that day we went to an old plantation house. It was called Oak Alley because of all the old oak trees that were lined up in front of it. It was so pretty! The trees were over 300 years old!

We went to an aquarium the next day.

And then we went to the Children's Museum. The girls had a blast! It was one of the best children's museums we've been too.

They had the cutest miniature grocery store. Both the girls were in heaven!

These pics were from the next day in Baton Rouge...we decided to stay a night there too. We went to the Rural Life Museum were they had houses and antiques from the 1800's...it was really neat.

Another nasty big bug!!!

We missed you Daddy!!!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July

actually it was the 3rd...but since the 4th was on a Sunday this year all the celebrations went on on the 3rd. Keepin the Sabbath Day holy! We had the "Freedom Fest" here at Fort Polk where Trace Adkins gave a free concert!! We saw about half of it before Kaylin had an accident and we had to go home... :( She was too excited about dancing around with her friends to take a potty break. We were kinda glad to have an excuse to leave the cigarette smoke and drunks tho....and on the way home we remembered that Nathan and I both had lessons to teach at church today! Whoops! So we had some extra time to work on those.
Taylor girl is ALWAYS eating....for real....I'm not even exaggerating a little!
Kaylin was dancing with her {boy}friend Kyler pretty much the whole time. It was hilarious!
And of course here's a 4th of July family pic! Please excuse our sweaty, sticky faces...and my melted hair.