Chalk Paint oh how I Love you!

I have a confession, this DIYer has never painted with chalk paint before!!!  For those non DIYers out there don’t be confused with chalk board paint.  This is different it’s not something you write on with chalk.  It has a beautiful velvety, matt finish to it and yes I’m in LOVE!  Continue reading

Top 5 go to Quick Dinners

Don’t you hate the dreaded question of the day, ” What should I make for dinner tonight?”  My husband cringes when I ask and pretends not to hear me.  I don’t blame him, I hate the question too.  So here are my new top 5’s that I turn to when I’m uninspired. Continue reading

A Little bit of Luxury

It’s been a rainy day here in the PNW.  We have been so spoiled by such beautiful sunny, warm weather, it threw me off a little bit.  Luckily I had this little gem under the bathroom sink.  No I wasn’t hiding it from the rest of the family, ok maybe I was.  Only because much like warm chocolate chip cookies everyone in my family loves this stuff and it tends to go quickly unless I hide it.  Continue reading

Follow Friday

Its my turn this week to pick someone for our Follow Friday and I choose Lizmarieblog.com.  I love her style and everything she does I want to do.  Which is what leads me to this post.  She recently did a post about naming her house and it inspired me to want to do the same thing.

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Here is the picture she posted about her sign she had made for her house, isn’t it lovely? I love her living room and how light and bright it is. You should also read about why she named her house here.  I love how sweet she is and how it just bubbles out in her writing.

After reading her blog that evening when my family was all sitting around the dinning room table after dinner.  I mentioned that I wanted to name our house and I needed some ideas.  I told them the name had to do with something about the house.  Some ideas I gave them were we live in the pacific north-west, its green all around us, our house is green ect.  When they were done rolling their eyes at me and telling me I was crazy they actually started coming up with some good ideas.  My Hubby ended up with the winner, Cottonwood Creek.  Which is perfect because our backyard is filled with cottonwood trees and we have a creek that runs along the border of our property.

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I took a chalk board sign we already had and put our new name on it.  We built our house in 2007 so that had to be on my sign also.

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It’s funny how the little thing like naming my house gets me so excited.  Heidi came over and saw my sign and she gooshed all over it!  The two of us are two peas in a pod!  I’m so happy I have her to get so excited over the little things with me.  Please tell me we are not the only ones who do this?  I think, I must feel this way because I live in a house full of boys.

Happy Follow Friday,

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P.S. I just got paper work in the mail about my house and it is actually built in 2006, lol!  Good thing I used a chalk marker.  I’ll get around to changing it one of these days :).