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 :).

Easter Brunch

Every year for Easter we do a big brunch with the family.  My family rotates who hosts and this year it’s at my aunts.  Which will be so nice to go and enjoy and not have to stress out about all those things you stress out about when you host.  But, a little crazy part of me wishes I was hosting so I could set my table for a Easter brunch!  So, I thought it would be fun to set up my table how I would want it to look anyway.  With Heidi’s help of course!  We made some tissue paper and coffee filter flowers to add to the table decorations, and I love how it turned out.  The best part is I only had to do 4 place settings not the 40 that we usually have when we all get together.

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I’m all about using what you got and getting a little creative with it.  The table runner with the white polka dots is craft paper.  I used sheet moss for under the flowers on the plates. On top of that is the  coffee filter flowers the tutorial we used is here.  The tiny pink tissue paper flowers we made has q-tips in the centers and we hot glued them to the branches.  The tutorial for those flowers are here.  Heidi and I had so much fun getting together to make the flowers.  They were really cheap to make and it adds a lot to the decorations.

So there you go, yes I’m a little nuts but thats what makes me, me!  I think I’ll keep it like this for a while because it make me smile whenever I walk into my dinning room.

Love,

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