Thursday, January 16, 2014

Christmas at the George House

Christmas was so fun this year. Thomas is at an age where he really enjoys opening presents. His 2nd Birthday was just a week before Christmas so he got to open lots of presents. =)

here are a few pictures to get a small glimpse of the Georges Christmas.












Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Stroller Muffs

I saw the idea of a stroller muff on Pinterest and the link that is was connected with went to a website in Germany. I started searching and there is only 1 major company that makes them and only 1 person on Etsy in all of the United States that sells them. So I decided I would put the money in to make a few and see if they sell!! I loved making them and it really brought back my love of sewing.

Here is the link to my shop! I am so excited. If I make a few sales I am thinking I will add to my shop with a few more items!! =)






Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thomas Turned 2!!!

Happy Birthday Thomas!!!

Thomas turned two on December 17!!

He was so excited for his birthday this year and it was so much fun for us too as parents to watch him enjoy his birthday!!

He is all about Elmo! I tried so very hard to keep him from liking Elmo and other Seasame Street characters. I just don’t like it and didn’t really want him liking it. But of course Elmo was his favorite. So I would like to think that we had an Elmo party not a Seasame Street party! Haha. Oh well, he loves it and we had so much fun!!

We had his party at Chick-fil-a this year. It was such a good place to have a birthday party and I hadn’t thought of it before until we joined our Wake Forest location’s A-List and we got a free party for up to 50ppl!! So we did more with decorations than we would normally do because we didn’t have to pay for food (other than cupcakes)! 

Here are a few pictures of his "Party Day" 













Happy Birthday Thomas!!!

Thomas turned two on December 17!!

He was so excited for his birthday this year and it was so much fun for us too as parents to watch him enjoy his birthday!!

He is all about Elmo! I tried so very hard to keep him from liking Elmo and other Seasame Street characters. I just don’t like it and didn’t really want him liking it. But of course Elmo was his favorite. So I would like to think that we had an Elmo party not a Seasame Street party! Haha. Oh well, he loves it and we had so much fun!!

We had his party at Chick-fil-a this year. It was such a good place to have a birthday party and I hadn’t thought of it before until we joined our Wake Forest location’s A-List and we got a free party for up to 50ppl!! So we did more with decorations than we would normally do because we didn’t have to pay for food (other than cupcakes).


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Home DIY Projects!!!


One of the first things I said about our house when we first came to look at it was that if it had a red door, it would sell so much quicker! Haha! I have a thing for red doors. I think they are so pretty and welcoming!

Needless to say, one of the first projects I have done since moving in is paint the door red!!  The color I went with was Valspar Heirloom Red. It was not a cherry red but not a cranberry red either.

Derek always shakes his head when I get a color or an idea in my head that I have not actually seen. I just know what I want in my head.  Sometimes it can take a LONG time to find what I am looking for. Lol. The story D always recalls when something like this happens is; in 2008 when we were engaged I wanted rectangular shaped sunglasses.  We looked for months and had hours and hours into looking before I actually found the exact sunglasses I wanted! I digress, but the point is, when I told Derek I knew the color I want in my head but I don’t know what it is called or where we can find it I got that head shake. The head shake that I get now after the sunglasses hunt! 


The first color I picked was the one we went with and I LOVE it!! My mom came over to help with the kids and to help me when they went down for a nap.

Here is some before, during and after!! =) 

Primer is on!
First coat of red is on. It was a little brighter than I had expected.
Another coat was just the trick! It was the perfect color!! 



Before and After Pictures:



This was taken the day we moved in. The door was black and matched the shutters! 

After with the red door!! I love the final product!