Friday, December 16, 2011

Foyer Christmas Tree

Can you believe I got this 9  ft pre-lit tree off the side of the road? It was in perfect condition except  for a strand of lights that had some blown bulbs. We replaced those without any problem.

It is perfect for the foyer, don't you think?

Night view from the front door.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Breakfast Room Tree

I love to decorate for Christmas and enjoy putting up trees in all the different rooms. Of course, we have not had this much room for extra trees until now! I had a few trees that we have used in the kids room, but none for the kitchen, foyer, dining room, etc. I did not want to spend a crazy amount of money to buy any either especially since it was a want and not a need!

So I will share my stories of how I have found a few trees so far!

I went to the Rescue Mission and found this tree for my breakfast room.

It was a pre-lit tree and they were asking $20 for it. We tested to see if the lights worked and since they did not, they marked it down to $5. I snatched it up knowing I could just add my own lights. My sweet husband cut off all the strands for me! We re-strung the tree and added red and green ornaments. Pretty awesome for only $5, don't you think!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Homeschool Room Tour

B and M's side of the room

M's desk area. Her verse cards which doubles as the alphabet, are posted across the front area of her desk along with some other charts and games from the curriculum that we use. There are also some of her art projects posted with sticky tack to make them easy to change out as she makes more.

M at her desk. This old chalk board, that was found in a friend's old storage building, is to the right of the window on the back wall of the room.

The good work board is to the left of the window. It was great that they are the exact same size so it keeps everything visually balanced (which is just how I like things).

S's work area. They each have a small bulletin board in front of them to post whatever they need or want. I have also used sticky tack to hang any teaching visuals that are needed from various subjects.

The door to our supply closet doubles as a game visual for M. The bulletin board in the corner has a dry erase  schedule hung on it. Each Monday, I write who has what test/quiz beside the day that it is scheduled for. IThis has been a life saver to have this info at a quick glance!

These were some free prints that I found online. I blogged about it here.

I love adding scripture reminders to this space seeing as we spend a lot of our time in here! Hope you like the tour, now what do you think?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Framed Prints

I loved this free print from Jenny at  Family Bees . I knew it would be perfect in the homeschool room. So colorful and such a powerful reminder to see everyday! I love adding Scripture to our home!

To download your free print, click here.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Scripture Art

When I saw this print over at The Logan Family blog, I knew it would be perfect for B's room. I added it to one of the frames on his gallery wall. I almost have all the frames filled and I can't wait until I do, so I can share it with you!

Jen does an amazing job making these scripture art prints and she allows you to download them  for FREE! Thank you Jen for sharing your amazing talent and blessing us with fun ways to add scripture to our homes!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Homeschool Room - Rugs

We needed something to protect the floor where the chairs would be scooted in and out on a daily basis. I found these cute rugs at Lowe's for $13 each.

The colors perfectly tie in all the colors we have used already in the room.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Good Work Board

I love having this big bulletin board in the homeschool room. The kids are so proud to be able to put their papers on the board.

I have been trying to keep them rotated every few days to really showcase all their good work, which in turn motivates them towards more good work.

It has also given me the chance to use some of my old teaching visuals from college :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Homeschool Room Paint Color

I have had several people ask what the paint color is for the Homeschool Room. It is called Spring Garden Walk #7768 by Olympic.

It was a hard color to pick out because I wanted it to look pretty and also not be overstimulating for school...does that make sense? I wanted the kids to be a part of the decision since they too will be spending a lot of time in there.

We wanted bright and cheerful. I think we achieved both without being too in your face. I think having a lot of natural light in there helps too! If we didn't, I think it would appear much brighter!

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Completed Desks

I am so proud of my sweet husband! He has done an amazing job on the desks for the school room! They are now painted and have the 3rd coat of poly on them. I can't wait for them to be completely dry so we can start setting things up for school to start next week!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Weekend Project 2

Scot is really doing a wonderful job on the desks. He routered the edges, sanded and started priming them over the weekend.

He had a great little helper sanding....

and cleaning up!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The School Bell

I saw this bell at TJMaxx and knew I wanted it for the school room. It wasn't a necessity so I put off buying it saying there were more important things the new house needed. Well, my sweet husband, secretly bought it for me one night when we were in there...he is such a good man!

Now it hangs outside of the school room door and is rang often! They think it will be cool to ring the bell every morning for school to start just like they do on Little House on the!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Last night Scot was able to finish building the first two desks. Don't they look awesome!?!? He always does such an amazing job!

Cubbies on either side of the desk will be used for their school books and other supplies.

He even got started on the other two on the other side of the room!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Homeschool Desks

A homeschool room for has been a dream of mine for several years. When we built this house, it was a must have! I researched, planned, and saved pictures of elements that I wanted to use in the space. Now seeing it come together is getting me all gitty!

Scot has started to build the desks and it really is making the room take shape! Over the weekend,  he bought his supplies and cut out all the pieces for the four desks.

Monday Night, he started building....

and was able to get one completed.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Estate Sale Dresser

I found this cute little dresser at an Estate Sale for $25. 

I am going to give him a little makeover and then he will be ready for the foyer! Stay tuned....

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Home Tour - B's Bathroom

B's bathroom is also the guest bathroom so I wanted to make sure it was not too kiddish.

I LOVE the paint color in here. It is called Shark Loop by Valspar! It is a beautiful grey/blue.

White subway tile -done by my sweet husband! Many long hours working to get all the tile work done in the house!

Scot found these cool square shaped bathroom  faucets on clearance. Perfect for something a little more masculine for our boy and saving money in the process!

Continuing with the square shape we found these light fixtures at Lowe's and the square mirror from Kirkland's. The mirror was only $15. You can really save some money when you shop outside the box!

The bathroom cabinet we got a steal of a deal on. You can read about it again here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Home Tour - The girl's bathroom

This is the girl's Jill-and-Jill bathroom as we like to call it :) Having 3 girls share a bathroom was a challenge because I wanted to plan for when they are all teenagers and using the vanity area a lot more! We inset the vanity area so their is plenty of room to walk behind each other if they are wanting to go to the toliet/shower room. That helps tremendously with making it feel more spacious!

We bought this cabinet at Lowe's. You can read about the good deal we got on it here. We had the painters paint it the same Aged Barrel color we painted the master vanity.

The mirror's came from Kirkland's for $18 each!

The wall color is called Chenille Spread by Olympic (#8097). I love the pale pink and brown together!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Home Tour- Master Bedroom and Bath

These are not very good pictures of our bedroom, but I thought I would go ahead a show them to you. Sorry they are so dark!

The paint color is Warm Carmel by Glidden. I also used the Warm Carmel in the bathroom to unify the spaces.

The tub area is the first you see when you walk in to the bathroom. The shower is to the left.

The chandelier above the tub is one of my favorites! I got it at HD for $90! Well worth it to add a little bling to the bathroom!

Scot did all the tile work in the bathrooms. Didn't he do a fabulous job with the tile???

Love the Roman faucets!

The double vanity is custom cabinets with a custom made mirror frame above.

This is the shower entrance.

Can you believe this was Scot's first time doing tile work.... I think he did an awesome job!!!!!

We LOVE having the bench seat in here! It goes perfectly with the rain shower above :)

Toliet room

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