Sunday, September 26, 2010

Landon's 1st trip to the zoo

Jason took at 1/2 day off from work friday so we decided to take Landon to the Nashville zoo for the 1st time. It was friday early afternoon so it was not crowded, the zoo had a buy one get one free deal that day and it was not to terribly hot. So it ended up being perfect for us. Here are a few pictures from our day together.

We had to start with popcorn and juice

1st stop Alligator Alley

It was flamingo friday

Not so sure about the camel in the petting zoo

OK so I thought this goat was pregnant. I mean look at that belly. Well apparently ths is a male goat. As goats get older their stomach muscles become weak, so this is just fat. Who knew? haha

Birds playing on ground

These birds were loving on Jason

They have a great play area called the Jungle Gym

Running through a snake

Ropes course

sliding with mommy

Going home

We had a GREAT time and will go back soon!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Show Us Your Life- Master Bedroom

Today on Kelly's Korner its Show Us Your Life-Master Bedroom.

I really have not done much to our master bedroom since we moved into our home 4 years ago.

This is the view coming into our bedroom. We bought our bedroom suit when we married 5 years ago at Haverty's.

The piece of furniture in the corner is our "office". That's were my old computer is stored, printer, bills, pens/paper, etc....

My dresser has several pictures of Landon and few decor pieces

My night stand. The book under the clock is Radical by David Platt. Were are reading it as a church and small group right now

Jason's nightstand

Our armour

I love looking into other peoples homes to see how they live and to get ideas for my own home.

Happy friday!!

Monday, September 20, 2010


I have been busy the last few days painting our upstairs guest bathroom. When we moved into this home there were 2 rooms we did not paint and this bathroom was one of them. The previous color was tan. I just wanted a change and have something brighter in this bathroom.

Cutting in was the hardest part

The final product

I went with Porter paint in Sea Mint. I tried to match the shower curtain as best as possible

I still need to decorate a little. I'm going to change out the towels and bath rug to chocolate brown to match the curtain

I had to show a picture of my two favorite men reading a bedtime story together. LOVE THEM!!

What do you think of the bathroom makeover?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Crayon Melting

Like all kids, Landon has LOTS of broken crayons that were not being used. Several years ago I heard of the idea of melting your old crayons to make new ones.

First you have to take all the paper off every crayon. This was the hardest part of the process and place them in an old muffin tin. Be sure to spray the muffin cup with non-stick cooking spray before you put the broken crayons in the cup

(please excuse the really OLD and nasty muffin tin. This tin is older than me and has not been used in years. I pulled it out just for this occasion)

Next you heat your oven to 275 degrees. Place the crayons in the oven for 7-8 minutes till melted. I used a toothpick to stir the melted crayon to give it that swirl look

Lastly, let them cool and pop them out of the tin

and there you go!! Just call me Martha Stewart HAHA ;o

Happy coloring

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mr. Cool

Landon was playing in the garage today and found some old goodies to play with

Old sunglasses, a watch and Jason's yard shoes (haha)

Mr.Cool with his sunglasses and watch

Yes that is a Harley shirt he has on


He insisted I put the glasses on as well

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dog food everywhere

Look who found the dog food

He did help me clean it up. Such a good helper ;o)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Date night

Saturday night Stu, Ann and Abby came over for dinner and to let the kids play. Landon had his 1st date with sweet Ms. Abby

The beginning of the date

Then the date proceeded to the car

I hope she doesn't see me pick my nose

Alone time please

Listening to music

I think the date is over

We had a great night spending time with the Staples family. Check out Ann's blog post about their date night here