Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Brainstorming: Posts and Pinterest

1. I have about 32 unpublished blog posts 90% written that may or may not ever get posted... just in case you were wondering, I do not have writer's block, I have hittingthepublishbutton anxiety. 

 Why? who knows... I'm a weirdo.

2. I would really like to have a big birthday party for the twins this year... like with friends and everything. We usually just have family (because that ends up being like 50 people by itself).

 It is just hard in December... you never know if it is going to be 15 degrees or 75- it is hard to plan for games and all that.
But, maybe we can pull it off. TBD. 

BTW- if you are one of those "planner-types" who is thinking about having a baby, I would recommend NOT having kids in December if you can help it ;) 

 3. Thanksgiving was all around awesome this year. I am so thankful for both of our families. I think the older I get, the more sentimental I am about spending time with our parents, grandparents, etc. I love that my kids are growing up with so many people who care about them :)  

4 . My new niece Palmer Lynn was born early Wed morning, 10 lbs. 3 oz.!!  

   Beautiful mama!

Awwww! Smoooshy face ;)

Aunt LaLa loves you!! 

I think Goose is ready for another one! ha!

I know the boys want one- they looooove babies (especially Ty).

5. We are finally redecorating the house. I have completed THREE Pinteresting projects this week and we are almost done with the bathroom. The house looks like a tornado hit, but it will be oh so glorious when we are finished... Don't worry, I am documenting it all- soooooo excited.

Here is an "in progress" pic of the boys/guest bathroom:

I really hope this turns out as fun as it is in my mind ;)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

MM: He Lost It!!!

1. The Artist Within

Being around Sailor Studio all the time, my boys have started letting out their creative side... Ty will spend an hour on one picture, and then spend another hour telling you about all the little details of his artwork.

Nolan kinda rushes through the drawing part... He's more focused on the selling.

A customer came in the other day and smiling, said, "So which artist did this piece?"


It took me a second to figure out which one she was talking about...

Not only did Nolan tack it on the wall under my grandmother's paintings, he also made sure people knew it was for sale. 

I guess 4 and 17 cents is the going price for a Nolan Mark original ;)

Speaking of fun at work- the boys looooooove going to my aunt and uncle's cabinet shop.  Since it is mostly family working- there are always interesting things going on in the warehouse:

Like box RVs driven by a scooter ....

Held together by a piece of painter's tape...

and destroyed 3 seconds later... ;)


My eldest (by two minutes) lost his first tooth this week!! 


How do I have kids old enough to be losing teeth??? 

Do you know what this means?

No more cutie pie baby face... This marks the beginning of that gawky, (hilarious) big kid stage. Before I know it their voices will be cracking and they'll be studying for their learner's permit... ugh. 

Nolan, not to be outdone by Ty, decided he would be a big kid too this week and took his training wheels off his bike (actually... one kinda fell off and he realized hey, I don't need these things).

It took him literally 5 minutes without them before he was riding full speed down the driveway on his own... didn't surprise me a bit. 

When that boy decides he wants to do something- he does it.  
So proud of him... Tear :') 

3. Sunday Snapshots:

Church,  football, 

strongest dude contest,


world's longest fries,

(Okay seriously... this has to be some kind of record.)

and cousins making memories :)

Never a dull moment around here!

Happy Monday y'all!

Miscellany Monday @
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Monday, November 7, 2011

MM: Xmen and Pinterest

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I do not have a knack for decorating... my house has looked the same since we moved in almost 5 years ago. Case in point, the boys/guest bathroom still has these hanging up:

The twins are almost 6... and oh yeah, we do have another child that is already 3. Sorry Reese! 

I went to FOUR stores yesterday looking for some kind of new decor for the boys bathroom. I came home with 2 packs of ornaments and a red decorative plate???

... told you, the worst.

So anyway, we are planning on having the twin's bday party at our house again this year, so we have a deadline to get this house updated. We already rearranged some furniture- now for the decor. 

These prints I bought at an art show by John R. Duke will be my inspiration for the living room:

 Love the colors! (and with red couches there is only so much we can do ;)

Horrible waste of space....

I am searching for cool mantle ideas- getting rid of my sorry attempt at abstract ;)

And I need something new for these shelves:

We rearranged our bedroom and need something for over the headboard... I won't even tell you the husband's ideas- let's just say there were some creative slogans thrown around ;)

So all this dreaded decorating stuff has lead me to this:

2: Pinteresting

Pinterest did not appeal to me at first... like I really need another thing to do online. But, since I started looking for decorating inspiration, I am loving it. All these pictures are in one place instead of a folder on my computer that I have to search for... awesome.

I don't have a lot of stuff, but here are my boards so far 
(if you're into that sorta thing)

3. XMEN- Bilsland Style

Playing dress up and pretend is one of the boys' favorite games, so I look at Halloween as an extension of that... they just get to play dress up with a million other kids.

Reese LOVED his costume. He got to wear it 3 days in a row, and he was still upset when he had to take it off.  Goose and I haven't dressed up in about 4 years, but thanks to my friend Jessie's costume party, we had an excuse ;)

My little Pyro, Ice Man, and Beast:

 With Mama Storm and Daddy Wolverine :) 

(and I finally got some pics with my new camera- LOVE!)

 4. Palmer

My new niece will be here any day... Praying for a smooth and healthy delivery! Can't wait to meet her!  :)

Happy Monday y'all!!