Tuesday, April 26, 2011


noun \ˈä-nəs-tē\
plural hon·es·ties

Definition of HONESTY

obsolete : chastity
a : fairness and straightforwardness of conductb : adherence to the facts : sincerity
: any of a genus (Lunaria) of European herbs of the mustard family with toothed leaves and flat disk-shaped siliques

Examples of HONESTY

  1. She is admired for her kindness and her honesty.
  2. He demands honesty from everyone who works for him.
  3. He didn't even have enough honesty to tell me he was leaving.

First Known Use of HONESTY

14th century

Related to HONESTY

I think the world needs a little more of it. 'Nough said. I will not go into the details of the deceit, lying and flat out inconsideration that has prompted this. But really, I'm easy to please. I just ask for honesty. I don't even mind so much if it's something I don't want to hear (well, not ALL the time) but at least have the decency to be up front with me, so I know where we stand. Thank you and goodnight. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Keep on movin' on!

We are moving! Not the site, but my family! I apologize for being MIA recently. I just didn't think you'd want to hear me complain over and over and that's pretty much all I've done for the last couple of weeks, they've been rough.

It's bittersweet, we love the area and all of our friends over here. BUT, we have outgrown our tintsy tiny town home!  So, we are ecstatic to have more space. I am ECSTATIC that we found a rental that's decent within our budget. In fact it's pretty dang good for our budget and we are going to start moving in next week and do the big stuff on the weekend which MEAAAANS- I won't have to move with a newborn!!!!!!!

Let me repeat- I WILL NOT HAVE TO MOVE RIGHT AFTER PUSHING A BABY OUT OF MY BUSTED WHO-HA, while wrangling two toddlers and trying to find the crap I need in boxes that are who knows where, packed by who knows whom! Been there- done that.... it's a mild form of hell on earth. For this I am incredibly grateful to my Heavenly Father... more than you can imagine. 

NOW- my problem is that I have so many ideas for how I want to decorate (forgetting that it's a temporary locale and probably not worth my efforts) that I dream (literally)of all the fun projects I want to do (now that I have a yard to do them in!) and I can't sort them out straight in my head. They involve lots- and lots of painting things. You can fix dang near anything with paint. Then the problem is narrowing down WHAT to paint and which color to paint it in order to keep the room flowing. I think I'm in a paint frenzy. Here are some ideas I like: 

This is not why my TV armoire looks like, but I want to paint it a color. I'm just not sure what color yet. My house has been decorated in tones of brown for 4 years and I. WANT. COLOR.  I'm thinking a muted tiffany blue. I'm pretty sure that might be my favorite color, for now anyway.


I love the look of these side tables (for the living room). I'd also like them to be colored but I can't decide exactly what color... I'm going to wait it out and see what vibes I'm feeling in a few weeks after we are settled. 


P.S. I freaking love pottery barn. but I am too cheap and poor to pay their prices. It's a sad situation. 

l am going to paint my dining room table (that I just found on craigslist, because the current one I have is too big for the eat in kitchen.) My inspiration came from the TV show Brothers and Sisters a couple of years ago. brothers-and-sisters.jpg

I love the way there are different chairs, that are different colors, but it flows. So I'm going to paint the table white and each chair a different color. I'm thinking a springy green, a lightish blue, a light yellow, and maybe an orangey. Then I have a few old wooden chairs I'm going to keep so we have 6 instead of 4 chairs and I'm not sure whether I should:
A: repeat 2 colors once 
B: add 2 additional colors to the mix, like maybe a pale pink and _(who knows)_. 

I would LOVE some of your input or suggestions! 

 It's probably NOT a good thing that I will be living about 3 miles from a JoAnn's.  I shall post my ideas for you as they come... mostly so I can sort through them and get opinions.... I second guess myself. a lot. 

What projects are you going to work on this summer? What are your inspirations? 

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Heck Yes! You heard me.


I have been waiting YEARS to get a decent camera... I've always loved photography but decided I would make it a hobby instead of a profession (since I had big plans of being either a country singer or an attorney).

Well, that day has come (getting a good camera). WOO HOO.  I have been stashing cash, getting gift cards and cash for christmas and birthdays and putting all my presents from hubby together (birthday, christmas, valentines, anniversary) for this! I was going to get in February for my birthday, but then found out that a new camera was being released so I waited in hopes that prices would drop... they didn't. So Finally last week I just ordered the dang thing. And it came. Yesterday. So I had to play a bit. I also ordered a EFS 50mm f/1.8 II lens off of Amazon, oh and the camera is a Canon Rebel T1i (wanted the T2i... but it's just too much, and honestly, I won't know the difference).

 I am soooo excited to be able to take decent pictures of the kids.... so I threatened Bailey with a spanking in order to gain her compliance and we toyed a bit. Here are a couple.

I'm pretty sure that last one she was starting to wave hello to the neighbors, but it really looks like she is flipping me off. I probably deserve it. But it's actually a decent smile on her face so I really hate that her stinking hand ruined it. It made me laugh when I saw it... the irony of it... me forcing her to take pictures, her ruining a decent one by flipping me of... wait. I mean, saying hello to the neighbors... let's go with that one.

Anyhow, YAY!!!!!! I'm so excited, it's a little ridiculous. It doesn't take much for me though.

What kinds of things do you go Giddy Giddy Ga Ga over?!