Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Laminate Flooring

 
Here is a sneak peak at what me and my hubby has been working on lately. 
 
 


 
We are almost done, I will then post more pictures of what we are doing.  

Sunday, January 13, 2013

DIY Kitchen Island

 
 
As the boys get older and want to help out in the kitchen.  I find there is not a lot of counter top space left to use.  For several weeks, I scoured the stores and Craigslist trying to find a butcher block or kitchen island cart.  I could not find one that I totally loved and just had to have.
 
One day, I was going through different blogs and Pinterest.  I found a new blog that I just love.  Our Vintage Home Love  I just love Diana's style.  She had a kitchen island that her and her husband made from recycled Barn wood.  I sat there looking at my computer screen.....with my mouth wide open and eyes bugged out.  I was in Love.  L-O-V-E Love.
 
 
 
This is Diana's kitchen island.  Beautiful.
 
 
So then I of course showed John (hubby).  He loved it of course and asked if we could order it.  I said no, no ordering.  We are going to make it.  Then his mouth was wide open and eyes bugged out.
 
But since my mom would kill me if I would came to visit the farm and stole wood off the side of the barn, John and I just made a trip to Lowes.
 
 
 

 This is some of the pine wood we picked up from Lowes.
 
 

 
 


Sorry, I did not get any photos of putting the island together.  Had to use the help while I had it.
 
 

 
After I stained the lovely cart, we brought it in and installed the bottle cap opener, that I found at Target.   How cute.  Will loves to go to the store and get the glass bottle cokes.  Now he can open them.

 
Isn't she lovely......Isn't she wonderful.
 
Okay I will stop singing.


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Christmas House Tour

This year I wanted to do something difference around the house for our Christmas decorations.  Usually I have a hodge podge of decorations.  I wanted to have more of a theme.
 
A more rustic feel.
 
 
I changed out the normal green Christmas wreath.  I removed all the greenery, then took old muslin curtains and ripped them, then cut into strips.  Then tied them on the wire wreath.  I think it looks really cute.
 
 
For our manger scene, Baby Jesus does not show up till Christmas Day. 
We have a tradition, where Baby Jesus is wrapped as a present.  It is left at the top of the stairs on Christmas morning to be discovered by the boys.  The gift says To the Teague Family, Love God.  Even though JP, who just turned 18 and Will, who is 11, they take turns to open the present and setting Baby Jesus in his place in the manger.
 



 
 
 




 
Can you tell that I love Snowmen.  I collect them each year.
 


 
This is my father-in-law's tool box that he made.  He was so wonderful to let me have it.  I sanded, stained, and painted.  Then sanded again. 
Then just added the silk flowers.
 


 
 

 
 
 












Sunday, January 6, 2013

Pain and Joy at Christmas time.

I can not believe how time flies.  I was doing so well just after Thanksgiving.  I had my tree up, the house decorated.  List made to get all the shopping done.   Also had started my holiday baking.  Then...
  
On a Friday, December 14th about 2:00pm.  I received a phone from Will's school.  He had been tripped on the play ground during recess.  His teacher said he was hurting but nothing seem broken, as he could still move his arm and no swelling had started. 
 
I thought okay, wonderful, as I had 25 people coming to the house for a family gathering that night.  So when I got home I checked his arm, gave him lots of love and tended to the abrasions on his arm and hand.  Also with his arm still tender.  I wrapped it with an ace bandage, and went into hosting mode.
 
Fast forward about 10 hours.  I took JP and Will with me to the Hospital I work at.  They were having Cookies and Milk with Santa.  Even though they are older than the children participating in the event.  They still enjoyed seeing the younger children excited to see Santa.
 
Will was still complaining about his arm.  So with us in the hospital, I said lets go get an x-ray.  Could be a possible hairline fracture.  So to the Emergency Room we went.  They were so wonderful to him and we hit the ER at just the right time.  No one was in the waiting room.  We walked straight back to the room.
 
After the xay, they said no broken bones.  But his pain was in the wrist, they thought something was going on with the growth plate.  If he had a fracture or hairline fracture in his wrist, it would not show up for about a week.  So we came out with a splint and an appointment with an Orthopedist.
 
 
The following Thursday, now out of school for winter break.  We went to see the Orthopedist.  He looked at the x-rays from the Hospital and then examined Will's arm and wrist.  William still had pain in his wrist.  So....
 
 
 
William has a cast for Christmas.  Merry Christmas Will. 
The doctor said he did not want to take a chance with his growth plate.  So Will has a cast. 
When he went into the room to get the cast put on, the wonderful lady asked Will what color do you want.  Will asked " Do you have Camo?"  What 11 year old boy would not want Camo?  The lady replied.  I am sorry, but we do not have Camo.  So Will said what about Carolina Blue. 
 
He gets his cast off on January 10th.  Wow what a crazy time.  He is doing well.  So well that the white part is not white anymore.  It is brown. 
Got to love boys....