Thursday, December 31, 2015

Christmas morning

Christmas morning was perfect!

The kids received just about everything that was on their list this year.

We had a great time visiting with family.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Santa Can See Us

I love a rooftop lined in white lights and this year is the first year in such a long time that we have done it.

We hope to add more lights tonight.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Christmas Tree 2015

Love our Christmas tree this year!

The location is perfect this year, we can see it from all areas in the house and the lights shine through the front door!

Almost done decorating!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Entryway is Ready

Our entryway is Ready for Christmas!

I love the softness of the candles early in the evening now. I'm not sure what I will put on top of this table after the Holidays.

Any of you have ideas to share?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Christmas Sneak Peak

I moved the cabinet to this wall and today I pulled items from various other rooms to make this Christmas vignette.

We love how it looks as you walk in the front door.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Together Again

As it turns out...

Moving to OH is not in our future for our family at this time. Husband is driving home as I type this. Job was not what was introduced or explained to husband and after talking to his old workplace whom will happily take him back, we are staying in FL and will make the most of it!

It's all in God's hands.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Apart but Together

Husband has made it to OH and is settled into his temporary housing.

The kids and I Skype with him nightly but I'm ready to find a house and get settled.

We want to decorate for Christmas!

I have started a Snapchat account for any of you that are interested in following along on our adventure, I'm homedecor4hg

See you there!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Going Backwards.....

Big exciting news!

If you have been reading my blog for some time now than you know how we felt about leaving OH about 5 years ago...our house, family and friends....due to the economy, job loss and many of you were going through your own situations that made you stronger in the end.

Almost 5 years later and we have the chance to go back!

My Husband has received a wonderful job offer that we will be accepting and moving back to cooler temps, changing seasons and white Christmases!

We should be settled into our new house by Thanksgiving!

We are beyond excited for another chapter in our lives to begin!

If any of you are near the Central OH area Please share your fav. Country decorating store with me, I have a house to re-decorate!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Influenster Tastykake Voxbox

We received the Influenster Tastykake voxbox for our free review and last night after dinner we tried the mini cupcakes.

We were celebrating progress reports, All 3 are doing very well so far! Can you believe it's progress report time already?!

They were very good!

I also love the fact that they are portable and easy to add to the kids lunch boxes as a special treat.

My kids love that they are chocolate and they come in 2 other flavors, I'll have to hunt those down at my store. 

You may find them here
and here

Thanks Influenster! 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Playing with Coffee Table Vignettes

It's raining here on this Thursday morning, I have to run to the grocery store but it sounds nice and I'm in the mood to finish Fall decorating!

Here is a peek at my coffee table decor. It looks so pretty at night too.  Not much but I have to be careful with 3 kids and 3 dogs running around.

Burlap runner ~ Wal-Mart
Pumpkin ~ my stash
Light up Acorns ~ Biglots

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Playing with Fall Tablescape

I couldn't wait any longer and have started to decorate the house for fall.

The table runner and napkins are from a Country store in OH, I wish I had bought more while there since here in FL it's hard to find nice Country decor items.

Dishes are from Mikasa French Countryside

White pumpkins are from Target many years ago and are hollow with lids.

Wine glasses are from Goodwill.

Plastic colored pumpkins are from Dollar Tree.

The rain has started again this afternoon so I'm back at decorating!


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Exciting Furniture Find of the Month

What a find! 
Here is my favorite purchase from August, found in a local FB selling site for only $30.00! It's rather large and can hold all of our old records. 
But then one rainy afternoon last week I moved it over here and we like it much better...

It's a great new addition to our living room! 

Joining these parties:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fall is On It's Way...

Although here in FL we do not ever get to see these colors.

It's this time of year we miss OH more and more but "Bloom where your planted", Right!

The Fall totes are coming out today, I'll set the A/C colder and pretend.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Take Time to Read...

Now that the kids are back to school and our schedule has slowed down abit I'm taking more time in the evenings to read. 
I have just finished this one, an older book but still a good read! 

This is next on my nightstand and I'll start reading it tonight. 

What books can you recommend for me to add to my pile? 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

First Day of School 2015-2016

The new School year is upon us! 

This year we have 1 in Elem , 1 in Middle School and 1 in High school. 3different school, 3 different bus schedules and 3 very different homework schedules. 

It's going to be an interesting year! 

The first day has gone off without an issue, second day is okay and we will see about the rest of the week. 

How has your first week of school going? Smoothly or not? 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Growing Up...

She is going into 6th grade, middle school!

Our middle child, sweet careing and nervously excited. 

She wanted to start the school year off with a bang so she got Earrings! How Brave! The fear of pain had been holding her back for some time now but not today!  

Have you done anything scary to you and afterwards you were wondering why you waited so long? She was wondering the same thing today!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Healthy Eating...

With my Husbands health issues of late I've had to find new items that we could all eat with his new diet. 

I've even managed to make the healthy switch and lost 11 pounds so far! 

First week...

Second week... More great choices

I'm still needing my diet coke during lunch though...

I love looking at this basket, all from the little farmers market across the street from us or from Publix. 

We tend to eat a lot of salads and we love it so far!!

Have you tried any of the new Silk Yogurts? We like them and they don't cause my Husband any problems! 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Meet "Dusty"

Abigail has a new roommate! 

Meet Dusty !

The little guy is a Gerbil and is so friendly, he comes right up to your hand and watches your every move while in her room. 

Now we are done collecting pets, everyone has one, HaHa

Kayaking at Shingle Creek and Caught the Bug...

We are having so much fun with our new hobby...Kayaking! 

So much so that we went and purchased 2 new to us Kayaks off of Craigslist. We caught the Kayaking bug after Kayaking at Shingle Creek with the kids last month,  We enjoyed it so much!

We then took them out for the first time across the lake that we live by , no kids and not 1 alligator was seen! It was a great time spent with my Hubby but I did learn that I need to take some time and study all of the different paddle strokes and which ones work best in choppy waters. 

Next we need to purchase an actual kit for loading the kayaks on top of the car , right now we are using pool noodles but hey it works! 

Enjoying every moment outside but can't wait for cooler temps! 

Monday, July 13, 2015

July 4th

We had a very nice July 4th weekend! 
Our front door 

Our table, We love how simple this is while we eat!

Another Festive table setup that I've played around with. 

Our 3 kiddos! My middle one has such the personality!

It was such a relaxing holiday, just what we needed! 

How was yours?

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Planners

Welcome July!
I found these matching Mintgreen planners at WalMart the other day and I'm determined to have a more organized school year since we have 3 kids all going to different schools for the first time. 

The Planners start July 2015 and end June 2016. I have to write small but that's to be expected with 5 of us and our daily activities. I like that I have one for my purse and one for my home desk. 

Just thought I'd share a Rave for the new month! 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Trying a New Color Scheme...

In our kitchen I'm trying out a new color scheme that I'm not sure about...
I'm not sure because I've always used more traditional colors but after watching the HGTV show Fixer Upper I liked the cooler tones but it's like starting all over from scratch. Everything I have is country/traditional. Not sure how long I'll keep it. 

I did find this basket at Bealls Outlet that I'm loving next to my stove. 
Mr Roo had to make an appearance too! 

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Meet Bash

We adopted a very sweet Guinea Pig. He is the calmest thing ever!!

The dogs are wondering why he is allowed on the couch and they aren't. 

Hope your June is going great! We have been busy with Summer!