Monday, October 28, 2013

Gender Guessing Fun!

Ok, it has been a minute since I have posted, so for a quick update... We are settling into our home slowly, after being here for a few weeks we found out we are expecting our 2nd baby, and now I am DYING to know what we are having... I really thought I would be wanting a girl super bad this time around, but having a boy has been so much fun I would be over the moon to have another boy!  I would be so excited to have one of each as well, no matter what I am happy as long as he or she is healthy!!  I have been wanting to know super bad, since my sweet friend Jamie just found out she was having a boy, so I am just driving myself nuts wanting to know!  So for fun today I have used ever old wives tale, chinese gender chart, Ramzi method, and a diy home predictor test.. Here are the results so far I would love to know what yall think!

Old wives tales-
Wedding band over belly (if it goes in a circle girl, back and forth boy)-GIRL
How I am carrying- I am not really sure yet I feel low and wide which is a little of BOTH lol!
Baby's heart rate above 140 girl below is a boy- GIRL
Morning Sickness- GIRL
How I look (girls steal beauty, boys give)- GIRL I feel not so good looking with all the break outs
Hair growth (boys grow fast, girls stay the same )-GIRL  (not to TMI but I had a lot of hair with Baylor on my blonde belly hairs)
Cravings (sweet girl, salty boy)-GIRL

Chinese Gender Predictor is tricky the one on Babycenter says BOY and the one on says GIRL...The Babycenter one said girl with Baylor and said BOY.

The RAMZI method..I can not tell where my placenta is and I have no idea how they ran the ultrasound so INCONCLUSIVE on that one.

The Baking soda test...  You apparently pour some of your pee over a couple tablespoons of baking soda and if it fizzes its a boy, and if nothing happens its a girl... This one did nothing so GIRL

I want to try the red cabbage test because this is just getting humorous!  Like I said no matter what we will love and adore our new bundle, in the mean time this mama is having fun guessing!  :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Moved and MIA

Well we finally got moved into our new house and I have around 100 projects started!  I am such an ADD project person!! Literally right now I am thinking why do I have one drawer painted on my dresser when I still need to finish painting the bathroom! Ugh I will catch up and post pictures soon of our new sweet house, it is just taking some time to get in and get everything situated this time! I just want to give some praise to my Savior for all the blessings he has poured on my sweet little family and I am just so excited what he has in store for us!!  I will post soon about our new home (with pictures) and the drama of the buying process! Love you my sweet friends!!
I will post one picture of my DIY burlap wreath!!!  *I tore apart my old Walmart Christmas wreath since I did not want to leave my house!  I heart my red door!  I must go buy a new ribbon for this poor wreath to make it more awesome!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Our Fancy X Farmhouse table DIY!

I am finally getting a chance to write about my amazing outdoor table that I am sooo in love with!!!   I had myself convinced that I could build it, and all I needed my husband to do was go pick up the wood? Hahaha, I know!!   I'm guessing he wasn't a fan of the idea of me using the power tools, since he ended up doing it for me in RECORD time!  Thanks to the wonderful world of Pinterest, I found this amazing fancy farmhouse table picture from the Shanty2Chic blog, and the plans on how to make it from the Ana-White website (if you have never heard of Ana White, CHECK IT OUT NOW)!!  She has a million amazing plans on how to build some awesome pieces!!  The build literally took my husband 3 hours, including an extra Home Depot run since he forgot 1 2x4.  I had to make sure he built it quick since we built it the Thursday before Baylor's birthday party. (I know he  we waited til the last minute!)
  If you read either blog it does say it costs around $65.00 to build, but if you use pressure treated pine (at least here in the Atlanta area) for outdoor purposes,  it cost around $85.00 in lumbar.  We already had the stain and nail/screws, in my opinion though a regular $2,000 table from Pottery Barn built for less than $100 is AMAZING!!  So here is the photo from the Shanty blog that made me immediately HEART it!!  I love her centerpiece with the bottles!

And here is ours from beginning to being used at the party!:

He is pretty sexy using his power tools ;)

A coat of Java stain...

and BAM outdoor amazingness!!

I still need to put the clear coat on it, but we have so much going with trying to find a home it may just have to wait until we get moved! :)  Well hope you enjoy and thanks for reading!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Not Ashamed!

     Tonight while I was sewing I was thinking about not being ashamed of what I believe and how I view things.  I was thinking about this because the other night at dinner my husband invited some good friends of our to visit our church.  Not that I wouldn't want them to come to church with us because I LOVE our church, and how every time I am there I encounter God and feel my relationship growing deeper with Him, but because I know from comments my husband has made about how he was raised in church is way different compared to the church we go to.  He didn't say it in a negative way, but I have visited his old church and it is different from where we go now.  Anyway's I was just so in awe of him inviting someone to church, and it really got me thinking about my own testimony/calling etc...  As a Christian it should be my goal to spread the awesome news that Jesus is my Lord and Savior!  I am not going to say I am a perfect person because that is so far from the truth, but I do try to live every day with the goal to live more like Him and worship Him!  I feel so convicted by the fact that I have not been more outgoing with the way I believe with my friends, family, etc and invited them to come to church or even share the gospel with them... I don't know why I have felt this feeling of doubt or fear they will judge me because I believe that all things are possible through Christ!  I do believe I serve a Mighty God who can do miraculous and wonderful things, I have the faith and have witnessed God's awesome power to heal the sick, meet a need that would have never been met, feel his presence overwhelm me to my knees and feel the peace pass over me that could never be explained with mere words.  I feel like while we were trying to find a church I have it in my head that I am not worthy to share the gospel, I shouldn't be involved until we have been there longer, and maybe what I think may have once been a calling is now just a memory... Oh no the Lord says He is with me and has called me to serve Him and hearing Him and being obedient to his Word is what He desires in me.  Christians we need to rise up, rise up and share what He has done for us, Rise up and show the world the light burning inside!!  My desire is to be a woman of the Word, I want to press in and know God and for Him to know every part of me!  I want to be used by God,  I want to hear His voice and when it may seem uncomfortable to me I want to have the confidence to share the Word or whatever it may be with someone!  I want to know that in the end I followed Christ and heard the call!  
   I know this is kinda all over the place, I am so tired, but I couldn't hold this in any longer and wait until morning to write it down!
Love all of you so much!!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Back Outdoor area (done as much as its going to be) PAINTED!

  Well as previously said we are moving, we still have not found a house, but we have left it completely in God's hands and we know He has a house that is perfect for us out there! With that said I am so excited we got part of our outdoor area in the back done...  I never had the time to get the benches built for the table or paint the other bench for extra seating, but for the most part its kinda done.... :)  so here are a few photo's.

 I got a little too excited and went ahead and took some pictures with only half the lights up lol! :)

We actually spent a little time out here with some friends a couple weeks ago and it was so nice to have a cute little patio! Hopefully our next home will have a nice little spot too! :)  There were so many more things we had planned for this area, but we are moving on!  Keeping this post short since I have some SEWING to get done!! 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

So we are moving?!

Our home sold within 24 hours of putting it on the market!!  Yes, SOLD for full asking price, and with closing costs covered by the buyer!!  We asked and the Lord said you will receive, we are happy that since our home was a foreclosure we are being blessed with making money off of our home!!    We have to be out July 7th, and so far we have yet to see anything we are just in love with so doing some serious prayers that God allows us to find the right home!!  With that said the reason we are having a hard time I think is some people really do not get the concept of making your home in showing condition.  I understand you don't want to pull all personal things out of your home since you still live there, because I said the same thing, but DE-CLUTTER that crazy mess!  Make your home look functional for any home buyer!! I promise my home is not always perfect, but if I know someone is coming to look at my house I am not going to have so many things jammed in a room were another buyer can't visualize what it will look like.  I think I can usually do a pretty good job of seeing past crazy paint colors, wall paper, brown trim, etc... but when you have junk  piled up it gets a little difficult!  Ok, rant over!!!  Oh, one more thing, don't hang a picture of you and your husband naked over the bed kissing... that can make awkward moments for all! Anyways well we are celebrating my moms birthday tomorrow and I need to start my salted carmel pretzel cupcakes!! :) Oh click on the Welcome to Our Home tab to check out some of the pictures of our home before and after!! :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Baylor's ONE! (and a few other happenings)

   Well,  it finally came Baylor's first birthday and oh how sweet it was!! :)  We had so much fun planning and getting ready for it, and I think he had a pretty amazing time as well!  Let's be honest, the first birthday is pretty much for the mama we made it together a whole year and we are both still alive with no major damage, I think that is totally a reason to celebrate baby and let mama decorate and go a little over the top.  The day was a little crazy and why wouldn't it be, we procrastinated just a little!  Besides the final minutes of not being ready while people were arriving I think it went very well!  Since my child loves to bounce the one thing I went over the top with was getting my one year old a bounce house, but the smile he had on his face while he was in there was worth it!  I mean take a look at that smile!

Ok let me do a photo bomb of party what nots and then I will update a little more.

Husband built this! :)

Mom made this!

I had so much fun setting up everything and still didn't get everything I wanted done :( 
Here are a few shots of Baylor enjoying his day!

 It was a blast!  He did do much better with the cake at his one year photo shoot here is a sneak peak from that!

He is such an awesome kid!!  He is so happy and social and will pretty much laugh at anything!  So proud he is my son and I am so excited to watch him grow into a Godly young man!!
His current stats are 24.2lbs and 31 1/2" tall!!  He is my big boy! :)

Other happenings are.... We are putting our house up for sale since we are just wanting to have a larger yard.  We LOVE our home, I wish I could pick it up and put it somewhere with a big back yard!  So if you are looking for a home in Newnan be on the look out for ours!  It will probably be listed by the end of the week or the beginning of next! :)  Have a great day!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Busy redoing a little bit of everything! ;)

   I know the past couple posts have been about Baylor Birthday party, but I am so excited about it and thankfully it is coming up quick!  I have a little over 2 weeks to finalize everything and get invitations in the mail by Monday! AHHH I still don't have the invites or any idea what they might look like!  I just feel like I have been so busy doing some updates around the house since I know we are going to have a lot of guests in our home soon!  When I say updates I mean I look around my house for things I don't like and figure out how I can redo them ;) Which brings me to my latest redo!
   Oh sweet little 2 drawer chest in our entryway you look like the perfect candidate for an update!

Thanks to Pinterest I have been dying to do some sort of turquoise piece in my house!  So I finally just said I can/am going to do it!  After painting the high chair I decided I can try a small piece and see what happens and let me just tell you, I am more than excited about the finished piece!  Here she is in all her turquoise and glazed glory!

I am pretty smitten with this!  ;)  I used this blog as my over view, but I will go over briefly what I used since I am not good at following directions, and not so patient when I want to just see the end result.  I rolled it with Kilz that we had in the garage, followed by Rustoleum Lagoon, Rustoleum Transformations Java Glaze, and finally a few coats of polycrylic!  I am so happy with the results but now I feel like I need a new lamp and some flowers for the entry way instead of my drab decor now ;)  Super excited my house is coming together slowly but surely thanks to Pinterest and all you other wonderful bloggers out there!  
  In other things we did finally paint our pergola, but I have yet to take a picture!  Gotta get on that! We are getting our son dedicated this Sunday at our new church that we absolutely LOVE!  Its Gracepointe Church in Peachtree City, Ga and it is so fabulous!  I knew it was home for me when we were singing during worship, the first Sunday we visited, and we were singing Agnus Dei, it was just so powerful I couldn't help but let the tears flow as I felt the Lord just envelop my heart! So happy we are there and already excited that this past Sunday I got to serve in the nursery!  Thank you Lord!  Well hate to cute this short, but Baylor has woken up from his nap and my tea stain outdoor curtain probably needs to be taken out! Pictures to come!  Have a great rest of the week and weekend! :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Baylor is turning 1 in about 6 weeks, and being obsessed with Pinterest, I am getting a little too excited about having his birthday party!!  I am trying to keep it within reason, and not go crazy with the overload of ideas, but I am narrowing down all my final details!  One thing I have known I wanted to have at his birthday was a wooden high chair that coordinated with the party colors so it would look good in pictures (I know crazy right ;) ).  After scouring Craigslist for months one came up not far from us for $20.00!  UM SOLD!

After mulling over green or turquoise, for what seemed like forever, since I wanted to start as soon as Zach picked it up, I finally settled on turquoise, Gem Turquoise by Behr to be exact!  When I was finished with the first coat I kept thinking it still looked kinda girly, but then I remembered I had some java glaze left over from a previous project. As soon as I began wiping away the glaze I knew I was looking at what I envisioned in my head! So with that said here it is...
I am so excited to see everything together when his big day comes, but I am very excited that this total "redo" was not expensive at all!  Chair-$20.00, Paint-$3.15 (the sample was the perfect amount and I still have a good bit left), Glaze- Already on hand!  so $23.15 and a few hours of my time and I got a good looking chair!  I still need to pick up clear coat so all in all it will probably be a little over $25.00 with is fine with me! :)  Well hope everyone is having a great week! 

Monday, February 25, 2013

DIY Outdoor Project!

      With my sweet boy's birthday approaching in May, I am having a blast planning his birthday.  More like Pinning any idea that has anything to do with a mustache or little man first birthday party. I am so excited to celebrate his first birthday and hopefully put together a well thought out and sweet first birthday party.  Well, thanks to Pinterest,  I decided I really wanted his party to be inside and outside since our living room isn't huge, and I don't want things to feel cramped.  We were already planning something for our outdoor area,  since it was so drab, so  I enlisted my hubby in building a pergola to make it feel a little more cozy and together. 
      So this is a small before and after of the back area. Clearly we have a lot of work to do!  I forgot to take the picture before he got the first part up! 

                     BEFORE                            AFTER

I have to brag on my husband though he did not use one plan, he visualized it in his head, bought the wood and screws, and VOILA instant PERGOLA! He really shouldn't have shown me how skilled he is, so many plans in my head now!  We still need to paint it, but it has been soo rainy here it has yet to be sunny and nice for 3 days in a row!  I have big plans (on a small budget) for this area, so stay tuned to see, hopefully, a big reveal!  
     I am super excited for this weekend;  our sweet friends are coming down from Michigan to visit, and our boys are only 6 weeks apart, so  I can't wait to see how they play together! Hope everyone is having a great start to their week and hopefully will update more often!! :)