Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The creation of the "Reading Room" with before and afters

  A little recap of what the room looked like when we moved in. This is the formal dining room. Beige carpet and walls. Wallpaper border and gold lighting fixtures.

 We transformed it into this 5 years ago. New flooring, paint, light fixture and picture frame molding

 And then as our family grew we needed a larger table/ ability to open the table more for family gatherings so we did a room switcharoo and switched the formal living and dining rooms as the formal living room was longer and would allow us to open the table more.
 And now its the reading room!!! Same room different paint and curtains and furniture.

I love it!!! Furnishings from the basement, Target, the internet, Craigslist and Christmas Tree shops.  And of course all the DIY credit goes to Mike, I just did the decorating. Its nice to have an adult  toy free space because our family room is the toy hub and is usually a cluttered mess.

7 week baby chub

We are so in love with this Chunky little girl.

Craft game closet before and after

 This closet is ALWAYS a mess because the kids are always in it to get crayons or scissors or coloring pages or games or stickers or on and on and on...
 Its also home to the vacuum and some coats and various other "junk"

 The before picture  empty

 And after!! Shelves on one side for puzzles and board games and craft stuff
 The area on the other side of the closet is for coats and the vacuum
We like puzzles and board games so believe it not this stuff gets used alot in the winter. Love having the shelves and a handy husband who can make it a reality. :)

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Crazy hair day at school

We had alot of fun with this one!!!! Mike did Israel's custom cut with the lightsaber on the top of his head and I did Keira's crazy hair.

6 weeks old

 She smiles and coos and is much more alert and interactive.

 She is getting her chub on too!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Avila's baptism photos

 A very blessed day. Photos courtesy of our talented friend Cesar Ruiz. We had 90 people to the party afterwards. Mikes mom helped me make lots of salads and we ordered chicken from the Backroom

Sunday, February 07, 2016