Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I don't know about anybody else but it has taken me a long time to get back into the swing of things. I literally just put away the last of the Christmas decorations today. I don't know if it was because of all the busyness of this Christmas or what but I want things to be back to normal already. I have let my blogging go as well, I was in a funk this holiday. I didn't get all the pics of my home decorated for Christmas or of the kids like I wanted. But things are getting back to normal around here, I'm definitely getting into that nesting mode. My washing machine hasn't been working properly for about two months and finally took a turn for the worse about four weeks ago. We have a warranty on it so we called them and they are coming out tomorrow. THANK GOD!!!(Insert alleluia chorus) But that call went out three weeks ago and this was the earliest they could come. But during this frustrating circumstance the Lord has shown me the
blessing of friendships, and the wonderful people He has brought into our lives. They have let me come over with all my kiddos and do my laundry, which is a pretty big deal with a family the size we are. We don't just do a couple loads of laundry. We have been getting by on the bare necessities, so if you've seen my kids at church lately, let's just say they have been looking pretty colorful these days:) On top of a misbehaving washing machine and a laundry pile the size of Mount Everest Ash has been building the three little girls beds from scratch!

Four of the girls were sleeping head to toe, two to a bed in a twin size for far too long. About a year and a half ago I found this blog called Knock off wood , this lady takes catalogs like Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel and makes up plans for you to build them yourself at a third of the cost. It's an awesome sight and I have been wanting to build something ever since I found her. The beds Ash has made are from the PB teen catalog from the Store-it collection and look like this minus the corner unit.
Baskets go all the way around which is perfect for storage in a room with limited space and the beds are really versatile in that you can put the beds against the wall like a daybed or straight out from the wall. I will finish painting the last one today and will post the pics this week. Ash has done a great job and saved us a lot of money. It cost the same to make three beds and buy three mattresses vs. buying one bed and a mattress from PB teen. I think I love that part the most! I'm still deciding on some cute bedding and colors, but that stuff will come later, oh how I wish we had a Home Goods here. Definitely love me some polka dots like in the picture above but I don't want it to be all matchy. I want to have each girls personality represented in the room, so needless to say I'm on the hunt and will let you know when I find something. And since Mr. Boo Face has told me that I haven't posted enough pics of the kids lately, and I agree, here are some random pics of our week.

I apologize for my preshower pic but I had to show off the beautiful necklace Avery made for me. It is a self portrait, so just in case you missed my face the first time you could look down and there I am again. She was really proud of it as well as her paper glasses.
Oh look cereal for dinner, don't judge me:) I will post more pics later gotta put the little one down for nap, yay!


  1. oh dear! you are SO not alone..i am so off i cannnot belive how off i have been. i am slowly and i mean s-l-o-w-l-y trying to get back on steps LOL. thanks for the update on the beds! so great that ash is building them! oh, loved your you!

  2. lol @ Cereal for dinner. I'm guilty of that, too!!! And I just absolutely lover your literally brightens my days when I read them.


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