Friday, February 26, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

A little taste of spring has been welcomed into our home!

Along with spring comes the ever so wonderful 'spring cleaning'! I love this time of year when I can really freshen up our home and rid it of dirt and clutter! This is also the time of year when I like to think about how to make our home a more safe, happy and welcoming place to be.

I have though a lot about cleaning and how I clean this past much so that I have asked some 'Leading Ladies' in my life for their advice and suggestions. The main thing that they all said was to "clean as you go!" This seems like common sense and I'm sure a lot of you do this BUT for me 'it's all or nothing." I wait until it's too late...or until we have guests do some major cleaning. Don't get me wrong, I keep up on the dishes and things that are necessary to maintain a healthy home but this is an area that I can definitely improve on ;o)

My main goal for the next few days is to get rid of clutter! Once this is done I can really focus on setting up a cleaning schedule ;o)

A great site to check out is

I have tried to follow her cleaning routine but it didn't really work for me. Anyway, there are a lot of other great ideas and tips that I use.

Do you have a cleaning schedule? I would love it if you shared it with me!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Master Bedroom Redo!

Wow! It's been forever since I've posted. Oh well, life goes on.

I have an itch that needs some scratching...LOL! I'm ready to tackle another room in our home and I've decided to work on our bedroom. This room needs some lovin'! OK now get your mind out of the gutter this is a PG rated blog!

This room is such a disaster!

But here are the pros...

#1 The hardwood floors! We refinished them ourselves a few years ago.

#2 Hummmmmmmm can't think of anything else!

Here are the cons...

#1 I like the paint color BUT the previous paint 'technique' I did blue and white stripes with a plastic sack faux finish glaze over the top! Yeah, it was beautiful...gag! I like to think that I'm much more grown up and wiser! Anyway, because every other stripe was 2 coats thicker you can see lines on the walls! NOT GOOD!!!!!!! So to fix this problem I'm going to texture the walls and the ceiling like I did in my kitchen and living room.

#2 Things tend to 'gather' in this room. Part of the problem in here is there is not enough storage and too much stuff! My Hubby is a BIG hunter and for some reason all of the 'inseason' hunting gear and such must be in this room, not sure why? Oh yeah, the mountain lion rug - it needs to go someplace else - I'm so tired of it being in here!

#3 I liked my quilt, but it's too busy for our small room. I'm looking for something in the neutrals and then plan on having fun fabric for the pillows. Also the curtains need to be switched out...

#4 This light...need i say more? I love how there are 3 different light bulbs!

#5 As you can tell - this is a SMALL room with a SMALL closet! I want and need to utilize the space as best I can!

#6 The closet needs some kind of covering....

#7 The nightstands and the lamps need to be bigger! I think they are lost next to the bed.

#8 I'm still thinking about what to do for the furniture...the black dresser and the headboard are from my childhood and have been painted like a lot of times!!!! The other dresser is from my hubby's childhood and he forbids me to paint it - even though the outside is already a faux wood finish. Oh yeah, I don't mind the TV in here but I would like to hide it somehow...armoire maybe?

#9 We need to put trim around the windows, doors and floor...

I think that about covers it. This project will probably take a little longer than I would like due to the time I have to work on it but who knows...I will definitely share my progress along the way!

Friday, February 5, 2010

I'm getting cabin fever...really bad! And it doesn't help when we get like 3 seed catalogs a week! So I think our garden is pretty much planned out for this year, but I can't help but think about owning more land to start our farm....;)

Be still my beating heart....