Tuesday, May 14, 2013


My little brother graduated college this weekend. Seems like just yesterday he was starting out!  Now he's on to bigger and better things-his second internship with Purina and grad school to get his CPA (full ride, not to brag or anything :0)

Proud parents.  Quote from Dad: "He's off the payroll!"

Happy couple.  Both on to grad school next year.  A Speechie (perhaps we should go into business?!) and a CPA, in training of course.

Proud grandparents happy to attend another grandchild's graduation.

Lots of tears from this gal.  Waterworks were plentiful!

I cannot get my computer to turn my long pictures from my phone right-side-up, but I wanted to put this in anyways.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bookcase Staging Update

It seems like I've been working on getting the right "feel" for our new built-ins for ages!  Finally I'm to the point where I think I might add a few things here and there, but overall I'm digging the placement of most everything.

Here's the whole shot.  The pictures and green vases next to the tv are still subject to move (I'm still looking for somewhere for them to go!)

Notice any overarching trends here? Eric has so much airplane stuff and we didn't really have a place for prior to the bookcase project.  This seemed to be a good landing place for them. (Get it, landing? I crack myself up)

The texture of these vases is really doing it for me recently.  I can't decide if I think they are more golf ball or beehive-esque.  I've also decided I'm going to paint my "M" gold because I like the contrast of the gold lantern on the other side.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

End of the Year Student Favors

Good morning everyone!

Blogger has been giving me problems uploading my pictures lately, so I apologize for my lack of posts.  Hopefully this one doesn't give me any trouble.

Today is my last evening with my SNAP (private school) kiddos.  I'm going to miss those little nuggets so much!  Thanks to Pinterest, I combined a couple cute ideas to come up with this going-away favor.  

In case you can't see it, the note reads "Hope you have a Kool summer! Can't wait to see you s'more next year!"

S'more (golden graham bar) and Kool (kool aid)-get it?!

Thank goodness there are only 7 of them!