Thursday, August 11, 2011


I know I've been super sporadic on blogging this summer...things are little bit more challenging with 4 kids at home...and I've been really trying to soak up my time with them. {you can read more about that here : ) }  So basically this post is going to be as random as it gets...hopefully, you can keep up with me as I jump around to whatever pops into my mind.

First of all, I am so excited to announce that I am going to be offering interior design mood boards.  In case you aren't familiar with this concept, I'll give you a little example.... 
This is a mood board that I made for my girls' room.  I took things that I already have and added items that I wanted to use to give the room it's new look.  The site I use, Olioboard, will link up to actual items you can get you can go many different directions.  If you want to just go online and purchase you can do that or if you are a fellow DIY'er like I am, I can just help you gather the ideas and then you can redo furniture or sew up pillows to help keep your costs down.  The cost for an initial consultation, 1 mood board with 1 set of "re-dos" is $45. You can email me at if you are interested. 

Second...have you seen this?
Soul Surfer (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
Maggie got it for her birthday last week and I think it's the only movie we've watched since {and that includes a 13 hour car ride home from Colorado}.  It is so good...honestly, may be one of my favorite movies.  I love what an awesome family unit they portray, Bethany's courage and even more importantly the emphasis they put on her faith.  I can't think of a better role model for my girls.  Just beware...if you haven't seen it, have a box of Kleenex right by your side.

Third on the today's random pictures on here are going to be sub-par for a bit.  While we were in Colorado last week, we went on a hike to a watering hole and we managed to not only lose my camera, but my mom's and a bag of the kids clothes.  So unless some sweet stranger happens to look at my Colorado Springs Craig's List "lost and found" post....I'm outta luck for a bit.  The worst part???  Maggie's 10 year old birthday party pics and there were some of our hike {which included my jumping off a cliff into the water...REALLY!!!} are gone. 

And last but not least....I just had to share with you the good deals I found at the thrift store my mom and I hit up in Colorado Springs.  It's called ARC {in case you live in the area and want to hit it up} and everytime we go I hit the jackpot.  The concept is really cool...they help locally with the thrift store money and then they ship the "leftovers" in huge semi-sized crates to places all over the world where it can be used.  How cool is that?!  So you can feel good about shopping...right?! : )Anyway, I just got a couple things {I could have bought half their furniture department to be fixed up though!}....

I'm apparently like a foot shorter than this model because it hits me maybe an inch or so above my knee.  I'm thinking with a cute cardi and fun necklace this will be really cute.  It's not available at Saks anymore, but they had it on ebay for $189 and I paid.....$3!!!

Then I found these Nine West wedges.  Not sure if y'all have noticed yet, but the wedge is all over for fall like it has been for summer.  This is exact pair except mine has a tiny strap around the top.  So, so cute!  I paid $3.50 for these babies and I know they will be getting lots of use!

Did you stay with me to the end of this randomness?? : )  I look forward to getting back to blogging more regularly and hopefully I won't have a crazy long post again....for awhile. : )


  1. Did you know that Bethany is going to be at Fellowship Church Sunday??? Catherine wants to go so bad to hear her motivational speech!
    Love your posts - however frequently you do them, so keep them coming!
    So love your thrifty finds - especially those shoes!!! What size is your foot again??? ;-)

  2. 7 1/2...what's yours...i know you have a few pairs i love too...ha! : )

  3. I bought those exact shoes 2 years ago and have worn them to death! They go with a dress & they go with jeans. What's not to love...and Oh so COMFY! Good find!


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