So I have been really trying hard to get the girls to keep their room clean. Which is somewhat hypocritical considering what my room looks like. So I am making an effort to clean (gut the crap) up my room. I have been making the bed every day etc. Lance comes home the other day and says we need to paint our room :) WOOOHOOOO!! PERMISSION to redecorate. I kinda went through a phase of wanting to change up the colors a couple of years ago. Didn't end up doing it. Our bedspread is really stained, the dust ruffle was colored on with pen, and it needs to go. I did beige as a neutral before but this time I am thinking white. I want a down comforter with a duvet cover that can be taken off and washed/bleached. Our bedroom is quite small so I want to do something that will open it up and give it a bigger feel. I think the stark white with some splashes of color will accomplish this. However I have the hardest time choosing colors ACK!! So here are a few things that I am liking, tell me which one is your fave. You will see a reoccurring color that I am quite fond of right now.
I like the middle three.
The coral and the gray.
This one is a little more orange than coral but I love the blue and dark grey with it.
I think this is my favorite with the coral the dark gray and the white.
So I have become a addict victim of Pinterest. I have to admit that I spend more than my fair share of time sitting at the computer lately browsing through the glorious world of Pinterest. I think you probably know what I am talking about and if you don't.... Get over there right now!!! So I have been going a little stir crazy without any projects going on because the weather turned to cold to spray paint. The bathroom is inches from being complete but I am waiting for some vinyl I ordered. I digress. So today I told the hubby I need to do something or I might just go crazy (well crazier than usual). So I saw this shirt on Pinterest and knew I had to make it for the girls. I was thinking that they would wear it on Thanksgiving but I don't think I can wait that long for them to wear it. Click on this link for the tutorial. I should have waited to take the pictures with them on the girls but they are asleep and I couldn't wait!!!
Lainey loves giraffes so hers has a giraffe print.
Lilly loves baby jaguars so hers has a jaguar print.
So lately I have posted a lot of recipes. I am pregnant and food is playing a big roll in my world right now. I am happy to admit that as of my last appointment I had only gained 1 pound. Not bad for being 20 weeks along. I however am a week out from my next appointment so we will see how much Halloween weight I have gained. With that in mind here goes.... I mentioned pumpkin before. I love it this time of year and try to cook with it as much as possible. I have been craving a pumpkin spice steamer for weeks now. I can't bring myself to buy one at Starbucks for 3.50. Nor can I bring myself to buy a bottle of the flavoring. I'm cheap I know, but groceries are expensive these days. 4.00 is almost 2 gallons of milk. In a random search for something to make for dinner tonight I stumbled across a recipe to make your own pumpkin spice syrup. Here is the recipe I found. I was like I can do that, and I did only differently :)
So here is what I did, and we had it on our pancakes for dinner and it was delish.
3/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (you could use white)
1 tsp pumpkin spice mix
1 tsp cinnamon
3 tbsp pumpkin puree
Boil you water and add sugar. Stir till disolved. Add seasonings and pumpkin puree and cook for 5 minutes. Mine got rather thick and gooey. Store in fridge. Now you can have your own homemade pumpkin spice steamer, latte or whatever you choose to do with it.