Thursday, November 17, 2011

A bedroom makeover? Sure!!

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.

Tell me what you think!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

In a Rut

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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Another recipe, OK??

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.