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Thursday, August 18, 2016

We made bookmarks

This is actually an old post that I started in March of 2014 and never uploaded. Can you believe that!  It's not super glamorous or full of photos of a beautiful home. But it brings back memories from our time in Pennsylvania when I still had sweet little "babies". Creating art and crafts is how we spent so much of our time and I want to remember it all!

Home: The Exterior

Hey there!  Okay I know it's been forever since I've done anything with this poor blog. I've had every intention of updating you with posts about the little ones, our big move to Atlanta, and our home renovations.  But...life.  I don't want to ramble on with excuses for my absence.  Instead I'm just going to jump right back in to things and show you a little of what we've done around our home. 
I'm starting with the exterior because we recently had it painted and it's one of the biggest changes we've made. So here she is before we touched her, in all her 1980s colonial glory... 
I took these photos the day we closed. We're very fortunate that the previous owner had a new roof put on and a new driveway poured right before we purchased the house.
We both love painted brick homes so we knew that eventually we would probably paint ours. This past spring we were finally ready to hire someone for the job. After much debate about whether we should go with white or grey, we finally settled on white.  
The paint color is Mountain Summit by Behr.  Isn't she pretty! 

We feel like we have a completely different house!  It's so fresh and bright.  I have to admit that I was a little nervous about the whole thing before we started. Since our home sits on a corner of the first intersection in our neighborhood, I felt like we weren't just changing the paint color but also changing the look of the entire neighborhood.  That may seem a bit dramatic, but really just about everyone entering or leaving our neighborhood has to pass by our home.  Of course now I couldn't be happier with our decision. 

On a side note, I'm certain my husband spent zero seconds thinking about what or neighbors might think. :)

Anyway, I am so excited for all the plans we have for our home and I can't wait to show you the other projects we've tackled so far!












Monday, June 30, 2014

Hello

It's been way too long since my last post. I am sorry. The past few weeks have been kind of crazy for us though because we are moving {again}!  This time we are relocating to Georgia.
I can't even begin to express how excited I am.  We enjoyed our time in Pennsylvania, and if given the choice I would move there all over again because we grew so much as a family.  The South is home though, and we'll be back in it closer to our family and friends.

We'll be just outside Atlanta in Marietta. In fact, we closed on our house a couple weeks ago and have already moved in!  I cannot wait to share pictures of our new home. Well, it isn't "new".  It was built in the 80's, but it's perfect for us and is in an area with some of the best schools in the state.  We have so many remodeling projects planned. I promise I will share it all soon!


Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Philadelphia Zoo

Last Saturday, we took advantage of the nice weather and finally took the little ones to the zoo in Philadelphia.  The zoo is the oldest in the country, so it was on my list of things to see while we're living in this area.

Of course there were lots of animals...

These peacocks roamed freely throughout the zoo...
We came across this house in the middle of the zoo.  Apparently, it was a country retreat for one of William Penn's descendants, John Penn.  I thought it was neat to see this historic building in what used to be considered the countryside, but is now a very busy part of the city.
I think the kids really enjoyed seeing all animals.  It's been over a year since we've visited a zoo, so I'm glad we finally decided to go.  

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A little model and matching dresses

I mentioned a few posts back that I'm joining the Junior League of Philadelphia this year.  One of the JLP's biggest fundraisers is an American Girl fashion show in the spring, with girls from the community volunteering as models.  Can you guess who will be modeling in this year's show...
 Kinley!  She is over-the-moon excited because she is so in to her dolls right now.  Yesterday she attended a model social where she got to meet some of her fellow models.  I had the idea to make matching dresses for her and Rose, her doll, to wear to the social.  To keep things simple, I used a long sleeve t-shirt from Target as the top of the dress.  To make the skirt part, I added this adorable fabric that I purchased in Gastonia, NC over Thanksgiving break.  
 I used the remnants from Kinley's dress to make Rose's dress.
I absolutely love how it turned out, and Kinley loves how "twirly" it is.  I'm definitely making a couple of these for spring and summer.



Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hello

Happy New Year!  I know its a little late, but better late than never, right?  I decided to take a little break from the blog during the holidays so I could soak up every precious holiday minute with my family.  With the crazy winter weather and illnesses and trying to get back in to our normal routine, those few days turned in to weeks off from the blog.  I'm back now and excited to share more in upcoming posts, so stay tuned!