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Who’s Ready for Cornhole?


I’ve wanted a cornhole set forever! Everytime I’d think about during the summer, I was too late and the stores would be sold out. Sooooo, I planned ahead this year. I picked this set up from Target on sale. The two boards are velcro’d together, boards have rope handles and come with the cornhole bags.

Went to and found these adorable/customizable decals at CDEmbroidery Designs: – Chris was super helpful and answered all my questions quickly! She was great!

Used some stain I already had, applied the decals (very easy – go slow) and put on a couple coats of clear polyurethane. I love them!! This year I’m ready!!

Fireplace & Wall are DONE


First step was buy the cabinets and place them to see how much room I’d have to get a gas fireplace installed.

2nd was remove the window!

I do loveeee my fireplace! Purchased through Spa Brokers in Parker, CO.

They knew an installer that would frame it in and pull the gas line to it.

3rd was to pull up all the carpet, lay the new flooring down and paint the walls a little lighter gray.

And add “shiplap” to the back wall.

Decided to go with a “denim” tile made in Spain. They have other beautiful colors at Floor & Decor but I found this color on Wayfair – Renzo (MSI) Denim 5″x5″ ceramic wall tile. I went with black grout which I love more than I expected.

Taaaa daaaaaa!! It’s taken over a year, BUT I’m so happy with the way it turned out!!! I purchased the cabinets from IKEA. The bottom cabinets are “Brimnes” and I changed the handles. The top cubby cabinets also from IKEA – Kallax – height was perfect for an 8′ ceiling!

Still Snowing!


Oh my gosh – I opened the front door a couple of hours ago and it wasn’t this bad!! The wind came up and now I have a drift of over a FOOT of snow!

Oh, hello little rooster! I forgot you were there, lol.

It always blows my mind when the snow is suspended in the air by just sticking to itself. My front porch has a pergola and there is nothing but air in between those 2×4’s. Crazy!

Our Newest Addition


Our little Lyla James was born the end of August and what a little blessing!

I can’t even tell you how excited Ellie was when Lyla came! She is absolutely the most loving and caring sister I have ever seen in a toddler!

On her way home from the hospital!

Since I’m sooooo behind on posting – here is a picture of these two cuties taken in December. Lyla is 4 months old and Ellie is 4.

Interior Doors


While I was in the process of painting the front room, I decided to paint all my interior doors. I still had a gallon on my darker gray/Fashion Gray left over from first painting the front room and since I was going lighter on the walls I used the darker color for my doors.

I was a little chicken to paint my white doors, but I love the contrast!

New Flooring


You know what it’s like when you decide to start a project but realize it kinda opens a can of worms?! Well I was finally ready to pull up the carpet in the front room (14′ x 22′). Wellllll if I was going to change out the flooring I thought I should lighten my gray walls. The flooring was going to be darker than the beige carpet so I wanted to lighten up the room a bit. The old/darker color is Behr Fashion Gray – the new/lighter color is Behr Natural Gray. So first things first. Paint!

Side note: I do love the new lids! They come with their own pour spout!

So painting and ripping up carpet had to be done in stages. I pulled up carpet and painted one side at a time, moving all my furniture to the other side of the room.

My new flooring – 18 cases – is Pergo Outlast Vintage Tobacco Oak from Home Depot. It already had the underlayment attached! Love! Final pictures will probably come when I finish the fireplace – everything is always “in progress”! LOL

What A YEAR!


It was time to pull the trigger on repainting my house. The guy who originally painted didn’t do the right prep and the paint was falling off in chunks. The neighbors down the street decided to paint their house gray soooo time for a change.

After the new painters primed the house I did consider painting it white for ONE minute – but the house was white when I bought it and it was actually blinding when the sun hit it.

So, happy and fun it is!! The color is Endless Sea by Sherwin Williams and the door is Lotus Flower Pink!

Crazy – but I love it!! And I also replaced all the old windows.

Zinnias – OMGeeee


I’ve never planted flower seeds before. My daughter-in-law encouraged me to try it! I purchased the only 2 packets of Zinnia seeds I could find at Home Depot and seriously, pushed back the dirt in a line with my finger, sprinkled the seeds, covered the seeds up with the same dirt I pushed away and kept up with my watering. This pic with the seed packets was taken on May 15th.

I started seeing signs of seedlings coming up about 30 days later. I just took this pic July 27th and have been cutting my Zinnias since July 14th!!

These were my first cuttings on July 14th – I was amazed by the little tiny star like flowers around the center! I had no idea!

I cut these on July 27th – so vibrant and happer! The easiest thing to grow, EVER!! The gift that keeps giving. I’m planting more next spring for sure!!!! Absolutely love them!

Peel & Stick Wallpaper


I’ve always wanted to try “peel & stick” wallpaper so I finally decided to go for it! I found this roll on Amazon and loved it.

I have this little wall between 2 of my bedrooms and thought this would be a good practice wall! Wrong!! I chose it because it was a small area and would only take 1 roll, which it did only take one roll. But trying to hang it behind the door trims, which is only like a 1 inch gap, was a pain!!

I love the water color look and love the grays!

I love the way it came out and will attempt it again at some point. I’m not over the trauma drama of it yet! LOL

Crazy Storm


A crazy wind/rain storm blew through Saturday night. I’ve never seen anything like it! Winds were crazy, rain was going sideways and it caused some tree damage! Branches everywhere!

The wind blew the lid off my firepit about 10′ and all my goats went down!! See the one on the right – his head was buried in the ground! LOL The middle goat flew about 4 ft. and was lying in a bunch of water! Nuts!!