Sunday, November 22, 2009

Home Redo

I've been doing mini make overs around my house. When we first moved in it was such a large space to decorate that I just had all the walls painted a neutral brown. Now that we've gotten all our furniture and have settled into our home I really hate all the brown. I want to paint but my living room, office nook,dining room and kitchen are all one very long connected space.
I have soo many ideas on exactly what I want to do with Haidens room and my bedroom, but feel so overwhelmed with how to decorate this large space with so many different elements to it!

Our living room now

Our dining room now, tried some paint looked like toothpaste

Here are some ideas:

Dramatic paint color, not sure if it would work in dining room though

Really want this chandelier over dining table

White shag rug under coffee table

The space is really much bigger than it seems to be in the pictures. There are still a lot of empty space on each side of the couches.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

College, the Best 4 Years of Your Life

Am I ever going to graduate?
I've technically been going to college since the fall of 2004, when I was 16 years old. That was when I started taking night and summer classes at the local community college while in high school. Then I left to UC Santa Barbara for school 3 years ago and have only really taken a break from school for 1 semester after Haiden was born. Since then, Ive taken Saturday classes, online classes, night classes, classes when my mother-in-law happened to be free and I still have 3 years to go!!! I've taken wrong classes, had to go part-time and changed my major 3 times.
It can be a little frustrating knowing that all your high school friends who went to college will be graduating this upcoming Spring and I'll still have 2 years after that to go, plus who knows how many years I'll be in graduate school!!

Don't get me wrong I feel very blessed to even be able to continue school after being a teenage mother ( it feels so strange saying that). I don't have to work, I've never had to put Haiden in daycare and I will eventually graduate.

I just have to keep my eyes on the prize, my diploma and that awesome celebratory vacation I'll make sure we go once I'm, finally done!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Well it's far past Halloween, but I don't post enough and wanted to put up some pictures of our costumes. We had originally planned to be Wendy, John, and Micheal, but we couldn't find a good Wendy nightgown. Last minute I went to the Halloween store and spotted a cute toddler pirate costume. Then it struck me... Captain Hook and Peter Pan! I kind of just threw my costume together and made a hat out of felt. We weren't sure where to find a crocodile costume for Brennen, so we made it.