August 3, 2010
January 24, 2010
A couple months ago, right before Christmas, Mackie went on an "I love everything pink and black!" So of course, Santa honored this with just about every item he gave her. Now that it is time to pick out room colors, Mackie and Kaylee (who will be sharing) decided on a pink and black theme. Danielle and I found this on PotteryBarn Teen and the girls (and I) loved it! So this is the theme we are going for....of course I had to improvise and shop around because to get one set of everything at PB is a tad pricey, but to double the order, was a little extreme.
The polka dot comforter we actually scored from Pennys. What an ordeal that was! When I finally placed my order, Pennys told me they couldn't complete it because they were sold out. I was bummed! I still stalked the webpage everyday to see if I could add to my cart. Danielle decided to try entering some fancy codes and viola! It worked! I ended up with 2 comforters! YIPPIE!! Also from Pennys, I ordered 2 white bed skirts and 2 plain black shams. I couldn't resist the pink initial pillow from PB along with 2 polka dot pillow cases. To complete the ensemble, I picked up (thanks to Danielle), 2 pink quilts from Target- that just so happen to match the initial pillow perfectly! Pink walls and gray carpets should complete the room. Of course I will post the finished project!
I don't have any pics to upload of Gia's set. But like her sisters, she is going for pink and black. Her comforter set is pink design (from Target) along with a black quilt. I ordered her the initial pillow from PB in black. We will paint the walls a faint-pink color, because the bedspread is vivid!
As for the rest of the house....who knows??? I have been stalking Danielle just about 5 times a day for advice, questions, opinions, etc. I call her my I.D. - interior decorator. Gotta tell ya, she also is a deal seeker- always seems to find the best prices! Keep it up Danielle! I have yet to utilize all of my friends talents...but don't you worry I surely will! Nicole is going to be my wallpaper remover and picture frame hanger upper! Lauren- well she is an amazing painter and creative crafty one that will truely come in hand for the decorating. So if your name was mentioned be prepared for the constant nagging. If I didn't mention you, doesn't mean I won't be bothering you either.....oh you wait!
January 16, 2010
Things have been sooooo crazy since my last summer post. To try and sum up our lives in a nut shell- In October, we moved in with my parents because my house sold and we hadn't found a house yet. So God Bless Mom and Dad for allowing all 5 of us to live here. My parents are complete saints who help us out tremendously. (For example, they drive our girls to school, EVERY DAY!)
As of right now, we found our dream house, bid on it, and are under contract with a settlement date of February 12th (Gia's Birthday!) WoooHoooo...can't wait.
I tried to trace back to the end of the summer and include some tid bits of what's been going on in our lives.
September 7th was the girls' first day of school. To make a long story short, Winslow (which is where the girls used to attend because I work in district), decided they didn't want to support their own policy and told us we could no longer attend their schools. So, three days before school started I had to register them in Williamstown. They absolutely love it! I'm not to fond of the half day kindergarten schedule, but at least they are happy!
Gia is my little soccer star. She made the travel team this year and loves every minute of it!
Ahhhh...my favorite vacation, EVER!! Matt's brother Bill, organized a vacation to Mexico for all of us. So we, and five other couples, packed up our towels and suntan lotion and headed to Mexico on Friday, October 23rd. We came home on Monday. It was just a little slice of heaven!
Halloween is one of the kids favorite Holidays. Mackie was a butterfly, Kaylee was a Genie and Gia was Batgirl. We hung out at Nicki's house and then the kids walked around the neighborhood.
Thanksgiving was spent at my sister, Nicki's, house. We had a delicious feast.
Nicki spent the day doing this.....
And I did this....