Sunday, September 2, 2012

A True Vintage Revival

Remember when I said goodbye to the blogging world a while back? Well it didn't stick. I found out about an Epic Room Makeover  Contest and just had to return in order to enter my kitchen.

My house is a historic home and I love it. Well, some of it. It was built around 1883. I have been doing some research and discovered that one of the first families that lived in my house (or do I live in theirs?) was the family of David and Jane Stagg. They lived here with their 8 children.

This is a picture of my house in the 1950's. I so badly want to find a picture of the Staggs in front of the home to feature in my living room.

It is so exciting to catch little glimpses of the people who came before us.  Here is a peek at my treasures that we have found in our yard. I keep them in a little wooden box. Mandi, if I win I would love your help creating a way to show these off.

And I am not sure what to do with this...

I have great South facing windows in my kitchen.  I need help enhancing the full length window that my sink is in front of. I don't know if an apron sink or something would help?

 The kitchen is such a small space that storage, dining, prep and clean up are all problems. Especially if there is more than one person in the kitchen. If you sit at the table and someone needs to get into the bedroom or pantry you all have to stand up to let the person by. The oven and dishwasher block the walkways as well. I would be so excited  to see what Mandi from would do with my kitchen to help me make the most of it. I hope that she is up for this true vintage revival :)  This historic home is a gem that is worth saving.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Win a year supply of milk

Hi everyone. I thought I would let you know that I am helping start a blog for my parents grocery store. Right now if you sign up to follow the blog you will be entered to win a years worth of free milk. For another entry you can post a link on facebook to the blog and then leave a comment on our latest post. Good luck!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bye Bloggity

I think I am done with blogging. I love to do it, but mainly just to have my memories written down for myself.

I figure people don't really care about the day to day things that I like to blog about anyway. I haven't gone to any really amazing places, or done any really interesting things, or have any fun ideas or crafts for you to do. I'm not articulate.

I love my family, and the little things we do together. And when I make time to blog it takes me away from my family, or cleaning, or something else I SHOULD be making time for. Plus, I feel weird about posting all the pictures of my children that I want to on the Internet for everyone to see.

My new alternative? I am going to head on over to blurb and put my blog into book form. Instead of posting on a blog, I will add a page to a book, and hopefully print it off every so often. If you don't feel like you get to keep tabs on our amazing lives, feel free to leave your e-mail address and I will invite you to take a peek at whatever books I am working on. I have one I just finished for Addisen for Christmas. It is an ABC book, and pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself.

As a result I am sure that I will not be following anyone's blog as much as I usually do. Sorry. Your blogs are all so cute and you do so many fun things that I get jealous :) I will leave you with a few comments that you can cut and paste if you please.

"Ha ha, that is too cute!"
"Love it!"
"Congrats! That is so exciting!"

and last but not least..."Miss you" because I will!