Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Drum Roll Please!

Yes, I actually decorated something in my house all by myself with no copying from a friend, magazine, or blog!

My dd14y and I went to Old Time Pottery to pick up some more glass bowls. Since I didn't have my "troop" with me (I don't dare bring them in a room full of glass and pottery! They are well behaved so I can't imagine what a "terror" could do in a place like that!) ANYWAYS....I checked out the clearance table and saw some wrought iron candle sconces for the wall that I really knew would look good in my dining room.

I looked and looked for a painting that would go and just couldn't. I want to absolutely love something before I spend money on it...hence why many of my walls are blank! I either don't really love it or I do but just can't budget it at the moment.

I was giving up and heading out and passed the floor rugs...and epiphany (can you hear the chorus?)! Why does it HAVE to be a painting? Maybe there will be a nice floor rug that would look neat. My daughter soon joins me. We both spot something at the same time. It is a chocolate brown woven leather floor mat. Please don't ask me why but for some reason it reminds me of Roman Soldier Sandals. This appeals to me just because of the whole Biblical reference thing (sandals of peace...). This mat and the sconces are almost the exact same color!

This mat is huge so how to offset the sconces? about placemats? Butterscotch are perfect because they are the same color as the base coat of my colorwashed walls!

So here it is:

Crazy Oklahoma Spring Weather!

This isn't snow...this is hail! I couldn't believe how it was coming down. Thought the roof was going to cave in! It probably did this for about 10 minutes. The sound of it hitting our carport was pretty cool.

It did make a nice break in the school day. Got to quickly review how hail was made. One daughter had forgotten that it was Spring when this usually happened. She thought it was too warm for ice but then she quickly remembered.

So two days later what does it decide to do? Now THIS is snow. Couldn't believe it. I think we got about 6 to 7 inches...just 2 days after our beautiful Spring Thunderstorm with the hail. (I can say beautiful because I have a carport to protect my vehicles!)

Would you believe the very next day all the snow had melted and was in the 50's like it never happened? The only evidence I have are my pictures....and oh....the mud that keeps strewing into my house every 15 minutes. Gotta love that crazy Oklahoma weather! Will someone PLEASE make up their mind what season it is going to be in April???!!!

So cute!

Grandson #2 is growing so fast! Last week he wasn't crawling on all fours (more of a low crawl drag like both of his legs were broke). This week when he comes over he crawls right to me on all fours and proceeds to pull himself up in a standing position! Guess its time to pick out his graduation gift already!!