Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy birthday to You!

Oh, Tessa! You are 6!!!! Can't believe it! 
You have turned into such a beautiful little lady. So smart, kind, and caring. 
We had a wonderful day celebrating you! Can't wait to see what you will do in the days and years to come. 
Thankful to God that He gave us you. We love you!

Below are photos from some of the memories we shared together at your birthday party with family and friends. Hope it's one you will always remember!

We had pizza, chips, sprinkled covered animal crackers, chocolate covered pretzels, and of course, cake!!!

One of your school buddies! :)

We did a treasure hunt outside with clues and a balloon game in between. You and your friends found the treasure box at the end of the game with lots of goodies inside!

We did a pinata again! You wanted a cupcake pinata this time...very different from last year's pinata.  Lots of yummy candy inside. You even really loved the Lemon Heads, to our surprise!

Happy birthday, to you! Happy birthday, to you!
Happy birthday, dear Tessa. 
Happy birthday, to you!

You and your friends were excited to eat the yummy chocolate cake with rainbow sprinkles. You still love rainbows, so the cake had to have lots of color! :)

You got lots of great gifts from your family and friends. This, you said, was one of your favorite parts. What kid doesn't love opening their birthday presents?!

And you got the scooter you'd been asking for! Thanks, grandpa!

So very thankful for you, sweet lady! You are precious to Him and to us!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Father's Day- And a Happy One It Is!

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there!

And a special one to this guy...
who has been a wonderful father to our 3 children.

I feel very blessed that our children call you "Dad". 
You are patient, kind, and loving. 

I went ahead and put together a list of just how much we appreciate you and why. Although this list could go on, I tried my best to stick with a few big points, so here they are!

Thank you for...
-The way you set such a godly example of what it means to be a leader in our household. (Ephesians 5:25)

-The way you seek God daily. (2 Thessalonians 3:5)

-The way you not only read scripture to know it, but to live by it. (Philippians 1 &2)

-The time you take to make every moment count. (Ephesians 5:15-16)

-The kindness and patience you show others, even when most would give up. (Luke 6:22-23)

-The way you lead prayer. (Ephesians 6:18)

and lastly, thank you for...
-The effort you put into everything you do because you know of the great reward that abounds. (Colossians 3:2)

We love you so much, babe!  You are amazing!
Happy Father's Day!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Pink Closet Doors for a Girl's Room (and some other painted doors)

OK, so I said I'd be back to blog about the girls' finished pink closet doors...and here they are!

Let's backtrack a bit...
The color of these doors is actually a mix of two colors. I decided to buy a sample of SW Coming Up Roses (after seeing it on another blog).

After once quick coat on one of the doors, I knew the color alone was a bit too harsh.  

So I decided to mix in another color, BM's Revere Pewter, that we had left over from another project. After some trial and error, I finally got the color I was hoping for!

Here's the girls' bedroom with both the pink doors and the charcoal doors. I really love how both colors look together. So pretty!

If  you also look carefully, you can tell that I still need to add another coat to the back of their door. It's splotchy right now. I actually forgot that it needed another coat until I closed the door to take this picture ;) 
Oh, the joys of starting a project and not finishing it...

I'm also in the process of (slowly) painting the rest of the doors in our home with a nice charcoal gray called Kendall Charcoal. It's a BM color, but I had it mixed at Sherwin Williams for a much lower price. I painted the interior doors in our last house a nice gray and loved it so much I wanted to do that in this house.

For now, only a handful of our doors have been painted this color, like some of our upstairs doors. 
Even though I started this project about a month ago, there are still quite a few doors left to paint. That's how I roll. ;)

At this point, my goal is to complete most of the doors in our home by the end of June. 
We'll see if that happens!

Back to the girls' room...
the green rug goes perfectly with the pink doors and the walls. It was an "on the whim" purchase from T.J.Maxx last year, but it works in their room! 

Ms. Cutie face!!

I will end on one last picture of our stairwell...where you can also see another painted interior door. This one was painted with BM's Dragon's Breath. Although different from the other gray painted doors in our house, it works well there so there's no repainting it.

Our wooden frames in the stairwell mesh well with the color scheme. I also had to include a photo of our new light fixture that the hubs carefully hung up. It was a pain for him to put up, but he did a great job!
(also, maybe I should've turned off the light so the fixture itself wasn't so hard to see? Eh!)  
If you are looking to change your interior doors, I'd say go for it! And if you are looking for a nice charcoal gray, check out BM's Kendall Charcoal and/or BM's Dragon's Breath. Both are beautiful colors that work well on doors!