Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rock the Shot: March Submission

This month's contest theme at is floral still life.  As you know, we moved into our new house in October.  To my surprise I had a few clusters of daffodils pop up this March!  Every time I see them, they just make me smile.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New Curtains

I have been working on trying to get Beckett's room all finished.  I'm sure that as soon as I do, it will be time to change it into more of a "big boy" room.  Will the decorating and fixing up of a house EVER be finished?  I doubt it.

Anyhow, I have finally got a major task accomplished.  For Christmas I received a new sewing machine from my parents and I tested it out by making new curtains for Beckett's room.  I used leftover fabric for the main curtains, so all I had to buy was a king size sheet for the curtain liner and the sheer  material for the secondary curtains.

They are far from perfect, but I think they help to finish off the room.  Since I lined them they also block out almost all of the light which definitely helps at nap time.

My final projects for his room are a "Look What I Made" sign and picture holder for under his BLM picture, a few framed pictures for over the board and batten, a new ceiling fan, 3" blinds, and eventually a magnet board mounted to the right of his dresser.

And just to give you an idea of what this room looked like before....

I realize that these pictures don't really give you much of a view of the room, but I think you can tell it sure does look a lot better!  

Monday, March 11, 2013

A Few Randoms

A hodge-podge of random February pics that I hadn't posted yet....

B was sick for TWO whole weeks in February.  It was beyond awful.  You know how grumpy men are when they are sick?  Let's just say B fits right into that stereotype.  He was not a happy camper.  Anyhow, so one night we busted out a new toy (a bubble blower) and it has been a hit.  I think this was the very first time he actually saw and played with bubbles.  A little curious and unsure at first, and then  he decided they were possibly tasty... ha!

Since then the bubble blower gets played with nearly everyday.  

Another favorite toy has been a $2.99 Target ball.  Beckett loves for balls to be thrown really high in the air.  

 By the way, if you do this approximately 25 times repeatedly you WILL be sore the next morning. :)

Once he got over being sick, we got back to our old routine of playing outside everyday.  We go see the horses several times a week.

Is there anything cuter than a baby in suspenders?  I think not.

B has also been busy playing in the dirt and looking for good rocks and bugs.

Oh!  And another great purchase (from good ole Tarjay) has been our kites.  

Guy was traveling quite a bit last month, so B and I entertained ourselves with walks to the field and t-ball practice.

(taking the path less traveled)

I think that about wraps up February for Mr. Beckett!  I have a couple of other random posts to write up, and then I will be all caught up.  Hurray!