Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A week old...

Hard to believe our baby is already a week old.....I was playing around with the camera today thank you Teresa from Meadowbrook Farm blog and her post about using your camera....So, I am posting a couple pics I took of Kenan...


and our oldest, JJ.....

I took one of our other daughter but I will try again and get a better picture....I hope to one day take really good pictures, but in the meantime I will have fun taking some ok ones :)
Pray your having a wonderful day and week!!

Monday, February 21, 2011


Ok, Now I do live in Alaska and Yes I do get a white Christmas EVERY year!! and we do get lots of snow, but we were Dumped with snow yesterday and guess what...it is snowing again!!! We got about 6 inches on Sunday during the day and then we went to bed and in the morning we had another 12 inches of snow and the wind picked up and was making it look like we live in the midwest!!! Nothing against the midwest, but here in the middle of Alaska we Rarely see a wind and the most is usually 5-10 mph not gust up to 30 mph!! So, I thought I would take a couple pics of the snow and post them and maybe a before and after too :)
Oh and baby Kenan is growing and doing great!! I am healing and just enjoying being home from the hospital!! :)
BEFORE (summer 2010):

After (Feb. 2011)

Before (taken spring 2010)

After (Feb. 2011)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Kenan Lee Dixon
8 lbs. 15 oz.
21 1/2 in.
Feb. 15, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

some inspiration and a due date

I am 5 days and counting till baby boy arrives so I thought I would add some inspiration pictures...oh and the downstairs bathroom is coming along and my hubby keeps saying the shower will be working before I come home...He is soooooo close to having it done!!
So in the meantime... I will just add some inspiration......

Love the beadboard built in dining room!! (BH&G)

I really want this headboard in a green apple green color!!! (Jane Cosick)

Just love that the entry is so charming and practical (Pottery Barn)

Love the look of the black cabinets and the white contrast! (Coastal Home)

A Ross Chapin House that I would love to convert our home to resemble!

Friday, February 4, 2011

A couple changes....

I decided to add a couple small additions to our dining room and master bedroom!!
When we bought the house this is what the dining room had for curtains (ivy!!! seriously sorry just alittle too 90s for my taste :) ):

Almost After: (added a layer of red polka dots to the stock cherry/gingham curtains)(the valance is actually a red gingham sheet I cut up)


I added some red/white polka dot ribbon to the dining room curtains. (this picture was taken by my 6 yr.old son as I am 11 days from delivery date and didn't feel like getting up one more time)

The dresser

Almost After:

I sanded it down, primed it with some Kilz green tinted primer, painted it with a bright white paint (shermin williams westinghouse white) then distressed a little and added some .79cent new knobs.


I added some Uppercase Living floral squares that match the canvas squares above the bed.

When we first put the bed into our Master Bedroom:

Almost After:
Our Board and Batten Wall in our Bedroom I changed last Valentines Day 2010


Wake me with a Kiss Addition and two small floral squares that are also the same size that are on the dresser (it was a large package that had 5 large floral patterns and 10 small squares)AND the 5 large squares put on canvas....
Did you notice that I made the Kiss in a different color I think it looks nice but what do you think?


Thursday, February 3, 2011


I love polka dot in red!!! So, I found some fabric on sale at JoAnn's the other day and was trying to figure out what to use it with. I know I wanted to use it for a ruffle on the rest of the dining chair slipcovers, but I don't have the drop cloth fabric for that yet. So, I saw our curtains and thought it would be perfect to add a little layer of polka dots!! I cut the fabric about 8 inches then hemmed the ends and the bottom hem then just attached it to the gingham ribbon above the cherry layer. I think it turned out adorable and adds a little customization to stock curtain panels in our dining room/kitchen.