Home Tour: Dining Room

Welcome back to our Fun Stuff Fridays Summer Home Tour. This week I am going to show you my dining room.

I love our dining room!

Our dining room has a lot of our vintage things in it, so I thought it would be fun to start a vintage family tree photo wall in this room. A lot of these family pictures were taken on our family’s wedding days. I am still adding to this wall, but this is what we have so far.

Another thing we have in our dining room is our china set. I am in love with these pieces.

The china cabinet is so fun too. I have a thing for old keys!

I am ready for a tea party with all of these beautiful tea cups.

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Thanks for taking a peek into our dining room. Next week we’ll be in the kid’s rooms! Stay tuned.

p.s. I am moving to http://pencilleddaydream.com

Fun Stuff Fridays Link Up #3

5 Things I Like…

1. I love baby showers. We celebrated my cousin Leah last night who is 23 weeks pregnant with baby Jackson. I can’t wait to share pictures from the party.  

2. I love the book of James in the Bible. He really challenges me to put my faith into action.  

3. I love good pictures. We are getting family pictures taken on the 19th. Confession: We have not taken a professional family picture ever! Since Elias is two years old, it is about time.  

4. I am really liking Starbucks happy hour. I’ve already gone twice!

5. I really like frozen meals for when we are in a hurry. However after I burned a pizza last week, I have been paranoid about setting a timer. On Wednesday I was so worried about making sure it was set that I forgot to turn the over on. I came back fifteen minutes later to a frozen pizza. Where has my brain run off to?



Fun Stuff Fridays Link Up Party

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5 Thing I Like…

1. Visiting Mark at work. The boys and I eat lunch with him every Thursday. After lunch we go with his class to recess. Elias loves it!

2. I love drinking coffee and reading a good book. I’m about to start Fahrenheit 451.

4. I love that I don’t have any pets right now…ha! I love animals, but I am so busy with two little boys that I’m glad I don’t look like a wild woman chasing a dog around.

4. I love taking walks in the cool of the day. My boys love being outside.

5. I love how much Jesus is revealing to me. Without Him I can not see, but He is faithfully opening my eyes. His word is so powerful. He is literally making me a different person.

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Fun Stuff Fridays Link Up Party

The goal of this link up party is to have a place where people can come each week and simply link back to their fun posts.
This is not a topic related link up party. You can link a post about whatever you would like. Just click the icon above to add your link.
    • Please link up to your specific blog post, not to your blog’s main page.
    • Please make this an interactive link up party by visiting a few other blogs while you’re here. And don’t forget to comment on other people’s blogs. : )
    • I’d love it if you would Grab a button from the sidebar or link back to this post so that your blog readers can come and join the fun, too!
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I Liked it. I Pinned it. I Did it.

Todays fun topic is Pinterest. Do you like Pinterest?

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I do. I think Pinterest is a great place to find inspiration. Pinterest has helped me plan babyshowers, come up with crafts to do with the kids, and has even helped me decorate different rooms in my home. If I use Pinterest in the right way it can be a lot of fun.

I like being able to gather inspiration from other people and then try to do some of the things I see on there. Because of Pinterest, I’ve done or made things like:

I love the idea of doing the things we see on Pinterest so much that I wanted to share a guest post with you from Jenn. She blogs over at Passenger Seat Perspectives. Jenn has a fun feature on her blog about about actually doing the things you find inspiring on Pinterest. She also has created a great place to link up once you’ve done your projects.

Hi! I’m Jenn from Passenger Seat Perspectives. Here’s a recipe from my link-up called “Like It, Pin It, Do It!” First, a little background: I started this link-up because I am addicted to Pinterest (there! I said it!) and I realized that I could be wasting a whole lot of time if I’m just pinning great ideas and not actually accomplishing them. For this link-up, I just use the picture and link of the project/hairstyle/recipe/craft that inspired me, and I include my own pictures of what I did, with a short description of how I did it and how it turned out. I hope you enjoy this yummy recipe!

Pinspiration:

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Have you ever had fresh-baked scones, from a coffee shop or wherever? If you haven’t, I cannot describe the warm, buttery, crumbly goodness that is a scone, so you may as well just go get one. I saw this recipe for cranberry-orange scones and wondered how hard it could be to recreate them. It turned out to be surprisingly easy! (I won’t post the whole recipe, but be sure to check out the link above to visit TastyKitchen.com.)

I was a little wary, because it said you had to use a pastry cutter to “cut in” the butter at one point (I don’t know about you, but my kitchen lacks those special crafty baker’s tools), but I ended up just using a whisk with strong wire and it worked out just as well. I also didn’t have a zester, so it took a while to get the orange zest, but I think it worked out okay.

Also, I didn’t set the timer right, so I don’t know how long they cooked. But they didn’t burn! These scones must be seriously foolproof.

The scones turned out delicious. They tasted light and buttery and the cranberry and orange were perfect! They were really crumbly fresh from the oven, but I don’t think my husband or I minded scooping up the crumbs to eat those too : ) We refrigerated them and ate them for breakfast – just as delicious!

I was a little light on the zest, but it turned out okay, especially with the delicious frosting (also foolproof) – just fresh-squeezed orange juice and confectioner’s sugar.

The final product was awesome! I loved this. You definitely need to try it!

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If you find yourself completing Pinterest projects be sure to link up with Jenn’s blog so we can continue to share ideas.

One last thing I wanted to share with you. Here are two great blog post about Pinterest. Jessica Turner shares 10 Tips on using Pinterest well, and Todd VanDyke gives a humorous perspective on having another thing to do online.

Also feel free to leave me your Pinterest name so I can follow you. And if you aren’t on Pinterest and need an invitation email me on my contacts page. I would be happy to send you an invite.

Petite Box

This week I received a fun “mommy” package in the mail from Petite Box. I almost jumped for joy when I saw a package that actually had my name on it. It was so much fun because it was like getting a Christmas present.

The little box was wrapped so beautifully.

The box was full of fun baby products, and mommy tips.

One of our favorite surprises from Petite Box was this little blanket from Angel Dear.

Owen was in love!

Some of my other favorite products were:

Bubble Bath! Elias would live in a bubble bath if I would let him. No joke my boy is a water bug.

I also loved these baby silk wipes. I can always uses little cleansing towels in my diaper bag.

If you are interested in Petite Box you can check out their site here. Petite Box is a new high-end mom and baby subscription service. “Each month a subscriber receives an elegant package with an array of premier products that have been lovingly curated by the Petite Box team.”

Thank you Petite Box! We loved our little package.

Fun Stuff Fridays…


5 Things I Like…


1.I think a front porch dance would be perfect.

Source: shopruche.com via Ashley on Pinterest

 

2. I would love to try to make this.

 

3. A new take on the veggie tray.

Source: tumblr.com via Ashley on Pinterest

 

4. A way to make lunch a little more fun.

 

5. I love organization.

Fun Stuff Fridays… (Black and White Edition)

5 Things I Like…

1. I love the idea of an oreo cake. It would be so fun to make this.

 

2. An Oreo cake could be part of a black and white party like this one.

 

3. I love black and white pictures. I chose this picture because it is so fun. I love her headband and messy hair.

 

4. I love this photo wall of black and white pictures!

 

5. I love this idea! Anytime S’mores.

Source: tipjunkie.com via Ashley on Pinterest

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5 Things I Like…

1. I like these 15 ways to pull your bangs back.

2. I love this fun photo idea.

 

3. This is a fun idea to do with the kiddos.

 

4.I love Jessica Turner’s (from The Mom Creative) tips on how to use Pinterest well.

5. I love tea parties.

 

p.s. Don’t forget to vote for Pencilled Daydream on the Top 25 funny moms for 2012. Click the icon below. Once on their site, scroll down until you see Owen’s picture, and then click the thumbs up button to vote. You can vote once a day and no registration is required. The contest ends in 5 days. Thank you for voting!!!

Fun Stuff Fridays..

5 Things I Like…

1. I love organization. I need to try this in my bathroom.

 

2. I love this photo.

3. I am redecorating my living room, and I am making a family photo wall. This is inspirational for that project.

 

4. I would love to try to braid my hair like this.

 

5. If only I had buttons.

 

Happy Friday!

Fun Stuff Fridays…

5 Things I Like…

1. I love flowers! Roses are still my favorite.

2. I love Thursdays, because I get to hang out with these two girls (Lauren and Dani). We are doing a Bible Study on James together.

3. I love little trays! I think it makes an afternoon snack even more fun.

4. I love plays! Mark and I recently saw a play called Questioning Aslan.

5. I love getting prayer requests. Check out the Prayer Request Page if you’d like me to pray for anything.