Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Everyone's invited to another party......


(Bring your own decorating dilemmas!)

Amanda at Serenity Now is having another party!

I thought I was going to get my house soooo organized after basketball was finished and I had more time-ha! We moved right into softball, soccer and lacrosse with not even a week's break. My house was really, really, really neglected during basketball season and it shows-stuff everywhere and cabinets and closets a mess-so much so, there have been a couple of things I have not been able to find-that's bad!! With the kids off for spring break this week, I still haven't been able to get much done but that's my goal for the next few weeks!!

Right along with organization, my house needs a pick me up! I haven't decorated much since my first daughter was born-we've gotten a few new rugs, new drapes for the living room, painted the half bath and my older girls' room but that's it!! We still have mostly white walls, hardly no pictures on the walls and I'm getting tired of the curtains that have been up since we moved in!!

So...........since I love a party and I definitely could use some decorating advice..... I present my foyer

boring! This is view to the right of the door when you enter. I thought I'd start here-it was a tough choice-which dilemma should I start with!!! My question is what should I put in the space next to the door? The space measures 56 inches (from front door to corner) and 11 inches to molding-14 inches including molding. My problem is I don't want anything sticking out into the doorway to the dining room (the molding starts the entry way to the dining room).

Here's a picture from the stairs. I hung a old map of our town up above the light switches because there was a nail there-I'm never sure how to place items on the wall when there are light switches.

This is the view when you walk into the foyer from the front door-just in case you want to see the rest (and possible add any other suggestions you have!) The whole foyer is about 9 ft by 14 ft. Forget the plant that you see on the bureau-my daughter just knocked it down and I don't think it's going to make it. I think it needed to go anyway!! I definitely want to keep the bureau there-fits perfectly and it's great for storing mittens, hats, etc. I do need to spice it up a bit and stop leaving our library books on it.

Ok-this has nothing to do with the foyer but as soon as my girls see the camera.... Happy girls playing on vacation!!

I'd love to hear any ideas, suggestions-I'm excited to see what everyone thinks.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

A Happy Little Momma.....

My 4 year old was a bit concerned that her baby didn't have a diaper yesterday. Guess she wasn't cleaning up after any accidents. She started off trying to use some of her brother's diapers and was a bit distressed when I told her they weren't for play-she wasn't buying the they are to expensive for play explanation. She then asked if I could make one and I had a very happy 4 year old when I told her I thought I could. Ahhhh, crafting is a wonderful thing! A happy little momma makes a very happy big momma!

I searched for baby doll diaper tutorials and found a tutorial for the simple baby doll diaper that sounded right up my alley!! I had some white fleece and velcro so we were all set-quick, fast and easy!! I had to adjust the pattern because her baby doll was much smaller. I cut out the original size and then just altered it by trying it on the baby. I eyed the velcro, sewed it on and we were in business!!

I'm not quite sure I'm this happy when I'm changing diapers!!

My daughter has been changing lots of diapers since yesterday afternoon. She keeps putting the diaper on the edge of the couch and then saying to me "could you get me a new diaper please?" Guess what I always forget to grab when I'm changing the baby!

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Dishing It with Serenity Now.......

totally by accident yesterday- or is it on accident?? aaahh mommy brain-in my anticipation for the new season of Glee

I met a fellow Gleek who's having her very first blog party today

Gotta love a party!! What a fun way to get to know other bloggers, meet some new friends and find some great blogs to read!!! Amanda will be partying monthly over at Serenity Now and I'm joining in today! This first month is kind of a get to know everyone and why they started blogging. Here's my why.......

~How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging in November of 2008.

~Why did you start blogging?
I was lucky to get chosen to participate in the YCMT Thrifty Under Fifty Challenge. I started this blog to show the gifts I made for the challenge.

~Tell me about your blog's title. Why did you choose it?
I chose the title because we have 7 people in our family so we're 7 all together. I know-very original, but I've since read it's good to have a number to start your blog title so you show up first in ABC order-yeah, I knew that.

~What do you blog about?
I blog about our family, my kids and my sewing and craft projects.

~What is your favorite thing about blogging?
My favorite thing about blogging is how much bloggers share with each other-information, tutorials, advice, the list goes on and on. I also love that blogging gives me a bit of adult conversation-there are days when my reading my comments is the only adult interaction I have-and boy, do I need it!!

~If you had to choose one famous person to become your blog's next devoted reader, who would you pick?
I'm not sure on this one-I have some great followers now.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter Share

Here's a bit of our Easter weekend........

It was such a beautiful Easter here.........we couldn't have asked for nicer weather......

to enjoy a soccer game, a birthday party, playing outside, Easter Egg coloring, visiting with family and a huge outdoor Easter egg hunt!

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