Friday, November 29, 2013


Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  This time of the year is when I yearn to have my whole family together.  I wish that we were closer to Britnee and her family.  It is hard when your kids grow up!  Bradley spend Thanksgiving  with Laurens family, but he is going to come up here this Sunday for dinner.  We went down to Brighton this year and had dinner at Millies, and it was delish!  I didn't do any Black Friday shopping, I decided that I wanted to spend my time with my family and friends.  It was a wonderful and relaxing day!  Now I am off to do my Christmas decorating!

Monday, November 25, 2013

I love my friends! and Paris....

My dream is to one day go to Paris!  With my seems so romantic and beautiful, and the food...oh my gosh, maybe one of these days I will go!  I would also love to go to Paris with my friend, JoDee, who would know all of the great places to shop!  She would know where all the flea markets are, like I have said, its been a dream of mine for years to go....but since it hasn't happened, I live through my friends vicariously who have traveled there.  This past summer, my friend, Liz, had the opportunity to travel to Paris and brought me back this beautiful clock that she bought at a flea market, I absolutely love it!  These pictures were taken during the summer, as you can tell because I have totally redone my bedding.  I even have a little collection of Eiffel Towers that some of my other friends who have traveled to Paris have brought me back. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Loving my new bedding!

For my birthday this year, I asked my family for Pottery Barn gift cards because I was in need of new bedding!!!  I wish I was more like my mom and daughter, Britnee, who always change out their bed spreads.  I have had the same bedding on my bed for 5 years....I was bored of it, even though I really liked it!!  I loved this bedding online and when I went into the store and saw it displayed, I was totally in love!!  I bought the duvet cover and linen euro pillow shams, I think that I will buy the normal pillow shams this next month when I have some extra money.  Thank you to all my family who got me gift cards!!!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Brenton finally got a "big boy" bed

Better late then never!!!!   Our Brenton is sixteen years old and is six feet tall (we don't know why our boys are so tall, Mike is only 5'8"...)  Brentons bed was always just a metal frame with mattresses.  Our friend was selling this bed that she had just bought because she is moving.  She sold it to us very cheap!!  It takes up alot of space but Brenton loves it, we also got him new mattresses, but he says they are too firm, but I love them!  I can take a nap and fall asleep so quickly on his bed!!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

My new chandelier


My computer has been acting up lately, so I haven't been able to do anything on this blog! 
A couple of weeks ago, some friends of ours bought an older home here in Fort Collins  Mike and I went over to their house to see it and while we were there, they took this chandelier down to throw it away...I asked what they were going to do with it, and they were seriously were just going to put it in the dumpster!!  So, I took it home!!  It was pretty dirty and I didn't like all of the ceramic roses that were all over it.  I decided to take the bottom layer of roses off and put on chandelier prisms.  I love it.  We took the wiring off so it doesn't work, it is just for show!  I love it in the living room and it is the first thing you see when you walk in the house!  The best part about it, is it was free!!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

I Miss My Besties!!

If only we didn't all live so far apart.  With Lisa in Ohio, Allison in Washington and me in Colorado, we don't get to see each other very often.  I still love and miss them though!! 
These pictures were from Cancun Feb 2009 (really has it been that long ago?)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Happy birthday Bristyn!!!

Bristyn is 19 years old now!!  We are so proud of her....she had an awesome Freshman year at Western State Colorado University.  She made the Deans list for her grades, she worked in the cafeteria at the school and she made a ton of friends.  She loves it in Gunnison, and she is only 20 minutes from snowboarding!  She is home now for the summer and got a job working at an assisted living facility, which she is loving.  I love having her home for the summer!!