Thursday, June 21, 2012

Celebrating Life Events

Aren't most life events just smile makers? 
We had so many reasons to celebrate the weekend of June 9th. 
Rob, our nephew and beautiful wife Jenny were sealed in the Logan Temple 
with their new adorable son, Christian.

 Dean and Shaura had their family gathered from Austria, England, Hawaii and Utah...
and Ronald and Marie had their children gathered in under their wings from 
Las Vegas, Vienna, New Hampshire and Utah...
 and we got Brady for 5 entire days all to ourselves!
It really was a weekend to celebrate.

 We were one happy group of people.

 This family is so much fun!  They understand love very well.

The night before we hosted a BBQ in our yard. The menu consisted of:
make your own sliders with lots of topping options,
salads, fresh fruit and Aggie ice cream.  
It was great to meet everyone in Jenny's family.
The evening was practically perfect in every way!

 We love our family...especially as it grows and expands!

Friday, June 15, 2012

One Room at a Time

 Our downstairs bathroom has been begging for a facelift for YEARS! All the old Alaska fishing decor really needed to go bye bye. Less than a week before we would have house guests, I got the mojo to finally get it done! The wallpaper border had to come down....
 This product worked wonders!  I just scored the paper, sprayed on and it magically pealed off.  It worked so well that I wasn't really finished having fun pealing it off :)
The finished room is just as sweet as can be.  Emily suggested a soft blue.  We found the beautiful color of Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore and had my favorite paint store mix it for me in choice of paint - Porters.  It tuned out beautiful.  I chose a linen white for the cabinets.  I applied a gripper coat first without sanding them.  I plan on adding a couple of coats of clear varnish as well.

 The end result is very peaceful and soothing with a great vintage vibe.

Funny what color does on the computer screen.  The towels are almost a perfect match with the paint in real life.  We will line the cubbies we left the doors off with a fun paper soon and cover up the adjustable shelf holes.  We couldn't be happier with the results.

Photos from our family weekend coming soon.  I have kits to put together and a date to Summerfest with a girlfriend this afternoon :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sweet Sixteen

Our baby is sixteen today.  It hardly seems possible!  
What a beautiful, charming, sweet 16 year old she is.
We love you Emily.  
Thanks for keeping our home
young and fun.

She stayed up all night after friends hit the hay to watch
the sunrise on her day. Emily is a goal setter.
She joined her parents for dinner at one of our favorite
eateries in Logan, Jacks Pizza. A little driving, shopping, gift opening
rounded the day out nicely. She also helped me transform some chairs
for the studio.  We look forward to a family dinner this Sunday.

Color Play!

Much more fun than drab brown, don't you think??