Hallway Make Over

We decided that the wood in the house had to go. So, its all being painted white! (Except the kitchen cabinets of course) So, here’s pics of our hallway before and during painting. I think the hallway looked a little drab, dull, & boring with the wood.  The white it making it come alive!

After all the trim and doors were white we decided to paint the lower half of the wall. The upper half has a cool wall paper with ivy on it & has kind of a texture shaping it like bricks. That’s staying for now.

We wanted to bring out more of the green from the ivy into the rest of the hallway, so we choose a light, fun green for the lower half of the wall. I think the colors all together make the hallway pop. It looks so bright & fun! We also changed out the light covers.
All the pictures on the hallway walls are our extended family. I love having pictures up for every to see.

Office Make Over

We have been doing more painting. This time my office. It started out a pale yellow with an ugly flowery border. (See pics below. First picture is from the listing, before we bought the house. But it shows the color of the room. ) Now it is bright teal with white trim. The closet had older bi-fold wooden doors, that are now gone! We hung a cute purple curtain over the closet opening that just pops with the teal walls. My homeschooling supplies are all organized on shelves inside the closet, my crafting shelves are in the room, all my pictures are up on the walls and my office/craft room is now complete.



Eric’s Cosplay/Halloween Costume

My creative son created his own Cosplay/Halloween costume this year. He is a character of his own design. We got most of the items for his costume from Goodwill. He can continue to wear it after Halloween for any cosplay/Anime events he attends. He also entered a costume contest as a local comic store that he frequents & he won! He was so excited! He took some pictures with one of his close friends as well as someone who came into the comic store dressed as one of his favorite characters, Dead Pool.

Meet Annabelle


Say hello to the newest member of our family, Annabelle! She is a Chihuahua/Pug mix. Also known as a “Chug”. She looks more Pug that Chihuahua in the face though. My hubby and I had been talking about getting a dog for a while, and our youngest has been begging for one for years. But due to landlord issues in Oklahoma we weren’t able to get one. Well, after years and years of waiting we found a landlord that said we could get a dog! We preferred a small indoor dog to start. So, on Monday, March 9th, the boys and stopped into the Alexander County Animal Services to see what kinds of dogs they had for adoption. They didn’t really have any small dogs available, but took my name and info and what kind of dog we were looking for and they said they would call me first if any dog came in fitting what we wanted. Well, about 3:30 the same day they called! They had an owner surrender this beautiful little girl due to landlord issues. They didn’t have her 30 minutes before calling me. The boys and I went over right away to check her out. Well, lets just say it was love at first sight! She was so sweet and calm. (Probably cause she was scared) But she came to me and boys easily and snuggled us. We all knew she was perfect. She did have a little bald spot on her butt from a previous issue with fleas, but we could deal with that. We asked how soon we could get the paperwork started and what we could do to adopt her. Surprisingly enough it was a very easy process. I signed a few papers, paid the $75 and she was ours. She was given her shots and a microchip, in cause she ever gets lost we can find her. She is scheduled for a spay appointment next week. We brought her home and began spoiling her right away. The kids loved on her and gave her lots of attention.

When I picked up hubby from work that day we went straight to Wal-Mart to get her lots of goodies. She got a bed, food, treats, and flea shampoo (just in case there was any lingering fleas).  Within the first few hours being with us she perked up and became and very active, happy dog. We decided to call her Annabelle and she started responding to the name right away.
We her to the groomers the next day to have her nails trimmed. The boys have been great about taking her out to potty about every hour. They even wipe her paws on the rug when they come in if its wet outside.
She gets very excited when my hubby comes everyday and has to give him lovins and lots of kisses.  Between the boys playing with her and snuggling her through out the day she is all tuckered out by the end of the day and ready to sleep.

She is sleeping in a doggy crate in the evenings and does great in it. We have only left her home alone once and she was put in the doggy crate for that. Because she is such a social animal we thought it best.

I think she has made a great addition to our family.

GE DIGITAL CAMERA Here’s Eric holding her like his baby. She is more than content in his arms.