summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Friday, November 4, 2016

living room makeover....little by little...

The black box shelves we scored from the thrift store...all painted white and hung rather crookedly...and the mirror, it was oak before the chalk paint.

These mirrors were $7.99 for the three of them, Marshall's. The gray lamps were marked down, 70% off at Target, so they were $8 something.

Suri...on the couch.

And the kitties know where the warmth is...

Today, two little friends are coming to visit us...Mr. Sebastian and Miss Linnea, four year old twins, (almost five!). We are going to have a good day with them, some crafts, some snacks, and some playing with toys that no one uses much here anymore. Cam is excited to have small kids to play with, she still likes to play but Charlotte Claire balks at it most of the time, preferring nail polish and gymnastics.

It's going to be a rather quiet weekend here, some of the kids are going to Toronto, some to New York City. Paul and I will be here with the two little girls...Joseph will be home, and Margaret, but Margaret will be busy...she's getting married next month, and is busy fixing up the house they will be moving into.

Wedding plans, shower plans, what will we all wear? Gifts and food and cupcakes...then there's Christmas, we will be celebrating was a family the day after the wedding, as long as all the older kids from far and near have the time off from work, and are actually here. That means getting a tree early, too. It's a busy time, yet here I sit. I am not gifted with the planning ahead talent. I know there's lots to do, but can't do it until I have to do it.

The little girls planted themselves on the arms of my chair this morning, covered in fleece blankets, and we looked at DIY sweater wreaths. We have big plans. They are also going to paint some bottles for me, for Christmas. They are now eating a pomegranate. :)


Susan said...

It looks great Della! I love the critters all comfy around the house!

Marilyn from Canada said...

I think your decorating is coming together and looks lovely. It all takes time and money and I always say "Rome wasn't built in a day". A work in progress you might say. You are going to be busy for sure. I am a list maker when I have a lot on my plate otherwise I just can't manage it. It works for me. Have a great day ☺️☺️

Marilyn from Canada

16 blessings'mom said...

And...I went to Hobby Lobby today...dangerous!!! I went to get wedding shower gifts for Margaret, and a housewarming gift for Mali, and I ended up getting a few things for the walls is an overwhelming place. Phew.