My 5 & Me

Hello Again!

Hello Again

Nova & Bailey

Another year has passed and it’s been a busy one for us.  We are still working on our house and are looking forward to moving in very soon!

 I have not been junking, creating, or decorating for an entire year and I am so ready to get back to it.  My thoughts about it have not been absent believe me!  Telling myself no has not really been in my vocabulary before.  I think Im doing well but am going to go NUTS when I give myself the green light.

Last summer I managed to get some flowers planted and tried to do the garden thing.  Apparently you have to water things and weed to make your garden fruitful.  Who knew!! All kidding aside I’m looking forward to try it again this year.

I’m blaming my garden fail on the dirt bike accident I had last summer.  I wiped out and dislocated my left elbow, had surgery and spent the rest of the summer trying to heal. 

Although the house is not done we still take time for family and have them here from time to time.  Jessica & Kory hosted a gender reveal party here.  It was a perfect day to announce the pending arrival of a little girl.  Lacey was born right before Christmas.   

We adopted another dog in September and I am loving it on the most part.  Nova, the one on the right, is a year old and Bailey, on the left, is our new addition and about 10 months old.  Having two dogs is like a house full of kids again.  Stop that, sit down, wipe your muddy feet, stay, eat, oh my god you’re throwing up again tossed in an abundance of hugs and kisses.  Sound familiar?

This year has been a year of learning for me.  I grouted both of the showers, stained and finished 22 windows, and am currently refreshing the woodwork and doors. Very long and challenging but everything looks awesome!

What have all of you been working on?  Have you found any great junk?  How is your family?  I miss our little store and miss catching up with all of you!

I’ll post pictures when the house if done and we are moved in.

Happy New Year!



My Number One Glue

IMG_20140111_095455_208-1Today I wanted to tell you about my number one glue!  My husband, Bill.

When this all started my good friend asked me if my husband was on board with my business adventure.  I acknowledged he was.  Lately, I have realized what that really means.

Bill works a full time job, spends every evening working in the shop after working all day, rarely gets to enjoy a home cooked meal, endures far more aches and pains than I do, has to listen to me, a great dad to all our kids, makes sure all our bills are paid at home, takes care of so much more than one could realize, still has a sense of humor, keeps the motivation truck moving, and somehow finds the love in his heart to give me a hug when I need it most.

Thank you for holding us all together!  I appreciate everything you do and I love you!

Go on everyone, tell your glue how much you love and appreciate them today!