5 Things: Our Father’s Day… The Good, The Bad, and The Funny

5 Things: Our Father’s Day… The Good, The Bad, and The Funny

Hi Friends and Happy Father’s Day to all of our daddies and daddies-to-be! We have had a wonderful day showering Patrick with love, and now that we are home and he is taking a little evening Father’s Day nap, I decided to sneak on here and write a little post for all of you about the ADVENTUROUS day that we have had. So here it goes…

5 Things: Our Father’s Day… The Good, The Bad, and The Funny:

1. So, here is how our morning began…. Well, I should really give y’all a little backstory first. I was FORCED BEYOND MY WILL to take a HUGE portion of cake home from the baby shower yesterday. And not just ANY section of cake, it was more like the entire side which had an ENORMOUS amount of LUSCIOUS FROSTING. Which I usually do not complain about free cake, but this cake was DANGEROUS y’all!

It was a fabulous, homemade, incredibly moist, creamy, rich, buttery, melt in your mouth, almond flavored cake…. And it tasted exactly like Wedding Cake. And here’s the problem, Wedding Cake is my one weakness! It is my favorite and I lose all of my senses and become completely clutched in its grasp while in its presence. Well, on my way home yesterday evening, I tried my very best to get rid of it all. I dropped some off to my grandparents, and then brought the rest to the boys. I left it on the counter hoping they would devour every last morsel.

But when I woke up this morning and headed into the kitchen, there it was… just STARING at me! One glorious piece of cake left. It was as if Jesus had saved it just for me! I tried to resist at first, but as I walked past to retrieve the coffee creamer from the fridge, I got one heavenly sniff and immediately fell into its evil clutches. I had no other choice but to gobble it up at once. Plus, you know that I am an adult, and it IS technically okay for me to eat cake for breakfast… And that is EXACTLY what I did.

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Up-Cycled Bicycle Planter Box

Up-Cycled Bicycle Planter Box

Hi Friends! For anyone who has ever wondered where we get our LOVE of up-cycling from… well, look NO FURTHER! My grandparents taught us everything we know. They are old-school up-cyclers…. They were up-cycling when up-cycling wasn’t even COOL! Like, it wasn’t even a thing back then. But they did it and did it well, and are still doing it to this day!

I don’t always post their projects, but this one was so cute, I couldn’t help myself. They have been hard at work making this fun little planter box to put their “Watch For Children” sign in at the front of our driveway. (They are always making sure their grandbabies stay safe)

This little bike originally belonged to our oldest son, and it made its way through 2 more of our kiddos before it finally BIT THE DUST. It actually had a little help from daddy’s truck, but oh well… they had to learn the hard way not to leave their bikes in the driveway. (It was the first, and will hopefully be the last time they will make that mistake)Continue reading

Three Piece Family Heirloom Set

Three Piece Family Heirloom Set

Hi Friends! We recently had the pleasure of working with our sweet clients, the Bell family. Mrs. Bell had recently inherited a few pieces from her grandparents and was looking to have them refinished to match her home. These pieces are very SENTIMENTAL to her because she was extremely close to her grandparents, and her grandfather HANDCRAFTED all of these beautiful pieces himself. (And he did a fabulous job, we might add!)

Since these pieces are going to be used in separate rooms, Mrs. Bell decided to do 2 separate looks. She wanted one of the chairs and the end table to match, and then she wanted the remaining chair to match a piece they already had. We loved this idea because it shows how 2 pieces that MATCH exactly (the chairs) could look so DIFFERENT from one another with just a little paint!Continue reading

Did Any Of You Guess Correctly?

Did Any Of You Guess Correctly?

For those of you who may have NO EARTHLY IDEA what was cooking away in our pot last week, we were making ORANGE MARMALADE! Yum! Our sweet grandparents grow several varieties of citrus trees, and we just LOVE making orange marmalade with the FRESH FRUIT every Fall.

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Happy 54th Wedding Anniversary To Our Grandparents!

Happy 54th Wedding Anniversary To Our Grandparents!

We would like to wish our grandparents a very HAPPY 54th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY! Y’all are EXCELLENT role models, and INSPIRE us all with your constant and unwavering LOVE, SUPPORT, GUIDANCE, WISDOM, and LAUGHTER. We love both of you more than you could ever imagine! Here’s to 54 MORE years… Hey, a girl can HOPE, can’t she? 😉

Who Can Guess What We Are Making?

Who Can Guess What We Are Making?

Hi friends! Who can GUESS what we’re making tonight!?!? 😉

HINT, HINT… It’s going on our Thanksgiving ham!

Check back with us to find out!

UPDATE: Click HERE to see what we made!

We Went Satsuma Pickin’ Today!

We Went Satsuma Pickin’ Today!

It’s FALL here in Louisiana, and that means it is time for our satsumas to start RIPENING! Ours are just starting to make this year, so we only have a few on our tree,  but our Maw Maw and Paw Paw have TONS! So, we decided to do a little SATSUMA PICKIN’ today while we were visiting with them. As y’all can see, the kiddos had a BLAST!Continue reading

Who Remembers Doing This?

Who Remembers Doing This?

Yep! And we still do! We are so BLESSED to still have our grandparents with us, HAPPY and HEALTHY! Now our kiddos get to enjoy shelling peas with them too!

And we LOVE fresh peas. I eat them right out of the pod. 🙂

Happy Grandparent’s Day

Happy Grandparent’s Day

Happy Grandparent’s Day to all of our WONDERFUL grandparent’s out there! We hope all of you had a GREAT time with your grandbabies today! And if they live far away, we hope you at least had a chance to talk to them over the phone. 🙂

Today, we are sending our love to the SPECIAL grandparents in our life, our Maw Maw and Paw Paw, Grammie and Grampie, and Nonna and Paw Paw Randy! We LOVE all of you very much, and are very THANKFUL to have each of you in our lives. <3