Our Schoolroom Renovation

Our Schoolroom Renovation

Hi Friends! With our school year coming to a close, we thought we would share some of the CHANGES and UPGRADES that we have made to our space over the past 8 months! We feel that our space will probably be one that is every-changing as we continue our homeschooling journey, but for the time being we are very pleased with how much we have accomplished this school year.

Since this was our very first year of homeschooling, we kind of JUMPED in with both feet forward. We didn’t know exactly what would work best for us, and fully expected this to be a year of TRIALS and ERRORS. This would be our year of really learning what would work best for our family, and what we were going to have to tweak and change a bit before getting into our groove.Continue reading

We Are At It Again (Part 2)

We Are At It Again (Part 2)

Here is the second part of the blog post that we initially posted Friday night. (If you are just joining us, you can read PART 1 HERE.) There was so much that had happened over the course of Thursday and Friday, and I just knew there was no way that I could do it all justice by trying to condense and cram everything into one post. So here it goes…Continue reading

We Are At It Again! (Part 1)

We Are At It Again! (Part 1)

This was Patrick and I yesterday morning, in the waiting room at the hospital. We were ANXIOUSLY awaiting them to call Patrick back to begin prepping him for his heart procedure yesterday….Continue reading

Rock Out With This Fun Boys Rocker Refinish

Rock Out With This Fun Boys Rocker Refinish

Rock out with this fun boys rocker refinish…

We recently refinished these ADORABLE little rockers for our client, Ms. Laura. Ms. Laura had been holding onto these adorable rockers for quite some time, and since she now has 2 handsome little grandsons, she asked us to refinish them for the boys as a gift. We have been anxiously waiting to post pictures of our finished products, but they were a surprise and we didn’t want to spoil it for her daughter, Tiffani (since she follows our page), and her 2 sons. Continue reading

How $15 Changed Our Outlook On Life!

How $15 Changed Our Outlook On Life!

This past weekend we decided to take a break for a bit to enjoy some time with our babies. This was something that we not only WANTED to do, but something that we really NEEDED to do. Between Patrick’s almost monthly heart procedures over the past 7 months, and working  7 days a week just to keep up with orders, we were in desperate need of a BREAK. And we knew our babies needed some time to decompress just as badly as we did.

Since it is now Spring, and the weather has been absolutely GORGEOUS here in Louisiana, we decided it was high time for a WATER PLAY DAY! So, we picked up some bubbles, a slip n’ slide, snacks, and pulled out last years $0.99 pools from Target and created a fun little surprise our kiddos. While they were inside of our home playing, Patrick and I secretly slipped outside to set up a FUN FILLED day for our family, and realized a valuable lesson in the process.

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM…Continue reading

Happy April Fool’s Day!

Happy April Fool’s Day!

Sounds like a PLAN to us! We have NEVER been good at the whole April Fool’s thing. Either our pranks were TOO LAME, and never fooled anyone, or else we thought that our ideas were TOO MEAN to try on anyone. The most successful trick I have played all day was jumping out and scaring 2 of our 4 kiddos. I am still working on the 3rd, and will not stop trying until I have accomplished doing so for the day. Although, I love scaring people, and do this ALL of the time, so I am not sure if it really constitutes as a real “April Fool’s Prank.”

Have any of you ever gotten away with a successful April Fool’s prank? If so, tell us all about it in the comments section below. Maybe we could try it out next year. Happy April Fool’s Day, Y’all!

Look Who Had Some Excited Visitors…

Look Who Had Some Excited Visitors…

Someone had some very EXCITED visitors yesterday! The kiddos were CHOMPING AT THE BIT to get up to the hospital to see their daddy. They stayed as close as they could to him… Ehmmm… right on top of him, the whole time. He was happy to see them too, and did’t mind one bit!

It is very rare that Patrick is ever away from us, so his presence has definitely been felt over the past few days. He has been doing well and feeling better everyday, and is responding well to the new heart medication. I am happy to announce that he will be able to come home tomorrow! YAY! 😉

Thanks again for all of the PRAYERS, ENCOURAGEMENT, and SUPPORT! We truly appreciate all of you! <3

Do What You Love

Do What You Love

Ain’t that the TRUTH! 😉

We love getting to have our babies help up in the shop… supervised, of course! They get to learn so many awesome things from watching us build, repair, refinish, and up-cycle. And they are so PROUD of themselves when they get to see the finished product that they were able to help with.

At the end of the day, it is all about family and doing what God specifically CREATED you to do! As they say… “If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life.”

(P.S. For our lawyers and doctors out there.. we love ya too!”)

Our Top 10 Ways To Beat Those Winter Blues

Our Top 10 Ways To Beat Those Winter Blues

After having a few weeks of warm weather, we woke up this morning to some very unexpected COLD, GLOOMY weather. Ever since then, I have been feeling kind of down, and unable to shake these WINTER BLUES. Up until today, I had high hopes that this cold weather was behind us, and have been excitedly looking forward to Spring. But today really knocked the wind right out of my sails. 

It comes as no surprise that most people feel down or depressed during the winter months, and it is actually a very common problem that affects a large number of people. It is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). If you think about it, most people are stuck indoors during the winter months trying to stay hidden from the wintery, gloomy, overcast weather outdoors. And we all know that when we are trapped indoors for long periods of time, we aren’t able to get much needed fresh air, sunlight, and social interaction. All of which are essential to a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Well, if you are like us….trying to fight the winter blues, we have a few solutions to help brighten your moon, and get you back on track! Here are some of our top tips for a better, and maybe even enjoyable winter for you and your entire family!Continue reading

Mardi Gras Break

Mardi Gras Break

Today is the official start of our Mardi Gras break! Even though we homeschool, we still follow the calendar of our local school throughout the year. That means, NO SCHOOL ALL WEEK LONG! Woo Hoo! We have thoroughly enjoyed our day so far, and are looking forward to having a fun week with our kiddos. 🙂

Where are you from, and are y’all out this week in your area too?