Its time for a little something different

I have been toying with the idea of having a more "specialized" blog for probably a year now. I by NO means am a specialist of any kind but there are things that I (we) have been through in the last few years that I feel I may have some things to contribute to the blogging world. Right now the only people who read this are friends and family but hopefully if someone needs help with something similar, they can find it here.

I have several identities. I am a woman. I am a daughter. I am a sister. I am an aunt. I am a friend. I have so many things that make me, me but above all, I am a wife. I am an Air Force wife. I am a mommy. I don't have the pitter patter of little feet resounding through my house but I do have two beautiful, glorious little angels up in heaven watching out for me. I like the idea of of chronicling my journey in this somewhat new world, sharing my experiences, and lessons learned and maybe, just maybe I can reach out to someone.

I will be trying to reformat the look of my blog to make it fit the new purpose and will be back soon to start this new journey. Lots of love to all my dear ones.

♥ Mrs. S.


yeah, we still play like kids.

you know how i got to hobby lobby a lot? well cody almost always indulges me and comes along. this is why i bought him this mentos/diet coke bomb thing. i had never seen it so he made me do the honors. in the video you'll see he was really trying to get me to vomit by having diet coke spray me. i loathe diet coke. it is satan juice. GROSS. we are bringing it to arizona with us because we have dreams of seeing jacob experience the wonder. hopefully amber doesn't see this before we get there. or better yet, hopefully she does so she can show jacob and the excitement can build up.


bedroom before and afters

I wish I had a super nice camera and the knowledge to edit photos to make them look all artsy. Alas, I do not and I cannot so these photos are what you get.

I just love everything about our new bedding. Don't mind the clutter on our chest or anything else you may see around the room. I found a fabulous dark aqua colored velvet pillow that sits in front of the green ones and just ties everything in so great. I'm just too lazy to go take a new picture.

I had been eyeing these lamps for a good three months before I got them. Chic and modern. Love them :)

We have this wicker chest in our room holding some extra blankets but the color had been bugging me so I painted the solid wood black by hand, taped it off, then spray painted the wicker white. I love it so much more now that it coordinates.

Cody built this chest with hooks last year and I loved having a place for our shoes in our entry in Utah but our entry is just not shaped right for it here in GA. It sits in our master bedroom and my purse hangs on it along with our keys. Inside is more storage for our summery things as well as hats and scarves and gloves. It has those two cubbies that I had searched for the perfect baskets to fit into but had had zero luck. Cody comes home and sticks his wallet, base id's, pens, ear plugs, and bits and pieces of his uniform in the cubbies. It had been bugging me so badly. I was at Hobby Lobby last week and found these perfect "antiqued" white baskets for 3 dollars each so I bought them and love them. You can no longer see Cody's jumble of Airman stuff and they go perfect with the chest because that has the antiqued look as well.

I will not even try to go into the story behind the hat boxes. It would take a zillion seconds and words can just not do justice to the absolute fiasco that it was. I had the center one originally for a couple years and eventually found matching ones at Hobby Lobby.

If this were a perfect world my room would be a lot bigger with clean white walls, beautiful wainscoting, and shining hard wood floors. Too bad its not and we're renting this house so I cannot and will not invest money into this house. For now, the mini room makeover is enough.


Cody's Birthday Post

I still don't wanna blog but I owe Cody a birthday post and he thinks blogging is good for me so here I am.

Cody's birthday consisted of me baking cupcakes, taking him lunch and a big batch of those delicious cupcakes to his shop, meeting everyone in his shop (I was flippin' nervous), Cody opening his presents, and going to din din at a delicious bbq joint here called Smoke 'N' Pig (heavenly sweet potato sufle oh my lanta), and then blowing out the candles on his own batch of cupcakes. I told him I'd blog it but I needed his five birthday words. This is what he said, "Delicious, wonderful, relaxing (the weekend was atleast), profitable, and stupendous."