Monday, June 27, 2011

The Game Room is on it's way...

Our game room/ wanna be craft room has been stagnant for quite some time now. Between my multiple decor personalities, lack of time and of course there is always that budget thing, not much has gone on in this room. When we first purchased the home in late 2007 it looked like this....

I was feeling very "Tuscan" in 2007 so before long it looked like this..

(Try not to be distracted by the Lil' Man and his buddies rockin' out)

I'd love to show you a staged photo of what the room looked like but I never thought to take one B.B.
That's "Before Blogging"

These next photos are the closest your going to get.

A little vignette on my old desk showing some of my thrift store finds.

A shot of our video game area. Even though the color looks horrid in this photo it was perfect for the Tuscan look and appeared much nicer in person.

This was my little craft corner. I loved the way it looked but it wasn't enough storage.

Well since then the room has survived quite a few of my "color of the moment" phases.

And so has Mr. Treasures.

We finally settled on a cream color for the walls and hung the Cost Plus curtains!

The red hutch now sits between the windows where my desk once was.
(still need to hang the second set of cost plus curtains)

If you follow along on facebook you'll know that this is the 5'8' Jute rug from Cost Plus World Market that was originally $149.00 marked down to $45.00. If that wasn't good enough? The always friendly Mr. Treasures managed to get another $10.00 off! We can put that towards the pile of bills you see in the photo! HA!!

Along the other wall is a Sidewalk Sunday special....

That will soon hold wicker baskets full of crafty goodness similar to this photo

from Atlanta Homes by Erica George Dines

 Did you see the HUGE bubble gum machine?

We scored that from Grandpa Treasures. Just need to fill 'er up!

Yep, It is safe to say that the Game Room is on it's way.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Time to announce the winner!!

I excluded myself,  my mother and of course the Author of the book Tracie from Connor's Gift, then I gave everyone left a number. I asked Lil' Man "Quick, pick a number between 1 and 8." He said "6, why?"   I told him, "You just decided who was going to be lucky enough to get a free copy of Connor's Gift!"

Lucky number 6 is.......

 Kristin from Bringing Pretty Back!!

 LOVE her blog!!

 If you are not familiar with it, you MUST go there now!!
She has an amazing way of reminding us how to conduct ourselves as Women.

For those of you who did not win, you can go here and purchase your very own copy for $16.95 plus shipping.

Thank you for taking the time to comment and follow Connor's Gift on Facebook.

 I really appreciate it and I know Tracie and her family does as well.

Don't forget there is a button on my sidebar.

 Spread the word!!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

How about a little summer reading?

Today I want to share with you Connor's Gift.

 This is a book written by an amazing woman Tracie, whom I am lucky enough to call family.

Tracie at our Annual Mother's Day Tea Party 

Even better than that?
                It's written about her beautiful son, 


This amazing book sold out on Amazon at least once that I know of!

Here is what someone had to say about the book 
(The Forward correct?)

"Connor's Gift introduces the world to a very special boy and the family who love him. He is at once funny, charming, silly and sweet, and can also be a challenge that most would wish to avoid.
Until you've met this dynamic and very special boy, you cannot know what life with an autistic child is like in this New Age. And that is what makes Connor's Gift such an outstanding read."

I decided to give one away so someone else could enjoy the Carlos Family journey.
Even if you don't know anyone with Autism in their life, this is an amazing, inspirational story that everyone can enjoy.

If you would like to be entered into the drawing, here's what I would like you to do..

Stop by Connor's Gift Facebook page and say a quick hello. Even better, "Like" it!

I would love it if you could help spread the word about this amazing book as well!

I've included a button at the top of my side bar for you to use if you'd like to help out.

And last but not least,  leave me a comment!

Let me know, do you know anyone with Autism?

I would love to leave the drawing open until Connor's birthday which happens to be the same as Lil' Man's, but I'm too excited for you to start reading this amazing book- so waiting until July 31st is just too long!

How about we give it until....

June 12th

"I am here, and I will wait for you to put aside all your preconceived notions until you absolutely fall in love with me; and when you do, you will be loving YOU."