Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Weekend "Poster" Strikes Again!

I guess I am turning into a weekend poster! Sorry! My work week is entertaining enough, but so much so it seems that posting mid week is near impossible. My apologies to the ANB staff in Rogers who are my biggest fans! : )

Friday:

We went to Zack and Amy's house for dinner. Zack made blackened chicken alfredo, Amy made green bean bundles, and we brought salad. We watched a movie and had a fun time! Amy and Zack gave us a late Valentine's day gift- two monkeys on a motorcycle. When you press the tire, the bike plays "Jungle Boogie", and they both dance. It was so funny~ we laughed at her pink hairbow and his leather jumpsuit, because, you know, it looks just like us! : )













Saturday:

David and I ate at Schlotskys for lunch. I tried a gormuet pizza and was not disappointed. I love anything that tastes gormuet, but costs cheap. We love Schlotskys and seriously eat there at least once a week, sometimes two.








We have lived in Northwest Arkansas for 13 years, and Saturday was the first time we had ever seen the horse outside of the florist down from the mall get painted! David grabbed the camera and about merged into another lane snapping pictures. He has turned into quite the blog reporter!



Saturday night, we had dinner with my parents and Rachel and my parents' house. My dad treated us all to steaks. I love living seven minutes from both sets of our families. To say we take advantage of them is an understatement, but in a good way of course! Ha!

My dad has a wood working shop behind their house where he enjoys making furniture and the like. Just this week he finished up a few hanging shelves and a bookcase for my mom's sunroom. She painted them mustard to match the walls in the room, and has started filling the book case with my childhood books. Almost every single book my mom bought for me growing up is still in existence somehwere. She even took the time to write in every single book, and each book has the date and year she gave it to me, and most have some type of "message" from her to me. To say it turned me into a Reading teacher is an understatement. Books and I are tight like that. Ha! She has big plans of teaching my kids to read someday, and loves that dad built her some customized shelving to fit the room.












The boys watched the Discovery channel...



While the girls played with the Chi iron...



And mom and Bichon watched HGTV in the master bedroom.
Ahhh.. the family life! : )



Sunday:

Sunday afternoon, I started a painting project, when I heard noises from the front yard. I was shocked to see the front yard had been dug up!! When I questioned David, he said he thought we needed to install a drainaige pipe under the flowerbeds. He felt that the last time it rained, the rain puddled too heavily over the sidewalk. Sheesh... that man.... He will be the death of me! : ) When he wants a project done, he gets it DONE!!












Sunday evening, I finished a tile for Susan, who has a four-year old grandson, Brandon. Brandon will be "mutton bustin'" in July at the rodeo, and with his birthday in a few days, she wanted something to fit in with his newest hobby. David and I have never been to the rodeo if you can believe that, so I consulted her heavily, and we decided on cowboy boots and a hat, on a half tile. The colors red, white, and blue, with a little black fringe are perfect for a lil' pint sized cowboy!
Enjoy, Susan!





























David hung two new resin crosses I picked up at the Salvation Army (score!!) in the laundry room with an existing cross that was looking a bit lonley!





The Hickman's Valentine's gift found a home in our library.



I hope to post again mid week, as I am finishing up another tile for a consignment shop in Elkins who has requested a tile with their store's name.

Until then, have a great work week, and glorify Him!! Toodles!

51 comments:

  1. Well - you may just post on the weekend - but your posts are so full of stuff - I don't know where to start!
    That motorcycle couple does look like ya'll - so cute!
    I love your pink jump suit - that is the best color on you!
    David is such a hard worker!
    Sounds like ya'll had such a good weekend!
    Oh and the tile is of course SO GREAT!

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  2. I love her bookshelf above the door! Who would've thought about that?!

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  3. Your mom does the exact same thing with all of the books she gives me too. ha!! Im so glad we got to hang out a little bit this weekend! Only 13 more days till we leave to go skiing!!! IM SOOOO EXCITED!!
    love you!

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  4. My sister thinks your hubby looks like Ashton Kutcher. Anyway, you had a packed weekend, looks like lots of fun though.

    By the way, I keep meaning to ask you this. David look familiar to me the first time I saw him on your blog...did he go to the business college at the U of A?

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  5. As always, loved reading about your weekend! I don't know where to start either and I'm really too sleepy to think...Hope you have a great week. :)

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  6. Well there you are!! ;-)

    The tile is by far the BEST one--what quality art work!!!!!!!! Dang, you impress me!

    You must fit me into your busy week this week!! I'm dying for some Jess time!

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  7. You are sooooo creative!! I'm amazed! I love how your mom saved all your books. How sweet! I love childrens books and would love a library like that!

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  8. What a fun weekend! And that tile... Oh my word... SO cute!!!

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  10. Oh my goodness! I've never seen them paint the horse either. I thought they must do it at night! Now you've given us all proof that there is no "horse painting fairy"!
    The tile is so adorable!
    Oh, I love the tile in your laundry room. What kind is it?

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  12. You are a busy girl!

    I adore Scholtzsky's! I've never tried their pizza because I'm in love the with Smoked Turkey Original, but my kids think the pizza is yum-o!

    And I'm cracking up at the different Razorback shirts your husband is wearing. Mine are all so plain!

    How sweet of your mom to save all your books. We are all big readers, and I would love to save my kids' books, but we have SO many. You've inspired me to go back and write the dates in some of them (if I can remember!) or at least write why that book was/is special!

    Have a great week!

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  13. I love that your mom and books have been such a big influenece on you. That is so sweet. I love your moms sunroom. Very pretty!
    The motorcycle that Amy got you is adorable. Yes-it does look like ya'll!
    What was the occassion for the painted horse? Is it there all the time?
    Looking at Bichon, I have decided that my shih tsu has some bichon in her. My Lucy Lu looks much like her, she was sold as a pure bred shih tsu, but I think not. She has the head and body of Bichon. I adore my Lucy like you Love Bichon.
    The tile you made is adoreable. I cannot wait to see the one for the business!
    Can I borrow David? I need some home and garden work. My husband is tech savy. It ends there. Home and garden he knows nothing about. There is a service in town who's slogan says, "We repair what your husband "fixed". Sadly, we are on a first name basis! LOL!

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  14. I love the tile. You are a lucky woman to have such a go getter for a husband. Have a wonderful week!

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  15. I can't believe this: We were in Fayetteville also Saturday and we drove by and saw them painting the horse and I had never seen that before after many many years! Your Mom is so sweet about your books! No wonder you love them so much! When Kelly was a baby, I would cut out pictures of things she liked out of magazines and "make" her a book that she could "read". She really did start reading at age four.

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  16. Okay, you must come help me decorate my house!! Sounds like yall are busy people. I love that your mom wrote in the books, I will have to remember that.

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  17. Amy's little boy is the cutest kid EVER! BTW, what the heck is a Chi-Iron?

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  18. I loved your weekend update! Y'all always do such fun and interesting things! Your laundry room is so neat--seeing it has inspired me to try to make mine a little more "inviting" (probably a strange word for a laundry room, but I really do like doing laundry, so I wish the room was a bit more organized. I finished a curtain for my laundry room a while back, but I'm having a hard time finding pegs to use to hang it??) Your husband sounds like he's great with projects--you never know what he's going to be up to! I think it's cute that you said he has started grabbing the camera for blog updates! I told L I might have to start a new blog with a password that he doesn't know because he keeps making changes to my blog without my "permission" ha! Today I caught him editing a recent entry because I said that the LR zoo did not have a warthog like the Tyler zoo, when in fact LR does have a wart hog! :) He says that I don't give our zoo enough credit. :)

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  19. I was missing you!! but my so many things to comment on!! Love the horse!!! Love your mom's furniture!! Love the shelves...the rug,,,that art...my my my!!! just a Love day!!

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  20. I totally understand about finding time to blog!

    What a fun-filled weekend! I need to head to the Salvation Army girl! Those crosses are great! Maybe I can start filling up my home with accessories at a cheaper price!

    Listen girl...I am impressed with your Hubs! I wish mine would finish hanging my shelves in closets...putting on those last few DOORKNOBS. He is driving me crazy! ha! I try not to nag, but maybe I should. LOL!

    I hope you have a fun week!

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  21. wow! i hope to have a library like that one day! so cool

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  22. It is such a small world. We lived above Pamela for two years. She's like a sister to me in a lot of ways.

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  23. No worries on just posting on the weekend, b/c I LOVE YOUR BLOG! I wish so badly I could meet you!!!
    LOVE: your library, the tile, the collection of children's books, your style, and your love for motorcycles. Definitely agree with Kelly - pink looks GREAT on you! Have a GREAT week!

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  24. I love that pink jump suit too!! That colors looks amazing on you!! I also love that tile, it is so cute for a little rodeo star!!! Are you doing that tile for Teresa Graves in Elkins? I heard she was opening up a consignment shop!!

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  25. yay for the update Jess! SO CUTE ALL OF IT!! =)

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  26. The tile looks so cute! I love how the black fringe looks like barbed wire! I can't believe you haven't been to the rodeo! You must go this summer. We try to make it every year.

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  27. Jessica,
    As usual I am blown away by how much you get done in a weekend. Where doyou get all that energy? I have to tell you I have been inspired because of all your art projects to begin crafting again and try and sell some things.
    My husband and I got the same valentine gift from a friend of ours we LOVE riding our motorcycle. Nothing in the world beats it. Wish you lived closer we could all go riding together. LOL
    Have a great week sweetie.
    Francine Howell!

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  28. It looks like you had a fun weekend. Love that tile! One of my favorites so far.

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  29. I have yet to see the horse painted!!!!!!! I'm so jealous you saw it! I would really like to know how many layers of paint are on that thing! I'm going to miss it when I move!

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  30. Oh my gosh Jessica I love reading your blog! You and David live such an interesting life! I wish I had that much to do on a weekend! You guys are so perfect together! Don't let David know that I left you a comment he tells me not to read your blog! hahaha! Love you guys and Bichon!

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  31. Jessica...you have heard Sister Hazel before? OMGoodness! That makes my day! We were so meant to be friends!

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  32. I LOVE reading about your weekends :)

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  33. My husband, too, has become quite the blog reporter. He is always thinking of things we need to photograph. I love that David does that, too. Oh, I love what your mom did for you with your childhood books. I am so copying that idea about dating them and writing messages in them. That is so sweet!

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  34. Hi Jessica,
    Love the motorcycle couple they look just like you two. It's great that you live so close to your family, family is so important ours is not quite so close but we still get to see them regularly. The gourmet pizza looked yummy it is luchtime here now and I think I might just go and make a pizza of my own.
    Cheers Linda

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  35. Cute tile!! I love the black finge around the edge! It really sets it off.

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  36. I am so in love with those polka dot pillows hiding behind the guys on that couch.

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  37. hey have you read any karen kingsbury? I am in the redemption series and it is SOOOO good!!

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  38. Sounds like a fun weekend!
    My mom kept all of our old books, too! I now enjoy reading them to my kids!! It brings back memories of when my mom and dad read to me. Very Sweet.
    I love your laundry room!! Its too pretty to be a laundry room!! I can't wait to decorate my new house!!
    The cowboy tile looks awesome!

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  39. lip color is amber suede, Mary Kay with alittle gloss on top!!!!

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  40. What a fun weekend! I loved the tile that you painted it is so cute!

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  41. I LOVE the tile! When we have children, if we have a boy first, I want to do his nursery in cowboys and indians stuff! I think it would be so cute!!!

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  42. Your brown/white polka dot top is so cute. I've been eyeing one just like it at TJMAxx for weeks. I think that is my favorite tile yet! Great job!

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  43. Love the new tile! Ladybug's room is done in a Cowgirl theme with real horseshoes lined around the top of her wall!

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  44. Your weekend post are more than I post in a week...lol =) I love them!!!! I love the little biker gift...that is soooooooo cute!!

    Sounds like yall have a fun and relaxing weekend!!!

    I love the new tile project!!! As soon as we know what is going on with the lake house...I'm going to order one for sure!!! =)

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  45. I'm so glad you put your monkey bike out! We had a great time Friday night, Love you!

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  46. This was a fun post a little bit of everything! you are the Cutest couple...you both are always looking so Happy!

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  47. I love all the pictures you always put with your posts! If I ever get another digital camera I will put more on mine! There's nothing wrong with being a weekend poster! A lot of times I don't get to post during the week, and now I'm keeping 2 more children during the week! What was I thinking, or not thinking maybe! Have a great week!

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  48. I miss your posts! Hope you are having a good week!

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  49. a shout out to you in this post:http://lbratina.blogspot.com/2008/03/creative-ideas-for-free.html

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  50. Wow, that's a lot of fabulous stuff! And boy - oh boy you have the most beautiful smile, ever!! Love your hearts day gift. Looks like you've all been very busy - so much fun for us all to read about : )

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  51. where are you weekend poster? LOL

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