Sunday, February 15, 2009


Since I have a few followers(yippee) that I haven't met yet, I thought I would introduce myself! My name is Andrea or Andy, I am 34 and I am married to a really cute boy named Joe.  Every day he gives me a reason to smile. Together we have 5 energetic children.  Every day they give me a reason to smile...and cry...and scream....and wonder how in the world I am going to make it through the day. I truly love them and am so happy I get the privilege of being their Mommy!  
I also thought I would share with you the reason that I blog.... I belong to a wonderful church organization that stresses the importance of education.  I have heard many talks on the subject, and each time I do, I feel an urgency to follow this counsel and become more educated. I have really struggled with the thought because my children are so young and financially it just isn't the best time.  I have felt impressed that I should develop my interests and talents at home until it is a more appropriate time.  I really love to refurbish furniture and I love interior design. Although I feel inadequate, I think it is a blast to learn and try new things.  Blogging about them helps me to stay motivated and helps me to get (hopefully honest) feedback about what works and what does not. The blogging world also gives me incredible ideas and inspiration. I sincerely appreciate that you would take the time to look at the my little projects!

I was introduced to a couple of fun blogs this week. Lisa has some awesome learning activities for kids. She has some really fun projects that give you some productive, quality time with your little ones!  Also my neighbor Cassie has a really fun blog for moms. She has a different focus each day. She has some great ideas and wisdom to share!  

Stay tuned this next week, I am attempting a boys room. My son really wanted a black bedroom. We comprised and decided to try gray with black accents.  
We'll see how it goes. I think the colors will look pretty together, I'm just a little nervous that they might end up looking elegant instead of boyish.  Maybe we'll throw red in there too.  If you've seen any gray bedrooms that have worked please send me a link!  Here's the headboard I bought at DI for $15.
 So boyish right??? I'll be painting it black tomorrow along with a farmhouse shelf above the window.  Wish me luck!! I'm gonna need it!


  1. We don't know each other, but I love that you can see something so ugly as that headboard, or that shelf that is now in your entry way, and turn it into such a cute piece! So jealous....but thanks for the good ideas. Keep them coming!

  2. I don't know you, but I love your blog, you have given me many ideas for my home. I check your blog almost everyday, thanks for the inspiration, even more so knowing that you have 5 kids, WOW!!! You're awesome!

  3. Wow! your husband is cute! I love you sweetie.

  4. Andy, you crack me up. Good luck with the headboard...I think the grey and black will look pretty sweet. Oh, and your husband cracks me up too. The end. :)

  5. I'm love that you change things up so much! How fun! My boys (at least a couple) would totally love black and's Batman's colors! And thanks for the comments about my blog. I'm not sure about wisdom, but hopefully I can come up with a few ideas...LOL!

  6. I love your blog!! I check it all the time- for new ideas!! I would love to try some of the cute things you do - keep posting all of your cool little projects!!

  7. It's nice to meet you!! I love your talent. I am in the same boat as you with the education, so in the meantime I am a preschool teacher in my home. I blog about it because I love sharing ideas and getting them!! keep up the good work!


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