Recently I helped with a project for someone who needed a little help with art to finish off her dining room. The dining room itself is gorgeous! Originally she wanted charcoal etchings, but when I came across these I couldn't help but through it out there. She loved them and alas they are happy in her home. Low and behold this certain someone ended up having a beautiful blog and posted about it last week. You can also see more pictures and a fabulous before and after.

{The second image is from my home before I shipped them off. Sun and glass are never friendly}


Pretty Please

What is this oddity you may ask. Well, our local Hoover Toyota is hosting a giveaway! To enter you had to make a short video and then do the annoying thing and try to get people to vote for it. Ha. The prize is a Toyota Camry. How fabulous would that be!?!?! We entered VERY late and we are WAY behind in votes {I think the top contender has over 700} so I thought I would reach out here and see if you all would be kind enough to vote for us!!! Pretty please?

*by the way I am obviously not an actor.

*We are labeled the Coldiron Family and the Camry with Ellie's sweet face on it.



Father's Day Giveaway!

On Mother's Day once KJ handed me over his card his immediate response was "when is Father's Day?!?!". Needless to say we have been looking forward to this day for quite some time. Ha. Minted was gracious enough to host another giveway for Two Ellie friends. They are giving away 150 free greeting cards to you all! I have to say that leaves quite a few chances to win! I think their cards are quite smart, fun, and unique which are all wins in my book.

So easy to enter... just enter your info here and you are signed up!

They also have the best art, stationary, notebooks, etc... Just a thought if you have yet to pick a Father's Day gift out.



I hope you all are having a great week! I for one am loving having the babies at home. For Memorial Day we went to a cookout at some long time friends. They just moved into a new fabulous house that I had the pleasure of decorating. I will hopefully share that soon. It's a good example of using what you have in new ways in order to make you love it all over again. Now back to the day at hand... We had a blast and I am grateful that the Mr brought the camera. These are the days I want to remember. There was a house full, but wasn't sure who really wanted their pic on the blog. Ha. These friends I knew wouldn't mind. Best of friends, wives of Act of Congress, and Jessica also indulged us in getting a pic of the Mr and I. It was a great way to kick off summer even if I didn't wrap up all my decorating jobs like I hoped I would before the kiddos got out of school. Life is good.

*giveaway coming up tomorrow!

*also need new sunnies. These obviously have been sat on one to many times. Ha


How Does Your Garden Grow?

Today is the last day of school and I could not be any more excited! We don't have big plans, but I do know tending the garden will be high on our list. I really need to do an update on the raised veggie beds soon. They are doing great! The kiddos have picked strawberries and snap peas thus far. The downside from growing most from seed is that we have to wait longer to harvest. Oh well. While the Mr was getting his hair cut I came across the top image in Travel & Leisure. I am smitten! A dream garden for me really. The bottom is a snippet from one of our beds. It's starting to fill in quite nicely. Needs a bit of weeding, but that is on next weeks agenda. Getting my hands dirty is my favorite.