Guest Bedroom Redo

I spent Saturday working on a surprise house project. Josh had to work and I really was having an itch to do something around the house. We had discussed painting the guest room a few days before and I showed Josh some paint samples I was thinking of using in the room but, not much more discussion was done about this. I started off wanting light green as an accent wall with grey as the main color, then for a night I thought I wanted sea foam green, and then at home depot getting paint I changed my mind and got a different light green then any of the samples I had. I took some pictures with my iPhone so they are not the best but, you can get the gist from them. 
Whoops, just noticed I didn't take any before pictures but, envision a room with 4 white walls and furniture.

It's funny how painting a room and added some pretties to it makes the house feel more alive. Hubby agrees too so I must be right about it!
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Sick Doggie Makes me Sad

Our happy, crazy, energetic, gotta lick something at all times puppy, Mishka, has been sick since Saturday night and it's so so sad to watch. Luckily, in the grand scheme of things she will be fine but, she has been so pathetic and needy and it gets to my heart. 

She only has energy to sleep so I got together her favorite comforter and she snuggled right up and went to sleep, all day! Healing is hard work!
One of the kitties must have made contact with Mishka's eye during their daily boxing matches and ruptured her cornea just like that. We think the cat's nail was dirty (eww, aren't they always?!) and it not only scratched Mishka's eye but, also made it get very infected. If your know our cats, you know that Wednesday has 7 nails on both front paws and he can throw some nasty blows so I'm guessing it was him. 

Anyways, she's on 1 eye drop every hour and another eye drop every 4 hours plus she's taking a pill every 8 hours. This has been keeping momma very busy and luckily after Sunday the drops went to every 8 hours so I didn't have to leave work. 

She's been sleeping like 20 out of 24 hours for the past 2 days now and still can't keep that eye open for more than a few seconds. Her temp is coming down but, 103 is still not great! We are hoping she picks up back to her normal self real soon. 

Hopefully she has learned her lesson about those darned cats and their claws but, I doubt it. 
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Off to Maine

I visited my home state of Maine this past week and spent some good quality time with my family. It's hard being 3000 miles away from my entire family so visits like these are super special. Unfortunately, the visits can be kind of short but, I'm thankful to see family no matter what! I was very bad and didn't take many pictures and the ones I did take are not the best quality but enjoy!
One: My brother holding Colton who is his girlfriend's baby (not his).
Two: I spent a good 4 hours with my mom going through childhood items. I will have over 100 beanie babies arrive at my house in the next few days. Also got my American Girl Doll and some stuffed animals that were special to me. 
Three: My dad's dog Truman. He weighs 90 pounds and thinks he's a lap dog.
Four: My dad's younger dog Edward. I call him wiggles because he is always wiggling. 
Five: My mom with Colton.
Six: I caught my mom driving the tractor in her pajamas! (sorry mom haha)

I had a blast and miss everyone so much!   
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These Babies Need You

I don't have much to post about today and not a lot of time to put something together as I'm working from home today. But, please, please, please consider changing these little babies lives!! This video was created by a momma and her kiddos as part of their homeschool project. This momma and her entire family will be moving to Kenya soon to be a huge part of Mattaw Children's Village. They are looking for 75 sponsors in 75 days and YOU can make a difference for these kids! Contact me for any info you may want. Oh, and get ready to cry.

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Jamie Oliver is a Genius

I think it's safe to say that most of us have heard of Jamie Oliver, right?! He's like a hero to me. Not only did he come to America and shake up school food departments, state boards, and cities because of the crap they feed kids, he is shaking up our kitchen! I am not shy to say that I HATE cooking with a passion, just read this post (sorry it's wordy), and I had basically resolved to never being a wife that could make amazing meals that my husband enjoyed. (Sorry Josh)  

But, never fear, Jamie Oliver is here!! Ok, in cookbook form and not in my real life however, that would be awesome if he showed up in my kitchen. I'd kiss him for the genius chef that he is. Anywayyyys, I grabbed 2 books of his from our library on a whim the other day and all my husband did was drool and oogle over the good looking, not processed or boxed, food. Enter: very lame feeling wifey. 

I resolved to pick some meals that I thought I would like and be able to make. Sidenote: I'm also not ashamed to say that I'm VERY picky and on top of many food intolerances this has added to the struggle. Wanna know what I made? This:

Best Part:
Thank goodness for:

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The fall line of wreaths are now up in the shop. It took me a bit longer than expected but, they are done and I'm pretty thrilled with the outcome. I hope you love them too!

p.s. I'm over here sponsoring this lovely blog for the month of September. Go give her some love!

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