Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Surprise! I'm still alive! I have been crazy busy (as I'm sure we all were) through the holidays. As soon as it started winding down, I went on a trip for a week to Alabama. I flew back to my old stomping grounds at Fort Rucker to visit my bestie. She recently purchased a home in Enterprise and didn't know quite where to start on her renovations. After many late nights, we came up with a plan for her that fit within her budget, and addressed every room in the house.

And I returned home to many happy surprises! After almost a week with the kids my husband kept the house from burning to the ground. I owe you 5 bucks Katie. On top of that, it was spotless. Oh how I love that man of mine. But the happiest surprise of all was this...

I had mentioned to my husband how I saw a pin (this usually never ends well for husbands) where they used a gumball machine as a fish bowl. Apparently, he took all 4 kids to get the machine, made them waterproof it, went to Petsmart and got the fish, and put it all together. What a  fun welcome home gift. My 3 year old named the fish Doctor Bacon.

I also changed up the bedding in my boys room in December. I bought the quilts from Urban Outfitters. They were clearing out the orange and mustard color and I scored 4 of them for less than $40 a piece. I made the pillows using the painted fabric method I talked about here.

The new fan is from a thrift store in Enterprise. I love the south. It's full of old brick buildings and ice cream shops and friendly people. Every time I go back there, I move retiring to the south a couple places up on my list of priorities.

I also brought home something I'm planning on giving away soon. I'm so excited to show you what it is!


  1. Doctor Bacon? I love it. I want to meet him. It would be nice to see all of you, too, sure.

  2. Absolutely LOVING the new fish "tank"! And "Doctor Bacon"! LOL! Can you tell me where they sell the machine, and how on earth they waterproof it? And sweet deal on the comforters! Too cute!

  3. Yay! I'm so glad you're back. I've missed you and your wonderful blog. The gumball machine fishbowl and Dr. Bacon are fabulous. :)

  4. That's a very cool aquarium!

  5. great job! on both the fishie and the room. i had a beta fish like that for a while, beautiful.