Where We Dine in House #6

Our Pink Flamingo Dining room.

Our dining room gets used quite a bit. Our whole family lives close by and occasionally we let them eat w us!

 The dining room and living room are open to each other. It's great if you want to watch Bubble Guppies while you eat!

I had to plop Jesse in front of the tv so I could snap a few pics. Good moms use the tv as a babysitter. I don't care what the "experts" say! 

My fake cake disappoints a lot of people that think I made it for their visit. 

I have Katie Belle's art work hung on a shutter by the door. 

My walls are actually striped. Both stripes are pink flamingo, but one is gloss and one is satin. 

My kids stand in the window waiting for people to come over. Tonight Marcus was mowing so Jesse kept knocking on the window. "Daddy! Daddy!"

This is how I originally painted the dining room. I loved it, but my eyeballs needed more color! 

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Our Living Room in House #6


My name is Dina and I'm a coloroholic. 
We have lived here almost a year now!
And I feel like we have been working on our house the entire year.

Katie Belle (5) has turned into quite the artist in kindergarten.
 I love having her art work up on the walls, along with some other stuff brought to you by Hobby Lobby and garage sales!

My curtains are table cloths!
 I added a little ball fringe on the side to make them less tableclothy.

The turquoise shutters are from house #4. They came out of the little potty area in our master bathroom. It was saloon like. They have been painted numerous times, so they are sanitary by now.

Oh the recliner
I'm not a fan, but it is the most practical piece of furniture we have. It's kind of like Walmart: I hate your guts, but I need you just about everyday! 
Marcus and the kids cuddle on that thing all the time. Lots of milk and snacks have been consumed on that recliner. You can just wipe that thing off and pretend like the crumbs and spills never happened!
My dad made the trunk when he was in Vietnam. He had to have something to send his things home in. It became a toy box for my sister and me. I love having it. It will probably get painted soon. 
If you sit still long enough in my house, you might get painted too! 

I love my wood wall! 
It's just old fence from our back yard. 

This is the old tv space when were looking at the house:

I was watching Flip or Flop while I was cleaning my living room . 
It wasn't  picture ready! 
And I wanted to see what happened, so I didn't want to turn off the tv while I took pictures. 

Guess what?!
They sold the house and made a profit!
I didn't see it coming.

Marcus put the boards up first, then I painted them. I couldn't plan out all the colors and sizes ahead of time. My brain doesn't work that way. I have to see it.

My other favorite thing is the ceiling color.
 It's Wythe Blue by Benjamin Moore. I stole it from my friend Anna. It makes the space feel bright and airy. Or maybe it's the rainbow that barfed all over my room? 

My walls are Accessible Beige by Sherwin Williams. I never thought I would be a beige painter.

If I get a chunk of money on my front porch, I'm going to get a cute ceiling fan. Is there such a thing? It keeps getting put on the back burner, because we have to buy things like diapers and food. 

B O R I N G!

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Check out more living rooms at Kelly's Korner!

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Jesse Bryant turned 2 on April 3rd!

Here he is with his football and some Minnie Mouse shoes!

His first word was ball and he almost always has one in his hand. 

Honestly, I really enjoyed having KB as an only child. She was almost 4 when Jesse was born and life was pretty easy! It was kind of hard to start over again with a new baby! Especially at 39.

Hard, BUT

These two were meant to be together!

And Jesse is THE SWEETEST thing. So cuddly and happy. He spreads lots of joy wherever he goes!

Katie Belle is trying to show him how to do "two" with his fingers.

We had a family party on Jesse's birthday after church. He fell asleep before his guests arrived.

Cousin Melissa made a cake and cupcakes. 

Most all his gifts were ball related. 

My parents:

Marcus's parents:

Marcus's sister's fam:

And his brother's fam:

My sister's fam:

And us!
I love my family of 4! God knew we needed this boy!

We found him sneaking cake after the party!

A few things I want to remember about 2 year old Jesse:

He calls strawberries, straw babies.
Pajamas are jamamas.
When I'm ordering tea at a drive through, he rolls down his window and yells "FRENCH FRIES!" 
He always calls for Katie Belle to play. "Katie Belle, come!" Or he calls her Kiki. 
No matter what I tell him to do, he says "Okay!" in the sweetest voice. He doesn't always do it, but at least he sounds sweet. 

He's a joy and a blessing and I'm proud to be his mom!


Goodbye Gallbladder!

So this is where I say, 
I miss my blog, I'm gonna do better, I need to get a laptop and it's a pain to blog from my phone!

Blah, blah, blah

I have one extra excuse. I got sick in March and had a fever for 2 weeks. We thought it was the flu at first, but it lasted too long. I was miserable. 

I went to the ER on Good Friday. I had gallstones, but none of the symptoms (besides a fever)

So I had surgery on Saturday HOPING it was the issue.

These are my babies visiting me on Easter:
Since I was sick for awhile, there were no new Easter outfits this year. I DID make a quick run to the store, before the hospital, so I could fill their baskets. 

My family swooped in and took care of our kids. I didn't have to worry about them at all. 

My fever continued another couple of days, but it finally broke. And it hasn't come back.
 Thank you Jesus!
So it was the gallbladder's fault!

I couldn't lift over 10 lbs for 3 weeks! Jesse is triple that. Marcus took time off work and did EVERYTHING! When he went back, my mom took over. (I have an organized pantry now) And Courtney even came over one morning, in her pink robe, to lift Jesse out of his crib. 

I'm so grateful for my people!

So, now I'm back to normal, if you can call me that? I'm making up for lost time and doing lots of projects.

I just decoupaged this dresser yesterday:

And look! I have a pink dining room again! This is my third pink dining room. 

While I abandoned my blog, Jesse turned 2 and Katie Belle lost all her teeth!! 

I'm on Instagram @dinaleighw

THAT I can keep up with!



As of February 20th, I'm 41.

That's a real live grown up age. 
I don't feel like a real live grown up quite yet.

My niece, Melissa, made my super cute cake!

 My whole family came over and I took zero pictures! There are 20 of us when we all get together. I love how my family and Marcus's family all get along so well.

And Katie Belle and Jesse are in heaven having all their favorite people in one place!
Marcus decorated and KB kept singing "Let's get this party started."

I love my people!

 I got a couple of fun bday gifts for my house!
Cute red stools.
They are from Hobby Lobby, if you need some too. 
And handles and pulls for my cabinets. I've had naked cabinets for 7 months, so I'm excited about these!

 Katie Belle loves our new stools. She and Nonni were having leftover birthday cake and I think Jesse had the best seat in the house. 
There's not many people I would share my chocolate cake with, but Katie Belle has a special love for her brother. She calls him Mr. Cutie Pants and always wants him to be happy. In fact, yesterday he was ripping bears out of one of HER pop up books. So I took it away, he cried, and she told me to tell him I was sorry!! 
I don't think so lady.

Good luck, future wife of Jesse Bryant!

I like for my birthday to last at least a week, so tomorrow I get to go out with my friends and I can't wait!