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!


Hello From The Other Side

 Here's the other side of the dining room. 
I just changed the fabric on my dining room chairs.
 It's a Waverly fabric and it fits my Rainbow Brite/Punky Brewster style!

I also painted my front door. 

And we inherited a family piano recently (nobody died), so it's been fruit basket turnover with all my furniture. 

This dresser was in the playroom. I painted the top black. It was a 5 minute makeover and I love it!

 Here's a picture of the dining area before we bought the house. 

And now. 
New paint on the ceiling and walls, new light and hardwood floors. 

Tomorrow I have 5 hours of kid free time, so I'm going to tackle another project.
It involves this paper template my dad made me!
Mother's Day out twice a week is a lifesaver. 
I super appreciate it and thankfully Jesse is overjoyed to go too!


Plates and Panties

 Are plates on the wall, old news?

I still like them and I'm not really a rule follower, so it's fine.
I like how my Walmart/Pier 1/TJ Maxx/grocerystore/Anthropologie plates go with my family heirloom plates. 

One big happy crazy mismatched plate family!

I sold my corner china cabinet, because I'm in a purging mood. After my Christmas wonderland comes down, I get the itch to redecorate!

So I've mostly been doing house projects that include spray paint and glitter. And I'm ignoring my laundry.

I had a nice laundry pile on the couch and Jesse found a "hat". 

A My Little Pony undies hat!

They will come in handy if he robs a bank:

This is his Tupac look:

These pics WILL resurface sometime in his teenage years. 
I'm sure of it!