Simple Pleasures Make Good Treasures

Our Fourth of July was very busy; filled with cookouts, friends, and memories. Once the business had settled down, I decided to finish some art projects I had been working on. Luckily, Evanda loves to make crafts as well, so we took the afternoon while our husbands napped and scratched our “DIY” itch.

Two week ago, I started this project. A pallet wood canvas with a pastel palette.




I decided I wanted to decorate some bottles to go along with the palette theme. All of my items except the bottles were bought from Hobby Lobby.








After I finished the bottles, I placed them next to my pallet wood canvas. It will look great hanging above our mantel with the bottle.

This is an easy and fun project to occupy your time and scratch that creative itch we sometimes get. Ladies, it is also a cheap way to decorate your home.

Happy scratching! 😉



Zeke’s room

Nick and I have pretty much everything up in Zeke’s room minus the wall decal which will be going up on Tuesday afternoon.  This is for all the inquiring minds.   We officially only have 4 weeks left.

It is hard to believe that he will be here that soon.  It seems like just yesterday I was sitting in the theater when I got the message asking if we would be interested in adopting.  What a great day that was!!!   We are so excited for Ezekiel James Ivey’s arrival.  He will be here before we know it.

We have had two awesome showers and honestly have just been humbled by the presence of family and friends, as well as humbled by the amount of people whom have been praying about this adoption for us.  God’s timing is truly perfect and it is best to trust in Him.

Here are the photos…

Zeke’s Antique Dresser

Nick and I ended up getting a dresser from the 1940’s and we decided to refinish it and paint it and put it in Zeke’s room.

These are the drawers after sanding them to get them ready for primer.


Nick finishing up the sanding.

This was after the first coat of primer!

This was only after the first coat.  It looked great!!!  😀

The final product!  We love it and feel like it turned out great!