Monday, January 17, 2011

Three day weekend...

Can I get a hooray for a three day weekend?!? 
The rest of the family is tucked into bed (including Travis!) and has been since around 7:45.
I love having a little bit of alone time at night to piddle around the house.  At the moment I'm taking a short computer break from making curtains for the living room (more on that in a minute).  

Our weekend was spent pretty much around the house.  
Yesterday after church and lunch we all came home and took two and a half hour naps.
The weather was gray and rainy which in my book is perfect napping weather!

This morning I had a doctor's appointment to check on baby Cade.  All is looking great!
I can't believe I'll be 30 weeks on Thursday!  It's beginning to feel like the end is in sight :)

I think I've mentioned it before but we don't have a tv.  We actually haven't had one since March...which means we're coming up on a whole year without a tv in the house! 
We still love to rent movies to watch on our laptops.  And the kids enjoy different little shows that can be found on the internet.  In the picture below they're watching a horse video... which explains both of the kids' faces :)

With Travis home an extra day this weekend I had a few extra minutes to do some sewing.
I spent part of the afternoon organizing all of my fabrics and decided to make Emma a Valentine's shirt out of some of them.  

One of my goals for this weekend was to get curtains sewn for the kids' room.  A month or so ago I had begun sewing with some fabric that I had found from Ikea.  I finished one panel and there it hung for a month.  The more it hung there the more I wasn't pleased with how it was looking.  They were just too thin and didn't provide enough privacy and blocking of the light that I was wanting.
So on to plan B.  I had Travis move my drop cloth curtains out of the living room into their bedroom.  I loved how it looked so I left them!  Which now leaves my living room without curtains.  I headed to Lowe's tonight to pick up two more drop clothes and am currently working on another set of curtains :)
While I was working in the kids' room this afternoon I had Travis (he's such a good sport!) switch around the kid's beds.  Poor Colt is SUCH a light sleeper and his bed was right by the door.  So I'm hoping that moving his crib to the other side of the room will help him sleep a little better.
I also had Trav (again :) ) hang up a gigantic picture frame above the big bed in their room.
I've been wanting a place to hang Emma's artwork and I think this will be just the ticket!
I'll post more pictures of their room in the next week or two.  My goal for the next two weeks is to get pillows sewn for the beds and a few more things hung on the wall. 

While we were working in the kids' bedroom I had a tasty Chicken Pot Pie baking in the oven.
If you've not tried this recipe then do it!
It's one of our favorites!

What I was afraid was going to happen has happened.
Now that I've finished this post I'm feeling too sleepy to finish the curtains....ahhh... oh well.  Good thing they'll keep until tomorrow!
Have a great Tuesday tomorrow friends!
Nighty night from the blue cottage!



  1. Love the art display!!!!! Awesome! And the Valentine shirt is adorable!!!! Man, you can do it all!!!!

  2. I wondered how you got so much done. NO TV! I think it's a great idea and you'd save money on cable, but I don't know if I could do it. I can't wait to see the kids room. Does Colt still sleep in a crib. I know you'll have the baby in your room a while so I guess that's not a big deal. He seems so much old than Hudson to me.

  3. I wish you could come over and teach me how to sew! Those shirts are fab!