Sunday, January 31, 2010

Busy in Texas

We've been busy with school, work, selling girl scout cookies etc the last few weeks. I've been reading some of my favorite blogs but have had nothing new to post about and no extra time for projects around the house.  Hopefully that will change soon :)

These sunset pictures from last week - taken from our car driving across a bridge near our house.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Drop cloth drapes Part 2

I used some drop cloth drapes in my living room / family room on one window and with a trip to IKEA and some new curtain rods, I decided to use these on all 3 windows.

This is the "before picture - this long pipe / curtain rod went all the way across the room (this came with the house).

And after with the simple curtain rods ($6.99 each from IKEA) and the drop cloth drapes. I just used one on each side.

and the other window in the room with matching curtain rod.

and I got a new feather pillow insert for my favorite pillow cover

Sometimes a couple of little changes can just freshen up and simplify a room. I am all for simple and organized for the new year.

Back to the classroom on Tuesday, so blog posts may be few and far between for a while! Me and the kids have enjoyed our time off. They are looking forward to going back to school, and that is definitely a first for my 6 year old (I think he had a tummy ache every day of pre-school and Kindergarten), 1st grade is turning out to a be a great year for him and his confidence.

2009 was a good year for us in many ways - we moved to our new house, we had a trip to Disneyland to me and the kids got to see my family and visit for a month. We had some down times too, so we are looking forward to a lot more positive things in 2010.
Happy New Year!