Saturday, June 22, 2013

Five Things

I found a new (to me) blog and was checking out her cute outfits and such and came across this and decided I would do it!

Numero uno.
I am a Christian. Actually, Pentecostal to be exact. No, I do not handle snakes, and, no, I do not roll in the floor. I also do not cut my hair, I do wear skirts/dresses all the time and yes, I believe in speaking in tongues.) - Most common questions.

Numero dos.
I absolutely LOVE dogs!!! Actually, animals of all kinds. I have three dogs. Two miniature schnauzers and one golden retriever mix.

Numero tres.
I am about to be 29 in September! I feel like I'm just now getting to where I know the REAL me.

Numero cuatro.
I love to sing! My mom is a great singer and she gave me voice lessons for 18 years of my life.

Numero cinco.
I love to cook. But, I don't like making desserts very much! Most people think this is odd because they pretty much seem the same. But I just cannot muster any enthusiasm for making sweets.


Friday, June 21, 2013

Mr. Ussery's 26th

My husband's birthday is coming up in a few weeks 
so, I wanted to introduce you to him:

He's my macho man! 
Always willing to work on a house project whenever I have an idea! 
Him with our niece Rayanna. 
He loves her like she's ours! 
(That's our friend Jet in the background!)
 He's handsome. 
Along with loving and caring and sweet!
 He's my best friend! 

He keeps me laughing! 
And I also married into this great family! 
His sister, Leslie, our brother-in-law, Tyler, and Kevin's mom and dad, Judy and Rich.

I love you babe!!!! 


Monday, June 10, 2013

Color and Prints - Outfits

Lately I have been adding more and more color into my wardrobe. I LOVE to wear black, it is slimming and even a not-polished outfit can look like a million bucks in black! But with warmer weather, I want prints and bright colors more and more. Here are 3 outfits I've been wearing lately.

Honest moment: My husband isn't a fan of the middle one. He didn't like it at all! But, it was modest and I was comfortable so I wore it to church last night and as soon as I walked in the doors two ladies stopped me and complimented my outfit!

Sorry for the horrible pictures! I actually took those for my husband while I was at work because I wanted him to see my outfits! Haha He leaves before I do in the mornings!

I will do outfit posts every once in a while. Modesty is very, very important to me and I am so thankful that I am Pentecostal and I get to wear skirts all the time! Of course, that's not the basis of our religion, but it IS the icing on the cake! :)

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

DIY Light Experiment

Okay, my husband and I have been trying to decide on a light fixture for our room for a while now. 

Before we moved in, we painted the room BM Florida Keys Blue. We threw some crown moulding up, quickly and started putting stuff in. 

A few weeks ago, I showed my inspiration pic.

Souce: Unknown
  • Tear down crown moulding
  • Paint ceiling and trim white
  • Paint walls a medium brown
  • Make padded headboard
  • New white bedding from Pottery Barn
  • Antique duck prints or paintings
  • 2 "nightstands"
  • Jute or Sisal rug and cowhide rug to layer on top
  • 2 side chairs and a small table 
  • Redo dresser
  • 80"+ mirror
I think that's everything! 

Moving on...

I found some lights that I liked and showed my husband.

We both liked this one, but we have 8 foot ceilings and this wouldn't work. So, we improvised and I also didn't want the lighting to be the focal point of the room, so we downplayed the design a bit.


This is what we came up with.

The ceiling fan we had up there damaged the ceiling, so we have to fix that. We also have to patch the hole that the medallion is hiding. So, this is not an "official" after, just a "we're getting there slowly" kinda thing! 

Thanks for reading,