Archive | November, 2011

Trash to Treasure

30 Nov

In my last post I talked about how I did some redecorating, in case you don’t remember since it was a while ago! I wanted to show you guys what I actually accomplished. Now when I started seeing Kyle he had these end tables in the living room that were a nice oak color with a gold rod holding a lamp. They weren’t my favorite and weren’t functional since they were no where close to an outlet.

Finally one Saturday when they were in the field harvesting (beans I think) I got the motivation to do something about those ugly end tables. See my before and after below!

My first thought when tackling this project was not to take them apart, mainly because I didn’t know if I would be able to take them all the way apart. But while I was cleaning off the dirt and dust I noticed a little wing nut and knew I was in the clear. So after I good cleaning and some minor hardware adjustments I have 2 much nicer looking end tables! Kyle even thought they looked better!!

Stay tuned for my next project that includes clearance items from hobby lobby and an old 2×4!

Amy Marie


A Few Weeks Late

21 Nov

Well it seems to most of you as though I have disappeared, but at last I’m just a few weeks late…No don’t worry not that kind of late, just haven’t posted in a while. Here is the run down of the last couple weeks. (not necessarily in order, well except starting a new job was the first thing).

1. Started a new job
2. Shot an engagement session
3. Booked my first wedding! Eek (excited but nervous, we’ll see how I like them)
4. Computer Broke
5.  Moved in with Kyle
6. Tried to do some redecorating (post on that soon)
7. Started some new crafts
8. Got an early Christmas present from KH, The Big Ass Book of Crafts and Upclycled Jewelry
Last and what I think, most important, went WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING!

I hope to have some pictures and updates to these events soon. Until them check out some cute flower girls in training!

Photos Courtesy of J. Wensink

Photo Courtesy of J. Wensink

Photo Courtesy of J. Wensink

I think they are going to be just stellar! In case you don’t know these two little cuties, Emery, in the pink, is my niece and Allison, with the basket, is Kyle’s niece.

Until next time

– Amy Marie

1 Thessalonians 5:18

4 Nov

Recently it seems like a lot of people on Facebook have posted and re-posted the Thanksgiving Challenge – to post something you are thankful for the entire month of November. While I think it is especially nice to do that this time of year, what if we did that every month? With everything that is going on in our crazy world, sometimes its important to slow down, smell the roses, and thank God for the lives we have. Even if it isn’t perfect, we aren’t rich, don’t have all the fancy things, it could be worse.

The verse connected to my title is: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I’m not trying to get all bible-thumper on you, but sometimes it just helped to put things into a new prospective!

I am going to challenge myself to post things I am thankful for every Friday. I think it will be a good way to kind of decompress from the week and think about things I accomplished or experienced.

Things I am Thankful For:

1. To live in a country where we have the freedom of speech and expression.

2. Wonderful family and soon to be in-laws

3. Starting my new job this week!

4. Technology (without it I wouldn’t have a job)

5. Mothers-this includes grandmothers, my mother, your mother, new mothers because lets be honest, we would all be lost with out them!

6. My soon to be sister-in-law Alisia for inspiring me to start my own thankful list (Check out her blog!)

I hope you all take some time this weekend to stop and soak in the wonderful things that are right in front of you!

Amy Marie

Almost Here

3 Nov

For the past 6 days I have been at my new place of residence (SIN) and while I am really enjoying being with Kyle….I miss something. I miss my internet!! In a way its been really nice to have a break from social media and the internet but I am realizing it might be handy for some wedding stuff.

Luckily, Kyle being the smart boy he is, called Time Warner and we are getting cable and a land line on Sunday! The phone part kinda cracks me up but he makes a valid point: what if we both wash our phones and there’s an emergency?! Haha but in all seriousness we can cut down out minutes on the cell’s since we will have unlimited local and long distance on the land line…Just don’t take away my texting!

Well since I am posting this from the public computer at work on my lunch hour, I should probably scoot and let others who don’t have internet on home on (is there anyone else?). Its not like I can even Facebook on the “public” computer! However, A.M. Leo has not discovered the wonderful world of Pinterest so I am still free to browse there!