Friday, July 27, 2012


Welcome to my blog, thanks for joining me in SUYL...displaying pictures!

I love my pictures here! I think I need a small table below though, what do you think?

This is our bedroom! I am obsessed with shelves, I love them and I love decorating them.

The back of our couch in our living room. The frame with the hand prints and foot prints
was my mother's day gift that my hubby thought of all by himself...very pinterest of him!
I love it!!!

This is where I put all of our "nice" photographs...meaning the ones that we have professionally taken.

I need to add pictures, or something, to our hallway..but we are in an older home and the hallway is very I am hoping I get some ideas while looking through your posts! Oh, and I just started with SUYL last week so below is a post that includes pictures of pretty much my whole house, so take a look.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

SUYL Home Tour

I have been wanting to post pictures of my house, but have not been able to find the time...I feel like our house has been looking crazy lately because we have been out of town a lot lately. I would love to give you a "tour" of my home....let me start at the beginning....we had a house fire in December of 2009, 5 days before Christmas. It was a very tragic event that really changed our lives. It is hard to explain the feelings/emotions we felt while going through that experience. It brought us closer together as a family and we can now say that it was a blessing in a big disguise...because now, after rebuilding from the frame up, we have a very beautiful home!

Here are a few pictures from the fire....It was in our attic so the whole top of our house was completely burnt...a firetruck just happened to be driving by and saw the smoke (we were not home) and drove down our street! They said that if it would have been just 3 more minutes the house would have literally exploded...which could have been really bad for our neighbors! One of our neighbors did call 911 and they though we were home and were really freaking out. She was also really worried about our dog, which she told the firemen about right away when they go pictures...ha, sorry about that rant...I have never really blogged about the fire.

Here is my new home!!!!
Living Room

(our "foyer"...or lack there of LOL)

Boy's room

Benjamin's room....which you will not see. His big boy bed is being delivered today!!!

Guest/boy's bathroom

It is small...and I am sick of the decor....I think I am going to change it soon...Keep the blue color but add more grey...

Master Bedroom

My husband is very handy. That mirror you see is hinged to the wall and you can swing it out so I can check my outfit! Seriously best idea ever!!!

That door on the left goes into our small bathroom...and then there is a door across from it that goes into our LARGE

We have an eat it dining room....and yes my husband also sets up his computer for his video gaming...lame I KNOW! lol

The cutest part of my kitchen :)

Family Room

And...because we are real...the toys hidden by the couch :)

So.. that is my house...minus our backyard...which maybe I will post pictures about later! I know it was home overload, but I hope you enjoyed!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Activity Time

I have been trying to find a new and fun activity for the boys (Sullivan 1 and Benjamin 3) to do every morning. Sometimes it is playing legos, going to the park, playing with the water table, making a craft or even helping me clean  (which for the record they think is super fun). I thought I would try to do a post every once in a while of the most successful activities....I know I get in ruts all the time when it comes to finding things to do with toddlers, so I am hoping to meet new people through blogging so we can give each other ideas to do Whit kiddos.

#1: Pipe cleaners, playdough and beads!!
Who would have thought that this activity would have a: lasted so long and b: been so much fun! The boys loved it. I bought the pipe cleaners at target in the dollar spot (score!) we had playdough, and I just bought Ben some large beads for his birthday. I set all of them out on their Little table and they went to town. Ben made "bugs" and Sully copied Ben..... So fun! I even got in on the action and I had fun too! The boys stayed busy with this for 45 minutes to 1 hour! I call that a success.

#2 Dino Eggs

You will need flour, water, cotton balls, and food coloring....all you do is mix 2 cups of flour with 2 cups of water, separate into different bowls and add food coloring. Then dip the cotton balls in the mixture completely. Lay them on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour....I did mine for an hour. They come out hard. I let my boys use their play hammers to break them, but to be honest Benjamin preferred sorting them by colors and carrying them around in a basket. Sullivan liked placing them in a bowl, dumping them out, then starting all over.

#3: Baking sugar cookies
We do this OFTEN. It is super easy and you can do so much with sugar cookies! We make them from scratch, but it would be the same concepts if you bought the dough and just rolled it out. Make ANY shape....make letters....ANYTHING! Of course eating them is fun too!

So....what do you do with your little one for fun???? What is your little one in to????

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Plan

Derek and I have been talking A LOT about what "the plan" is....meaning what are we going to do with our lives in the future. Do we want to buy another house, do we want more children (yes, but when), would it be better for me to stay home and not work, or do I want to look for full time work (I currently work as a teacher but I am in a job share contract so I only work 4 days a week)...all questions that have been discussed a lot at the Scott household over the last few months. So where are we at right now....we will not be moving anytime soon, in fact we are going to refinance our house. We are not upside down or anything like that, thankfully, but our interest is a lot higher then what is being offered right now. We bought our house right when houses in our are became affordable about 3 years ago. We have a very nice was a fixer upper which we fixed up, but then our house caught on fire and our insurance company was amazing and we were able to rebuild from the frame up and now we have a beautiful home. The only problem is that eventually we will outgrow is 1650 sq. ft. has a great layout, but once this kids are older and want their own space it will get tricky. Our house has three bedrooms and the bedrooms are actually a very good size, so once we have the third baby we will just have the boys share the bigger room. So...moving...not right now, and we are both really at peace with that. So baby.....probably soon.....then the whole working/not working plans will fall into place (not going to really talk about that on here).
Three brain, at times, has a super hard time comprehending life with 3 kids...I mean life with two kids...especially BOYS is crazy. They are always on the move always wanting to Go Go Go...which I LOVE but adding another little one into that mix seems overwhelming at times. But....we for sure want another baby, and we want the next baby to also be close in age to our other 2. I am sure we are going to get our fair share of people thinking we are have 3 kids 4 and under...I can understand why they may think that....but hey we are NUTS and we are ok with that. ha!
I am sure that we are going to get a lot of "are you wanting a girl" and a few months ago I would have answered "yes!!!" but to be honest I have really come to terms with the fact that we are probably going to have three boys....and I am really excited about that. I am excited to be the team mom for soccer, t-ball, baseball, chess, or whatever else the boys want to be apart of! I am excited for vacations spent camping and getting dirty! And, let's face it not dealing with the whole "mean girl" phase of life sounds pretty sweet!!!!
So that's the will be interesting to see if our plan matches with what actually happens in our lives!!! Whatever does happen I know we will be happy and ready, as a family, to tackle anything that comes out way!

And here are some pictures because this post was a lot of writing...and I never like to read blogs that don't have pictures (sorry, but the truth)
Sully had pudding for the first time....I think he liked it!

What boys do best...playing outside!

We made Dino Eggs!!! (flour, water and cotton balls...then bake) They kept them busy for HOURS!