Life at the Anderson’s

Caeden Room Make-over

Caeden Room Make-over

If Lael’s room is the one that is constantly changing, Caeden’s room never changes – except for the dirty cups and bowls that accumulate! But now change has come. He has a new bed, desk and shelves, all built by me with my always helpful […]

Color Change – Lael’s room (again)

Color Change – Lael’s room (again)

Lael’s room seems to be the one in the house that is constantly evolving. I loved the original color scheme and paint treatment. There were a lot of blood, sweat and tears put into those polka dots!! Alas, my baby girl grew up and out […]

{Dream}catcher Art

{Dream}catcher Art

I’ve always loved dreamcatchers. There is something so mystical and magical about them that just appeals to me on a fundamental level. Dreamcatchers have been around in Native American culture for over a century and there are two legends that explain where they came from. […]

DIY Firepit

DIY Firepit

I have wanted a real fire pit forever! I previously had one of those pre-fab fire pit table thingies, I think from Target. But, somehow it melted a bit. I don’t know if the fire got too hot or what. I don’t really understand that […]

My niece is a graduate!

My niece is a graduate!

I’m so proud of my niece!  She graduated from high school in the top 10 of her class and received a Presidential scholarship to UA.  She is also an amazing athlete, playing tennis and volleyball.  Plus, she’s absolutely beautiful!  Brains and beauty!!  She gets that […]

Trays, boxes and such

Trays, boxes and such

This is another group post for a bunch of stuff I made for my craft booth.  We have tissue boxes, a ticket souvenir box, serving trays, takeout menu box and a Save/Spend/Give box.  They all started out life as something else, in another form and […]

Canvas Makeover

Canvas Makeover

Since the canvas makeovers went so well for the twins, I have kept an eye out for painted canvasses at my favorite thrift store.  I promise, there is always at least one – and always cost less than a dollar.  I mean, who in their […]

Oak Mountain State Park

Oak Mountain State Park

It has been years since I had been to Oak Mountain except for concerts at the Ampitheatre.  This park is a gem just south of Birmingham.  There are so many trails there that a biker or hiker would be in heaven.  Luckily that was just […]

Puppies, Soft Bed and a Fire

Puppies, Soft Bed and a Fire

I found this great dog bed at Home Depot today in their 50% off Christmas section.  S-C-O-R-E!!!  It is huge and fluffy plus it was cheap.  There is enough room for both puppies and one or maybe two of their humans to lie down on […]

Geocaching in Birmingham

Geocaching in Birmingham

We went out again today with the express of trying to beat my previous record of 34 geocaches in one day.  It was a success as I ended up with 4o!  Whoo-hooooo!!!  We had originally planned a trip out to a stretch of road between […]

Christmas 2013

Christmas 2013

This was a hard Christmas for me, but still an awesome one.  Tough times like these just makes me appreciate my amazing family even more.  I have always known that I have the best family in the world, but the way they have rallied around […]