Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A few things

Hi there! We are in full swing Fall around here (except for the 90 degree weather). I am trying to get used to the quiet house and fill my days with meaningful time... More on that later. Until then, here's what we've been up to!
SOCCER! I'm officially a soccer mom. Tyler is a soccer dad/coach and we love it. The inner cheerleader has re-surfaced and morphed into a crazed-lunatic mom... in a good way. The kids are hard core loving it. And they're actually good! So fun.

Tyler and I saw Mumford and Sons last week. We were in the second row. It was unreal. We could hear them talking to each other between songs. I didn't know musicians talked!! The show was perfectly under-produced. It was awesome.

I've been painting! Shocker. Here is a table that my friend gave me to play with. I love how it turned out!

Also around the house, I got wild and put nailhead trim on my new couch. Tyler wanted to murder me. I like it. You be the judge.

I finally made another drop cloth slipcover to match the other wingback. It only took me a year and a half to complete that project... and my new curtains in the background.

The kids were out of school on Monday. It's the second break they've had which is weird, but I'll take it! We made chalk. Did you know you can make chalk?? I didn't. Aevyn told me to Pinterest it... that's a normal response around here. She was right. Here is the recipe.

Tyler and I have been enjoying his Fridays off. We dine, we thrift, we go to movies. I found these amazing boots on our latest excursion. They are my favorite. A hipster's paradise. They are actually brown;  I'm not sure why they turned out reddish on here....Instagram editing fail.

We started our fall semester women's bible studies and I am doing two! (Such is the life of a stay at home mom with kids in school). One is Gideon by Priscilla Shirer and the other one is Awaken with Tonya Riggle. Both are wonderful. I have been so blessed to lead worship for the latter for the past couple of years. It is at the top of my favorite things. It has become such a sweet time of worship with our ladies in the Pearland area. If you are in the area you should come! We meet on Tuesday nights at 7:00 at the South Campus. You won't be disappointed!!

That's it for now! Happy Day to ya!

Monday, September 2, 2013

This little Piggy

This little piggy went to work

This little piggy went to Second grade

And this little piggy went to Kindergarten.

And this little piggy went wah-wah-wah all the way home.

Saturday, July 6, 2013


Hello world! Yesterday I got my computer back after four long months of IPadding. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I'm not appreciative of the invention of the tablet. It's just all that finger scrolling, and smeary-smeariness, and the feeling that I am looking at apps all the time that get to me. Anyhow, my computer came back to life, and I am grateful to Jesus for that!! Long live the INTERNET! So here is a little update for you to get us re-aqauainted:

Do ya'll remember this ottoman that I made a few years back? I bought an old coffee table from Goodwill for 20.00 if I remember correctly.

It was my first ottoman project, and while it was cute, all I saw was a crafty lady mess. She sat like that in the project graveyard Tyler's garage for the past two years. 
Until I saw one of my favorite designers Jamie Meares use one in her store, Furbish. It's called a Ming table, and while I usually don't just LOVE asian decor I thought I'd give it a whirl.
I wanted to paint it an exciting color, but alas all the fun colors I wanted to use were too much for my brown room. So what do you do when you don't have a fun color? Use a high gloss boring color! Works every time. I went to Walmart and got my handy dandy Rustoleum paint in Almond. 

Enter old Ming table: 

And here she is today in all her glossy glory:

I gave her a little rub too. Ya'll know I like a good furniture rubbing. I was hoping that I could cross over to a nice modern lacquer finish, but I'm just not ready.

Lastly, have you heard? If not, where have you been?! Tyler is making an album at the end of the summer! It is all very exciting. He has been working very hard and the songs show it. I can't wait for it to all come together. Until then go to: and check us out!

Monday, April 1, 2013

So Many Things

Hi there! It's time for my quarterly post! First things first: I still do not have a computer with Internet access. It's so bizarre. We changed internet services, and when we did my laptop became obsolete. It won't recognize the new provider. Has anyone had that to happen? So while I generally dislike writing blogs, I SUPER ABHOR-HATE writing them on my phone or my IPad. Oh well, such is life. Which is exactly what has been going on around here! Here are a few projects I have been working on.

Have I told y'all about It is so great. If you want good, free art for a space it's the place to go. I recently printed out some floralscapes for Aevyn's room and was super pleased. The 1.00 Ikea frames plus my wrapping paper matte made it a 6.00 project. Cha-Ching! You have to ignore some discoloration of the page seeing as how it is copied from an old book, but you can just  trim that off.

I recently painted the living room because well that's what I do. I really debated painting it gray like most of the rest of my house but I settled on brown... Again. I know, I know! I don't know why I like it so. But I do.  So there. I also added in some blue accents- totally unlike me, but I am loving the change. This room has become all about birds. I didn't intend for it to be that way , but I must like them. "Put a bird on it!" 

I also have been working on the laundry room. It is a space that I'm not too fond of. It's always so dirty, and piled high with laundry. Unfortunately it's also the entrance most people use to my house. Sad. A few months back I saw some fun contact paper at the Dollar Tree and thought... "Hmmmmm." That was that. The next day I had contact paper walls. I know what you are thinking, "Leslianne is CLASSY!" But it's so cute and cheap! I painted the back wall for chalkboarding. (It's like snowboarding with chalk). To finish it up I am looking for some counter space at Ikea, molding (Jody), and a chandelier.

Oh look! There's Leslianne not doing the laundry!

Well, that's all for now. One of these days I will post about our trip to Mexico. Seems like forever ago! TTFN

Monday, March 4, 2013

Rockadilly Rock

As you may or may not know it's rodeo season here in Houston. There is simply NOTHING like it. It's all you could ever hope for in "country" and more. Oh, it's so much more. HUGEMONGOUS corn dogs, funnel cakes, roller coasters that can take your life ( literally someone died last year,) children riding sheep... What more could you ask for!? Anywho, in the spirit of the rodeo  (and since I don't have Internet access until next Wednesday.. Blerg) I thought I would share a video from last summer's VBS. Tyler and I wrote the song you are about to hear.  Believe ot or not, that actually us singing. It had to be country (and oh, it is) and even better.... It had to be a line dance. Oh yes, we may have reached the pinnacle of our writing careers. I think this may be where Tyler left me in the dust (literally) in the writing department;) Please enjoy:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Meet the Band

Have I ever introduced you to the band? I don't suppose I have!
Well, let's all just get aquainted. You have Jody-keys/cello, Dave-bass, Jerrett-drums, and then Rich-electric whom came along shortly after this picture was taken. Sorry, Rich. Anywho, there they are.

Hi Rich: 

But the best of the band isn't the boys at all... of course. Meet my girls:

 Rachel, Kara, Erica, and in the next pic, Victoria.

We have many adventures together:

Most of them center around the notorious Christmas party. We vary the menu, but we always have the chocolate fountain...and Oh, the joy it brings. We have marshmallow, Reeses, fruit, donuts, and anything else we can find to put in the fountain. I believe we have put broccoli in the fountain one year, and this year an Asian dumpling. That's how we roll.

Most of the time I end  up looking like this.

What can I say? I like chocolate. 

Anywho, every year we draw names and surprise each other with gifts. The last few years we have had to either make something by hand or it has to come from a flea market. This year I drew Kara's name:
(That's Kara on the right).

Now, meet Mr. Table. He was 12.99 at the Browsaroun:

With a little help from Rustoleum's "Lagoon," some gold paint pen, and a new knob from Hobby Lobby and Viola! You have a darling, new side table:

Another view of the cutesy knob:

Never underestimate the power of paint and a cheap table! Merry Christmas, Kara! Or should I say, "Happy Valentine's Day?"