Wednesday, November 11, 2015
(Gavin asked for monkey bread instead of cake for his birthday so that is what he got.)
My 4th baby turned 15 years old today!! He's not so much of a baby anymore, in fact he happens to be the tallest in the family, pushing 6ft already! He is also a very sweet, kind hearted, funny, smart, and handsome young man. He's a freshman in high school and is doing quite well, straight A's for the first quarter :) He also joined the cross country team for the first time and will be playing LAX again in the Spring. His goal is to go to MIT and then have his own software company, he already has it registered and a website...he's very much computer and technology gifted(like his father). Gavin is a great kid and I couldn't be more proud of him!
Love you Goobs
and thank you to all the veterans out there who defended us and our way of life.
Monday, November 9, 2015
I've been trying to find the right lighting for the kitchen table for a long while and I have tried many different lights... the last one being a vintage one I picked up in Ohio for $20 when we were there in April. However, within minutes of hubby putting it up for me, I just wasn't in love with it.
Here is the that light ...it has thick milk glass shades and I spray painted all the metal parts black, but the arms of it always hung slightly off, which bothered me. It just wasn't what I was looking for.
So this weekend while we were out shopping for a new fridge(yes, our fridge died(see it sitting there all innocent looking...grrrrrr. New one won't be here until Friday) I decided to look for new lighting again. I didn't want to spend a fortune, but I wanted a certain look.
I found these industrial brushed steel lights for $29 a piece! Hubby put together the old wooden boxes(which I have had for years), did the electrical, and then mounted it all to the ceiling. We had to do that configuration with the boxes in order to cover the hole from the original lighting electrical stuff, it was off center for the new allignment of the table.
And while we were there, I picked up two pendant kits(also in brushed steel) for $15 a piece. My 14 yr old son then made me these new mason jar pendant lights!! It's hard to see, but we put those old looking Eddison bulbs in them. This is the kitchen at night, so much brighter over the table now.
And I LOVE the ones over the table now!! Evey time I look in there, I think it's not my house ;) it looks so different, but in a good way!