Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall and Autumn Decor

It is still a bit warm outside for the end of September for my liking but that hasn't stopped me from decorating a bit.  I was determined to not spend any money this year shop my house for ways to add a bit of fall color.  

Candle stands turned pumpkin stands... Ball Jars, and flowers (weeds growing behind our fence), and leftover burlap ribbon from who knows when... glad I saved it.  Love it when that happens.   

I got these super cute pumpkins from a pottery barn gift card after our wedding.  Which would really make a fun wedding gift for someone getting married in the fall or winter who loves to decorate.  Help them start their collection.  My mom is the queen of decorating for all seasons especially Fall and Christmas so I was bound to love seasonal decor.  

Loving this... This frame is hanging in our kitchen and always has a different print depending on what season it is.  I actually just googled pumpkin and found this pretty guy and printed it.  
and last but certainly not least, 
Use Fall photos and stick them in frames you already have.  They immediately look like decorations.
I need to get some of my sweet guys printed but for now this is my nephew that is 8 now but I just can't get rid of this sweet chub. 

What are your favorite free or relatively cheap fall decor ideas? 

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

and I'm back in the game...for now...

The Luster's are still alive and still taking pictures of our children and still cooking and trying new fun food and still growing up too fast and still planning lots of house projects and not still but starting to exercise... and teething 4 teeth at a time X2... seriously both boys 4 teeth and I'm feeling it... I mean they are feeling it.

Was that a run on sentence?

We have been to the Lake, Chicago, the lake again, celebrated birthdays, cardinals games, we have plans for visitors and plans to go visit soon. WHEW...

We've been to most parks in our general vicinity, and so glad the weather is cooling off.  (If you are reading this and have a favorite STL park leave a comment, we would love to know)

I am loving this little stage.  Eli and Si are 1.5 years old and are keeping me on my toes.  They really are so much fun.  They are saying very few words to me but just "talk" and "talk" to each other all day long.  They love books, balls, the two cars MiMi gave us, big kids, stairs, slides and hitting and wrestling. (last two are their favorite)

Here are a few lot of my favorites.

Have a blessed day.... HAPPY FALL!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Days: Friends Visiting

FRANS!!!! :) We love to have visitors!!  My sweet college roommate and her family came for a visit last week and we sure did enjoy it!!  

Typical Parents, we forgot to get on the other side of the camera.  So we are documenting with our adorable children.  

Summer Days

We are loving these little gifts from someone who lived in the house before us.  Apparently they were quite the gardeners because I am NOT and somehow our yard doesn't look to bad especially when these and other flowers just pop up as a little treat.   

Anthony trimmed the baby mullet this weekend.... Sad to see it go but lets be really, I don't think the mullet is ever going to come back.  He still has baby curls back there but less mullet like. 

WE LOVE DIRT....  of course once its in the mouth how much can you do.... 
God made dirt and dirt don't hurt...right moms of boys?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Fourth of July

We had a fabulous 4th of July.  My sweet niece Rozy is a 4th of July Baby and of course what a fun weekend to CELEBRATE!!!
Praise Jesus for the Men and Woman who fight for our freedom.  Our family is so thankful.   So many of the men and woman in our family served in the different branches of our military.  We are so blessed to have never lost anyone in any type of War or active duty.   What a sacrifice these people and their families make each and every day.  THANK YOU SO MUCH! 

This Cake (Made By Misti Atkisson) 

Rozy Roo


Granddaddy BC

Our Friend Joyce and Silas

Grandma Betty and her friend Joyce

more than"like" Sisters

 Grandma Pauline

Grandma Betty and Adriane 

We were happy just a sec. before we grab the camera :) 
We played hard all weekend long with friends and cousins.  

Sweets (ROZYROO)

Rozy and Simon 
These precious people are moving to North Carolina :(

Coloring with Granddaddy 

Poor Eli had to wear the girly Life Jacket.  First time in the LAKE.  

Silas's first time in the Lake

Oh the many faces of this little sweet kid. 

Look at that Face

More faces... Daddy rescued me from the Lake. 

Love our MiMi and so thankful for Granddaddy and MiMi's generosity to let all of us Crazies take over  their house soooo very often!  WE LOVE YOU!