It is down right gorgeous today. Spring is in the air! I love it. Windows open. Fresh air flowing through the house. Birds chirping. Sunshine on my face. Flowers blooming. Sundresses. Sandals. I. Love. Spring. The one down side about it...bugs. I felt like the bug man today. We had bees flying in through the chimney (again!) so I was busy whacking them down with my broken broom and spraying out by the chimney while Kate took her morning nap. After I got the family room clean and bee free I was washing my hands in the kitchen and as I was looking out the kitchen window there it was..a huge grasshopper. Seriously, he had to be a couple years old (do they even live that long??) He was HUGE! Ah! So I let him sit there and enjoy the sunshine until I put Kate down for her afternoon nap. Once she was asleep I went into the backyard in my sun dress with my bug spray that I hook onto my hose. I start spraying our palm trees and flowers to kill any potential baby grasshoppers and poof! Out flys a big honkin hopper! I sprayed him with the bug spray and it made him hop even more. He hopped all over the backyard and conveniently he was following me. I kept my hose close and finally got him to hop on the fence. Just as I took the bug spray off my hose and began to hose down all the poison I backed up into another huge one. I screamed so loud (as if we was after me) and whipped out my hose to spray him off the wall only to have him fly over my head and land by my big toe. I am so glad no one was around because I would have been made fun of big time. I scared myself silly over these dumb bugs and as soon as I killed the 2nd big one I called it a day and took my bug killer hat off for the day and ran inside. Maybe I'll tackle the front tomorrow. I can't handle one more scary thing today. Spring has definitely sprung at the Andrews!!
Remember that one time my husband bought a tv wall mount and then I decided we needed a new tv stand? And then it made me realize our dark furniture would look way better if I lightened it up? And then it was time to get rid of the old dark throw pillows and dark rug? And then all of a sudden that fireplace looked so out of place. So we gutted it. All because we put the tv on the wall! Here’s a little walk down our DIY family room makeover. Before . I started with this old corner cabinet that i got for free years ago and painted chocolate brown. I dusted her off and went to town with chalk paint. Then I got rid of the old dark rug and started changing out our throw pillows. Then it was onto the fireplace. Before Chris took out part of the wood floor to extend the floor of the tiny fireplace. We also cleaned out the fireplace and sprayed it with cream paint that can withstand 1,200 degree temperatures. And then we sucked out the old volcano rock and put in this fire glass fr