Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Not much to say...

So there is not much to say right now about what's going on in the Hill's life...
  • Still attending Bible Study Fellowship
  • Still working at my church job
  • Still babysitting Hattie on Saturdays
Duncan has bad teeth and is overweight. So, he has been downgraded to one meal a day and only frozen green beans for treats since they don't have any sodium. However, last night he was left only for 10 minutes in the basement living room and he snagged a Papa John's Garlic Sauce container and ate all the sauce in it and then peed on the laundry room floor. (We also apparently need to start brushing his teeth...)

Jon had to witness his first autopsy for work this week. FUN! (no)

That is about all that is going on beside gearing up for Easter! (3 dozen eggs are waiting to be deviled for Resurrection Sunday!)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What is my design style?

If you are anything like me, I have had a hard time defining my decorating/design style. I have flipped and I have flopped back and forth and have stalled in progressing decorating my home. (The other problem is I have no money to decorate my home, having replaced the windows put a huge dent the decorating fund). And while waiting not so patiently, at times, for the bathroom remodel to move forward, I have had a chance to think about what I really want to see in my home.

After glancing at my Pinterest board, DreamHome-Ideaway, I believe I can now define the look I want for my home:

Country Chic!

Now to me this means a more modern/glam version of country. I love bright, light colors (mainly whites, grays, blues, browns and soft pinks with pops of bold colors). I appear to lean more towards browns than blacks for accents.

I will need to balance that since my guest bedding is black but that can be my black accent room! I still like the look of black accents but on the whole browns seem to be winning.

I like clean lines more often so no super chunky or heavy looking pieces, unless its a chair or couch. Though I do like delicate detailing which can lead to a touch of whimsy!

I can really say that I have stalled on decorating for a few reasons:

1. Budget - its just not in the cards right now, which is good because the big reason is:
2. Styles have changed - meaning that in the 3 years we've had our home, I have grown up and my tastes have changed.

I never realized how much I would change in the last 3 years but its true; thank you mother and sister's for warning me this would happen. When I was in high school, I heard my mom say that no one should get married before they were 25 because you do so much growing up in your early twenties. Now, I did not listen and got married at 22 (with my parents blessing and assuring them I wouldn't rush into having a baby too soon). And I can say that mom was right, just by looking at how my decorating and design styles have changed in the past 3 years.

So, now that I feel more confident in decorating its just waiting for the budget to catch up! But I am so glad that I did not rush into making big, expensive purchases on decorating, with the exception of the windows! That needed to be done first.

How have you evolved over the years in both personality and design?


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

So Over...

I am so over the Kardashian's!  Their whining, fighting, and UNREALISTIC lives!

I will make a concession; I love Khloe! She even seems to think her family can be ridiculous. But lets examine the 4 Kardashian siblings: 

Kourtney has had 2 children with a man she seems to have no intention of marrying.

Kim is pregnant by a man that is not her current husband, which is also her second marriage and been trying to get a divorce for longer than she was married to him. She is also the reason why the whole family is famous because she made a sex tape with a man that she was just dating!!!

Rob, what does he even do?  Did he graduate from college? I will give him credit since he did run cross country in high school!

Khloe, she has been married to 1 man for what 3-4 years, is in a committed relationship and has openly shared her struggle to conceive. (Sorry she is still my favorite; but girl you need to stop stressing about having a baby; enjoy this time with your husband; and enjoy his children)

None of them actually have a talent, as Barbara Walters said. So, why are they famous and rich? Have they ever sacrificed themselves to fight for others (Thank you to all military branches, and any fireman, police officers, etc.)? Kim's illegitimate pregnancy is getting more press than any one of the men and women who have died in the line of fire for our safety and freedom.

They clearly do not understand what life is actually like for real people in America. Which makes them impossible to watch anymore. And now, apparently, Kris is going to have a talk show! Well, guess who won't be watching, (two thumbs point) This Girl! They flaunt their fortune in front of national television when there are millions who can't make ends meet. All I want is to be debt free, find a full time job that doesn't make me leave my morals at the door, and Lord willing be able to start my family someday and not worry how we will provide for them.

America what is wrong with you!? My generation and culture make me very sad and disturbed for the future of America.

(I do admit that I only see what is on television and obviously do not know the inner workings of their true private lives but they are not role models or people we should idolize).