Tuesday, June 10, 2008

bedding and a tag questionaire

Does this bedding look too juvenile for an adult room? I like this quilt set. My bedding is getting tired, old and ugly so I've been looking online for different Americana style quilts. Most of them are way too expensive. (for me) I found ones that I really loved, but I just can't afford them. This one is on the lower end so it's in my thinking about it list.

This is one that I really love!

So sorry I haven't blogged since last week. I planned to blog about Father's and sons camp out but apparently they never took the camera out of the truck. Mark and the boys had a great time with lots of other fathers and sons from the ward. They said the camp spot was perfect and they ate really well. (Thanks to me...hee..hee) Mark was in charge of breakfast for everyone so I cut up a huge amount of fruit salad and Mark and I made the fixins for breakfast burritos so all they had to do was fill the tortilla's and grill them. Of course I made tons of salsa for them too. I also made tin foil dinners for my guys to eat for dinner up there. I hope to get pictures for one of the dad's that actually used his camera.

In other news Mark traded his motorcycle in and got another Royal Star like his old one that he has dearly missed since the very minute he sold it. The only difference is this one is black cherry, not black. It's gorgeous! I'll take pictures of it to share when the windshield isn't covered with bug guts. Bigger news is Mark FINALLY has his motorcycle license. He's been riding motorcycles his whole life, but now he's finally legal! Yippee!

Happy Birthday to my awesome sister in law Chris. I hope you had a wonderful day. I love you and I miss you tons!

5 Things about me....

5 things on my to do list:

1. Laundry

2. Dishes...lets face it...the whole house needs cleaning.

3. LOTS of camp stuff

4. cook dinner

5. Take Cole to basketball practice

5 places I've worked:

1. Burger King (as a teenager)

2. House keeper-but I was pregnant with my first baby and puking all the time so that didn't last. Apparently home owners don't like that.

3. Full time mom and Mark's errand girl

4. Still doing the mom/errand girl thing

5. Yep, still doing the mom/errand girl thing and busier than ever.

5 favorite foods:

1. Tacos - I love them!

2. Steak and potatoes

3. Chicken cordon bleu lasagna casserole

4. Breads and desserts

5. Good old home cooking - nothing fancy

5 things you may not know about me: This one is hard because I tell everything on here.

1. I am completely addicted to drinking water, but only with teeny sonic ice and only in my big scrapaholic cup.

2. I feel TERRIBLE that I don't get to be with my cute grandsons enough. I miss them! I need to plan some outings with them.

3. Mark spoke in our ward a few weeks ago. He said things that totally embarrassed me. I cried most of the day. He tends to speak before he thinks. He will never do that to me again. Really bad day! The rest of his talk was great.

4. I'm really struggling with my kids growing up. It's all happening so fast. I don't want to be alone and I wish I could remember more of the past. Why didn't I take more pictures? I need to scrapbook more. I thnk I will feel better about things if I get the memories I do have preserved.

5. I'd really like to get a spray on tan, but I don't think I could hold my breath for 30 seconds-twice! I could see myself freaking out in the booth while choking on that stuff. I would love to have a little glowing color without the risk of cancer.

5 things I'd do if I were a billionaire:

1. Pay off our debts.

2. Build a custom home with a basement -a white picked fence and a wrap around porch goes with out saying. Of course there will be a cute red barn in the back yard with big beautiful shade trees all around.

3. Have a 2 year supply of food, water, fuel, and necessities for my family.

4. Help others in need- especially extended family and friends.

5. Do things with my family to create memories that we can't afford to do now.


Leah said...

I like the bedding! I don't think it's too juvenile at all.
Hope you're having a good summer!

Chickenbells said...

I like the quilt...I think it fits into your home just perfectly!

Missy's Blog said...

Jolene, I totally love that first one. The 2nd one is nice too ... but the 1st one screams JOLENE!!! I love Americana too ... my house is pretty much done in all red/white/blue and flags. Do you mind if I ask where you found it? Missy mgmh@aol.com

chrisg said...

Thanks Jo...You need to come out and visit me cuz I miss you tons too. But make Mark get you a plane ticket, and not ride the pretty new bike or your hiney will be "black Cherry"..hee hee.
I Love Love Love the quilts...
Can't wait for the camp stories..Morgan had a blast!!

Diana said...

Jolene... Love the quilts. Both of them. You girl are in need of some firl time. After this camp you better just do that. You know taking a break for yourself once in a while isn't a sin.
Enjoy your kids while they are small. Get those memories scrapped up and put away safe they will last you a lifetime.
Take care. One of these days... it will all come together. And you'll wonder hw you did such a wonderful job!

velvet brick said...

Oh, the quilt is NOT 'kiddie'! I think it would look great in your room!! Go for it! As for the tan stuff...try Jergen's self-tanner lotion...works like a charm and you don't have to hold your breath! : )) I think you're awesome, friend...sorry about the embarrassing day. People just love your spirit and your natural-nist... xox

jackson family said...

I too think the bedding is fine not juvenille (sp) and you know I listend to your husbands talk and I dont recall thinking it was embarassing but it was not about me I thought it was a very good talk. and the spray tan you hold your breath becasue that stuff tastes so bad! but it is hard to hold the breath and not be in water!

Jacquie said...

The bedding looks great, and would look fanatstic in your house.

I love your 5 things about me. Can I steal it? I'm always in need of blogging material these days.

Janna said...

Take or leave the advice I am about to give you. I think the overall idea of the patriotic quilt is absolutely perfect for your home. That being said, I would think it through before going with that entire ensemble. You may tire of that much pattern quickly. You might want to think about mixing it with some consistent solids. Like 2 white, navy or chambray (or red, but red can be unnerving in a bedroom) euro shams and bed skirt to break up the patriotic and plaid, but still keep it consistent. You can tie that white, navy or chambray together with matching or similar curtain panels.
That's my two cents.
I personally have gone overboard with pattern before and have seen clients in the past (and friends and family) do the same.
Have fun! The patriotic theme fits your house just right.

maren said...

I'm with you on the food storage thing. I am still working on getting our 1 year supply up to speed.

Andi said...

I'm laughing as I type this on the keyboard. I'm the aunt of the interior designer...a beautiful young woman I might add...named Janna. I also tend to go "overboard" on theme on occasion. The truth is...I have the patriotic set in the 2nd picture...with the pleated bed skirt. It's in my office/scrapbook room. I only have a twin bed in the room so it doesn't really overwhelm. If I ever get the room organized so that I'm not embarassed by all the "stuff", I'll take a picture and post it.

If your bedroom is large, I think it can handle it.

Amie said...

Love your quilts, hope you get one that you love soon :o)
Loved reading your 5 things.

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