Sunday, August 28, 2011

Week in review

There's been alot going on at the Sacco house this week that I want to share with y'all (I'm not from the South, but I did watch a show last night called "You Don't Know Dixie").  Sit down and relax and enjoy the reading....

Are you ready for some football?  Ryan decided to play football this year and has had two games so far.  Unfortunately his team hasn't won...yet.  He hasn't played for a few years so we were slightly surprised when he asked to sign up.  Ryan ran with the ball yesterday and gained some yards for the team - exciting to watch our "quiet one" at work.

#53 on the white team.

This was the first full week of school for the boys and Carl and I were so happy for summer break to end.  Don't get me wrong, we enjoyed the summer with the boys, but it was time for them to get back into a routine, see their friends, etc.  This is Ryan's last year in elementary school and Kyle is a sophomore in high school.  Kyle found a job at a local fast food restaurant.  If you're in the area, look for him when you order a frosty :)

Racing has been wonderful lately.  Ryan came in first last Sunday at the MWXC race in Brazil and I think he has the points lead in the 65cc class wrapped up.  Carl came in second - woohoo!!  He's been wanting to place in the top five for a while now and he did it.  Kyle came off injured reserve and placed 12th which we were very happy about.  He broke his hand in the beginning of July and hasn't been able to ride until one week before this race.  This has been a wonderful year because all of my guys are racing hare scrambles - no motocross this year - and I get to be their biggest cheerleader!  Here's a picture of them after the Brazil race.

I have three projects going on at home (honestly, there are lots more than that - I'm just concentrating on a few right now).  The first one is the laundry room.  We took out some cabinets and put them in the kitchen (will be blogging about that later), and I want to paint and add a shelf.  Here is the inspiration for my laundry room.

I love the color, the bench, the shelves - it's cute!  I'm not going to do the board and batten - that would require painting of the trim and I don't want to do that.  I thought about putting bead board in my laundry room, but I think I'm going to paint it blue on the bottom and a light brown on the top - the shelf will probably be stained golden oak.  Here's what the laundry room currently looks like. 

I'm also working on sprucing up the outside of my house and finishing some yard work.  To brighten things up a bit, I'm repainting this milk can that I've had forever.  My parents had this before I did - mom cleaned it up and painted it blue then I stenciled the sunflowers, but now it's time for a face lift.  I'm painting the can black and then I'm going to use my Silhouette machine and cut some vinyl words or designs.  Here's the before and the finished product will be displayed later this week.

Remember when I blogged about the sewing machine that Carl bought me?  Well I've started my first quilt and it's been a bit of a challenge.  The pattern I chose was for a crib size quilt and my sewing encyclopedia friend Kelly has given me a wonderful idea on how to resize the pattern so it will still look nice.  I'm working with Moda Giddy fabric.  Sandy Gervais designed it - do you remember her when HGTV first aired? 

Well, other than football practice, cleaning the housel, and work, that's all that's been happening here.  Hope everyone had a great weekend :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Words, words, and more words

Pinterest has been so good and not so good for me. Not so good because it is a productivity decreasing piece of my life.  Good because of some of the wonderful words and phrases that remind me about life.  My life and what it is, what I need to be thankful for, and why I am here on this earth.  I'll post some of those in a minute, but first you need to check out Pinterest.  There are so many incredibly wonderful ideas out there for food, crafts, fashion, home decorating, life, etc., and they are all collected on Pinterest.  If you haven't checked it out yet, you really need to do that.  Seriously, go there now...or after you read this post ;).  Here are some of my favorite "words" that I've found on Pinterest.

I need to remember this every day, even in the bad times.

I often tell my boys that in their dad they have a wonderful example of what being a man is and they need to follow his example.

I have one of these at home <3

I need to remember that everything doesn't have to be perfect...all the time....every day....with everything that I do.

I think this is why I get so frustrated with people sometimes.

This is so true.

For my sweetie

Yep...definitely need to remember this.

love my house, my boys, my dogs, my cat, and every mess they (and I) make

This picture was titled "A Fathers love letter to the World" and it makes my heart melt.

This is what I'd rather be doing on certain days.

I can see this being turned into a rap song.

I thought this was interesting.

I hope you enjoyed my little tour of the good and creative, but yet productivity decreasing, world of Pinterest.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's all mine!!

I'm so excited to show you what Carl recently bought for me - a Janome 3160 QDC sewing machine!  I have an old Kenmore that has been through the ringer and doesn't work anymore, and I also have an older Brother machine that someone gave me which I can use as a backup, but sewing on this will be like a dream come true!  So between painting (yes, more painting), dirtbikes, and now football, I'm going to finish some of my sewing projects.  Stay tuned for updates!


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