Thursday, June 20, 2013

Oranges and yellows

Fresh flowers in the family room make me happy.


Welcome to the Malm house: Carbon Synapse. No, your bedroom is in the garage.

Date Night

Mike and I went Cherry Creek after dinner to watch the sunset.

Kenny Ammon

Father's day

Friday, June 14, 2013

Overland Meet

Kelly had a great gymnastic meet this morning.  She placed in all the events and did better than last week.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Kitchen makeover pictures

The nook area now has a desk, rug and chair. My favorite is the counter under the window for the server, trash can and mini fridge.

New over the stove microwave oven!

I removed the 1970's kitchen light and put another light in the box.  At a later date I may trim out the box and put something a little more fancy but I'm happy about not having the fixture that used to be in there.

It only took me an hour to clean for this photo shoot.  The kitchen looks much more modern than my country kitchen.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

First meet

Kelly broke her arm in February (falling off her bunk bed) and it took 8 weeks for it to mend.  Since then she has been trying to recover her gymnastic skills.  She could not participate in the preseason meets nor the first meets.  Saturday was her first Optional meet at Elizabeth High School, with Chalk Box.  Although she placed in all her events, she scored well on floor exercises and on vault.  She did have a qualifying score for her "All Around" so she is now slated to go to Regionals. She has two practices before her next meet on Friday.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Summer reading

Megan, 15, Mary Jane, 8, Beth

We are reading Little House on the Prairie with Mary Jane one chapter at a time.  I purchased two books and Megan pulled out her copy from third grade.  I cannot wait to make the corncob dolls.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer work

Adam and Mary Jane have summer workbooks so they will keep up their reading, math, and writing skills.  Adam is so happy he has completed 120 pages when I only assigned 4 pages so far.  I'm sure his enthusiasm will wane as the summer progresses.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Kitchen make-over

Before: railing. It was made by a previous owner of this house. After 12 years it has been bitten and nicked and abused.
After: painted railing white spindles with black banister.
Before: Brown counters, ivory cupboards, Waverly curtains, ivory back splash, shelf in the nook, paint color and empty nook.

After: I painted the cupboards white and the back splash a teal color.

After: new "office" space with desk and rug.  Notice the 1980's clutter shelf is gone.
After: I painted the counters black

After: I added a counter in the nook and painted the red server black. It looks a little more unified.

Covered bulletin board

I saw on pinterest how to cover a bulletin board with fabric. So tah-dah! This is covered with a yard of burlap that I found at Wal-Mart.  The numbers were already on the fabric.


When we went to pick up Adam from Cub Scout twilight camp there was a rainbow.