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March 29, 2014

Long Pallet Shelf

I shared a while ago some pallet shelves we made for the boys' room. I hung them in a little nook to hold some of their books. Since then, they received bunk beds as a gift, and Jackson needed a way to store his things on the top bunk. I saw the perfect inspiration in a Pottery Barn catalog and knew just what to do to create a similar look.

March 26, 2014

Easter's On It's Way!

We are on Spring Break this week, which is unbelievable, since it was snowing here yesterday (yes, in Alabama!). Luckily, the day before had wonderful weather, so we were able to work on our gardens. While stuck inside, I've been doing a little decorating for Easter.

March 20, 2014

Style and Quality are What You Will Find When Looking for Slow Pitch Softball Turf Shoes

If a person was to go to a ballpark on any Saturday or Sunday afternoon during summer, it is very likely that they would see a slow pitch ball game. This is a very popular game and has been around for more than a hundred years. The basic difference between fast pitch and slow pitch softball is the way the ball is thrown. A slow pitch pitcher has to throw the ball underhand and it has to come up in a high arc towards the batter. For people who regularly play softball, one the most important things that they need to think about is their footwear.

February 20, 2014

Mardi Gras Wreath

I was lucky enough to be selected to host a Zatarain's House Party for Mardi Gras. I was already planning on decking out the house, but this gives me more motivation! The first thing I always think about when decorating for anything is a wreath for the front door.

February 19, 2014

Organize Your Kitchen Cabinet Drawers

Clutter in the kitchen cabinet drawers is a nuisance and inevitable. We start out with an intent of organization and neatness that would make Felix look like Oscar. Only it's not unusual for drawers to gradually become overrun, packed with items in a pattern that doesn't make any sense. How did that fork end up in the same place as the hammer? You know you have a rolling pin but where is it? Why is there so much in there that opening it becomes a wrestling match?

February 15, 2014

New Fiber One Meal Bars

I had the opportunity to try the new Fiber One Meal Bars through BzzAgent recently and was impressed by the ingredients and nutritional value. They include filling protein and fiber to sustain you longer than other bars. When I tried them, I found that I liked to use these as an on-the-go snack that was easy and convenient to pack in my lunch or throw in my purse.

February 12, 2014

Last Minute Valentines

It has been a fun day being cooped up in the house with all of my guys! We had a snow day, which is pretty much unheard of in Alabama. And the crazy thing is... They're calling for more tonight!

Since I was on lock down Saturday to get our taxes completed, I've been itching to do some crafting. We made the boys' valentines on Sunday, but that just wasn't enough. Today was the perfect opportunity to add some last minute decorations.

January 29, 2014

A Dresser Make-Over

Someone was asking at work what I've been posting about recently, and I told her I hadn't been on here since before Christmas. She said that didn't sound like me, so I figured I better get back to posting!
We have a little nook off of the great room into the master bedroom. The plan was to move our fish tank from the bedroom to here, but I wanted to paint the dresser intended to hold it. Our fish tank wasn't looking so pretty anymore, and we were lucky enough to be offered a free fish tank from Brady's preschool teacher. This meant I had to kick it into high gear and get the dresser ready.

December 16, 2013

Freddie's Adventures (Our Elf)

It's amazing how time flies! When I get busy, unfortunately blogging is the first thing that gets pushed aside. I love it, so I don't want to give it up, but I have to give a little somewhere. Peppers Pickins has been busy, though, so that's exciting!

We are getting into the Christmas spirit around here, and one of the ways my boys do that is through the magical travels of their elf, Freddie. I have found some great resources to help brainstorm ideas for his daily hangouts, which you can see on my Pinterest page. Some of our ideas began with the ideas of others, and why not?! We do this about 25 days each year, and it gets a little hard to continue to be original. Let's help each other out!!
Freddie with the Baby Jesus
Last year I put him with the Little People Nativity set, and that was the first time Brady decided to touch him. It wasn't the last time Freddie's been touched, either! Only by Brady, though... Jax is too scared to break the rules :)
It's tons of fun for the boys, but I have to admit, it's fun for Ryan and me, too! So far, he's delivered hot chocolate and fixin's the morning he arrived (Last year, when Freddie first arrived, he came in his box with the book. He also brought back the book for the boys to read and remember the rules for this year.), rode on one of the boys' stuffed animals, read a Christmas book in the playroom recliner, decorated the Christmas tree with the boys' undergarments (That was a hit!), peeking out of a stocking, sitting up on a ladder, and more. I try to change it up each night between nice and fun. No matter what Freddie is doing, the boys are always excited to search and find him each morning.
Freddie had a marshmallow fight with the Imaginext castle men we received from Fisher Price through House Party. He won!
Freddie was caught in action with a marshmallow in his hand!
Here's another mischievous deed from Freddie. He found one of our dry erase markers and gave the boys some new portraits. They loved that one!
I can't wait to continue to see where Freddie goes next! I hope you're having as much fun with your elf as we are. Please feel free to share your elf experiences or links to your pages with ideas.

November 30, 2013


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a different experience this year by going to Cracker Barrel instead of having it at someone's house. We paid less on our bill than we would have paid buying all the food ourselves and then having to go through the hassles of preparing it. And we even had leftovers! I am in charge for our Christmas festivities, so it was nice to have a break for this meal.
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