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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

BOY OR GRILL?


So what are we having?! I don't know you're all just asking me! LOL! :D  But, we have an appointment on the 27th and I am hoping we will find out then, don't know if they will tell us even if they can tell, they're not very nice about telling people gender :( so, if they won't tell, and we can't figure it out or the baby just isn't turned to show then we have an appointment with a Prenatal  Imaging clinic on January 3rd.  OH I CANT WAIT!!!! The prenatal imaging place shows you the gender and gives you a video. (and we get a military discount!)  I just want Danny to be able to see his baby's gender before he leaves.



Sunday, December 9, 2012

Our Stockings

My mom made our Christmas Stockings this year, I was so excited to get the package and laughed my head off when I saw what she came up with! So creative, so talented.  Thank you Mom!


Christmas Gift Basket


Danny and I decided we'd give his twin sisters (if you- are Danny's twin sisters please avert your eyes and click exit NOW!, or work on your surprised face :p) a "Date Night Gift Basket" for Christmas.  It includes:

 - Restaurant Gift Gard
- Microwavable Kettle Corn 
- Microwavable Regular Popcorn bags
- "Date Night" the movie
- Bottled Root Beer
- Two boxes of theater candy
- Assorted Smaller candies

I found the popcorn bucket at a dollar store and was so excited! The microwave kettle corn box was large and we thought we could fit all of the items in it originally but we couldn't.  So then I went basket hunting, but, few were big or deep enough for the kettle corn! I wanted a bowl that said "Popcorn", maybe like the metal one we had growing up so I was way excited when I found the plastic popcorn bowl that would fit everything nicely! It was very deep, I just had to use a filling.  Then, shredded paper, gift basket bag, ribbon and a tag and viola! My homemade gift basket! :)






Thursday, December 6, 2012

Moving


 Danny was told his prospective leave date this week.  We told the apartment we would be out in January and from there we are driving across the country to take me back to Idaho.  Poor Danny, he usually deals with things by not dwelling on things he cannot change, this week I have seen the reality of his deployment setting in.  I can't help but think how grateful I am that we will be together for Christmas before he leaves and that he will be back for the Holiday's next year, our baby's first Christmas! Last Christmas Daniel proposed and this year we are preparing for him to leave.  Things change so quickly and this next year will bring even more change.  Sometimes the one thing that gives me comfort is knowing that change is constant, time passes, that the phrase "and it came to pass..." is uttered so many times in the Book of Mormon because, like all if it's teachings, its a truth. I am looking forward to being back in Idaho but for obvious reasons it's bittersweet! The closer it gets to Christmas the more home sick I feel.  My family has a unique opportunity to all be under the same roof for a short time again.  Jacob will be home from his Mission in Italy in March, Kenyon is living at home, I will be living at home and Spencer is graduating from high school this May and preparing to heave on his mission, then I will be having the baby in June and Marissa the youngest is still at home.  So a lot going on and a lot to look forward to for this unique time in our family.  I think the first few months after Danny leaves will be the most difficult.  Until I have the baby.  Especially when I'm all big and uncomfortable and missing him! I just hope I can stay busy at home and have a good support system of friends and family to keep me busy and positive... without constantly telling me to BE positive :) I hope i'm not sick too, that will help. I am so excited to leave Georgia though... woa. We both really hate this place hahaha! We are going to Florida for Christmas and spending time with Danny's Dad, step mom and Sister's family.  We're excited about that and hope we can find time to visit a beach we went to while dating, the beach we decided we were going to marry one another :) good times. Anyway, I am just feeling bored and nostalgic as well as homesick, sad,and slightly hormonal/weepy so I thought I'd do an update.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Baby Waves

Hi, This is Danny, I uploaded a video, you can see the baby again, he waves. =)
video



 Thursday we had our second baby appointment.  I found out that if there is a "perk" to a high risk pregnancy in the OB clinic its that you get way more ultrasounds!! Most likely at every visit plus two scheduled ones. :) We feel spoiled even though the reasons make sense.  This video is from Thursday with Baby at about 13.5 weeks.  Baby is almost through their first trimester- Yay!  Not much more to report, it was just exciting to see it move around, its little heart beating and the developing brain.  I looooove technology :) still sick most days and on nausea medication.

 Some of you have been asking about deployment.  As of now we have no new information.  Danny's last day in the shop was yesterday and he will start whatevertheacronym was that he didn't know what it stood for but is preparing him to deploy/train or something. We still are not sure when he is going.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Oh baby baby!!






 Baby's first photo :D

As most of you know.... we're having a baby!!!!  That's right we're expecting our first child at the beginning of June.  As of now the due date is June 2.  This is our very first ultrasound of our cute little bean!  It was taken at 8 weeks.  We are now 10 weeks and a few days along. 

So many of my friends have asked me how I told Danny... so here's what happened.

I had been trying to figure out for a couple of months how I would tell Danny when we were pregnant.  I saw a lot of cute/ extravagant ways of telling husbands, friends and family but I knew that if he thought anything unusual was up he would know before I even got to revealing it in some special way.  I had decided that I would just hand him a grain of rice... (unlike blindfolds and balloons he would be dumbfounded, it was brilliant!) and tell him that was how  big his baby was.  SO what REALLY happened?

 HE found out first!

Ok, ok. So I had "a feeling" I may be pregnant and had taken the last test we had.  It was negative but I still thought I may be and was having strange food aversions (apples, cucumber) so I decided it was just too early and I would wait- it wasn't an early response test anyway.  Five days later I was begging Danny that we go get another test! We had just finished a military photo shoot and I really really really wanted to know! (I have a history of just taking a test every day and wasting them just so I don't have to wonder. haha) He kept saying we should just wait but I won so we went and got the test!  We got home- I peed on the stick, no classy way to say this peeps, and he shoved me out of the bathroom.  Then made me stay in the living room until the full three minutes had passed.  Then Danny books it into the bathroom and cups his hands over the test so only he could see!!!!! He kept saying "Oh you don't want to see this sweetie!" What a tease.  I tickled him till he let me see and was shocked to see a positive for once.  I was like- wait, let me see the instructions again, that means positive right? I've never seen it look like that before!" Danny said "Ya well, you've never been pregnant before so...." Then we laughed and hugged and stuff.

Ever since I had the feeling I was pregnant I have also had the feeling it is a girl.  I was trying to fall asleep one night and was thinking about the deployment when I realized I was thinking "we" and "us" and "she" while he is gone. I was so strange.  If it turns out to be a boy we will be overjoyed idiots. We already have a girl name we're pretty set on.... Every name I suggest to Danny, boy or girl he says "I just like Eden." 

To answer that question that's been itching at you- YES Danny will be deployed when I have the baby.  NO, he will most likely not be there for the birth.  Baby will be five months old when he gets home.  He will be gone for 9 months. I am moving back in with my parents in Idaho while he is gone, having baby in Idaho.

 While we're on the topic I'd like to say something about this whole deployment thing.  Specifically about how I feel it is appropriate to speak to a wife whose husband is gone.  Be kind. Don't tell us "well you chose it." I chose my husband because I was supposed to be with him and I love him.  Don't tell me you couldn't do it, how you can't even handle being away from your husband for a week.  Cause I can't either, but I will.  Don't tell me how you totally understand because your husband went away for a week, or how those nine months will just fly by! Don't lecture me on staying positive or tell me how I should feel or act.  What I NEED you to do is actually be there.  When I am sad, lonely and down and say it's hard acknowledge that YES it is, and that I can do it and that you will be there to support me through it.  And I mean actually be there.  It surprises me how I can tell a friend how I am struggling but she still can't even bring herself to make a phone call or a visit.  Danny is my whole life.  Especially because I have no one here in Georgia.  Only Danny.  It IS going to be hard, but I can do hard things and I need your support.  That's it.  Acknowledge the pain. Tell me I can do it. Be there.  By the way some of you have already done a phenomenal job of this, even from a distance.  You are much appreciated. :D 

Anyway :) When it comes to babies or military everyone has advice they share freely without being asked.  It makes me crazy sometimes lol

So far the pregnancy has been a little rocky.  I struggle with interstitial cystitis (bladder inflammation, spasms, swelling and pain) quite frequently and the symptoms can be very painful and uncomfortable including swelling in my abdomen and pain. At the beginning of the pregnancy I also had a cough I had had for a few months turn into bronchitis... then ear infections and sinus infection.  Then when they put me on an antibiotic.. it gave me some more problems *cough* *cough*.  So take that and add all day morning sickness and the regular pregnancy issues and I was a bit of a mess.  I have had morning sickness, been sensitive to smells, no appetite and thrown up pretty regularly for the entire pregnancy so far.  This week I finally got some zofran and am doing better! I don't think I have lost a meal for TWO WHOLE DAYS! Yaaaay!  I am gradually doing more (before moving around a lot made me throw up) and am able to be in the kitchen more as well.

Danny has been absolutely wonderful.  He is always willing to help me in any way I need.  He is constantly supportive and positive and holds me while I cry because I hurt or am so frustrated and down from being sick.  He comes home from work, gets me something to eat, cleans up, holds my hair, takes the bucket when I lose the lunch and is all around the very best husband he could possibly be.  So patient, so kind, so loving.  Ladies, I really got the best husband ever!!

We're so excited for a little baby to come.  It's an odd situation to have to set up baby stuff in my old bedroom but we'll make the best of it.  I wish I could start collecting baby things and putting together a nursery here but it will all have to wait.  We plan on getting most of what the baby will need when we get to Idaho.  I would like Danny to be there and play a part in picking everything out.  We hope that he will get to see the gender before he leaves- keep your fingers crossed!

The ultrasound was a great experience for both of us! I only got to see the screen for a second before the doc turned it away but Danny watched that little heart beat the whole time.  :) He was in awe, and kept saying how cool that was.  It became much more real for him and it was fun to see him get so excited!   Anyway, we have another appointment at the end of November, so I will hopefully update again!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Army Wife Life

When I found out Danny was deploying I started photographing the "little" things that show our life together, (I'm sentimental) with him in the army. I will be adding to this post as we go.




December- Private Teddy, or first purchase for the baby.


November

October




 
September



My attempt at fall Festive-ness



 Yay for 3$ pumpkins from wal-mart :D 

Aren't these little pumpkins beautiful!?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bad News Aniversary

      This Monday was our 6 month anniversary mark, kind of exciting- it's half a year already and woa! We're still married! Golly we even HOLD HANDS sometimes- I know, you're all in shock.  Online dating and we're still best friends and excited about our life together. (Sorry, been taking some flack for still holding hands and things from people at church. I made it clear we plan on being close and expressing that closeness through appropriate p.d.a. like hand holding until we are dead! Or handless.)  Anyway, I made Danny breakfast and handed him a book... a marriage book. I had seen on the Dating Diva's website a great idea I thought he'd like being a Signals Analyst and all.  See while we dated he'd send me little codes with silly messages I had to figure out and decipher to get the gooshy message.  I thought it'd be fun to give him a code like that. I circled  words on pages that were in my secret message and then added and subtracted from the actual page number, increasing it by one and alternating each time. Then wrote down all the page numbers. I thought i'd have to be extra sneaky so he wouldn't crack the code so fast- instead I made it ridiculous and he couldn't figure it out at all hahaha  oops :{  Anyway that was fun!

  Later we ran some errands and hit a movie.  During the movie Danny got a call, he was told one of the five guys that was stationed here at Fort Gordon after training with him at AIT; was shot and killed in Afghanistan.  My heart goes out to the wife and family of SPC Joshua Nelson.  He had the same job as Danny, just happened to arrive one day later than the other 5 men and be put in a different company- one that deployed to Afghanistan.  Our deepest condolences.  We attended the service today, although I never met him I am grateful for the sacrifice of that dedicated  fallen soldier, your family is in my prayers.

    Danny got more specific information about his deployment today after the service.  Which is good because we got a call Wednesday morning that he was shipping out the 30th of THIS MONTH! Well, luckily that was incorrect information.

   During all the crazy that went on on our anniversary I was in contact with Jaimee trying to put together my gift for Danny.  I tried doing it myself and it didn't work out AT ALL.  Thank you so much Jaimee, for doing the photo on such sort notice and taking the reigns to make it better than I could have thought of.  You're fantastic!!! And the bestest friend ever!

- About a week and a half later another friend of Danny's passed away.  A friend from home in NM that he spent time with as a teenager.  We are so sorry for your loss Applegate family  You have been in our prayers. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A little late but...OH MY GOSH! The CAKE!


 I know this is a little late but...
When I think about things I loved about my wedding day (aside from Danny ;p) my cake is one thing that I just have to say how much I LOVED!!

 My friend Diana Karstad did it for me and she did an absolutely fantastic job.  I couldn't have been more pleased or grateful for her work.  I had given her a few photo's of the kind of structure/feel I wanted and she really ran with it. I was so amazed.

I basically gave Diana the flowers, and feathers i had LEFT OVER after doing the bouquet and corsages as well as whatever pins I had left over and threw in a few matching pearly beats and said "You go girl, do what you can."  I just wanted to post them and say THANKS again for an AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL, ORIGINAL cake that I absolutely loved.  You're so talented!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

The Past Two Weeks


One week ago today my Grandmother Shipton passed away. (July 31, 2012)  She had battled 3 different bouts of cancer as well as diabetes for the past 18 years.  She suffered stage 4 lymphoma, diabetes and congestive heart failure at the time of her passing.  I received the call about 5 days before her passing that she would probably not make it another week due to the congestive heart failure. I was not able to see her in her final moments which is probably a blessing for what she suffered.  She knew her role in this life and I cannot but recall the words of The Family a Proclamation to The World on a mothers duties "Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children".  I had the opportunity to live with my Grandparents in Vernal Utah on a couple of my off tracks from BYUI.  She will be greatly missed.  I was able to attended her funeral this last Saturday, August 4th. 

On the day I found out my grandma would soon pass I started looking at plane tickets as soon as I got home.  Danny got home from work shortly after.  I went into the bedroom and was crying about grandma when he said "So.. I got an email today..."  I looked at him but couldn't see his face! My glasses were off because I was crying.  Then- he told me he was on the list to deploy at the beginning of the year.  I never imagined reacting as I did, I was already really upset about my grandmother.  Not being able to see his face when he told me the news still bothers me.  Anyway, I am not sure what i'll do yet.  We don't have many details at this time.  What we do "know" is Feb- March, 6-7 months, most likely Afganistan.  Errrrr sigh. Anyway that's what's been going down.  I started my new job Monday and had just come home on a red eye flight Sunday.  Stressed yet?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Intimacy=Shoes?



Ok, it's about time I get up on my soap box and have a little rant.  I just need to get it out of my system!




 Now that i'm up on my soap box lets go.


There's this kid at work who likes to push my buttons.  He's always trying to convince me of things.... I'm not sure if he actually believes what he's trying to convince me of or if he just enjoys some argumentative discussion.  One way or another... I can't remember how or in what context but he found out that  I didn't give away the cookie before marriage.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) we believe that intimacy- using the powers of procreation; is reserved for men and women bound in marriage.  Thus, I kept my cookies in the jar! Anyway, after he found that out he shook his head and said "Megan Megan Megan, how can you do that? It's like buying shoes, you gotta try em on before you buy em. How will you know what you like? What if you don't like them and you can't do anything about it?"

  Now, this isn't the first time I have heard the Sex is like Shoes thing. I think its crap people. IF I were to reduce something as sacred, intimate, holy and private as sexual intimacy to something as gross, plain, useful but as ordinary, as trying on a pairs of shoes until you find the perfect fit, the analogy still wouldn't work in my mind.  Here's why.



                          
Here is the pair of shoes I didn't want to be.  If every person that came along tried on these shoes, even for a night how would they look? Feel? Smell? How many disgusting unknown fungus's would they have from any given wearer?  So, IF i were to reduce intimacy to something as casual as trying on sneakers I wouldn't want to be or have these ones! I'd want something like this....
 
Converse Chuck Taylor Allstar - Monochrome - White Leather
Brand new, sparkling white, strait out of the box, crisp clean, new sneakers.  As I said, I think this analogy is stupid.  But, if you're going to play it like that... here's an image for you.  I wanted to give my sweetheart brand new, crisp, clean sneakers.

Stepping down. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Goodbye JJ's



Hey everyone! I gave my 2 weeks notice today for Jimmy Johns because...
I GOT A JOB! Yaaaay!!!! I got the Head Start teaching position :D it pays like 3.15 more an hour and I am so happy! I figured out how much money i'll be bringing in every month and neither of us can believe we will have that much more income.  Anyway- more on that coming soon. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Employment Update/Schooling

I have left a few messages with the HR woman at Head Start this week.  No luck! Tomorrow will be a week since in terviewe4d with them and the job I want the most from USAJOBS just closed a couple of days ago.  I haven't heard ANYTHING from ANY of the positions I applied for through USAJOBS... :(  Someone told me this may be a good sign as their hiring process is very long and you hear sooner if you're weeded out that you don't have a shot where the people who are still in the running may not hear for a while.  I don't know. ..maybe they were just trying to make me feel better.  I should really start looking for more teaching positions or paraprofessional positions before school starts.  People just don't return your messages or respond to things here. It's really frustrating.  So today at JJ I began bread cutting! That's right folks I am now allowed to slice a piece of french bread and put mayo on it.  I was congratulated on my efforts and told I may soon get a raise once i had that mastered.  GO ME lol.  Funny thing is.... I get really really nervous there sometimes.  Especially if people are watching me or I can tell they don't like me.  Or- starting something new.  Today was all three and I was a mess.  The reason I am able to do the leader job is because I know the sandwiches well.  But I forgot everything when I was trying to do bread cutter! Hopefully I will relax soon, get nice and fast at mayoing that bread without a single dry bite and GET THAT RAISE!!
 
      On another note, Danny has been looking into schools to get his bachelors  He will most likely do something computer related for his bachelors (he has an associates in automotive but not much transfers over) and then get a masters in something intelligence related.  I couldn't believe it didn't matter what his bachelors was in to go into a masters in intelligence! Just as long as he HAS one.  So I started poking around online and what I could do at the masters level with my degree a degree.  Nothing really caught my eye and I know Danny's education is priority right now.  I felt impressed to pursue speech pathology.  But that prompting was so long ago and so much has changed and no opportunity has really presented itself for funding because it would require makeup courses equivalent to a second bachelors.  I still wanted to put with everything that has gone on in my life in the last two years it went on the back burner.  I was beginning to wonder if it was still the path I should choose and if so WHEN?  Today I had the first confirmed to me.  A woman came into the shop today who was very quiet.  She did not respond to our greetings, or a co workers attempt to answer any questions.  She studied the menu for a very long time.  Finally she made a motion that indicated she needed something to write with and on.  My manager was at the register ( was cutting bread yay).  She was writing questions and my manager kept responding verbally to everything she tried to ask/find out.  Finally I stepped in and wrote down the answer she was seeking and motioned towards each item I had listed.  Understanding lit her face, I gave her a thumbs up, she nodded and then I made her sandwich.  Again, I felt the impression that I need to pursue speech pathology.  Some who seek such services may be partially def.  Although this is not related to the deaf specifically like deaf education or learning to sign I had that impression.  Anyway, I'm not sure when I will be able to do this or what life will bring but I just wanted to share my thoughts. 

Four Months Four Roses

Yesterday was our four month anniversary!  I had to work so Danny stayed home and cleaned, did all of the laundry and organized my closet! (Thank you sweetie xoxo!)  On our wedding night we were starving after the reception and grabbed some Wendy's on our way to the wedding night suite.  We ate french fries and sipped sparkling cider in a gorgeous room my aunt and uncle had paid for (thank you so much!). We thought it might be fun to have that for dinner again so I found some sparkling cinder at Target and we got Wendy's.  My sweetheart had a surprise for me after dinner! Four lovely red roses to represent our four months and chocolate :)



Saturday, July 14, 2012

My New Blog- Mom's Kitchen

Hey everyone!

  I am starting another blog of recipes! Check it out! :) http://megisms-momskitchen.blogspot.com/

Friday, July 13, 2012

Would You Jehovah

Would You Jehovah



Would I know you? If you called my name?
Would you, my God, withdraw in shame?
For a daughter not knowing her masters voice?
Would I have lived to make the right choice?
Would my time on earth have been spent well?
Would my heart have changed from the day I fell?
Would the blood spilt for me have been worth or not?
Would the soul it purchased be worth being bought?
If I knew you and cried, kissing your feet
Praying in love that we would one day meet
Would you let me thrust my hand into your side
And see your Godly face, free of man’s pride?
Would you tell me the stories of your walk on land?
Would you let me feel the nail prints in your hand?
Would you present me to the father with joy and pride?
Glad to have me seated on your right side?
Where I could give glory forever more
To you, Jehovah, whom I adore

Megan Nichole Shipton


Employment wah wah wah waaaaaah



   Hey friends! We are coming up on our four month wedding anniversary here in a few days. Georgia has been... well, I don't know! Give me a few more months and maybe I'll have an answer for ya ;0)  jk!  Anyway I just wanted to let everyone know that things are going well.  We love being married and are SOOOO happy together!  Neither of us can believe how well things worked out and how perfect we are for other another- WE ARE SO BLESSED!

So,  I found a job... I'm making sandwiches at.......


Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-aaaa-ay.


As mentioned on my facebook it's a little disconcerting/humbling/humiliating/embarrassing/
demeaning/frustrating but I am glad to have work to keep me busy and the extra cash has saved our bacon.   I have continued to look for work in my field.  I interviewed with Head Start in Augusta this week and hope to hear from them soon.  I also applied to about 3 positions that all pay well on Fort Gordon through USA jobs and hope to hear from any of them!










      Danny is doing well, he worked one half day this week and one whole day! Go sweetie :) lol he was excited to go to work today because he had brand new boots!  His old ones were about to get him in trouble so we finally found the $ and got him some new ones.  They switched his schedule as well.  He now is working 12 hour shifts from 6:30 -6:30.  He's no longer allowed to take breaks, so they're long days.

Hope I get a full time job soon for more than minimum, it would help a lot! It's hard when I don't have any connections here.  Hopefully my credentials and experience will be enough!

3 Month Anniversary Surprise!


  For some reason we made a big deal out of our three month anniversary.... I think we felt like it was more of an accomplishment! Haha.  But really.  So I put together a romantic candle lit living room pic-nic surprise! Then I did some research on the Dating Diva's website and found a fun game to play. The game I found involved different flavors of chap stick and kisses xoxox  : D


 Then I got to work cooking and setting up our pic nic!  First I took some Hershey's kisses and pulled out all of the logo strips and wrote my own messages on thin strips of paper and re-wrapped them in the foil....





Then I made a little trail of the special kisses from the door to the living room where the pic-nic would be...











  .....and found some candles...... :)





Then I set up the pic-nic! We had a chicken cabbage salad for dinner and I made a chocolate sour cream cake from scratch for dessert!  Mostly just because we lost the lid to the sour cream tub... isn't that ROMANTIC? haha




So want to know what happened? I lit the candles a few minutes before I KNEW he would get home, he gets off at six thirty, gets home at seven. So I waited,

                                                                                   and waited,
                                                                                                                        and waiiiited

He got home super late and there was wax dripping everywhere!!!! I kept running around putting plastic under the  candles so that they would still look pretty! By the time he got home some were barely still burning anything and there was wax all over the carpet :) anyway, it's the thought that counts! Danny was out getting me chocolate that's why he was so late :) It was really nice, we had a great time.



HELLO HOME IN GEORGIA


      Hi everyone! I just wanted to give you a little update on how we are doing!  We are getting used to GA even though it's "stupid hot."  We will have been here for 4 months soon and are coming up on our 4 month anniversary!  We both  cannot believe how happy we are and how perfect we are for each other, we are very, very blessed. 

      Decorating the apartment has been a work in progress as we have the money.  Here are some pics, it's not quite done yet :)



Here's my sweet Danny reading his sciptures! He has a thing for candles..? So we have a huge candle as our centeripeice.  I later got some decorative balls to put around the base on the plate as well as a blue and bamboo placemat underneath.  I LOVE our Blue RUG! It was a great deal and amazing quality. rugsusa.com, I highly reccomend it! I was worried about ordering one but I love it.

Here's my latest pinterest project! it's a wreath  from antique book pages. Love it! So much fun, inexpensive, and easy. Most of our decor has been on a budget. Well, basically all of it. But it can be done! I got the decorative balls on sale for 50% off. The candle we used a 40% Coupon on. The Side tables we used a spend 50 get ten off coupon on when they were only 25 to begin with.  The rug was in clearance and that blue mat I found at the dollar store!


  I HATE the entertainment center. Oh well :) I plan on finding some way to hide all of the gadgets with woven baskets or something.  I still want to do something with the side table, a couple lamps maybe I just haven't found the right ones.  All of our white furniture pieces we found at The Christmas Tree Shop.  We still need frames too....





 Here's a better pick of the curtains.  They are a woven looking brown, blue and cream paisley pattern from Target
Entry And kitchen table complete with army uniform jacket.


 This is our bed and night stands. We have matching dresser drawers. I will have to put up a better photo, I know have side lamps with golden shades and a canvas hung above with the Idaho Falls temple on it as well as some other decor... We had to put away our nice comforter for the summer because it was  too hot.  That's why I haven't taken a pic.

       
Well this is home so far!


After posting all of these I REALLY wanted lamps for the end tables.  Look what I found! There were only two, aren't they perfect? :)