Sunday, September 7, 2014

Blessings & a Gallery Wall

Is the weekend really over? 
It has been such a beautiful weekend, even though it rained half the time. My daughter, Miranda was home for an early birthday celebration and we had such a nice time. Yesterday, we had a yummy Mexican dinner (Miranda's request & prepared by yours truly) at my mom and dad's house. My mother-in-law and her new fella, and my sister and her family were there. Mama made mini cheesecakes with blueberry topping and my sister made Nutter Butter pies. I made pork carnitas, spanish rice, refried beans, chips and queso, and of course fresh guacamole and pico de gallo as toppings for the tacos. It was pretty tasty! 

Yesterday evening, Miranda and I went to watch this movie.....

It was excellent! I only wish I had read the book first. We had a nice ride over to watch the movie in my new vehicle. I haven't mentioned it yet, but I got a new (to me) vehicle last Thursday. I was driving a 2001 Ford Expedition and it was beginning to give me a little trouble. I didn't trust it to drive it off very far which isn't good since Miranda lives in Tallahassee....2 hours away. It was also too big for me since my kids are grown up and it was a gas hog! So, my hubby talked me into going to get a new vehicle. I bought a 2014 Chevy Equinox. It was pre-owned, but is like new...even still smells new. I will share a few pictures soon! I am loving it and am blessed to have been able to get it.

Anywho, today, we slept in and then I made a yummy breakfast. We lazed around the house and then went to my sister's house for lunch. We had a fun afternoon playing games and talking. Love times like that! I also finally started hanging things on my gallery wall in the living room. Check it out.....

I know it might not appeal to everyone, but I LOVE it! It represents my family and I very well. I plan to add to it over time, but this is my start. Of course the big H is for our last name....Hunt. The small, silver trivet also has an H engraved on it. The Family is Everything picture in the blue frame was handmade for me by Miranda for Mother's Day. The 2+2=4 vintage flashcard stands for 2 parents, Joey and I, plus our two kids, Miranda and Dakota, equals a family of four. Four is my favorite number for that reason and you can see the large 4 at the bottom of the wall also. I hung a vintage clipboard from my craft room and will change out the quote or scripture on it occasionally...maybe seasonally. The cross is of course for our belief and faith in God.

The coral mirror is just to add a splash of coral to the wall. The speed limit sign is antique. My hubby bought it home for his shop, but I quickly snapped it up for the house. It reminds me of him...he is a slow and steady driver on the road, but loves to race cars on a track...:) I found the Home Is Where the Dog Is sign at TJ Maxx the other day and had to have it. I love that it is aqua blue too! I bought the anchor at Hobby Lobby when I got my cast iron brackets for my shelf. I love anchors! The wooden piece is something I found at the thrift over the summer and thought it was cool. I planned to do something with it, but after I stained it to match our plank wall, I just left it plain. I like it like that.

What do you think? I really love it and look forward to finding meaningful pieces to add to it.

I suppose I should go prepare lesson plans for the week. I am feeling rested and content and ready to tackle a new week with the kinders! I pray you all have a lovely week. 
Until next time....



  1. Sounds like a wonderful and busy weekend.

    Congratulations on your new car and an early Happy Birthday to Miranda.

    We love anchors here also. Even more now that our son is in the Navy. And the cross also holds special significance in our home as well.

  2. Wonderful wall...everything looks great! I have an Equinox as well and love it...gas mileage is great.

  3. Happy driving in your new car - it sounds like a lovely family b-day for Miranda. You did a great job styling the gallery wall - you do have a knack for adding personal touches to your decor. The speed limit sign is a great reminder to slow down and enjoy your life. I would be honored if you would bring this over and link it to Make It Monday.

  4. Wonderful family time this weekend! Love your gallery wall. Meaningful and it looks great. I'm finally getting some prints from Paris to start a special wall in my home! Yay!

  5. Sounds like a fun family weekend. Like your wall, it really personalizes your home. :)

  6. Oooo, I think I know of a Christmas present idea you lovely lady!! It looks brilliant. Your weekend sounds so great and the food looked yummy xx

  7. I love the gallery wall, and that everything has a special meaning for you. I am thinking of a gallery wall somewhere in our home.

  8. Yay for a new vehicle! My husband are also looking for a pre-owned car as ours is having several issues :) Can't wait to see yours - the Chevy Equinox is really nice looking.

    Your wall looks great, sweet friend. I love the speed limit sign :)

    Enjoy your week, Vicky! Hugs to you!

  9. Your gallery walls looks really great Vicky! That speed limit sign is awesome. Congrats on the new car.

  10. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday celebration for your daughter. Awesome news on the car too, nothing nicer than trading up. The wall looks perfect.

  11. Oh your weekend with your daughter sounds so nice! I want to come over and enjoy that meal with y'all! Yum!
    Love your gallery wall and all the sweet things you have on it. I'm not sure what my favorite is...each are a sweet reminder of your family. Perfect
    Congrats on your new vehicle! I know you'll enjoy it.
    Hugs and blessings,

  12. I love your gallery wall. I'm planning one for the dining-room, so this time, it'll be you who inspire me! But before planning a wall, I need to plan lessons!

  13. Weekends sure seem to fly by, sounds like yours was so much fun. I love your gallery wall especially because everything has a special meaning. Great job!

  14. I wish I could have a gallery wall! Having a log cabin makes wall hangings tricky.

    Your Mexican dinner sounds awesome! We had friends for dinner tonight and I was going to make guacamole but made a rookie mistake...I bought parsley instead :/

  15. Hello Vicky!

    It looks like you had a nice weekend! I love anything Mexican! Yummy! Sounds delicious.

    I love your new wall. I kinda like the speed limit sign up there. I think it fits in really nicely.

    I'm so glad you found a new car. It's no fun when your old ones gives you fits. Been there, done that enough to know when it's time to get a new one.

    I hope you are doing well. Sorry I haven't been by as much as I normally am. It's been a bit busy around here. Guess that's what we call life with boys! :-)

    Hugs to you,

    PS... Thank you so much for my box of sunshine. I was so touched that you thought of me.

  16. I love your gallery wall. It takes real talent to put one together and you definitely have it! Sounds like you made an amazing dinner...which made me so hungry..... I think that's why I stay away from the food network!

  17. I LOVE your gallery wall Vicky - it's beautiful!
    And a huge congratulations on your new car -
    Did you do a post on your plank wall yet?
    ( I didn't - just wondering )


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