Wednesday, September 7, 2016

All Aglow About My New Light Fixture from Parrot Uncle!

Who doesn't love a gorgeous light fixture? After living in a mobile home for over 20 years with downright ugly very plain light fixtures, I had a ball picking out pretty ones when we started remodeling a few years ago. We have successfully remodeled every room in our home except our master bedroom and bathroom. We hope to finish them by the end of the year, but I thought I would share one small project we completed. 

Over the summer, I was contacted by the nicest guy from a company called Parrot Uncle. I had heard of this company before and had even looked at some of their lighting. Of course, I discovered them after we had already bought the lighting we needed for our previous remodels.

 I thought their fixtures were beautiful and very affordable compared to other companies and I was planning to check with them when I was ready for lighting for the master bed and bath. 

Well, even though we weren't quite ready to start the remodel, I couldn't pass up the offer of one of their gorgeous light fixtures in exchange for an honest review. I was told the amount I could spend and I immediately started looking and trying to narrow it down to three or four I loved. After much deliberation, I finally decided on this one.

I received the light fixture several weeks ago and we just didn't have time to install it until recently. Thanks to Hurricane Hermine and a few extra days off work, we finally got it done!

Let me just say...I am in love with it! After having a ceiling fan light fixture in my room for over 26 years, I am enjoying having this gorgeous, stylish light fixture to gaze at from my bed. 

The quality is very impressive for the cost and the assembly was easy as well!

I love the design it casts on the ceiling. It is by far the prettiest part of my room now. 

This fixture came with more of the crystal pieces to hang from the bottom but we liked it better without them. I will save those beauties for another project. They are really large...around 5 inches long. 

I am in love!

Here it is unlit. Not the best quality photo but it is just as pretty.
If you are in the market for new lighting, I would highly recommend Parrot Uncle, just click on their name. They have something for everyone!

Click to be taken to their website.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my most recent project. I really hope to get to work on our bathroom & bedroom soon. Hope your week is going great! Mine is flying by...two more days until the weekend. 

Take care and until next time.....

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Catching Up!

I can't believe it's been over a month since I posted. It has been a whirlwind around here lately!
I went back to work early this year due to the fact that my district is revamping our calendar year slightly. So, instead of mid August, I went back on the 3rd! That would be the reason I haven't been around much recently. I'll share a few snapshots from August with you today and I will be back very soon to share a quick project we just finished, as well as a few classroom photos.

Thought you might enjoy a recent picture of my fur babies...Sadie and Rooster say hello!

Here's one of my little cuties this year. Her mom is one of my co-workers. I always take first day pictures to send home. This year I have decided to take a picture every month of each of my kiddos to send home at the end of the year.

Miranda and I went to a few thrift stores a couple weekends ago. I couldn't resist this set of glasses.

We are big Christmas Story fans, so for $1.99, these had to come home with me. They should make for a fun tablescape this Christmas.

The glasses and a dress are all I bought for myself. I hardly ever go thrifting these days.

I still need to share more on my bullet journal. I will try to do that this month. I really liked this layout for a couple weeks ago. It was so colorful. I enjoy using watercolor paint in it. 

Last weekend, my my sister and I, along with our daughters and my mom went to Saint Augustine for the day. We had a delicious lunch, did a little shopping at the outlet mall, and enjoyed some time at the beach. It was a fun girl's day out! 

My nieces, Taylor & Shelby, and  my daughter Miranda.

Wish I was there now!

Sopeaceful and pretty! The day was just beautiful. 

My son Dakota raced that night and I wasn't there since I went to the beach, but he won his first race. Proud Mama here. :)

The next day, we went to buy groceries and do a little shopping. I have been wanting to start collecting Rae Dunn mugs and I found these two at TJ Maxx. I am on the lookout for more. I just love them.

Here is my kindergarten team....from left to right....De, Kaloa, Sue, Kaycee, and yours truly. 
I LOVE my team. We have so much fun together! And, all of us, except Sue workout together too. Poor Kaycee slipped and fell during a lunge a few weeks ago and dislocated her knee and hurt her ankle. She's on crutches for a few weeks. That happened the day after this picture was taken. :(

You may have heard that Florida was just hit by Hurricane Hermine.  Schools were closed here Thursday and Friday and my school was opened as a shelter. We haven't had a hurricane come through here since 2004. Hermine came through my area, but we had no damage and never lost power. It was pretty scary with all the rain and wind but we are far off the coast so we didn't get the worst of it. I wish I could say the same about the rest of my county. Our coastal towns were hammered and there was a lot of loss. Fortunately, there were no lives lost. Homes and businesses can be rebuilt and replaced. Lives cannot. The photo below was taken yesterday....the day after the storm passed through. It was a beautiful day. We have had rain most of the day again today though.  Lots of folks are without power and will be for quite some time. Thoughts and prayers for all those affected by Hermine are appreciated.

Today, I went to my workout. Fortunately we made it through before the rain started. I am still loving working out. I feel so good after each one and I am getting stronger every day. Most of the day has been rainy and I have been working on little projects. I finally finished organizing my movies. So happy about that!

Each movie has a dot that matches the dot on the divider. I am hoping this will make it easy to put them back in the correct spot. 

I hope you are doing well. I really am hoping to get more active on my blog. I also need to visit you all. I have been trying to keep up reading, but don't always have time to comment. I am hoping to catch up soon. I plan to post a little project Monday so be sure to come back and see.
Until then, have a blessed Sunday and Labor Day. 


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