Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring is here...almost

A great sign of spring on the farm is the birth of our first spring calf. I think we have blogged about it every year that we have been blogging. So in true's our first calf.

Although with snow in the forecast for this weekend, spring is not quite here for good yet.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Final Reveal!

(Not of the kitchen...yet)

This final reveal is of Rebecca's "big girl" room. We started this project back in December of 2009 and are finally finished! 

Here is a flash back to Rebecca's nursery...

 And here is her big girl room (after about 20 minutes of cleaning :)...
 We started by switching out her toddler bed for twin bunk beds.  We got them from my parents and they are the same ones that my sister and I slept on as kids. With the new beds came new bedding. I found deep purple sheets on clearance at Wal-mart and the rest of the room evolved around that color. I found the same color purple poke-a-dot fabric for the bed spreads and it inspired the poke-a-dot pattern on the wall. Although I had good intentions of sewing the bed spreads and the curtains, they were a little out of my league. So with two different visits from my mom, the second of which was this past week, she help complete the room.
The other furniture is as follows:
dresser - craig's list, $20
desk - hand me down from Dan's sister
shelf - craig's list, part of an office set
fabric poke-a-dot bins (on the shelf) - Target
rocker - Babies R Us, stayed in the room from before
fabric cube storage (by the bed) - Wal-mart

I really think that this room will grow well with her and we won't have to redecorate for a long time.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Customer Service?

So I'm going to vent a little because I can. Last year during an icy storm and a subsequent "snow day" from school I spotted some gorgeous boots on I had been looking for a great pair of boots to warm my cold feet and here they were with free over night shipping!

I enjoyed loved my boots for almost a year before the seam on the front of the right boot began to split open. I knew I could probably sew or glue it back together, but I also knew that Eastland shoes had a good guarantee policy that I had used in the past to replace a pair of shoes. I went through all the leg work to email them and ask them about replacing the boots and with a small tear in my eye, sent them off in the mail. A week or so later I got a call from Darla at Eastland customer service who informing me that my boots were indeed defective and that I could have them replace. BUT they no longer have my size in that style and I would have to choose a different style. NO GO! I went to the website and liked NOTHING else they had to offer.
So I called Darla back and told her that I was disappointed and I would just like my boots back. She said, "I can't do that, they have already been thrown away." THROWN AWAY!! I was very upset to say the least. I was about to tell her to go dumpster diving after them, but I tried to stay calm.  Long story short, I talked with a manager and let her know how upset I was with this policy of THROWING AWAY my boots. She finally agreed that although it is "against their policy", they would refund my money even thought I did not buy them through Eastland.

So the hunt is back on for warm boots to keep my toes from winter.
Bring on Spring!