Simmonds Home Update

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hello Wonderful and Beautiful followers! 
(yes, you are wonderful and beautiful even though I don't personally know you!)

I hope you are all having a great weekend full of rest and fun!

I wanted to update y'all on a couple of DIY projects I have been up to as well as some purchases I have made lately. I would love some feedback on my choices, so please give me advice. 
I am a home decor newbie! 

I bought these $.97 frames at Wal-Mart and made the monograms on pretty paper from the scrapbook section with my computer...

Got these towels from Target for $2.99 each!

I finally got my sofa toss pillows from Target on sale! The cream flower ones are for when guests come over, the brown are for pillows when we actually want to relax on the couch!

Found this old candy bowl my MIL got me at the Tulsa Salvation Army for 2 dollars!

This $12.00 pillow was a treasure I could not resist at the Plano Antique Mall off Spring Valley, must check out if you are in the area! 

Made the S with an old canvas I had, what do you think? I'm really into monograms right now...

I moved my tea set from the couch back table to the console table.

Put up these frames I made on that table instead....

Now my living room looks like this, look at my Wrigles acting all sad on the couch!

Painted the old black mirror in white, and now it's in the guest room.

Let me know your thoughts, please! 

I am really into making my house look fabulous, hope to hear your thoughts on what I should do, suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Mrs. S

Friends and Football

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hello everyone,

Sunday night we had our good friend Jeff and his friend Jennifer over, she is the sweetest lady and I'd love for you to check out her website, her art is amazing. Here are a couple of pics from that night...

Jeff and Jennifer

We always joke that my dog Wrigley is Jeff's girlfriend since she loves him so much, can you tell?!

Here is an update on my pretty tulips from WalMart :)

It has been storming since 5 this evening, can you tell?

Last night I watched the Bachelor and I don't know about y'all but I think Ben is such a dork, I wish him luck finding love, but I can't wait for another cute Bachelor like Brad to come on again...

Hope you are all having a great week!

Mrs. S

Weekend Update

Sunday, January 22, 2012

This weekend has been a little more busy than I'm used to. On Friday, we had our talent show at school (which was amazing) and I didn't get home till 11:00pm!

Saturday I taught a few lessons, then went to the Dallas Theater!

My 3 sisters and I went to see the new production of Giant, which is one of my favorite movies!

If you have never seen the movie Giant you would agree it has a pretty stellar cast: Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean...


The play was actually a musical, the characters were believable and were great singers too!

I decided to rock out my new red shoes from JustFab and my new fascinator!

Here is a snap of the set...

Today has been beautiful so far so I decided to take some pictures of the lighting in my house, I really like it this time of day...

Love all the windows in the house

I got these at Wal Mart on sale for 5 bucks! 

Sun to the west of us...
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Also, if you are a follower of this blog, thank you for making me me feel special everytime I get a comment :) I look forward to reading your your blogs!!!

Mrs. S

Lazy Thursday Night

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Here's what we have been up to around here...

Monday we had a fun morning making breakfast and enjoying getting to sleep in

Tuesday was great but boring, I did get this cute snap of the girls watching Zac cook :)

Wednesday was more exciting cause we had the talent show rehearsal at school, should be great!

Tonight has been good so far, we watched American Idol already and had Market Street for dinner :)

Have a great weekend!
Mrs. S


Saturday, January 14, 2012

This year has been amazing so far. New year, new house, and now... NEW CAR!

I feel very blessed, y'all have no idea.

You know how middle aged men used to fix up old mustangs because it reminded them of their youth... Well, today I finally got my "youth" dream car, an old 4runner!!! My Audi A4 convertible died on me last August and I had been driving Zac's car until now! Im so excited cause I got a good deal on it, which means I wont be putting a huge dent in my wallet and 4runners are amazing cars that last forever (I used to have one, but my sister totalled it :(

Plus, I got it at this really nice dealership called Texas Vehicle Exchange, wouldn't you want to buy your car at a Texas proud dealership?!

Anyhow, last night Zac tried a recipe from my Southern Lady magazine, seared tuna with salad and it was amazing! Luckily I took a picture...

Lastly, we have been sleeping with our shades open in our bedroom because it is so nice to have the sun shine in the room in the morning, and I had to take this pic of Paisley who loves to look out...

Hope y'all are enjoying your weekend and will be watching Tebow kick some butt tonight!

Love, Mrs. S

Fun Fact Friday!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Hello everyone!

Its Friday and I am so glad to be relaxing and enjoying some down time at home with my hubs and 2 frenchies! It turns out a French bulldog replaced Kim Kardashian in the new Sketchers add and I think its hilarious...


Here is my Frenchie, Paisley, she should have been the new spokesdog for Sketchers!

Anyway, so I decided to do a fun fact post about myself instead of "tagging" anyone or being tagged so here it goes...

1. I have 4 sisters 1 brother
2. I am a resident alien, I was born in Mexico (doesn't that explain the number of brothers and sisters)
3. I can not cook but I make a mean guacamole...
4. I love to clean, especially my new house 
5. I play violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, some piano, and I have a wide vocal range so I can sing ok...
6. I have never been to Europe, Id love to visit Spain, France, and Italy
7. I dated my husband 5 years before we got married
8. I use Fabulous Foaming Face Wash by Bliss
9. I prefer quality over quantity any day
10. I follow SMU, Cowboys, OU, and my husband's HS football teams
11. I have 831 friends on FB and know at least 700 of them, haven't counted but i'm sure Im close...
12. I'd rather have nice things and live in a nice home than spend my money traveling
13. I looooove live music, it doesn't matter who is performing
14. I used to be in a band named "Quiver" No, I didn't quit cause of the name...
15. Im not a worrier or OCD, but I am envious of others from time to time (working on that)
16. I have excellent credit!
17. I would like to get my doctorate in the next few years
18. I can't wait till Mad Men comes back on March 25th
19. I have terrible vision and wear green colored contacts
20. I believe that Jesus Christ died for me, and I will forever be a follower of Him...

Well hope you enjoyed that, have a great weekend!
Mrs. S

A Simmonds Wedding

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

I decided to write a post for my lovely 3 followers about The Simmonds Wedding Day.

As much as I loved my wedding, I was truly relieved when it was all over. I would love to tell stories about why I feel this way, but that may be on a different post. This one is dedicated to my favorite moments...

Perkins Chapel at SMU

On the SMU football field where Zac played college ball

First Dance

Jammin' with the band
Last Dance

Left out quite a bit, but am sure glad you got a glimpse :)

Paper and the dogs

Monday, January 9, 2012

Because I finally have an office and stuff is becoming more organized, I had some time to snap some of the stationary I designed for myself as well as my wedding program. If you like, contact me and we can  design some stationary for you!

Most of the fonts I have used are free downloads

I made my wedding programs

This was the welcome book at my reception, can you see the music notes?

The girls lounging :)
Hope to hear your thoughts!

Finally cozy

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tonight is the first night I feel cozy in my office. Here is a pic of it so far...

I feel like slowly but surely the house is coming together. Here are some pics of the new dresser in our bedroom from IKEA, we got it for a good $130 and I think it was a good deal! Perfect for our 32" TV too!

Here is a pic from two nights ago when Jupiter was really close to the moon, you can see so many stars out here in the country!

Hope you all are having a great week!

Mrs. S

New Year, New Home

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Here are some before/after-night/day looks I have come up with for our new home :)
                                                   The den before...

                                                      The den after
The den at night

The formal dining room before
and after
at night, certainly not done in this room!
Guest bedroom before...
After, of course the girls are already taking a nap in there

Pretty view of the sunset

Staircase with the very few Christmas decorations we put up
There are many other spaces I will have to show you as we re-decorate them.