...random catch up stuff...

I'm using today to catch y'all up on what's been going on...some exciting stuff!

First off, I want to THANK YOU for all of your support during by brief stint on American Crafter...you guys are the best!

I know I've been MIA for about a week or so...we've had some exciting things happening here...yay!
Last week we got all new flooring...and by "all new flooring," I mean new floors for almost our entire house...woo hoo!

Here are some "befores"...(disclaimer...these are really awful photos...all of the accessories had already been removed from the room and I was getting ready for the installers...OK...now that you know that...)

And some "afters"...(again, not the best...except for the floors...those are the best...)

...why yes, that is the same mat Miss Mustard Seed has in her dining room...thankyouverymuch...

That's right...Brazilian Cherry hardwood throughout our main level (living room, dining room, kitchen), up the stairs and down the hallway...new carpeting in the bedrooms...it's like living in a new house...I'm in love. So I've been spending my days moving furniture and accessories from one room to another, cleaning & rearranging. It's been so much fun, but I'm tired...and now I need to repaint the trim & the walls...(smile).

Thursday, my dear friend Michelle dropped off breakfast for me (a Dunkin Donuts pumpkin muffin)...don't you love friends like this? I just had to include this because it was soooo yummy...

Isn't that little quote bubble so cute? It's from the Microcrafts book I reviewed last week...love...

Friday, the kids had a photo shoot with our amazing photographer, Amy Tripple (see a preview of their session here)...if you live in the Chicagoland area, I highly suggest booking a session with Amy (she even has some left for this season!)...

And Saturday I did something reeeaaallly awesome...here's a little sneak-peak...more on this later...

I have some super-exciting things coming up in the next few weeks...some really fun projects, Halloween, my 2nd linky party (Autumn & Thanksgiving-themed!) and my birthday! That's right! In less than 2 weeks I'll be celebrating the 10th anniversary of my 29th birthday...and I'll be starting my "40 before 40" series. Fun stuff!

Midwestern Sewing Girl

Get excited!!! And have a great Monday...


  1. So fun! The hardwoods are absolutely beautiful.

    We must have birthdays mere days apart ... mine is in less than two weeks too. Can't wait to see your 40 before 40 series.

  2. Beautiful floors...so jealous as we desperately need new flooring!! ;) And GREAT pics of your kiddos. They are gorgeous! (P.S. my daughter has the same sweater as your daughter!)

  3. So. Jealous.

    I love the new floors!!! That pumpkin muffin looks delish, and yay for more linky parties!!!

    Glad you're back, I missed you!!

  4. Gasp... love the floors. You will absolutely love having wood throughout, we do as well and the cleaning is a snap. Bonus, they add instant value to your home!!

  5. Wooden floors <3 and they're all shiny! Please don't keep us waiting with your special project. It looks really interesting.

  6. Ohhh Maggie!!!!! Your floors are AMAZING!!! Yayyyyy for you! And that Miss Mustardseed rug???? LOVE. I wish I could come and help you paint! Wouldn't tha tbe fun?!?!? Ohhh and I adore your photographers work! Your kiddos look so great and natural---I might just have to make the drive for photos someday! :o)
    ps I will put your button up on my blog tonight when I get home! I am SO thrilled that you are having another party! :o) You are just the best!

  7. Your floors are really amazing. It is a beautiful transformation. And OMG!! That floor mat in your dining room is just what I've been searching for all my life!! I could not find any info on Miss Mustard Seed's blog regarding that mat. Is there any info you can share. Is it commercially available? Is it a painted floor mat? (I've always wanted to make one...)

  8. @KnittingBetsy

    Thank you so so much, Betsy! I actually purchased the rug through Wuslu (www.wuslu.com) - here was the link...http://wuslu.com/?product=display&pid=16159

    I don't know exactly what it was called or where they got it from though...so sorry!!!!

  9. Your kids photos are amazing!!!!! And I am excited for your new floors....that is awesome!

  10. How exciting. Your new flooring is spectacular. I am absolutely loving that rug under your dining table and must go find out where to find a lovely like that.

    I am looking forward to all the fun things you have planned.



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