Monday, December 28, 2009
I'm not able to spray paint because of the cold weather....I hate this time of year because of that! I can't wait until Spring, so I can spray paint until my heart's content!
This week I'll share with you some projects that I finished, but didn't blog about! I can't believe that I didn't blog about them! That's probably because I was busy trying to get things completed before the cold weather hit! I have so many other cool projects that I want to complete, but they will have to wait until Spring!
So I've been going crazy because I've been so pre-occupied with the Holidays that I haven't had a chance to create! A few weeks back I was participating in "Make Some Art Mondays" over at Chrissie Grace, but she stopped hosting them for the time being. Also, I take a painting class on Wednesdays but they've been postponed after the first of the year. So I'm absolutely going crazy since I haven't created anything lately!
Tonight I was tired and didn't feel like anything but surfing the Internet. That's when I came across "Design Sponge" and spent the last few hours looking at before and after projects! My favorite one is this dog bed that was created from an old tv! You can read about the project here! Isn't this dog bed amazing?! And the dog is absolutely adorable as well! I think that Allie may just need one of these in pink of course!
So tomorrow I have decided to create something! That's my goal! There are so many projects inside my head, that I'll probably decide sometime tomorrow what I want to create! I'll make sure to post a photo! Have a wonderful night!
I am very lucky to have a wonderful husband, two wonderful little boys, a great extended family, and many awesome friends!
I hope you had a fabulous Holiday as well!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
This is the small pink tree in my kitchen that I call my "sad little pink tree!" It's really my pink and girly Charlie Brown tree! It's just missing a little pink blanket wrapped around the base of it! I didn't really think it was really all that sad until Kristin commented on it!
As sad as it looks with it's puny little branches...I really love this tree! I think I got it at Big Lots or Hobby Lobby a few years ago, but I cannot remember. And this is like my third or fourth year with this tree and each time I pull it out it gets worse looking! lol
It came strung with a set of pink lights! The tree topper and pink ball ornaments came from Hobby Lobby on sale. The big light pink ornament towards the middle is a cupcake. This tree makes me so happy it may remain in my pink kitchen all year long! Although I'm not sure now that everyone is making fun of it! lol
I participated in an ornament exchange this year and this lovely pink glittery shoe ornament came from Kelly! Thank you soo much Kelly, it is perfect! And thank you Kristin for organizing the exchange!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Plus this month was super hectic and crazy! I got my purse stolen a few weeks ago, from my car outside of my house! It had my wallet, social security card, and driver's license, and not to mention many credit cards! Plus my wonderful pink camera that my husband bought me on my last birthday! I don't understand how people can be so mean...especially near the holidays! It's just been one of those months!
Also my baby, Alexander, turned 3-years-old on December 12th. Here's a photo of him listening while everyone sang to him! Don't let his innocent face fool you...again see photo evidence #5! lol
Early in December we got enough snow to build our first snowman! Ben slept through the fun, but Alexander had a great time! We had no carrots, so my husband substituted with a celery stick nose, and gravel eyes!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Here is me and Alex sitting in a huge John Deere tire!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I tried to brighten the photo up a bit so you could read the print. But the last line was what made my husband laugh.
Friday, November 13, 2009
She lives about 4 hours away in southern WV. I've only been to her house about 4 times, so each time I go I love to go to town and explore!
Last year I took my oldest son Benjamin. It was just a special trip that we both went on together. This time Ben stayed home with my parents because he had school, so it was me, my husband and Alexander.
We didn't get out much this time because we were all really sick, but we did get to make it to a couple of places.
Here we are visiting the local Fire Department. That's my sister Kim holding Alex, fireman Marky, and my husband Chris!
Here's Alex sitting up on the bumper of the truck with his lovely blanky (cloth diaper)!
Here's another shot of him on the truck.
He was too afraid to sit up on the seat of the firetruck! I guess he was afraid that the siren would go off and scare him. But I did get him to sit on the steps of the truck! See his uneasy expression!
Over the next week I will share with you the other parts of our trip to West Virginia! I have some other really cool things to show you!
On another note, we are still really sick here! I've been sick for over three weeks. First I had bronchitis, and now I have an ear infection and sinus infection! Ben has an ear infection and Alex has a sinus infection as well! A couple days ago Alex developed a high fever and they think that he may have the swine flu! He started taking tamiflu and is feeling much better! Please pray for our family! We all just want to feel better soon!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Usually she has a weekly theme to go from. And this week I totally had an idea for the piece of art that I wanted to create. Unfortunately, I've been sick all week long and was unable to even start it!
I did however manage to make this simple little wall quilt for my sister's birthday. She lives out of state and loves "Americana" themed decor. So this is what I came up with. I used muslin for the center of the quilt, and mixed equal parts of acrylic paint with a textile medium for fabric. I then used a foam brush and brushed the paint on my boy's hands and pressed them to the muslin.
I really didn't have to use the textile medium because this probably will never need washed. But I used it anyway- just in case.
It is both machine and hand quilted. The only thing hand quilted is the stitching around the handprints and the binding is hand quilted as well using a blind stitch. This was a really quick project probably took no more than 4 hours total. It would have taken less time, but I totally forgot how to add the binding...so I had to add it once, take it off and then add it again!
It measures approximately 11"x13."
I used no pattern, I just freehanded everything....it's more fun that way! I have many more ideas for little wall quilts that I hope to share with you soon! This was soo fun! I forgot how fun it is to make a mini quilt!
I'm going to be busy over the next couple of days. So I will not post anything until at least Friday! Have a great week!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Chris and I got married on November 1, 2003! It was a beautiful Fall day and the trees we just gorgeous in their blazing Fall colors!
I knew from the day I met Chris, he was the one that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with!
"You're still the one I want to talk to in bed. Still the one that turns my head. We're still having fun, and you're still the one!"
I love you Christopher! You are my soulmate and the most amazing person I have ever met! I am so blessed to be your wife! I fall more and more in love with you everyday!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
I figured that other parents would be dressed up....but guess what? I was the only one! Talk about embarrassing! But it was worth the gasps that I got from the kids as I walked into the room! It was special to them, and that's all that matters!
Don't you just love the shoes!
Here is a photo of me and my superheroes!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So after I dropped Ben off for school yesterday, I went to the store and bought my baking supplies. I proceeded to make the dough and then bake the cookies. I baked at least three dozen cookies and then I had to go pick Ben up from school. On my way to pick him up, it popped into my head that I didn't add the salt to the recipe! And I had used unsalted butter! When I came home ,I tasted them, and they tasted "ok" but left a weird after taste! Ben said they were good of course, but you know how kids are....they find sand and dirt delicious! lol
So I looked at the recipe, and I realized that I left out the baking powder too! Where is my mind?!! I blame it on the Nyquil that I had the night before, but my friend had referred to it as "mom haze!" So I threw that batch in the garbage and started over again! By this time I was feeling really sick! My throat was raw and my body ached! But I knew I had to continue, because I may feel worse the following day!
Finally at 11:45 last night I was finally finished decorating them! This is only my second time working with royal icing, so they're not perfect! But I'm sure any 4 year-old will love them!
Today I put together his little treat bags for his classmates. I'm not really big into giving my kids candy, so I wanted a treat free alternative! I decided to give each child a container of playdoh and a Halloween cookie cutter! I wanted to personalize the playdoh, so I put our own label on each container! At first I tried putting one on top of the playdoh label, but it looked like crap! I then decided to peel off each label...which was a huge PAIN! But here is what they look like 24 containers later! :)A huge stack of playdoh fun!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
And here are even more pumpkins! They had tons and tons! I just love the color orange!
Here is Alex and Ben at a fun little sign! Don't you just love these? I know I do! It was a very rushed day....if we the time, I would have loved to get each of our heads inside this sign! That would have been cute! Oh and they had tons of these signs! Each one was creative and cute! Not very kid friendly though. Toddlers and even bigger kids were too short to stick their heads through the sign...they needed an adult to hold them up from behind (notice my husband's head)! lol Isn't this little white goat precious? I just wanted to take her home with me!
These goats are trained to pull a rope attached to the pulley in order to get treats! I never knew goats were this smart! Poor things....even when the crowds left, they were still trying to pull the rope....I guess they aren't that smart afterall!