Friday, March 19, 2010

Boo Hoo

Some days are better than others. Sometimes I get in a funk. And sometimes I down right have a pity party! That is what I'm doing today. So rather than dwell on the fact my husband will be out of town for the next 10 out of 11 days or that my 2 year old hasn't been feeling well all week and has been the biggest grump on earth, or that we had to pay to have some work done on our hot water heater and my kids' dentist rather than get the new flooring I want (whew long list of gripes there) I will try...TRY to focus on happy things!
Like pictures of my family
My kids' cute towels (and they are clean too!)

A few spring/Easter decorations


The bird feeder my son made at scouts last night
The St Patty's day socks my kids wore (the Wii remote is a permanent attatchment to my 2yr old's hand-whether he's playing or not)
Ok, I feel a little better. Time to go out into the beautiful sunshine to improve my mood even more! Happy Friday everyone.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Green Post

We have all the makings of a great St Patty's day here!!



2 sleepy eyed kids in their green shirts



Leprechaun coins leading to:



A Green Feast. Ok not so much a feast as it is green place settings for cereal. Each child got some festive socks and some treats in each of their buckets and we also got The Princess and the Frog movie to share. My son said, "Oh I get why we got that today, because of the green frog." So cute! I hadn't thought of that, but it works.



Green lunch- green apples, green grapes, a green juice box and a sugar cookie with green sprinkles. I also put some shamrock stickers and a little bit of green grassy stuff in their boxes.




And no St Patty's day get up is complete without a shamrock tattoo.

We've got a few more things planned like green pancakes and milk for dinner and doing some fun printables.

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Photo collage



I bought this huge collage frame at Target on clearance. I originally got it for a project in my living room, but it didn't work out.



So I filled it with photos of my husband and me to hang in our bedroom. Rather than fill all the openings with pictures, I added in some patterend paper and our wedding and sealing dates for something a little different.




I really like the way it turned out! (The 12 x 12 tile was a gift from my mom.)


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Friday, March 5, 2010

Pins and Magnets



Button pushpins


Wanting to use something on my corkboard other than boring push pins, I decided to put my huge jar of buttons to use. I used inexpensive, flat backed tacks with E6000 and glued the pins right to the back of buttons.


I also used some magnets on the backs of buttons for my magnet board.



I had these old key holes from the flea market and thought they would make excellent magnets too.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring Refreshing

I've been doing a little spring fixing up around my house. I wanted to do it on the cheap so I refreshed some of the things I already had.


This little setting is inside my front door.


This star is brown underneath. I change my mind all the time and wanted a non-permanent color change. So I covered it with scrapbook paper. To do this-I traced one of the sides on scratch paper, traced it onto my patterned paper, then cut 10 different pieces out and used adhesive to glue them on. Then when I decide to change the color I can just take the paper off.



I used some ribbon to hang the star. It adds a little cuteness and color.

I just rearranged the pictures and the letters on the shelf. For the top S I took the back off an old picture frame, hot glued the glass into it and put a vinyl S on the front. I need to add something near the black S to balance it out.


This is the hutch in the dining area.


For this-I found the glass cover and plate at a yard sale for $1 and have had in it my stash for a while. I used old knobs for feet and spray painted it. Then I tied ribbons onto the glass. I bought the bird at Dollar Tree and spray painted white.

This candle holder used to be a brick red color. So I sprayed it green and added a patterened paper star.




And this cute thing is one of the treasures I brought back from my Utah trip. The iron people come from Rodworks and this is how they had them displayed in their store. Luckily I had this iron scrolly thing and used some ribbons to tie the people on.
Now I'm ready for it to warm up and be Spring!