Tuesday, November 24, 2009


This year to mark all that we have to be thankful for I put up a paper tree in our entry way.

I had the kids cut out leaves and each night we all wrote something that we were thankful for. Here's one of mine.

In case you can't read it, it says 'I am thankful to be married to a stud like Dax.' It's an ongoing thing with us--it's the first thing I'm thankful for every year. It all started because an office full of women that he had to go do some work at asked their boss to find out about his relationship status. So since then he likes to make sure that I remember just how lucky I am. baaahhhaaaahhhhaaaa!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009


I've been so busy lately I haven't had time to get anything completed it seems so there have been no new posts. Sorry about that.

Here's something that I did manage to do though.

The kids took cupcakes to school for their birthday and then I made more for their party last Saturday.

Here are the one's that Abigail took to school. They're supposed to be like dreamsicles.

Kirsten's are just plain cupcakes with star shaped sugar cookies on top.

Addison's were little hamburgers. I'll post a picture of them when I find one. lol

Monday, November 9, 2009

Before & After

Well, I don't really have a 'before'. I forgot to take a picture until I had already started painting so I guess it's really a during & after.

When I was in the thrift store there was a little wooden sign that said 'no vacancy' on it. I paid $3 for it which is probably too much but it's one of the few times that I've looked at something and known exactly what I wanted to do with it so I paid the $3.

While I can certainly relate to the 'no vacancy' sentiment (since I usually feel like my house runneth over) I wanted to do something else with the sign.

Here's the during....

It started off an off white color.

As you can see, I painted the outside red. Awhile back, I bought some chalkboard contact paper. That's what I used for the center.

I haven't yet decided whether I want to distress it with some sandpaper or leave it like it is. What do you think?

I'm quite happy with it either way. Now, I can write what we're having for dinner instead of having to answer all four kids and the hubby individually. (They never ask when anyone else is around to hear the answer too so I have to keep answering the same question over and over. lol)

Monday, November 2, 2009

A new site to love

I know we've all had those moments. You know the ones. You've got a great idea for a craft. You've either found the perfect pattern or you've spent countless nights in bed, unable to sleep, putting together the perfect plan for your craft.

You finally get everything together, attack your craft with gusto, and in the end, much to your surprise,

Well have no fear! Today I was hopping around looking at new (to me) blogs and happened across Craft Fail. It's an absolutely wonderful site.

In looking through I saw several things that had me saying to myself, 'Oh my gosh! I did that too!!'

Go check it out. It will make you feel so much better about the things that have gone wrong.