Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mudroom Reveal!

Whew! It's done!! And I lurve it to death. Total days? About 8 full days with some painting, pickeling, and lots of cutting. Thanks to our lovely Handyman Mike. He rocks it.

This would be before the hooks are up...we scored the baskets up top from Aldi for $7.00 a pop! They are fabric with a wire frame. The top shelves hold winter stuff in summer, and summer in winter. The middle shelves hold things we need, but don't use often.

Here it is with the hooks and all our crap. The bottom baskets hold our current shoes. The left side is boys, the right side is girls.

I don't know why it took me so long to really pressure the husband to do this - it is so much more effecient, and I really just love it! (the kids do too!)

Linking up to!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Oh Joy!

Well, it all started with a foot/leg going through our ceiling. A noticable water ring stain on the drywall ceiling, lead to the discovery of a blocked dryer vent.

I figured since the guys were here anyway, why not make some changes in this house. You must understand this: My husband grew up in a house full of women. Stylish, classy women. Women who love to shop, decorate, know what colors go with what, could tell you the difference between a slate blue and a navy and WHAT makes them different.
That said, when I want to make some changes in our house, he ALWAYS has a say. ALWAYS. And I get veto'd a lot. A LOT. So, I rarely even bother. Well my friends, the time has come. After 14 years of marriage, I'm stickin' to my guns. Wish me luck. Lots of wine may be consumed.

We are re-doing our mudroom. OH JOY!


See that sink? Yeah, we never used it. It actually was a wonderful place for lots of empty boxes. Piled to the ceiling. Never broken down. The closet? Couldn't get to it because there was so much CRAP in front of it.

During: We are going to get some wainscoting, and put that up against the walls. So we hired our amazing handy-man Mike...and he got to work. The shelves so far look amazing...and I'm in love. However, I'm ready to get my house back in order. This is it so far! I'll update again once it's all done. Yipee for a new mudroom!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

She's getting older.

Funny how that works. Feed em, water em, teach em, and they grow. Crazy.

This year she decided to do a cooking themed birthday party. Since I was having a scrap night with some of my closest friends prior to this, we each made an invitation for her to send.

We are making 2 teams of 4, and pulling out the cake pans, making some buttercream AND fondant (more on that later).

Decorations are the most fun. I scoured and found beautiful after beautiful tutorials on cupcake liner garlands. Pom-Pon's. So cute and easy!!

Ingredients: (keeping with the theme, ya know)...
2 packages of different colored cupcake liners
1 package of small doilies
1 package of large (not cone) coffee filters
1 needle
1 package of colored floss

Take a piece of floss and thread through a medium sized needle. String the materials, varying in pattern. Be sure to also thread them off center sometimes, it adds to the variety.

It's so easy, and that growing weed loves it!

I'm planning on making some cupcake liner Pom-Pon's, which I will feature next time. Wish us luck!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentine's Day!!

I really need to commit myself to updating the blog more often...
Valentine's Day is upon us here, and each year, I scour the wonderful blogs looking for cool, crafty ideas for the kids to hand out at school.

This year, we are doing these!

Uber easy, super duper looking treat. Instructions? Here ya go.
Box of on-sale smaller candy canes
Sucker sticks (found at the local craft store)
Plastic pretzel bags (also found at the local craft store)

Take your candy canes and arrange them on a parchment lined cookie sheet in the shape of a heart.
Bake at 300 for about 2 min.'s
Take them out, stick the stick in the bottom middle part of the heart. Squeeze the heart around the stick. Let cool

Drop them in the pretzel bag and Wahla! Done!