Thursday, January 28, 2010

Finally Some Snow for Winchester!

We FINALLY got snow last weekend. We were so excited. The next day it all melted off. I hope we get more. I hate this rain. It's so messy and muddy and there's nothing to do in the rain. At least with snow you can make snowballs and laugh at your dog after you throw them and they can't find them. LOL

Yes, stretching is always the first thing we must do in the snow. Wouldn't want to injure ourselves.

Now that we've stretched our muscles we can commence the running and pouncing.

Sir hop-a-long. *boing* *boing* *boing* Reminds me of a kangaroo.

You did NOT just call me a kangaroo mate!

The funnest thing about snow is what treasures lie beneath it!
And I know this may be weird, but I really like my dog's butt. (did I just say that out loud?) Okay, maybe it's his tail and the fur. I have no idea. Just forget I said that, okay?

What are you looking at?

Okay, I'm ready. Go ahead. Throw it. No really, throw it already!

Hey! Where'd that white ball go?

Can you see the torture in his eyes? Waiting for me to throw a snowball is the hardest thing he's ever had to do! Oh, and I don't even know what to do about those unruly ears.

Remember your blessings!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Making Room for our Football Fanatic

Now that my mom has found her own place and moved out of the spare bedroom we decided it was time to move the youngest into it. The boys deserve their own rooms, right?  Besides, we don't have that many overnighters at our house and we have couches and a fold out twin ottoman if someone does decide to bless us with their presense.

So, this past weekend we decided to customize the youngest's room into a football room. He's a huge football fan and we though it fitting.

Here's the before with my husband filling screw holes.

Two coats of green paint, lots of measuring, painting lines, some stamping, four vinyl fathead stick-on football players, and one blow up goal post later, and we now have this.

We're pretty thrilled with how it turned out and our boys love it! I still need to add the endzone art but that takes a bit more preparation. I have other bits and pieces in the works also so I'll post a follow-up after all that gets done.  For now though, I hope you enjoy our weekend project.

To tide you over until next time I'll share one little thrifty project I did for this room. I picked up a lamp at the local thrift store for $2.99 and a foam nurf ball for $0.39 to add to it. I couldn't believe I found one that had the green shade. It was destiny! I switched out the bulb that was in it for a low-wattage bulb so this lamp can act as a night light. Easy peezy!

Remember your blessings!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Transform Your Old/Scratched/Ugly Frames

You know those old frames you have lying around your house? The ones with ugly wood or that are all dinged and scratched? Don't throw them away. Transform them into pieces of art or into gifts using scrapbook paper, glue, embellishments, and mod podge.

I wish I would have taken pictures of the process, but I didn't so I only have the end product. Anyone can do it though.  You just rough up the frame with some sandpaper, choose the papers you want, tear it to fit, ink it a little, and glue it on. Add any embellishments you want then you can finish the edges with paint, ribbon, ink, etc. and cover it in mod podge. Here's a couple of mine.

This one is on my desk at work.

This one is on my coffee table at home. I picked up the stitched quote at an antique store. It's totally me.

Here's a close-up for you.

Used frames are cheap and always for sale at thrift stores and yard sales. Go. Find some. Cover them in your favorite pattern and display them. Have fun!

Remember your blessings!