Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas 2010

The night Before Christmas and all through the house
not a creature was stirring far from the couch

(because they were all sick!) We dined on Chinese by candlelight

and had only one puker and it was a fright

stories were read by the children this year And the Christmas Mouse came bringing Holiday Cheer

(New Jammies)

We each opened one teaser gift and Daddy was thrilled!
He got a Case of Orangina to be savored and chilled The stockings were hung,

The tree was a Beautiful sight
Some cookies and a letter for Santa made it a magical night! On Christmas morning it was crazy and fun the big present sorting had already begun The loot was divided and inspected with anticipation Then all the presents were opened and it was a great celebration! The Rest of the day we played, ate and rested
We talked about baby Jesus and his special message.
We had a wonderful Christmas maybe even the best yet
It was a day we will treasure and won't soon forget.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Big impact small space!

Okay so I am a copy cat decorator and I'm not afraid to admit it. I came across this amazing idea for a stencil wall here. I highly suggest that if she is not in your daily reads put her there. She has so many creative and thrifty ideas for just about everything. I LOVE HER SITE! anyhow on to my wall. I pretty much had this itty bitty wall that is the only wall we can put our T.V. on.I have always felt like it was a wasted space because I can't put much there with the T.V. and all. You know me I can't have an empty wall it's against my religion (not really). An empty space on a wall in my home draws my eye and hoards my thoughts until I can find something out there to fill it. Some people think it makes things cluttered I prefer to call it cozy. OK so really this time I am on to the wall for realz! So I picked my stencil traced it and cut it just like the tutorial said then I set to work. Luckily for me I can't sleep much being a cazzilion years pregnant so I pretty much did this in the middle of the night. I took me two days because I underestimated how much paint I would need. In the end I LOVE it and it makes my cozy making brain happy when I see it. So without further ado here are the shots. I would love to hear what you have to say on the matter.

Before... see what I mean small space. Oh and do you see that little pop out circle in the top right corner. That used to be a chimney I guess. It was my biggest concern because I knew the stencil wouldn't lie flat but because I freaking rock It looks AWESOME! Oh and don't mind my outlet hanging out of the wall, I had the handyman switch out an ugly black one for a nice pretty white one while I had the wall cleared.

During.... yeah I left that pop out for LAST

After... So I know these are not the best shots but I couldn't wait to post it so you get what I got:) The actual color of the wall is more like in the before shot then the darker tan thta shows in the others. I am thinking of taking the handles on the entertainment center and painting them red too. See I already took one off to test it out on. I will update you all later on what I've decided. This is not our final set up as far as stereo components go but it will have to do until after the baby is born and I am just fine with that. Oh and notice the pop out? Yup I didn't think so . I think the stencil actually hid it really well.

So here is here cost break down for ya...

4 pk of clear folders 2.50 @ walmart

copy of image blown up @ Kinko's .50

4 jars of Christmas red stencil paint @ 3.47 ea. from Hobby Lobby 13.88

stencil cutter from Joann's 7.45 w/ 50%off coupon

Elmer's spray adhesive 0.00 I had it already still have about 1/2 can left too :)

total = 24.33

And I have an amazing stencil I can re-use, a sweet new multi tool I can do tons with and a wall that has a huge visual impact with out all the "clutter" . I'm loving it. What do you think?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Bench Finished FINALLY!! And new Coat Rack!!

So I started my bench re-vamp a while ago when the weather was still nice. I got tangled up in about 5 different projects and I lost steam.

Do you ever do that?
I am the QUEEN of great intentions but also a master at procrastination.
I have said it before and I will say it again, it’s a miracle anything ever gets finished by me because I have a ten track mind.
Well I am pleased to say I finished this beauty and although it took me Foreva I love how it turned out. Oh and BOnUs I also finished the coat rack I have been meaning to do since we moved back in the Little Yellow house in September.
I know right *sigh*
but now I have a great functional entry way and since I don't have a coat closet I have room for my people to hang their stuff so it doesn’t clutter the teeny tiny space left once everyone is inside the house:)

So here's the breakdown... (My Fav part)

Bench *free had it for years (originally 25.00 on clearance)
paint * free had it all from previous projects
glaze* free also had from previous projects

Coat Rack
Old weathered fencing * 2.00 dollars
10.00 at a yard sale (thank you Jodi!) Oh and I still have about 8 full panels left, well 6 if you count that I gave 2 to my mom last year. So if you count what I paid per what I used it broke down to about 2 bucks per panel so that makes this project about 2 dolla my people.
hangers* 2.02 each for a total of 10.10

Total for my new entry way... $12.10

Crafty Clique Thankful Thurdsdy!

This week I am thankful for TIME!

+I'm thankful for the Time I had with my Grandpa before he passed away on Tuesday

+I am thankful for the Time I got to spend with my Family for my Birthday on Wednesday

+I am thankful I have Time to get a few more things done before this new baby gets here

+I am thankful it only takes a little Time to make a cup of cocoa in the Microwave

+ I am thankful there is only a little Time left and finals will be over

+ I am thankful for the Time I get to spend each day with my kids

+ I am thankful for the Time I get each day without my kids ;)

+ I am thankful I am a night own so I can spend Time with my Husband after he gets home

+ I am thankful I have more Time to get ready for Christmas
+I am thankful for the Time I live in and a Heavenly Father Who gives me Time to learn and grow