Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Elf on the Shelf for example. This is one worthwhile bandwagon. So fun. I won't go into the details of how it works, you can find that a million different places online, but we got our own elf rather than the "official elf" and here's what he was up to tonight...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
My friend Chrissi took the best pictures of me and my girls while we were out together one day. I regret not having her take a family picture before she moved, but at least we got these! She's such a talented photographer.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I copied this fabulous idea from Destiny at http://www.aplaceforusblog.com/ . I get so many comments on them from people who come into my house. I think they're adorable. And I LOVE everything on that blog! Not to mention, she loves everything I love! Her mom, Marshall's, TJMaxx, Ross. We're like "Sisters from another mister". Okay... I don't think that's a real saying, but you get the idea. I had to turn my wrought iron hanger things on their side and mount them to the ceiling because they wouldn't fit above my doors the other way. That was my mom's genius solution while I was standing there totally disappointed. :) I also handpainted the signs as I don't have a silhouette machine.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
We went to San Luis Obispo and Cambria for our anniversary. What a great time we had. Wish we'd taken more pictures, but here are a few.
|A gorgeous little garden right on Main Street in Cambria.|
|Would love to have this sign. Too expensive.|
|There were hundreds of elephant seals on the beach.|
|He didn't really have anything to give him. What a tease.|
|Not a great picture, but this is our view from our room in Cambria.|
|We walked this trail along the cliffs in a nature preserve. So much fun.|
Thursday, March 24, 2011
So, it's a cold, drizzly spring break and my kids needed a break from video games, and I needed a break from the noise. I found this blog... http://brandyscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/03/rainbow-cookies.html, and decided to try it! The kids LOVED it!
Friday, March 11, 2011
My mom helped me duplicate a chandelier I saw online that I LOVED. Well, we didn't totally duplicate it, but we used it as our inspiration. Here is a link to the original... http://www.deannawish.com/ccbran_briarw.htm . I'm not sure how much it cost, but I've seen similar cost up to $4000, and I thought "I could totally do that!" So, my old brass chandelier got spray painted white, I cut some branches off the tree in my front yard, wired them on with the help of my mom and her designer eye, spray painted the whole thing and voila! I think I love the result and it cost me less than $20 (spray paint isn't cheap and I used 5 cans).