Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Father’s Day… a bit late

Life has been a bit whirlwind lately so I am behind on just about everything in life.  Thank goodness for my friend MaryLea at Pink and Green Mama!  She posted a wonderful idea via facebook that I just had to try out with my little one for Father’s Day.  Sadly I had waited till the 11th hour to do anything so this was perfect!  She  located this on the wonderful blog, “The Magic Onion009

We started off with our supplies.  Watercolor paints from Prang.  Bare wood frames from Michaels—these only cost about a buck.  I added Mod-Podge since I love to have things sealed up and shiny.  I swear I am part crow!  And what would an art project be without glitter?  Incomplete I say!  I had to select Martha’s glitter.  It is just so fine and like pixie dust-grown up glitter.

013 So to make the easy peasy lemon squeezy project…

  • Soak your wooden frames
  • PAINT—this is the really fun part for the kids!  Make sure the color is really saturated and vibrant.  If you want to rub some paint off for the grain of the wood to show.
  • Dry time
  • Mod-Podge and glitter it up…again this is the fun part for the “kids”.
  • Last but not least find a cute photo and pop it into place. 

In hindsight I would have most likely used a black and white photo in this colorful frame but it our end result was still darn cute.


Monday, June 14, 2010


My new little man

My neglected/depressed dog

My life has been a bit crazy these past few weeks. We welcomed a new little one on May 31. I am delirious from lack of sleep and I don't know what that will mean for this blog post--or those that could come your way in the next few weeks. But try to hang with me! The house is completely chaotic dishes, laundry and toys everywhere. Not to mention all of the baby paraphernalia we had to pull outta the basement. We are all trying to adjust to the new non-routine routine. I feel like I am just here for milking purposes only and I am relying heavily on my hubs and my 4 year old. She has become a champ at finding mom the wipes, diaps and a fresh onesie... and feeding the pets. We have a dog? Poor Parker. He is now so low on the totem pole. Who knows when I will be back to posting but I am in total love with our new little one and my family. Cloud 9 for this topsy-turvy life and girl.

I thought this picture was fitting since my life has been so crazy. Here is a picture of my topsy-turvy plant. Yes. I was sold on this idea from the commercial. I know. Sad! Look at that darn thing--not growing down is it?? Nope. Goes up towards the sun. Thanks for telling me that in the commercial topsy- turvy!