Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sheet Music Side Table

I bought this little nightstand from Target many years ago. The price was right, but I knew it wasn't real wood and wouldn't last for very long. It went into my oldest son's room (he was about 7 at the time) and he really put it through the ringer. Despite the - no drink or food - law, the table had raised areas on the top from liquid spills (and the 1/2 eaten hot dogs dehydrating under the bed are always a delight to find! Maybe that is why he won't eat them anymore???)

Anyway, I decided to give the table a new life in our living room and set about covering her in sheet music. (Notice how I call everything a she in my house...maybe I just want it to be so - as I am the ONLY live girl in the house) Several pictures to follow - Enjoy!

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Pink Piggy Chair

I thought I would revisit an older post - one of my first chair makeovers...The pink piggy chair - Todd actually named the chair, I personally think it is too cute to be a "piggy!" Here is how she started out:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Do you speak German??

I would love some help translating the phrases on this beer stein my son inherited from his great grandfather!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Boo! Picnik is going away!

I don't know about you - but I love the ease of using Picnik for my less than stellar photographs. April 19th is the last day to use it...but on the plus side - you can get all of the premium features for free until that time.

See what I did today -


Nice tan, NO wrinkles and NO "blemishes" LOVE THAT...I will be picniking a lot until April 19...I have a lot of wrinkles to get rid of!

Q & A a day: 365 questions, 5 years, 1,825 answers

Have you seen this book? It is published by Potter Style (isbn 978-0-307-71977-5). I saw it when I was in the checkout line at Marshall's (damn them and their impulse purchase displays!!) I have been trying to keep at it - I love the concept - quick answers to interesting questions. I love that you can track how your answers have changed over the past 5 years.

The questions are random and have quite a range - What is your favorite accessory? What was peaceful about today? Did you have fun today?

The answers are meant to be short and sweet - almost like tweets on paper!

Today's question - Do you need a break? From What? ...well, do you?

Yummy Peppermint Treats

These treats were defnitely a hit with the kids!

Marshmallows dipped in white chocolate and covered with crushed candy canes. So much fun on a stick!

Monday, January 2, 2012

First Project of 2012

Meet Mr. Snowman!
He is here to wish you all a very happy 2012 - filled with peace and love! I first saw the beginnings of Mr. Snowman when I visited Amy Power's Blog - Inspire Co. and saw the instructions of how to make one. It looked liked something that I could pull off - so I gave it a try.

I found the paper clay at all the major craft retailers - Joann's, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc. I think the hardest part was making a face that wasn't scary!! When I completed my snowman, had him painted and dried - I decided to "age" him a little and put an antiquing glaze all over the finished product. I also didn't want him to be an ornament - but rather a shelf sitter to go with the rest of my snowman collection - so I made him a little base to sit in.

All in all a success...I think he is quite handsome!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

I just logged in for the first time in 8 months. 8 months, really?!?! I am not sure if that officially makes me the world's worst blogger or not, but I really have been crafting and such - just not taking pictures and blogging about it. Who knows, maybe I will spend a few weeks trying to catch up - even if I am the only one who cares!