Saturday, February 26, 2011

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

From 1/2 Bath to Walk-In

So, we bought our home on June 30th 2010. It was a forclosed home, so as you can imagine, lots of work has to be done. I was also 7 months pregnant! So we only did what we had to to move in: the bedrooms, the kitchen, the living room, and the main bathroom.
We had a 1/2 bath in the master. It was kinda small, and I hate having it right there. What we really neede was more closet space, because my husband's clothes take up all of our existing closet ;) So here it is! As of today, it is not fully finished, but I figured I would post pictures anyways!
The dreaded before picture.
This was once we got the tiles off of the walls, took the mirror down, and put new drywall where the mirror was! This was not fun! If you have never torn down tile that has been set in mortar for 40 years, you may want to either enlist the help of big strong (good looking) men to help, or buy lots of Icy Hot!
This is where we are at! Not exactly an after picture. We still have to hang the rest of the shelving, touch up the walls, clean up our mess, fix the portion of the sub-floor that is bothering me, and lay down my new oh-so-soft carpet! And yes, I surely did switch out the light myself! An electrician was going to charge $75 for that job! Money well saved!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

I was doing my morning web surfing looking for craft ideas and advice to share, and I came across this cute idea for V-Day lollipops, and of course my daughter is already at school with Justin Bieber cards in hand, so I will share my findings with you!

YOU'LL NEED (yields one large flower):

Large and small heart-shaped paper punches (at craft stores)
6" x 6" piece of patterned card stock
4" x 4" piece of card stock in a complementary pattern
Hot-glue gun
Clear tape
¼" hole punch
Lollipop (we used Dum Dum pops)
4" x 4" sheet of clear cellophane or plastic wrap
1. Using large paper punch, make four hearts out of 6" x 6" card stock. Using small paper punch, make four hearts out of 4" x 4" card stock. Center one small heart over one big heart; hot glue to secure. Repeat to make four double hearts. Gently bend each heart down the middle so it lifts up a bit.

2. Position two double hearts with pointy ends together, overlapping enough for a ¼" hole punch. Tape hearts together on underside of card stock; use punch to make hole through overlapping points. Repeat with other set.

3. Unwrap lollipop; rewrap in clear cellophane. Twist ends of cellophane around lollipop stick tightly and secure with small piece of tape. Lay one pair of hearts on top of the other so that holes line up. Slide lollipop stick through holes.

4. Hold stick in your hand. Slide hand up stick and use fist to gently push petals up; hot glue underside of each heart together to hold petals in slightly lifted position.

Thank you

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Never Enough?

Sometimes no matter how much you do for never feel like it is enough. I think it's just human nature to want to do more than you can.This past week both of my kids and I have been sick. My husband goes to work...leaving me with the sickies! I do what I am able to, which in my husband's eyes is more than enough, but for some reason, I still have that feeling that I have not lived up to my family's expectations. But what do you do when the role is reversed? What if your loved one feels like they are not doing enough for you to keep you happy? The human brain is a marvelous thing. I do believe that we over analyze every aspect of our lives. Maybe once we learn to accept the fact that we have given it our all and stop thinking about every detail....what you didn't do, how you could have been more productive.....then we can finally start to be happy.......and that would be enough for anyone.