Friday, February 26, 2010

check off list: bird plate

really don't know why it took me so long to get this project done.

i have had the vinyl for months. had the plate stand for years. just needed a plate.

found this red the d.i.....for $0.50.

i love cute, cheap, and easy (only took 5 min. to complete) projects.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

check off list: glass jars

i seen this idea on drab to fab.

i had to make one.

i bought this glass jar at the d.i. a few months ago for $1.50.

i found this glass sundae cup at the d.i. also.....$0.50.

turned it upside down

bought this adhesive in the automotive department at wal-mart.
(about $4........dries clear).

and wha-lah. a cute jar for about $2.

i can't wait to make more. i think i may make some for my bathroom and put q-tips, cotton balls, soap, etc.
ca-ute! and cheaper than buying them at a craft store!

Monday, February 22, 2010

check off list: it's coming i promise

so, yes, i have still been working on my check off list.

why haven't i posted anything for a while?

i am working on it. this is the biggest project i have done yet. it involves a secret door, sky blue and avocado paint, trim, carpet, and decor.


....stay tuned. i promise you will be the first to know when it is complete.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Family Weekend Getaway: McCall

We rented this cabin for the weekend.
(picture taken from website...obviously...snow is up to the windows right now)

my kids' favorite part about this cabin: the hot tub!
no pictures though.
i didn't even want my camera accessible while i was in a swimsuit!

my kids were so excited when we woke up because the "snow is still there".
in boise, the snow usual melts after a few hours. so they were excited that we actually were going to be able to go sledding.
he had trouble with his hat all day.

buddy was completely fine being carried up the hill this way...
same with princess

he wasn't such a fan after the first run. he was quite content watching.

princess really wanted to go down by herself. begged to. okay. we know what is going to happen. sure enough. a pink marshmellow fish floppin' around till she hit the bottom of the hill. (the hill quite bumpy). needless to say, she wasn't a fan and chose to not go by herself again.

buddy got tired of watching and then discovered that going down backgrounds on his hands and knees was quite fun....only if there was someone at the bottom to carry/drag him back up.

buddy and i slid down a few times on our bums...
and i have a bruise to prove it.

princess wasn't ready to leave. she wanted to get every last minute of sleigh riding in, so we drug her to the car too.

have multiple pictures of buddy on dad's shoulders...never gets old!

we were also able to go and see some of the ice/snow sculpture...or what was left of them.

we walked ourselves down on the lake to see the monster for a valentine kiss!

buddy's favorite part:
we walked upon a hockey game. he was in heaven. that night during his prayers, he said he was thankful for hockey. too cute!

if you ever go to McCall, you HAVE to stop at the pancake house for a cinnamon roll. they are huge. hardly fit on a dinner plate. i cannot describe it in words. when i get to heaven, i want one of them. fresh. hot. right out of the oven.

while indulging in our cinnamon roll. buddy gave out on us.
he lied down on the floor and crashed. hard.
tired boy.

it was a much needed mini family vacation. we had a blast and can't wait to go again.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Heart Day!

the kids' valentines they gave this year:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

check off list: hootie hider

slowly getting into the baby mode.
or i just realized i better get my crap together because i am getting closer
(i am one that likes to be prepared...kind of may be OCD about it)

girl one:

boy one:

this whole not wanting to find out thing is getting slightly more expensive than i thought...having to by one of each just in case.......

NOTE: for the hootie hider, just bought 1 yard of fabric, trimmed off 2.5 inches, made straps from those, then sewed around. i also made these ones double sided...just so i wouldn't get as sick of it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Boise Temple Picture

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Monday, February 8, 2010

check off list: bookshelf redo

i really think this bookshelf is cute. but, if you want to know a little is actually a secret door that leads to a different room....which i may reveal in the future (on my check off list). i hated/despised the way i had it decorated. fed up with it. so, tried again. more satisfied this time. still not quite right, but much better than before.

sorry, no before pictures. we aren't that good of friends. sorry, we just aren't.

i found this cute little blue bird at dollar tree. he makes a fine addition to the shelf and was welcomed warmly.

i found this topiary tree thingy in the clearance section at craft warehouse....only .80 cents. supposed to be for christmas, but it might be a year round one for me.

i also had this treasure box. before it was closed and just sitting there...bored. it wanted friends. so, i opened him. i think he looks much happier now. don't you?

Friday, February 5, 2010

check off list: super hero capes

my kids have been in the super hero play mode the last few days. so, while i was at hobby lobby i picked them up a handkerchief, sewed some ribbon on two of the corners.

and now, they can really fly to the moon!

total cost: $1 per cape