Thursday, February 25, 2010

ROADKILL RESCUE

So I've been following this blog Infarrantly creative, cuz she just has so much cute stuff for agound the house, projects to do...you know the stuff none of us regular people have time for. She's got this roadkill rescue contest thingy so I figured I'd get mine in there.
Unfortunately I didn't get a good before picture. This chair was andrew's grandpa's it's probabaly at least 40-50 years old and actually Laz-y-Boy brand, and we were given it when we got married. It was not the prettiest chair, but when I was nursing it was the best!!! So, since I loved the chair I decided to make it work with our nursery.

This took so much work, and as far as anyone knows I have vowed never to do it again, a couch would be way easier, and the original upholstery had millions (I'm not exaggerating) of stapples in it. It took weeks to get them all out. But I loved what I ended up with. We even lost a hinge for the back, for reclining, and we found and awesome furniture store that had about 10 of them and they replaced them for free. I bought the fabric on sale in Utah, and got the white stain at Ikea, we also had to sand off hundreds of layers of varnish, so don't every ask me to help you with one of these. Still all in all it was well worth it. We even found a few more of Grandpa Greens stray Peanuts in it!! haha

Enjoy the journey!

When we moved and got new family photos done I had to do some rearranging. It left a spot open and I put up a little plaque that was cute but just didn't go. Then for Christmas I got a "Silhouette" machine. Which I'm totally in love with! Any way this gift got me thinking about this space and a much needed change. After weeks of looking for the right paper and colors I finally found what I was looking for at Michaels. Tip: When looking through their paper look on both sides! So I cut a board into a square and painted it then modpodged my paper on. I used my silhouette machine to cut out the letters. Then a bit more modge podge and TA-DAA... my wall is complete! I'm so happy with how it turned out!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Disneyworld

We took the kids to Disneyworld this last week with paiges family, and here are some pictures video

Twinkle Twinkle Lightning McQueen

Tonight Paige is at an enrichment night, so I had the kids to myself. I figured I'd try and get them to bed early and surprisingly it worked. They've both been in bed for about 20 minutes now and not even a peep, and it's only now just 7:00. Anyways, Paige and I are trying to do something different every night before we go to bed, some nights we play games, some nights we play piano, or sing, or read, and other nights they just go straight to bed. We find it a lot easier than sticking to a routine, because some nights we just can pull off the same thing over and over. Tonight I opted for books. After reading 3 books to them, Lydy was getting fussy, so i decided it was time for bed. I changed them, got Lydy her bottle, and then put them both to bed. Neither of them even fought with me. Then, since it was still early I thought I'd ask brighton if he wanted to sing a song. And my little composer pulled one out of his hat and just started singing away:

"Twinkle twinkle Lightning McQueen,
Lightning McQueen where you are?
Lightning McQueen where you are?
Lightning McQueen where you are?
Up Above the world so Fast!
Like a like a oh so Happy!
Lightning McQueen Oh so fast!
Lightning McQueen oh so fast!"
(The last line was very "Hey Jude" being repeated over and over even after I had gotten my hugs and kisses and left the room!)

If that wasn't just the cutest.  Speaking of the cutest...I've got another thing to post...