Monday, December 21, 2009

Last minute teacher gift

After being so inspired by this project from Dawn at Testosterone Times Three from a few years back, I decided to put my own Christmas spin on it. A little Christmas paper, mints from the candy jar and a dollar store frame...and there it was. Dunn's 1st grade teachers gift.

FYI, I left the wrappers on and just cut the ends off and hot glued them to the paper incase she needs a mint or something :)

Merry Christmas!



Saturday, December 19, 2009

My next car will definately be...

I'm in the eye of the blizzard (Maryland)!! I'd been shoveling in white out conditions when I saw this...

That's a long pipe stem, uphill driveway he was coming out of. This may not seem like a lot of snow to some of you...but here, it's the biggest we've seen in December since 1932. Uh, huh...1932!!!

And then we had..

Of course I had to run inside to get my camera and shoot footage, cause that's how I am :) And that is why the next time I need a new car...I'm going to the post office!!

From snow-nami central! Over and out.


Monday, December 7, 2009

AHHHHH...I did it!!!

The Play kitchen is done!!! You may remember that a few weeks ago Jane from Out of the Crayon Box was offering a "build a play kitchen" build along. I was up for it!!

I am in total love. I want to make more!! This was such a fun and surprisingly easy project. I was sooo prepared for it to take forever and get me totally flustered, but it didn't.
I love the color! It's a lavender color. Very hard to photograph! Using the Rust-Oleum Painters Touch lilac. One can was all I needed to cover my little dresser.

Do you remember what this started as?


Remember...this is my garage project, since it's for my daughter for Christmas...hence the ugliness of the background behind the adorable kitchen...they really don't go together, do they?!

I love it!

Pot Rack attached to an extra cabinet door leftover from this project.

Now, I have a few questions to pose to you. My burners are to the far right because I thought about doing some type of grill strips on the left. Another set of burners just wouldn't fit. So I ask you...Do you think grill strips would look silly? Should I leave it the way it is?

This is how I attached the cabinet door to the little nightstand. Extra 1 x 2, some screws and of course gorilla glue!!

I'm also linking up to Shanty 2 Chic's Rustoleum party...check out all the great projects!

and linking up to Reinvented's Trash to Treasure

and Kimba's DIY Day

and Shabby Chic
Cottage's Transformation Thursday


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Bah Humbug!

Okay I'm just gonna put this out there. I hate this song. To me, this is not a Christmas song. It isn't uplifting. It has nothing to do with the birth of Christ. I don't find myself learning to be more tolerant, mindful or thankful because of this song. I'm pretty much that way year round.

It's plain depressing. For those of us that have lost a mom, dad, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or's down right heartbreaking. Uh, hello..doesn't anyone realize that some people have a hard time with the holidays anyway?! Let's add a little misery and play this ten million times a day during the Christmas season. Let's poor some salt on old or God forbid, fresh wounds.

Let me tell you what I think this song is. It's a great dramatic song for a wonderful movie!! It's very touching and pulls at the heartstrings. If it doesn't break your are made of stone. I cry everytime I hear I tend to change the radio station when it comes on so I don't get mascara in my eyes when I'm driving and have a horribly disfiguring accident.

Why oh Why is this considered a Christmas song? Seriously? This song and the one about pina coladas...I mean...what's up with that?

So I'm thinking that maybe the new contemporary version of a holiday song could be this...

At least this one mentions snow and it's about a baby being born. I think it relates a little more to Christmas and would still tug at our heartstrings. Huh? Huh?!!

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