News

So both me and Dave are horrible at keeping exciting news a secret– I’m just barely getting started we have clear until May but in May we’ll be adding a new little head to fit in one of these to our family
Maybe a girl….

Maybe a boy….

Or if Brynley’s right we’ll get to twin girls :)

New wood floor
So over Labor Day weekend (which I so did not know you are suppose to actually take a break from labor– I thought it meant to do more labor :)) My awesome Parents came to visit us and help us put in our new wood floor.

My Dad was the flooring workaholic expert and worked us till us little sissy city kids thought we we’re gonna die. It was alot of fun and I love it! We still have some work to do on it but the kitchen is one step closer to my design board- *awesome :)

*(Notice who’s standing ready to move on :)
and who well is umm not so ready to move on.

My Parents made a hit and run trip and came friday evening– worked worked worked (my mom studied for her school test most the time- working) ate at Texas Roadhouse– worked worked worked and than left Sunday afternoon– wish we could have actually showed them the sites and stuff but maybe next time.

After my parents left it was up to me and Dave to sand and finish the floor– but seriously my dad worked Dave to death so I did most the sanding and he did the sweeping of the sawdust-(Dave is such a good sweeper) We finished it with all the coats I think on Wednesday and I put one coat of paint on the baseboards and than when Saturday came rolling around we crashed– I was so burned out and tired and ya soooo tired- instead we sat and ate Junior mints drank some dew and watched star wars :) such fun times. Hopefully this weekend we’ll get the baseboard on though & officially call the floor finished :)

*notice the awesome work approved footwear :)
*and umm Dave sweeping– he helped a lot and only played a little :)
Waiting for it to dry so we can do it all over again- -sand, stain– keep the kids and dog off of it

and here’s the Before and currently–lots of plans for the kitchen but it’s coming along– also if I could draw your attention to the hideous gold chandelier– ya that thing was about tore out of the ceiling after I banged my head on it 50,000 times– it will be the next thing replaced along with the oh so lovely maroon blinds :)

Also I forgot to mention that during all of this our disposal went out on us and was gushing water all over our new unsealed wood floor so that evening we (I mean my awesome amazing husband who seems to be able to do everything of course) replace the disposal– so much fun.

All in all I love our new floor– it’s awesome, so smooth and pretty- It’s time I go downstairs and admire it again. night everyone.

Been busy learning to crochet & painting of course

So I started learning how to knit and for the life of me I could never figure out how to make a hat which is what I wanted to do– so than I decieded I’d learn to crochet instead cuz’ it looked like you could crochet a hat easier.
So that’s what I did learned the stitches and than went online to wonderhowto.com (which I love and is freakin awesome:) and learned the basics of a hat and Sunday I started and it was tons of fun– I love the fact that everything is pretty general and you can add much custom/creativeness as you want to things. I enjoyed it so much that I made a baby hat and ya I don’t have a baby :) I used my old jerry jenson doll to be a model for me– I’ve had this doll since I was Brynley’s age and now it’s hers- kinda fun.

Also I finally painted the Mnt. Dew green basement of ours :) A nice tan aka Millet It is much easier on the eyes and nerves but I can’t believe that a small part of me misses the crazy green- crazy. I’ll take pictures soon but as for now I gotta get my Payter to school
Made myself a new background– love this quote-

Starting School & Freezer Paper stencils
Starting School & Freezer Paper stencils
So my Payter started Kindergarten- and though he was way excited to go I seriously miss him during the day- I enjoy now having more one on one time with Brynley but my little talker is gone :(.

 You can tell just how exited he was to go by how fidgety he was while I was taking his picture–
Anyways since going to school means new school supplies which I love to buy we also got to do some personalization of his supplies–

I refuse to buy the more expensive themed (transformers, diego ect) stuff so I gotta make Payton feel like his are still cool and so we did some logo’s and stuff for him.

I love that freezer paper can work as stencils and it seems like the idea is all over the internet so this is nothing new but I’d thought I’d show the way I do it– and I did forget to take pictures of it all done- and I’m just to lazy today- it turned out great though- the edges are pretty crisp- not vinyl crisp but crisp enough that no one notices.

Step 1-

 

Design something- you can use word even. Just search for some free fonts online and look for something that will work for you- than cut out some freezer paper so that it fits in you printer and print off your design.

Step 2-

 

Cut out your design- (This is the part that I always have to ask Dave on, I can’t quite visualize it so I don’t know what part to keep and what to throw out- I’m just smart like that)
After you get it cut out, heat up your iron for what fabric you’ll be sticking it to and make sure it is flat(for the best edges) and than iron it on- make sure you do it right the first time cuz’ it really only sticks once.

Step 3-

Give your kids some Paint brushes and paint away- make sure and sponge paint it though and not use strokes, the strokes tend to get under the edges more. Peel off the freezer paper and wallah you have a personalized backpack & lunchbag.