Saturday, August 14, 2010

Warrior Prince Academy

Barnum had a FANTASTIC week at Warrior Prince Academy. He experienced wonderful and loving teachers, incredible lessons on Bible Truths and encouragement about who he is in Christ.

Hats Off to Royal Purpose Ministries!!! I encourage you to check them out!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Skate, Skate, Skate!

Summer time..... and the livin is easy? These last two months have been a WHIRLWIND!!!

Here is a blast from the past. I have blogged and blogged about the frequency with which my munchkins see the dentist. Every 3 months we toodle in at 8:15 for 30-45 minutes of sunglasses, Mr. Thirsty, bloody murder screaming and then the pirate treasure box. Back in February, we saw him TWICE. Twice because he puts on the most awesomest Valentine's Skating Party EVER!!!

Here is Barnum donning skates for the very first time!

WHY WOULD YOU TAKE A 4-YEAR OLD SKATING??? Because they have adaptive equipment!!!!

Here, Barnum is skating with his best friend and cousin, Thomas.

They really did steal the show!!

I must admit, Bailey was pretty miffed he didn't get skates. Therefore, he guilted us in to getting everyone sno-cones. That is right. Our dentist lives it up at his parties!!! Sno-cones, cookies, juice, popcorn, the works!! My niece even won an i-pod shuffle!!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Trash to Treasure!!

Some time ago, before the temps started hitting 90 degrees, I ventured on a walk with Barnum, Bailey and Ruby. (Me holding the leash and the two little men on foot.) It just so happened to be "heavy trash day." Being a girl who was raised with dumpsters in the alley, I didn't know the love of "heavy trash day."

I.LOVE.HEAVY.TRASHDAY. (The day where residents in our subdivision are allowed to put "items larger than our standard issue 50 gallon rolling trash can with lid" on the curb.

We stumbled upon these:

Some how I was able to carry BOTH of these chairs, manage the dog on the leash AND herd Barnum and Bailey back to the house. Why didn't I just go and get my car you ask?? Because we were 10 minutes away and someone else could have TAKEN THEM!!! My husband rolled his eyes and said, "Honey, nobody else would have taken them!" Clearly he doesn't read the blogs I read!!

3 cans of Krylon Indoor/Outdoor spray paint later and two cushions I scored at Garden Ridge and we had these:

Please never underestimate the power of spray paint!!! Because I am always inspired by other creative peeps who love to share ideas, I am linking to the following:

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home, Look What I Made Day @ Creations by Kara, Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating, Creative Cats Linky @ Poppies at Play, and last but certainly not LEAST...Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking

Sunday, May 9, 2010


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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sew Tape Easy Lampshade

I don't sew yet. (I have the machine out of the box and I have forced others to use it. I just haven't used it yet.) However, I DO Sew Tape very well!!

I took this basic Better Homes and Gardens lampshade and made it my own with 2 simple products: Singer Sew Tape and Trim I dug out of the clearance box at Hobby Lobby.

Step 1: Wrap your sew tape around! (Note, YES, you could use a glue gun here but WHY RISK THE BURN?? Plus, with sew tape you have all the time in the world to piddle. You don't have to get your trim down before it dries!!)

Step 2: Place your trim on top of the Sew Tape!!

Step 3: Uh-Oh. This is a little too "Double Greek, Double Geek!!" The Strong Man almost wet his pants laughing at it!!

Step 4: A few snips of the scissors and.......

Transformation Thursday