Saturday, December 4, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Last night Lydia and I went to see the Rotary Winter Wonderland at Wildwood Park in Marshfield. We walked through it first for about a half an hour and then drove through. This was my second visit this year. They've been doing this for 5 years now and it's for a good cause. People donate canned food to get in. If you do walk through it, I recommend taking some cash with you so you can buy a hot cocoa while you're wandering about and dress warm!

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Look at all of those lights!!!




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Lydia took this last video when we were driving out of the park.
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Lamp Shade Slip Covers

I have had no luck finding any lamp shades I like for a couple of lamps I picked up at a garage sale for Lydia's bedroom. I found this tutorial at Amy a la mode for lamp shade slip covers and I used it to make 2 slip covers today. Lydia likes them.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Candy Men

Lydia and I made these candy men for her class. We got the idea from Trey and Lucy. Perfect project for a hot glue gun!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First Day of 4th Grade



I walked Lydia to school today for her first day of 4th grade today. I thought that I wouldn't cry anymore since this was the 5th time we've done the first day of school thing but that was not the case. I am so excited for her to be starting a new school year. We went to find your room night on Monday. After we met her new teacher (who seems really great) and we filled up her desk with all of her new school supplies, we went to look at the art room because that is her favorite room. Her eyes light up when she walks in there. On the way she told me how she loves the smell of school. I am the same way. It brings back memories of my days in elementary school. I am looking forward to hearing how her day went when she gets home this afternoon. Time to get back into dance schedules, time with friends, decorating lockers, drawing on notebook covers, and trying to understand 4th grade math for both of us!

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Zoo


Lydia and I visited the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison last week. It's a very clean zoo and amazingly, it's free. In just a few hours you can see lots of animals including tigers, giraffes, rhinoceroses, tigers, monkeys, otters, monkeys, snakes, birds, turtles, bugs, and more. Lydia's favorite was this big snapping turtle.

I liked the giraffes.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Need some lamp shades!




I bought this set of lamps at a garage sale for $6. This was my first paint with a spray can job and it turned out really well, although you can't tell because the pictures (taken with my phone) are so bad. I used a metal finish paint and it looks really cool, again you can't tell so you'll have to take my word for it. Super easy project and I'd use these lamps BUT they all need new lamp shades and I'm finding that I almost would have been better off buying 3 new lamps because it would have been cheaper. The cost of a nice lampshade these days is ridiculous! May as well just buy the whole lamp! Thought of other alternatives like using the crappy ones that came with the lamps and covering them with fabric BUT thought of that after I had already thrown them in the dumpster! On the look out for cheap lamp shades!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Derby Skirt

I picked up this skirt from Goodwill for $4. It was a size 13 and with a couple of swipes with my sewing machine it's now a 6 and fits great. Wore it to practice this week!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Happy 42

Ken turned 42 on Valentine's Day. A very talented lady at Dairy Queen decorated this cake for me. I think she did a fantastic job. They didn't have anything like this in the samples so she designed this herself based on my verbal description. I am going to make her something in return for doing such a nice job. It's nice when people do a little extra, more than you ask for. Not very common these days. I want to give her a big hug too! What a nice person.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Office Redo Progress - Curtains

This fabric by Jessica Jones arrived on Wednesday. I got everything cut last night and then today I sewed. I am very happy with how these turned out. Let me tell ya, it is very hard to get tired or crabby in this room which makes it perfect for me because I spend the majority of my days in this room for work. There are still a few things I need to do to complete the room. We're looking at ideas for lighting. I am also still looking for 2 retro chairs and a throw rug and I need to purchase a lot of picture frames because I have lots of photos to put up on the striped wall. Things are moving along well.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

$1 Find

What the heck? Found these in the $1 section at Target. Thought they were kinda retro which I seem to be into big time lately! Too cute. For a buck?!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Fabric Soon to Arrive!!!

The fabric I ordered for my office (picture here) is scheduled to arrive this Wednesday. I am so excited to start sewing my curtains! I LOVE this fabric and it's going to make my room really pop. I bet I will be cutting fabric on Wednesday night!

Ken painted my light fixture the same red he used on the table top. I like it.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Office Redo - The Table


Since I go back to work tomorrow after having been off for TWO WEEKS (AHHHHHH!), we are getting things cleaned up and ready to go for 8 a.m. I've been sleeping in until 9 or 10 every morning so getting up tomorrow for work is going to be a shock to my system. Ken finished painting this wooden table we got from Saint Vincent De Paul for $22.50. He painted the whole thing in satin black except the top he did in gloss cherry. The gloss finish and lighting is causing the wall striping to show up on the top in these photos. The fabric I ordered for the curtains has shipped! Yay! We are still looking for two chairs for this table.