Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Clutter buster craft room!

I've been inspired by all the craft room ideas i've seen floating around blogland lately.

I decided to get going on organizing my own crafty space.

It still needs some work but it's come a long way! 
Now that it's organized (mostly) it'll be so much easier to find my supplies. 

Remember the old Pepsi crate I use for my advent calendar at Christmas?  

Well, it's perfect for holding all my stamps.

I found this at City Peoples a few years back,I'd been using it for my CD's.

Now it's my tape, glue, ink pad, glitter, ribbon, etc. etc. etc. storage.

The best part is that the shelving and boxes are from Ikea, WAY cheep!  I bought it a few years ago and for a fraction more they delivered it and assembled it!

Can't wait to get started!
Craft party, anyone?
Happy St. Patty's day!!!



Together at last

Here's the table and bench pair I painted, together. 

I used Benjamin Moore paint in Navajo White. Thanks to a suggestion from Lori @ Frugal Farmhouse Design.
I love how it brightens the space.

Next, you ask???  I'm not sure, but I'll be sure to post it, whatever it is!   

I just finished organizing my craft area.  Stay tuned... :)

Now, off to Lacrosse carpool!
Happy Tuesday!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I finally painted the bench....

Finally I got around to painting the bench for my dining table.

One more thing to check off the "to do" list!!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Perfect 10!

My sweet girl turned 10 on Friday,

 10 seems so old.

She didn't want a cake, she wanted Ice cream floats instead.


We decorated

We crafted(Idea thanks to Lola B's)

Even Floyd Partied!

Happy Birthday my sweet girl, you are and always have been my prefect 10!

Tooth Fairy Visits.....

I'm not sure what it is about kids and their toothless smiles but whatever it is, I think they're pretty stinkin' cute.
My youngest daughter, lost her front tooth at school a few days ago.   She came running off the bus bubbling with excitement, eager to show me her new "window smile."  Thankfully I had my bases covered for the much anticipated visit.

That night, just before bed we made sure that she left her shutter open just a little so the tooth fairy could get in.  I tucked everyone in bed and when they were all asleep, I went to work.

***If you're under the age of 9,  STOP READING NOW!!!***

I was armed with $5 bucks, some glitter and a pink ballet leotard (for her, not me!).  First, I sprinkled glitter on the window sill.  Next, I snagged that pearly white from under the pillow(very carefully) & put the money and leotard on her pillow, under the pillow...WAY to risky.  Lastly, I put a little Aquaphor on her cheek and sprinkled the glitter(aka: fairy dust) over it.  This helps to keep the glitter in place overnight.

There are two potential problems with all this fluff:

1. It's so hard to wait for them to wake up in the morning, the anticipation's a killer.

2. While waiting for her to fall asleep It's easy to fall asleep yourself. Can't tell you how many times I've woken up in a panic to realize that I forgot. Then I had to think of some lame excuse why the TF skipped our house.  
I feel so guilty the next night I usually empty my wallet under their pillow! 

Last night she lost another tooth!  What's with this kid???  That's 2 teeth in 3 days!!!  Unfortunately, I wasn't as prepared this time....  No gift.  
Instead, we made a deal to buy (me) a little more time..."How about you can sleep in my bed tonight & tomorrow the tooth fairy will visit."  Agreed!  

Sweet dreams...