Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Fun

I remember writing out Valentine cards when I was little, picking just the right one for my friends and one that wasn't too icky for the boys in the class.

I enjoyed helping the kids get their own cards ready this year. They actually had their Valentine party at school on Friday. So, we can share what they did today!

Of course Daniel needed a Star Wars card. I found an awesome design on pinterest and just enlarged it a little for our needs. We also found his box design on pinterest.
He was so cute, concentrating so hard writing all the names on the cards.

Olivia wanted an owl themed card, and I found a great one on Living Locurto. This gal has lots of cute downloads, tons of them are free! We made Olivia's box with the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge.

We had a close call with the snow last night, but we're off to school for a fantastic Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Imagine the Impossibilities, My Version

In January, I joined the "Imagine the Impossibilities" challenge. I posted goals, not realizing we were supposed to accomplish them before January 31!

Thistlewood Farm

However, I am proud to say that 3 of my house goals were accomplished!

My first minor goal was to get the shelf put up in Daniel's room. Jeff had been
reluctant to hang it , but finally gave in. It looks great and was actually in my bedroom as a teenager!

Second, we had our master bed and bath repainted, PLUS got new bedding. It looks great! Now every room in the house has been repainted since we moved's time to start over...with the kids' bathroom...

My last project I started planning over Christmas. I've seen all of the locker systems on blogs, Pinterest and catalogs. I decided we could really use one for all of our shoes, jackets, sports bags, get the picture. I measured my area and had the construction class at school build them. After some carpenter's putty and finishing paint, it looks wonderful! It was hard to get a good picture of the unit, my hallway/laundry area is very narrow. The unit has two towers and a bench with more cubbies.

My most ambitious goal hasn't been tackled yet. I've still got to get a carpenter over to build a wall and finish the attic...