Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A Missionary Quilt

a friend of mine made this for her daughter, who has recently returned home from her mission.
i finished the quilting today.

she made envelope blocks

she embroidered all the countries that the people her daughter served with
or taught were from.

what a great quilt!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

A Fabulous Find!

this picture doesn't really show how awful the counter tops were.
the orange 70's counter top was acceptable when the cabinets
were natural, but now that i've painted them, 
it looks AWFUL!!!!

so i went in search of a way to paint a laminate counter top
an ORANGE laminate counter top!!!

i found this product!
it's fabulous!!!

it comes in many different colors, the paint people at your local lowes
will tint it for you.
i chose ivory.

so i used bead board wallpaper on the inset of the cabinet
SUPER easy!!!
it's paintable. the cabinet on the right has a coat of paint on it
so you can see.

it looks 100 x better!

i will share the completed project when it's done.
i'm off to paint the downstairs counter top now!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Flower Garden

i've always wanted a flower garden...
so with the help of pinterest, i took the plunge and just did it.

now if i can just keep everything alive until the wedding!!1

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A New "old" Favorite

i came across this book from Barb Adams & Alma Allen
and i am IN LOVE!!!


these pictures are from their blog,
if you google the book, you should be able to find a few for sale.
you won't be disappointed!!!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Fairy Party in the Park

for evyn's fourth birthday, she wanted a fairy party at the park.
we invited all her girlfriends.
they each got fairy wings, headbands and wands (from dollar tree).
they each got to paint their own fairy house ($1 at michaels)
we had a "fairy" themed scavenger hunt
and read a story (a fairy one, of course).

painting and cupcakes were their favorite things.
seeing all the cute girls with fairy wings was my favorite.

have a fairyrific day!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Yard Yahtzee!!!

don't tell anyone...
but, i made a pinterest account for shawn! 
and look! i sent him a pin and voila!

he made yahtzee dice!!!
it was so fun to play, the kids LOVED it and now everyone wants a set of their very own.

now i wonder what else i can get him to make ;)