Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Ottoman

So I totally fibbed yesterday:o) I said that the creative bug wasn't there. I said that I might pick something up next week....well next week turned into today:o)
This is what I did today.
In the words of my dear grandmother, "itn't that purdy." 
Being from the South, most of us say itn't instead of isn't..sad but true:o)
Anyway, this is what the ottoman looked like before:
Yep, that's a coffee table. One that has seen better days. My neighbor is an avid yard saler as well, and I told her that I was on the hunt for a round coffee table to turn into an ottoman. She definitely came through for me. She found this little beaut for $10.
I couldn't find anywhere in town that had foam thick enough and wide enough to cover the entire coffee table, so I bought 4 foam cushions from Hobby Lobby. I used spray adhesive to attach the cushions to one another and then laid the coffee table on top of the foam and traced around the edge of the table. Then the hubs and I used a reciprocating saw and cut the foam.
I didn't take any pictures of the step by step process..sorry. I was so excited about getting a project done, that I just flew through it without a second thought. 
The fabric is painter's canvas from Lowes. I did use some piping around the edge just to give it a more finished look.
 This ottoman has 5,003 staples in it....well I am not exactly sure how many staples to be exact, but there are several:o) I laid the fabric across the top of the foam and stapled it to the skirt of the coffee table(the wooden skirt that is). I then added the piping..stapling it to the underside of the top of the table. Then I added the ruffled skirt, stapling it to the underside of the top of the table as well.  
 This project took 1 hour to complete, with very little sewing and a whole lot of stapling.
 How successful do you think I will be keeping the kids and the hubs off of it??? My thoughts EXACTLY!
 At least we can all look back at these pictures and see what she looked like before being introduced to the rest of the family:o)
I hope you all have a great Wednesday! 
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Cookie Recipe You Must Try

A friend of mine made these cookies the other day. 
She found the recipe HERE.
I ate 4 in the span of 30 minutes....yes, they are that good!
These are perfect for fall. I can't wait to make these for my next gathering! Now all we need is for the fall weather to come's hot again, but that's part of the beauty/ugly (depending on how you look at it) of living in the deep South:o)
Speaking of weather, I have a little man who is under the weather right now, so things around here are slow going.
Not much in the crafting arena right now either. I haven't had the energy nor the desire. I am hoping to get the crafting bug after this week. We have so much going on this week that there really isn't time to be creative.
Praying for E to feel better, so he can enjoy the rest of the week with us!
Have a good evening, ya'll.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

E's 5 Today!

Five years ago today, this little bit of joy blessed our lives immensely.
I can't believe how quickly these past 5 years have flown by.
He is the sweetest, kindest little soul.
You can't help but love him.
Little did we know that when God gave us him, He gave us a little peace of heaven.
Happy Birthday E! 
Mommy, Daddy & S.R. love you! 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thought this was Great!

I saw this on Pinterest today and thought it was great! Yes, I jumped on the bandwagon...I may be jumping ship though, b/c I may never get off of the computer!!
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Hubs Birthday

I have a few minutes to kill right now. I have to be at a baby shower in about 30 minutes but I am waiting on some blondies to I thought I would share the hubs little birthday celebration we had for him on Thursday. He turned 37 this year. He feels so old:o) I thought it would cheer him up to have a little family party with all of his favorite things.
The kids colored this sign for him and I put it on the front door to greet him when he got home.
Here was the goody table. We didn't actually have super that night:o)
Just junk
He really likes spicy things...I added a few snacks that the kids could tolerate:o)
I made the party hats at the last minute. I have a Superman cricut cartridge and it had a party hat design. Super quick. I just drew 37's on all of them. 

 Here they are eating bacon...who doesn't love bacon??
 I love this shot!
 This was his "cake." Since I knew we were going to be loaded down on cake with E's party, I thought I would get a little creative with this one. Hubs LOVES Krispy Kreme donuts. I bought a dozen of the chocolate glazed...only 10 made it home;o) I stacked them in a pyramid shape. I then added scoops of Moose Tracks ice cream in the center of each donut and then poured magic shell on top of that....3 of his most favorite things to eat:o) 
Here he his blowing out 1 candle...I thought I would be sweet and not torture him with an extra 36 candles:o)
 The donut cake seemed to be a hit with everyone!

 S.R. is known for her crazy looks....
 every once and a while we get some cheese:o)
 Love these sweet faces!
I'd say this isn't such a bad way to turn 37, do you?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

What a Party!

We had a great time and are so thankful for those who helped us celebrate E's birthday. I can't wait to share it all with you on Monday....have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What I Can't Wait For....

I can't wait for...
our first REAL family pictures which will be taken on Friday. I am normally the one taking the family pics. It will be nice to have some one else do the hard work:o)

I can't wait for....
the chance to take a breath, sit down and peruse the pages of these 2 catalogs.

I can't wait for...
the celebration to begin. I am looking forward to watching E and his little buddies have a great time at his party. It's going to be so much fun!
I will be M.I.A. for the rest of the week. Hopefully I will see you back here Monday with some photos of the party!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Getting Ready for E's Super hero party

I am in the beginning stages of decorating for E's Super Hero Party. Blue, red, black and yellow are slowly creeping into my home decor. E knows that the day is nearing, and he can hardly stand it. Every morning he asks the same I five years old yet? Can you tell he is beyond excited:o)
Things are going to be nuts around here next week. I learned from doing S.R.'s party that decorating a week in advance really takes the pressure off right before the big day. Plus, the kids get to enjoy the awesome birthday decor for longer than a couple of hours.
The poster isn't finished yet. I am trying to decide whether to put an E in the middle with the Super Shield, or do the number 5.
  I am thinking about selling it after the party, so that makes me want to lean towards the 5.
Any thoughts?
 I am still trying to figure out what to do with these lanterns. I got them from a yard sale a few years back. They are Pottery Barn and they came with a string of lights to go inside each lantern. They may be hanging from the chandy in the kitchen...who knows:o)
 Here is the Batman table runner I told you guys about the other day. It was really simple to assemble and I have the pattern for you to download HERE if you are interested. 

All you need is 1 yard of 44" fabric. 
Cut 2 strips 10.5" x 36" Use the pattern on the ends of the strips.
Download Here

 Stitch all the way around using a 1/4" seam allowance and leave an opening. Trim corners and curves, flip right side out, press, and sew a running stitch around the perimeter. Very easy!
You can get 2 runners out of 1 yard.

Alright then....
and this will be the food table.

I have several more decorations to put up including some over sized spider webs. They are actually Halloween decorations, but they fit perfectly since Spiderman is one of the super heroes.  

In other news...look what the hubs got me yesterday. Isn't he a sweety?
Oh yeah, I ran 3 miles this morning...wahoo...first time in like 12 years! I have been running with some friends. We(the hubs and I)are too cheap to pay a gym membership:o)
Happy Thursday!!