Monday, February 27, 2012

Last minute photo shoot

I love this time of year because the almond blossoms are so, so pretty. 

We decided to go on a walk Sunday afternoon. 
I brought my camera, so it turned into a mini little photo shoot.

giving me their serious pose

trying to dodge almond branches

Friday, February 10, 2012

From mirror to chalkboard

The other day I was at the local Thrift Store and I stumbled upon this beauty.

 I already have way too many mirrors in my house...but I couldn't pass up this price.

I felt that it needed a good home

. . . . . . .

I've been wanting a chalkboard. 
So on the way home I stopped by Hobby Lobby and picked up a can of chalkboard spray paint

I painted the wood frame white and then sprayed the mirror with black chalkboard paint.

And now I have a fun new chalkboard

After everything was finished, I was so excited to finally write something.

I thought I would start out with this fun quote...

Well...if you ZOOM in, you'll see how true this quote actually is. 

Minutes after I finished writing, Jack (my 1 year old son) came up 
and starting rubbing his little fingers all over the part of the board he could reach...

My first thought was: "Oh. No"
and then I had to smile because I looked up and read what I had just wrote.

(how very appropriate. haha)

I also spotted this wooden initial at Hobby Lobby for only $1.99

I already had the paint and ribbon, so this was an easy and inexpensive project

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Little Helper

Doing the laundry is not my favorite part of the day...but this little guy sure loves it!

 Every time I take a load out of the dryer he starts laughing 
and then jumps on the warm pile of clothes and rolls around! 

....I guess doing the laundry isn't so bad.