Monday, August 23, 2010

New Website

New Website I will be following and I think you should join me too. Playful Factory is great for your kids and the kid in you. Have fun.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My Couch

I don't think I ever blogged about the couch I finally finished upholstering. Over one year ago I found an inexpensive Goodwill couch. Well it was a nasty leafy fabric. Think medical office furniture. I signed up for an upholstery class after months of realizing I was not capable of finishing it without guidance. Here is the final result.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Love My Kids!

I love these three kids. I am reminded daily how much I love being a mom. Sometimes it is a lot other days I have to dig around for those reminders.

I like him too.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Crafty Girls

My girls love creating things. Their mud sculptures are great!

I love creating things but I have a problem with spending money on projects that have a high likelihood of failing. I had seen this rug project a few months ago and thought it would be a lot of fun. Thanks to my decluttering rampage I was on the other day I found an old plain ikea runner rug. I went out to our workshop and collected all the paint I knew would coordinate. I think the hardest part for me was the taping of the chevron stripes. I then allowed the girls to take turns painting the stripes.



Monday, August 09, 2010

One of the quickest DC tours ever.

Our short road trip ended in DC. We found parking near the air and space museum. We walked around for a little bit and saw very long lines coming from museums and were told no strollers or back packs even those with a baby in them were not allowed. We were all hot, stinky, grumpy, and sweaty. So we got in our car for a 30 minute driving tour of the sites and made our way out of the city (took almost two hours to get out of traffic). We eventually were on our way home.

I love the rest areas along the east coast. They are so pretty. Brandon took a few photos while we took a break.




Brooklyn's new hairdo. Thanks Grandma Irene for all the clips and headbands.

Camden enjoyed picking up any stick she could find. Great photo Brandon!

Dallin looks really excited to be in DC.

This is the end of our walking tour. We ended at the capitol.


Here is our driving tour.
Washington Monument

White House

Really cool view of the Capitol, oh wait no a uhaul!

Lincoln Monument

Finally on our way home. It was a beautiful stretch of highway.

Are there any families interested in a group trip? We can tag team. Definitely will not be going in August.

Arlington, Va Flea Market

It has been awhile since I have been on. There is so much to blog about. I will work my way backwards. This last weekend we took a quick road trip up to Arlington, VA and DC. When I say quick I mean quick. We went mainly because of this sale. I love her style. It was fun to talk with Jenny and her husband Mike. This flea market was great. There were a lot of great sales. By the way I love flea markets but I am usually afraid to purchase. So this time around I took a set amount of cash and was ready to purchase things that I knew would work great for our house.

Here is what I bought at Jenny's sale.
For the the kids' room.

The Pelmet Boxes I talk about all the time. I can use hers as my pattern.

I love this chair. I was so happy it was still available when I got to the sale.

I think the buttoned back is to die for.

These were our other purchases from the market.
I love New York City. Why not buy a large original painting to hang in our house.

I loved the colors in this painting.

I love old boxes. This is an old army box. I have placed blankets, books, and magazines in it.


I would consider this a successful flea market trip.