Thursday, January 27, 2011

Writing on the Wall...the good kind

Rarely do my hubby and I get to sneak away just the two of us to a luxurious hotel for the night, so I wanted to give our bedroom and bathroom that feeling of a peaceful retreat. One night, way after bedtime, I decided to add a little hotel character using my black paint pen.
Sorry for the blurry picture....need to work on my skills. Anyway, I printed out the words "his" and "hers" in a script font that I liked and the size I wanted. Then I used transfer paper from Hobby Lobby to trace the words onto the wall using my pencil. When you pick up the paper, the outline is there on the wall. I just used a black paint pen to fill in the words.

It takes a little time, but I love using transfer paper. I am not good at freehand and I am too impatient to make stencils. If you don't have any, head over to Hobby Lobby with your coupon and pick some up. You can reuse it over and over too, so it lasts forever!

Linking up to Life Made Lovely Monday at Blessed Little Nest

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Lazy Days of January and some Fabric Flower Pins

Wow! Someone actually asked me to update! It is good to know that someone reads my little blog. Comments make my day, by the way, so if you stop by, I'd love to hear from you! It has been a lazy January and I've been a lazy blogger. The kids had almost a month off of school with Christmas break and a week long snow break.
We had so much snow that we even had to shovel our sidewalk. Crazy for our area! That, my friends, is the southerners version of the snow shovel. It worked though, and it kept my son busy for quite some time...

We have baked and baked around here...not good for the diet, but the kids enjoyed decorating some cut out cookies.

Then they put them in their "candy shop" and sold them to their cousins and little brother. I love their imagination. They totally kept themselves busy while we were stuck in the house. They did not say, "Mom, I'm bored" even once. It was kind of nice!

Here is their little store. They found my fabric scraps to jazz it up a little.

Snow days are great for hour long afternoon baths too!

I have been working on a few projects. I have been dying to buy one of these fabric flower pins off etsy, but did not have the money, so I used this tutorial and used some felt I had. They were so easy and only cost me 25 cents for the piece of felt.

You can pin them on anything really....a sweater, headband, lampshade, pillow, scarf...They add just a pop of color and interest. I am going to make one out of canvas next.

Makenna has been wanting to wear hers every day, so I am going to buy some stretchy headbands and make some more colors for her to wear.

Brayden even likes wearing it around the house.
Some other happenings around here are...we are replacing our hardwoods because of a water leak and I am trying to decide whether to go light or dark. I love the look of the dark, but don't know if I can commit to it long term. Any thoughts??? I am also repainting our living room. I just took the pictures off the wall and really don't feel like painting it, but right now the walls are 3 different colors, so I guess I have no choice. Off to do lots of painting!