April 30, 2012

Lola Got a Haircut!

Guess what we spent $80 on???????????????
Doesn't Lola look pretty? I never realized how expensive it is to get the dog's haircut.

Bench Out = More Formal Room

I moved the bench from the dining room table for two reasons.
#1- Emma fell off of it twice
#2- I wanted to create more of a formal dining room

You can see in this picture of when the bench used to be at the table.
I moved it over under the shelves. I think it looks so much better, and if we have guests over, I can easily slide the bench back over to the table.
Picture of the Four Chairs Around the Table for a More Formal Area

What do you think? Do you like the bench better at the table or under the shelves?

April 15, 2012

A Star Light for Our Soon-To-Be Craft Area

We got a lot done this weekend, including installing our new light for the craft area.
I ordered this one from Amazon.com. It was from their outdoor collection and was about $80. I originally purchased it for the hallway, but decided to go with something else for there.

You just had to screw it to the ceiling using the hardware they sent with it. You can also have it hardwired it if you choose, but we kept it with the plug since we have a plug in our ceiling.

Here it is!

With it plugged in!

Now off to find some shelves for this area, and think about what we can use as a desk-project table. Do you have a designated area that the kids can ruin? Somewhere they can paint, draw, color and an area where you can hot glue and craft?

March 26, 2012

Spring Wreath and Decor...

I decided to make another yarn wreath for the spring time. I used the same technique as the Valentine's Day Wreath. I wanted to try a "grassy" green one but found great green yarn on clearance at Jo-Ann Fabrics and went with the cheap stuff!
Materials you need to create your own yarn wreath:
     *Wreath (any kind,I used the straw one in this project)
     *Hot glue gun
     *Felt in a variety of colors
I wrapped the yarn around the straw wreath (keep the plastic on the wreath makes it easier to wrap the yarn around) and tied off the end. (Not sure why I had the Peacock feather laying there!)

I created a variety of flowers out of felt, using the same technique as I did for the Valentine's Day wreath, and hot glued them on.

I hung the wreath above the shelves and added some greens in tin cans that I bought at Ikea, birds that I used on the Valentine's Day Shelves, Spring banner from Target, Page out of a magazine and placed it in a yellow frame that I already had, and added some old bunnies that I had on hand.

This weather has been gorgeous here... makes it feel like summer instead of spring.