Tag: painting

New Bedroom Part II

Over the holiday weekend, I was able to finish up Levi’s bedroom and I am happy to report that it gets two thumbs up.  He loves his “yellow room” and especially having a lamp next to his bed…it’s the small things, right?  The bookcase came out just as I had envisioned it, which was a nice surprise because I really…

New Bedroom Part I

I finished these three pillows for Levi’s soon-to-be newly decorated bedroom.  With their completion, I feel ready to tackle the bigger aspects of the change up…like painting the walls, rearranging the furniture, refurbishing an old bookcase and framing some new-to-Levi photos.  The colors in his room are bright and cheery, but not too loud. He wanted to paint his walls yellow…

Messy Fun

Yesterday we painted with watercolors and made a mess.  That was fun as always, but today we decided to step it up a notch and paint with…shaving cream! I had tried to make a batch of homemade finger paints today from a recipe I saw on Pinterest, but it came out WAY too gloppy and chunky.  Of course, the baker…

What a Weekend

When I get an idea in my head for a big project, 90% of the time I just go for it and don’t vacillate or wait around for the “right” time.  I know all too well that the “right” time never really comes, because there is always something standing in its way…it’s called life.  So, I just jump right in…

Around the Yard

It’s been slow going around these parts.  Coming home from vacation threw me off completely and it’s taken more than a week to get caught up with laundry and unpacking.  I kind of felt like the mouse from the book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”…every task at hand led me right into a totally new and different direction…

Happy Feet Painting

Today, making art was a family affair. We were all starting to slide into the mid-afternoon grumpy slump, so I tacked down a drop cloth, brought out some paints and stripped down the boys. Getting messy with squishy paint between our toes was just what we all needed. Before long, Levi’s (and mine, admittedly) grumpiness subsided and we were giggling…