While walking through Walmart last evening, in the bicycle aisle no less, I was struck with a decorating inspiration/problem solution for my upstairs bathroom. Once I get a little extra $$$, I shall reveal my ingenuity. : )
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Aren't they just the cutest things ever?!?
Here's Burl lookin' all handsome and ready for church. Our friends Darryl and Jodi bought him this outfit.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I wanted to take it a little further once we moved and actually decorate it and make it into a "real" kitchen for her. It's finally finished now!
I slowly got it all put together, but decided it needed a sign declaring it to be "Halie's Kitchen." Because we spell her name different than most girls with her name, there's never anything "pre-made" with her name on it, such as mugs, keychains, signs, etc. So I knew I'd never find one with her name on it and to have one custom made would be way expensive, so I decided to attempt it on my own for the first time.
I had thought to buy some wood, new, from Lowes or something. But I happened on this great little piece at the Restore for.........wait for it....$1. Can't beat that. I have no idea what it was originally, maybe a skinny cupboard door or part of a shelf. Dunno. But I did know it was exactly what I was looking for.
So I took my new sander (my 30th birthday present from the Hubster - yes, I specifically asked for it, he almost had a heart attack) and sanded off the shiny finish.
And voila! My first sign. Not bad for $1, huh? She was SO excited to have a PINK sign with HER name on it!
My sister, Dee Dee, gave me 3 of these pink flowered, handpainted frames she found at a yard sale. This larger one was missing the glass and the backing was kind of falling apart. So I painted the cardboard backing with black craft paint and then used white paint to make it look like a chalkboard. No glass needed. I used "Chicken & Fries" because every single time we go out to eat, it doesn't matter where it is, Halie always wants chicken and fries. : )
My dad bought her this A-dorable apron set! And see that little pink trash can in the corner? From the dollar store.
One more look for ya. Oh yeah, see that little salt and pepper shaker set on the counter to the right of the sink? My mom sent her those, they were originally a bright red and yellow. Spray paint works wonders. Meemaw Cantrell sent her the pink microwave, and the pink mixer was from my sister's husband's parents, who were here visiting from England at Christmas and were sweet enough to buy her a gift. It was perfect!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Here are two little video clips of Burl for those of my friends and family who either are missing him dearly or have yet to meet him.
In this first one he's doing his little attention-getting-I'm-being-funny cough and farting noises he likes to make.
After the 3rd attempt, I finally got some video of the lil' booger rolling over.
Hope you enjoy!!
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Sorry about the blurriness, I tried cropping the picture so you could see them better. Anyways, they had red mattes and black and white pictures that Robert and I had taken. They were super cute, but alas, red no longer matches and she's no longer a baby, so I wanted to update the babyish pictures.
It doesn't show up well in the pictures, but the pink paper on the words is actually polka dotted paper. It looks kinda plain in the photos, but looks cuter in person.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Isn't this lil' guy just the squeeziest thing you've ever seen?!? His overalls were 3-6 month size and were too small for him. They went in the "pack away" pile after this. The lil' chunk is only 4 months old!
One morning Halie requested that we make doughnuts so we tried it out for the first time ever.
I scrounged up all kinds of things to use as toppings and we had fun making them. And they were quite yummy, too!
Dressed up in his baseball outfit from Meemaw and Papaw, gettin' ready to go to Chuck E. Cheese for big sister to have some play time.
These are just some crazy "self-portraits" we did one wintery day of cabin fever induced boredness.
Dressed in their jammies and ready for bed. They were playing together, all covered up staying warm, and they were just so cute. Poor Halie's bangs are in her eyes now. They were getting too thick and I want to grow the majority of them out.
Can't really tell what this is, can you? That's because I can't either just about. I was standing on our back step looking down. There should be a big drop down to the ground and then the area beyond that is the flower bed. Completely covered!
This snowman we built a couple of weeks ago? The whole bottom layer......now buried in snow. (She's also minus a head because Halie knocked it off)