Monday, August 31, 2015

House makeovers

Who doesn't like a little laugh with the laundry.  I wanted it because I loathe laundry and because it's always there!!  

This is hard to see but I added some curtains to the playroom.  I cut the curtains because they were too long for the window seat.  Then I used some stitch witch to make a hem on the curtains.  They're horribly crooked but you don't really notice that because of the way they fall.  

I put up some cafe curtains in the kitchen.  I'm not in love with the curtains but they were given to me.  And it's very similar to what I've wanted to put in there.  I just wanted something to hide the blinds there.  And I wanted white and sheer, because I love natural light and these windows let in so much light.  

This project is now finished, I just have to put all the pieces back together.  These are parts to a dresser in the girls' room.  The dresser has three drawers and a small cabinet area above the drawers. 

I took off the doors, and pulled out the drawers and painted the front of them.  I'm putting it all back together today.  

This is the girls' bedroom door.  This is the same color on the dresser parts.  It's still wet in the photo, which you can see in the slight color variations.  I think one more coat will complete the door.  

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Riley's party

So we were traveling over Riley's birthday.  We did do something small to celebrate, cupcakes and a petting zoo, but it was nothing like the birthday party we had for Hannah.  

And, as any parent of more than one will tell you, it's just easiest to do for one what you are willing to do for all.  Because Riley remembers Hannah's birthday party.  So she would ask when she was going to have her party.  

I decided to wait until Aunt Casey was here.  Since I had to wait for us to get home, I didn't think it would matter much waiting another week or so.  Plus, I knew Casey would enjoy being home for it.  

Riley's cake was perfect, for Riley.  As you can see here, she loved it!  She had a few friends over, Regan from co-op and Olivia from church.  Ethan came over and stayed the night with us. 

I told everyone not to worry about gifts because
Riley just wanted everyone to look at her.
and sing to her.  

Our guests did not listen well.  At least most of them did not.  

EIther way, Riley had a fantastic time.  She played non stop in the back yard with her friends.  

Saturday, August 22, 2015

A little redo

The Hugs and Kisses Consignment just wrapped up.  It's the second time I've sold stuff in it and the third time I've shopped it.  For the first time, I went on half price night.  

These boxes were my splurge that night.  Meaning they weren't half price.  However, they were still inexpensive and I've been looking for something like this for their rooms.  

As you can see, they were all white but we wanted to change that.  

So here's our final product.  I think they turned out really good!  And since I used spray paint we already had, our total cost was pretty low.