Saturday, March 21, 2015

Back with Big News

Dear Readers,

Over the last two months I have been neglecting this blog, partly because of going into hibernation with the massive amount of snow that the Boston area has received. Just getting the kids dressed and out the door to school/run errands/etc... has been a job in its self. But, there is another reason that I have been busy and here it is. We have started the process of designing our second floor addition!

We have hired our architect and now have our first round of plans to add a second floor to our house. This has been something that myself and my husband have been looking forward to for a long time and we are very excited to see it start to come to fruition.

I am hoping to bring all of you along for the journey ahead of us, We hope to start the building process a year from now. I am also hoping to share with you what it is like to take on such a massive project. 

More updates soon, so stay tuned.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

In the Middle of Multiple Projects: Here are the Befores

I have seemed to start about 4 projects over the past week, we have also gotten about 4 feet of snow over the last week. This probably has some correlation. Unfortunately, I have not finished any of these projects to post. So, instead of going quiet till I finish these projects I thought I would share my before shots.

Living Room Window Makeover

Dining Room Window Makeover

Ikea Coffee Table into Ottoman

Kitchen Cafe Curtains

It is really time to get rid of the temporary paper shades that I intended to only last a month or two and have been there now for almost 6 years.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pinterest Fail: Football Garland

Stuck inside during a blizzard yesterday, I thought I would try to create one of those football garlands I've seen all over Pinterest for the Superbowl. I enlisted the help of my 3 year old who loves using glue sticks to create crafts, we had a fun time put the footballs together, but it did not turn out quite as we planned.

I created the garland from brown and white construction paper, glue sticks, scissors and a stapler. The concept seemed easy, but turned into a Pinterest Fail.

I cut out all the pieces ahead of time, so that my 3 year old would not get impatient.

We ended up with a bunch of sticks of football like strips of paper.

Then I stapled them together to create the garland.

I do not think that it really looks like football. I think that I should have made the strips a little longer and thinner. Has anyone else attempted to make one of these before? Please share your experience in the comments.