Wednesday, June 27, 2012

One Year

12 months. 365 days. 8760 hours... and so on.
Mason is going to be one year old soon and I have started to plan his party.

I am going to show you a very tiny part of his decor below.
However I wanted to ask you, anyone even reading this?
Are there memories from your child's first birthday that you are glad took place. OR certain things you wished you had done?

You will have to wait until the end of August for all the details on the party but here is a sneak peak.

I know it's not much but I don't want to share to much :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Great Crate

Crates, Baskets, Boxes. I love anything to do with organization. Doesn't mean I'm organized, just love it.
I have had this crate for a couple years and haven't done a thing with it. It was painted black when I bought it. Which by the way, got at Goodwill for $2.


I didn't don't know what to use it for, suggestions? I currently have my magazines in it.

One day I grabbed a paint brush and some old yellow paint. Old, as in, had to scrape 2" of hardened paint off the top to get to the wet stuff underneath. The lid was obviously not on tight for the last couple years.
I dry brushed it. I am not sure if that is a real term or not but basically, I put a little bit of paint on the brush and I spread it on the crate as much as possible. If that makes any sense?
Here are pictures. Its a rough look, not fully painted. dry brushed.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Speaking of the backyard

There was progress in the backyard this weekend. The patio area was marked out, dug out, filled with limestone and tampered.
A big garden is now at the back of the yard. Now we just need some plants...

Here is what it looks like today.




Monkeys   




































Some plants and patio stones and we are all done.
Just to remind you of before...



BEFORE

AFTER


Friday, June 22, 2012

The Green

I love houses with perfect grass and pretty gardens. When everything is in order outside and the curb appeal is so beautiful everyone looks.