Thursday, August 25, 2011

Backpack Keychains (or backpack chains?)

Both my kiddos to back to school on the 9th of September, and I have quite a few projects lined up to complete before then.

A quick on that I completed last night was their keychains for their backpacks.

My son is going into the 3rd grade and they are required to have a flash drive/thumb drive!  When I was at staples they had a 4 Gig one on sale for $4.99, so thats what I grabbed.

But, the thing is tiny!  I am talking like the tip of my finger tiny, and this is not going to be easily kept track of.  So I thought to do this!

Please excuse the horrible orientation of these photos.... I am on the verge of tossing my computer through the window.... it's not letting me rotate!!!!

I had this cute "G" ribbon that I grabbed at convention this year, and thought it was a perfect addition to these keychains!!

Here to hoping these make it through the school year!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Star Wars inspired dresser re-fab!

This is going to be a quick post, because I was a HORRIBLE blogger and forgot my before pictures!?!?!

I haven't a clue what on earth I was thinking....

So picture the brightest blue paint that you can imagine, and thats what color this dresser was!  My best friend and I were out yard saling she spotted this baby for $20!

She knew I had been looking for the perfect one for the boys, and she thought the handles were perfect for the Star wars themed bedroom we are working on!

They are PERFECT to say the least!   The little ones on top were actually purchsed, because it was missing 2 of the original knobs. 

It just screams galactic space travels!

We used Behr premium paint, and took some advice on rolling it on, and let me tell you.... WE SPRAY from now on!!  : )

Here is the dresser once we placed it in the boys room!

I have a bunch more furniture to paint, and are hoping to get a few pieces completed this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Updates & whats to come!

Just when I truly thought things could not get worse in our home.... they did!!!

If you remember back to the Mayhem in January, then onto a little one ending up in the hospital for a week.  I had a REALLY tough time, and our savings account (Thankfully we had one) was rapidly draining by the day....

We survivedall of that, and have hit a few more little bumps along the way, like our washer breaking AGAIN, our hose spicot leaking, and needed to be replaced, which led us to a disaster (to be continued in its own post), then losing the diamond out of my wedding ring (found, and fixed), our lawnmower had to be repaired, and then the newest thing is this:

Yes that is my poor baby boy kitty that was chased by something, and got caught up and tore through his skin and muscle down to the bone. 

When we first saw it, it looked like this:

Not too bad.  Looked like a scratch that was healing nicely.  However  that was not the case.  The following night, we took a peek at it, and it was completely ripped open.  So off to the emergency vet we go, and the following morning I picked him up and handed over $455!  I can afford that right?!?!?!?  I keep trying to convince my husband that!

Ironically this cat's name is Cash.  He was given this name when he was a kitten due to an emergency vet visit, costing us $300.  So it was only fitting that he be the cat this happens to.

We have to keep him indoors (he is not happy about that) for 10 days, and in between that time have his drains removed and then have his stitches removed.  He gets meds twice a day, and we have to hold a warm compress on the wound 3 times a day to help it drain.

On a good note!  I have started a ladies financial/money saving group, and am now back on Dave Ramsey's budget system, and could not have chosen a better time to start!

I have sooo many little posts that I will get all lined up today, and start sharing them with you tomorrow!!

There are some turtorials, as well as some fun handmade gifts, furniture re-vamps, and a wedding done by me and my Mom!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Wedding Video

Hello everyone....   I feel as though I am drowning in my everyday life struggles at this moment in my life, but I really wanted to stop and share a little something with you all.

My husband and I just shared our 6th Wedding Anniversary on the 13th of August, and I have a video to share!

I hope you enjoy it.