Monday, February 21, 2011

Candy Pink Chandelier

This chandelier is original to the house and hung in the formal dining room that we hardly used. We recently turned our formal dining room into a smaller version of Toys R Us.
You see, when you have twins, their toys have twins, and their diapers have twins and all of the giant baby gear items like swingers, bouncers and high chairs have twins. And then one day you wake up and realize that your house is overrun by baby stuff times 2. Not to mention that we have a four year old who likes to play with things like My Little Pony and Barbie that come with tiny little parts and lots of them and you know it's only going to get worse as they get older so you decide to turn your hardly-ever-used dining room into playroom to house all the stuff. (Playroom post coming soon) So that left us with a chandelier hanging in our playroom for about a year. It was a fancy playroom. Not. For some reason it didn't go very well with lime green walls and toys. So my husband took it down, removed all the crystals and painted it with Candy Pink spray paint by Rust-Oleum.
He also bought new white plastic thingies that look like candles (what are those called?) and hung it in our daughter's room. She loves it and thinks it's so fancy! I love it because it was practically free since we already had the paint and those plastic sleeve thingies are super cheap. I also love it because it allowed us to move her ceiling fan to the playroom where it will be used more often since we spend a lot of time in there.
Ahhh, look at me being all frugal and stuff.
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Signs of Spring

I'm so over winter. Seriously, I've been over winter since January and now that it's been in the 70's here in Texas, I am officially calling it SPRING! Besides, when you start to see the little green buds of your favorite plant pop through the soil, it's got to be spring!
(Hey buddy (pun intended), glad to see you made it through the single digits we had 2 weeks ago.)
I LOVE spring in Texas, the weather is warm, the kids can play outside, you can wear shorts and sandals and start on your summer tan.Lu on the crazy slide at the park.
The boys were more interested in the rocks than the playground.
This was the temp inside the house. In February!! Awesome.
And this is what I was drinking outside on the patio!! A margarita with salt, yes please!!!

Have you seen any signs of spring yet?

Friday, February 18, 2011

12th Wedding Anniversary

We went to dinner last night to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary. It's actually on Valentine's Day but we usually wait a few days before going out so we can miss the crowds. We went to a local and very casual Italian restaurant and it was delicious! Here's a picture of us and the kiddos before heading out to dinner. It's nearly impossible to get a picture of five people without someone having their eyes closed or a kid with a finger up their nose so I thought this turned out pretty good!
Happy Anniversary sweetie! Love you lots!!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Kitchen Update

We started painting the kitchen cabinets a couple of weeks ago and I really thought we would be done by now but we're only halfway through this humongous project. And that's partly because my husband got involved and well, he's kinda a perfectionist. I say that with the utmost respect and love, honestly. I usually take the "oh it's good enough" approach to doing things and he's the opposite. He makes my projects look REALLY good. My approach to painting the cabinets was to paint them. His approach is to caulk and fill every seam, crack, hole, dent, etc so when we paint it looks all flawless and crap. See the caulk in the cracks? So that triples the time it takes to get things done. But, like I said, he makes it look really goooood!

We thought we would go ahead and get a couple of bids for new cabinet doors because after we took off the cabinet doors, I decided I wanted ALL new pretty door fronts. So after the bids came back and we picked our jaws off the floor, we decided to only do glass door fronts on the cabinets next to the sink since those are the ones you see when you first walk into the kitchen. The bids weren't that high but when you're originally budgeting for paint and hardware only it kinda seemed like a lot of money. And I would really like to continue being a stay-at-home mom! Know what I'm sayin'. Besides, we can always get new doors later when the tree out back starts growing Benjamins.So to get the cabinets finished I've decided to set a deadline so I can get 'er done and get my kitchen back and that deadline folks is March 1st! I work well under pressure which means I'll probably be up all night on Feb. 28! Wish me luck!

Any projects you've started lately and just can't seem to get finished??