Thursday, May 17, 2012

Our Kitchen Before

Well it's been 3 months since we bought the house!
Here is the kitchen before!
dark cabinets, yellow counters
 2 harvest gold appliances
tiny white frig.
"yellow brick road" laminate flooring

neon    yikes

This is one of the first rooms we tackled. I wanted it ready to cook Easter brunch for our kids and their families
So it starts Feb 17,2012 (well actually about the 14th with illness and floors being refinished).for the next 6 weeks we worked 7days a week about 12-15 hrs. a day!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

our new house

The hubs and I just bought a 1922 craftsman 4 square. love it!

While it's got great bones, it also came with not so great 70's decor. hate it!

I plan to document the whole renovation as we do it. We plan to do most of the work ourselves.

Since we own two houses, the budget will be slim. Got to sell our old house as soon as we can.

The hard wood floors and beautiful stair case are covered in carpet. I'd like to choke the guy that used soooo many staples! That alone will take forever. Luckly we like projects.

We've both been sick with pneumonia since we closed 6 days ago so.. not much work going on yet.

We have had lots of time to make plans and pick out colors for most of the rooms. Guess it's good I like to paint! Now if I could get someone to pack up my old house... DON'T like packing.

hope you enjoy our BEFORE and AFTERS.

Monday, January 30, 2012

before and after

For christmas, I got a silhouette cameo!
Since then, I've been cutting up a storm.

Any hoo! I had a $2.00 small white tee-shirt in my stash, but it's cold here in Indiana!!

So...Enter an old well used long sleeved infant shirt.
(sorry I forgot before pics)

First I cut off the neck, sleeves and bottom hem. This is what it looks like now.

I then attached each in it's proper spot inside the white shirt.

My grandson LOVES tractors, so his Mimi ( that's me) just had to cut one out of flocked vinyl and iron it on the front of the newly designed shirt.

I also added his name ( which happens to be the name of a tractor co. in Indiana!) to the tractor. Soooo cute!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Another year has come and gone!


Oliver has yet to "request" his birthday cake, so....
I decided I should make him " The very hungry caterpillar" for his #2 birthday.
The cake was a BIG hit!
Happy Birthday Ollie

2 cake mixes, bunt cake pans , 1 large can white frosting. green,yellow,blue food coloring. red paste food dye.
yellow and green fruit roll ups ,gushers,1 green jelly bean,
1 black licorice stick
make 2 bunt cakes ( I used funfetti )
cut 1 in half for the top hump.
cut the leftover half, in half for the " neck and tail"
using the other cake , cut wedges to fill in to make the shape. " glue " with frosting.
for the head , slice several "straight" pieces and stack to make a round shape. " glue" together with matching frosting.

Using 3/4 of 1 large can of white frosting in a bowl and green,yellow and blue food color. start with green and frost several sections of the caterpillar in stripes.
then add yellow to the green frosting to for a different color, frost more stripes blending with the 1st green stripes. Finally add the blue to the frosting, changing the color once more and frost stripes blending them with the others. This will make the multi colored body.
With the rest of the white frosting add red PASTE food dye for a deep red face.
for the eyes I used yellow fruit roll ups cut in a oval shape topped off with green fruit roll ups cut into a bit smaller oval. For the nose I used a green jelly bean.
The antena is black licorice . The feet are gushers.
all the fruit candy was purchased in a mixed selection box.