Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
She moves in with these 3 guys, who are every guy I've ever met rolled together. Its hilarious. Its on Tuesdays at 9pm. Please watch it!
Monday, September 26, 2011
I LOVE all of the over the top Fall décor that is floating around the internet and blog land. In my dream world, my house would also look the same way. However, working full time, being a mother, and wife, it is just not possible. That does not include Christmas! I go ALL out! Anyway, below is my simple Fall décor. I basically only decorated a table in the living room and dining room table.
Entry table in the Living Room: Pumpkin and green glass containers are from Hobby Lobby, leaf plate is from Wal-Mart last season, and rectangular glass vase I have had for years. Andrew and I had so much picking acorns for the vase!
This wreath is hanging on the cabinets beside the fridge. I have had it for years and do not remember where I bought it. The pumpkin on the island is also from Hobby Lobby several years ago.
This is the dining room: Candle holders were in the bedroom, but they were relocated and replaced with orange candles. The pumpkin is from Michaels and I pushed the flowers through the top a few years ago.
Simple, short, and EASY to pack away for Christmas décor!!
So, do you like to go all out or keep it simple for Fall?
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
We all scream for ICE CREAM! Summer is coming to an end, so I had to celebrate one last summer treat with my students. In Science, we have been studying about States of Change (solid, liquid, and gas). I remembered making ice cream in a bag during High School and knew it would be PERFECT! This was so easy, but the kids LOVED it and of course thought I was the coolest! We also made a mixture (a substance that can be separated) out of cheerios, pretzels, M & M’s, peanuts, and raisins. We even had cookies to show a chemical change!
Ice Cream in a Bag
1 gallon and quart size Ziploc bags
Ice (to fill half of the gallon bag)
1 teaspoon of sugar
1) Fill the gallon bag half way with ice and sprinkle with Rock salt.
2) Put quart size bag inside of the gallon bag and pour chocolate milk about half way.
3) Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar into the milk.
4) Now it is time to SHAKE! You have to shake for about 5 to 10 mins. Of course this was the kids favorite part! Magically the LIQUID will turn into a SOLID!!
So easy and YUMMY! Check out some of the pictures on my school website (click pictures).
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
2) Click on the 1st result that appears i.e. Google Gravity
3) Wait 2 seconds. Something cool will happen!
4) Play with it for a while.
5) Then write any word in the Google search bar and press Enter.
6) Wait and see. Something even cooler will happen.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Why did you start a blog in the first place?
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Since we have added on to the house, the color no longer went with the current décor. So what to do? Spray paint to the rescue!! Now I am very much a novice at spray painting furniture and I learned what not to do through this process. It ended up working out in the end.
I started off by removing a few screws to take off the seat.
I pulled the first layer of fabric off to reveal
This LOVELY fabric!
I did not have fabric, but I did have an old sweater that was a charcoal gray.
It looks like a mess from underneath! I basically just placed the seat between the sweater layers and started stapling. I later had to cut some holes to put the screws back in.
I originally wanted to spray it yellow, but the yellow I picked out was WAY too bright! I was going to use the chair in Andrew’s bathroom, but things changed. I had white spray at home, so I went with that. I know some of you are going to cringe, but I did not sand or prime. I just sprayed! Yes, it chipped some, but that was the look I was going for.
I wish I would have taken more pictures during the painting, but to be honest I was just trying to hurry! I was sweating bullets in the high 90 heat!
The AFTER!! I placed the chair in my entryway. A great place to put on shoes!
Say hello to my shabby dog Duncan!
What do you think?