I hope it was a good weekend for you! I had an excellent weekend, and I am going to show and tell you why! :) One of the nice things about this weekend~ our girls played together so well! They were very busy and intent, playing "The Game", as they call it. They haul out all of their Playmobil toys and their dollhouses and essentially, play house! But you have to hear the funny part. In our dining area, there are four chairs. There are five of us that sit at the table, so we usually bring in our youngest daughter's desk chair in at dinnertime. The reason? Well, it's not because we don't have chairs. It's just that they are either waiting to be painted or painted but with no seats covered yet. It takes me forever to do anything in the summer, and so, we have no chairs. Here are a couple of them in our hallway, painted white but, well, lacking a necessary part to be of any use. This is something that would take an hour tops (to recover the seat forms). I know I'm lame but, this is the way it is right now...
Now this is the "scene" in the house our girls set up with their playmobil furniture.
My youngest, we'll call her Gracie, pointed this out to my husband and said, "Look, Daddy. I took the seat out of the chair, because the mom is going to paint it." Okay, there are times when my kids just crack me up, and this is one of them. To her, this is as much a part of "being a mom" as washing the dishes or getting them ready in the morning, things she watches me do all the time. (A funny side note is that since my husband cooks dinner more often than not, they think that is "the dad's job"! But really, it's just what has worked for us, not necessarily his job or my job!)
So, anyway, because the kids were all so happily occupied, we got so much done! We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen and dining room, and we are so far from finished! We have added a few things to the list, so we expect into next year before we are done. We do pretty much everything ourselves, so it takes a long time! I'll show you pictures of what we have been up to soon...when it looks a little better. Why is it that it has to look so bad before it looks better?
I am also working on the living room, so this is going to be a busy year!
But today I had some fun and finished up a couple of things I've been working on. You know those frames that have the cut-outs for pictures so you can have kind of a collage of different pictures in the same frame? Well I saw these cute little fall stick-on embellishments and got an idea. I thought it would be fun to make a scrapbook type of collage and frame up it cute and display it through the fall. I can use it every fall, and prop it up on an end table until the season's over.
I liked this idea so much, I decided to make a Halloween one, too.
It was such an easy, fun little craft. I had some unused 11 x 14 sized frames, so I spray painted one black and one an apple green. Take some scrapbook paper, ribbon, decorative tape, and the fun seasonal embellishments, and I was good to go. It is fun to look at these and see the kids at all different ages. I am going to do a "page" for every holiday~ Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, 4th of July, you name it! It will be a sweet little reminder of what is really important and it will be fun to look at! :) I can just pull out the previous page and slip the new season's one in. So what do you think? :)
Oh, and I don't want to forget to remind you to check out the Tip of the Day thing at the top left side of the page. I am going to give tips on cool things to use or do that either make life easier or just more fun! This week I am giving out different ways to use baking soda, in ways other than just cooking. I just love the stuff! You'd just never believe all the ways that this little item can improve your daily life! Honest! :) So, even if I don't have a new blog post, I will have a Tip of the Day every day of this week, so be sure to check back! :)
Have a good night and a wonderful Monday! :)