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Friday, February 22, 2013

A DIY Project

So I have been on Pinterest lately and have found all kinds of great projects to do (plus meals, things for the kiddos, etc) Well when I was in NH we decided to do a craft day...I ended up being the only one to do a project, but we still had fun visiting. :) Anyway, I have been wanting to get a necklace holder so I could keep my neclaces from getting too tangled. So after looking on Pinterest and running to Hobby Lobby I was able to make one! Here is what I did:

I found a shadow box at Hobby Lobby on clearance because the glass was missing..

Painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint

Distressed it and then waxed it to seal it...

Added material to the back, made fabric flowers and added them. Then screwed in some cup hooks that I had spray painted to get rid of the brassy look...
Voila.. a necklace holder (I could use some more color in my choice of necklaces, haha)
It cost me about $10 to complete this project..  If you don't wear jewelry, this would be great for keys.. I have found some projects for hubby to do, BUT that's another story for another day!! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

NH Trip...

Konner and I made a quick trip to NH with Anya to see her dad and also our Uncle Paul. We ended up being gone 12 days which was a little longer than we had planned. Our flight home got delayed a day due to the blizzard we experienced. It was a little harder than I thought since I was the only one Konner knew, so going to the bathroom and showering were not as relaxing as at home. I am thankful I went tho, my Uncle Mike (Anya's dad) is home on hospice. The strongest chemo did not work for him, so he is home until he goes Home! I ask you all to pray, or continue to pray for their family! I was also able to see my grandparents as they had flown up from Florida to see their boys and I am so happy for that! A few (or more) pictures:

Konner in the Denver airport

At the Cheshire Children's Museum.. My sister, Mary is the cashier, Breein is buying some groceries!

I think he likes peppers..

Valerie, Konner, and I "camping"

Chocolate Angel Food cake and strawberry roses!!

At the hospital visiting outside

My goofy brother, Marlon with Rowan

A sick baby (notice the bowl!)

I guess we had a blizzard.. that is my dad's car you see poking out..

the snow on my parent's side deck

The snow.. crazy thing is, the morning before there was not ANY!!

My Grandma, with her baby Jennie , my cousins Melissa and Christie, Konner and I!

The sweetest and most adorable grandparents, EVER!!