April 12, 2012

Painting Bug

I must have recently realized that if I wanted any projects around the house to get finished, I had better get a move on things. So for the past few days I have been painting everything I can get my hands on.
I have been in need of a make-up station and was pleased to find this for only $50.
Of course, it did not look like this when I got it. Oh, no. It needed a lot of love. I had the mirror and painted it to match the desk.
My next project was the crib. We inherited it from Jordan's sister and originally it was faux yellow oak. Not very pleasant {no offense Jenni}. Seven cans of spray paint later...
and it looks as precious as can be! I am very pleased with the results.
My parents gave us a dresser when we drove to Arizona  for Christmas and it was cute, but I knew I could definitely make it extra cute
A fresh coat of paint and then I detailed the engravings with a very pale green.
{A closer view to see the green better.}
This dresser is in the baby's room. The framed pictures on the dresser were my other project which goes with the theme to the room...characters from children's books. I haven't figured out where to hang them up yet.
A couple weeks ago I painted this little cabinet. It used to be red and did not match the room, but I needed it in that room to hold and disguise dog food.
The day after the cabinet I painted my night stand...
And that brings us up to today, when I painted my Grandma's sewing desk.
There is really truly only one very LARGE project I would be ecstatic to get done, the entertainment center armoire. It will not happen though. Unless this painting bug I seem to have caught hangs around for a week or two more.
It feels good to be getting so much done, and I am sure after a few more days I might even be able to feel all of my fingers again {spray painting is not for the faint of ...or those with weak fingers}.

April 5, 2012

Jordan's Golden Birthday

On March 27, Jordan turned 27!
He got lots of cool things! A brand new {fancy} microwave from my parents!
A brand new {fancy} lawn mower from his parents!
A brand new {fancy} edger from his loving wife!
And for the fun of it I also through in a new pair of shoes, the DVD of The Muppets, his favorite childhood book Corduroy {so he can read it to his baby boy},
& very stylish racket ball goggles...
for those very intense Thursday night games of racket ball.
Wouldn't want to lose an eyeball, would we.  I also hand-washed the filth & muck off and inside of his truck...complete with car freshener.
We polished off the night with Thai food and called it a Golden Birthday!
In case you felt bad about Jordan getting yard equipment for his birthday...don't.
This was not the first time he got a lawn mower as a gift.
From a young age, Jordan has loved yard work.
He was even the neighborhood lawn boy.
He has loved and already gotten good use out of his new toys...and our lawn looks incredible!
Happy Birthday Jordan! I  you like crazy!

April 4, 2012

R and R

In March, I was able to go to Denver for some Girl R&R.
These ladies were able to be there too!
& this little lady!
{Who just got her ears pierced on the occasion...so brave!}
& this little {chunk} man!
While there, we celebrated Anita's birthday with pedicures, the movie The Lorax, and Chocolate Cake!
It was fabulous to be with the ladies I love best!
{Through the years...}

These women are beautiful inside & out and I could not be more blessed to have each of them in my life.
I was properly spoiled and came home with lots of cute maternity clothes.
Thanks ladies! I wish we could do that every month!