Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Stove new favorite brother-in-law, Jeff, bought Sean and I a new stove! The one that came with the house was an old 1980's stove. It was warped so bad it hardly cooked anything. The heating element in the oven was going out so when baking it either burned or came out raw. Needless to say we really needed a new one. However, it was quite far down on the list of things that we need to purchase. Jeff asked if there was anything we needed. Sean, being frustrated at cooking said "A new stove" Now, Sean was totally joking... I mean we really needed a new stove, but who actually buys someone a stove?!?!

But, here we are - a few weeks later - with a new stove!!!

I'm so excited i can't hardly stand it. We were also able to get the matching microwave!!! (which really helped us since we had a cheap one sitting on our coveted counter space)

Now, i can cook on the stove with out having to hold the pan sideways to match the burner. I can bake with out burning... What a great modern convenience.
Thanks Jeff!!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wall Hanging

Alright, here it is. the final wall art project pictures. I sent the pictures into a place online to have printed. i actually decided to get a 10x10 instead of 12x 12. that way it had a bit of a border around it... now i'm not sure...

also, i've only got 2 pics on it right now, however ... in the spring i will be adding another one. i will be putting it on the second row, all the way to the right. i think that will finish it off nicely.

In case you missed that... i threw a bit of an announcement in there... we are expecting baby # 3. The official due date is Feb. 5th. We should find out in a few weeks if it's a boy or girl... so i'll keep you posted.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

i'm such a copy cat

So, I have these bare walls in my house that need decoration. i don't want to go overboard since i really like simple looks. Plus, my house is too small to have too much stuff on the walls. But, in browsing online i found this easy to do project. It was super cheap and easy. (well, easy for me since mom and steph did most of it for me. LOL)

anyway. so the squares are made, but i'm going to put a couple black and white photos of my kids in the squares

these are the ones i picked: Dave (my personal photographist - okay, my brother too) took the pictures, and i tried to crop them how i think it would look good.

i will probably have Dave play with some of the tints when he comes back into town. The next task is finding a place that will print 10x10 or 12x12 pics. (or at least somewhere that doesn't charge an arm and leg to do it)
I will post some pics of my walls when the projects are done!
hopefully this month it will happen.
Just thought i'd share my project for the month.