Tuesday, June 28, 2011

just for laughs

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i have this cat named tAtER tOt.
she really is quite fAt
when the sUn shines bright
she's quite a siGHt
and she lAYs like that.
 
 
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

keeping a toddler busy

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this is a continuation of my previous post "when a toddler helps you paint"

we are installing laminate flooring in our liv-din-itchen (our L-shaped combo room).


here's how my 2.5 yEaR oLd liTTLe buDDy helped me lay the flooring...

marking the boards





i gave him one of the art markers i was using to mark the cuts and let him draw on the pad on the underside of the planks.  kept him busy, he had fun, and i thought it'd be a laugh for whoever pulled up the floor in 40 years.

the final product

extra samples = extra fun



when we were looking for colors, i grabbed several samples.  after we picked our color, we gave them to Bear.  here he is "cutting" them... 

let 'em run...

i knew there was going to be now way to keep him out of the workspace, so i just let him go.  and see that blue painters tape? secret trick to keeping seams together when you're locking boards into place.  pLUs i put them in place and Bear came and pushed them flat on the boards

other useful items for keeping him busy were:
shop vac accessories
plastic level
plastic tape measure

that's all i've got for now... pics when we're done....  blessings to you all!

 
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Monday, June 13, 2011

m.i.a.

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i've been m.i.a. lately, haven't i?  i've been tearing up carpet and laying laminate.  by myself.  hubs has been doing cuts for me.  but the laying?  aLL. mE.  it's awesome.  but i have muscles that hurt that i didn't even know i had.  we're in the process of busting up the ceramic tile that was construction adhesive-d to the cement board.  yes.  coNsTRuctiON aDhESiVe.

pics to come... just wanted to let you all know that i'm still here.  
                      just tiReD, sORe, and dUstY.

blessings to you all!  see you at the tip-toe thru tuesday party!

 
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Sunday, June 5, 2011

what i learned this week

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this week has been a hODgE-poDGe of happenings. 
a couple lessons from this week:


1.  don't give a 2 year old a hoSE unless you want to get wEt  


 2.  seeing your child blow a bUBbLe for the 1st tiMe is positively amazing 


3.  a roll of scotch tApE lends itself to diSCoVeRY


4.  piCNiCs aren't just for teddy bears  ((dogs get hUNgrY, too))


5.  maTChBoX cars are fun for kids of aNY aGe


6.  nAPs are good for the sOuL


7.  laMiNAtE isn't as easy to inSTaLL as it lOOks ((i'mma take a 2nd whirl at it))


 nothing pRofOUnd by any means.  but that was our week. 

blessings to all of you lovelies...
 
 
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

making wall art out of a gift bag

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i've been eyeing this giftbag and the coordinating products at target for a while.  i LoVe the design, but didn't know what i'd do with it.  was there with Bear and saw it on a clearance endcap for $2.18 (or somewhere close to that).  of course, i snapped it up jUSt beCAuSe.  as we were finishing up our shopping i figured it out.

once we got home, i pulled out an old frame i had.  next i attempted to disguise the fact that it was indeed a giFt bAg.  i pulled the ribbon handle out of the back side that was folded.  then i glued it on the other side (see it at the bottom?).  this kept me from having to do anything about removing the top ribbon handle and subsequent holes it would leave behind.

overall, i'm diggin' it. 
it cost a little over $2. 
and it mAkES mE sMiLe whenever i look at it.

 
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