I am so excited about painting! I have been imagining this room for a while now. We waited to paint until the kids were in bed, which is usually how Scott likes to do it. Although since they are a little older for this particular project, it may have been okay to paint while they were awake. However, today (all day) I got to sit in on a fabulous online Waldorf homeschooling expo, featuring 14 of the top educators in Waldorf Education. I am becoming quite the dork for this and am now psyched more than I have been (if possible) and geared up for preparing our upcoming school year’s lesson plans! Tomorrow is the last day and I can’t wait to hear more…but, back to paint.
It’s finally time!!! I am so excited about redoing the master bedroom. It’s always the last room to get done. We are going for a spa feel…mama’s room of relaxation is more of what it will be. So far, we’ve added the wooden shutters to the sliding glass doors, made over the night stands, and added an extra bed due to all the people who wind up sleeping with us at night.
So, here’s the starting off point:
If your kids are like mine, they are always looking for something new and exciting to do. Today we made these great little boats. They took them in the pool and had a blast! Initially, I was making these for Willow’s Sunday school class for their “Jesus calms the storm” lesson, which they won’t do until August, but with the baby coming next month (or whenever), I’m trying to get all my lessons done early. We, of course, had to try them out to make sure they worked. :) We can assure you that whether in the pool or the tub, these are fantastic fun. Continue reading »
Fun fact: Did you know that next year marks the 100th anniversary for Mother’s Day? I don’t know where I read this, but it’s apparently true. This week we’ve all been sick with fevers and colds, which has kept us inside a bit. We’ve worked on gifts for the mothers in our family, which has sparked a question, “When’s Children’s Day?” ”Well, Chloe,” I answered. ”Every day is Children’s Day.” She thought that was a crazy concept. Then we told her what makes every day children’s day and why days like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are so special. Continue reading »
This week, we’ve spent some time making gifts for my mother and for Scott’s. The girls helped me with cards and things. I spent some time with some canvas and paint, making a gift for Scott’s mama. Our mothers are so very special. They are both amazing grandmothers to our children and I’m so happy to have their influence in our children’s lives. The love that they share is unconditional and abundant. They make these kids feel so special each and every time they’re around them. Of course, the traditional spoiling does happen, but that’s what makes time with the grandmothers so unique. Continue reading »
I love Subway Art! It’s so fun! I want to eventually do something on canvas with all of our names and things about our family. That’s in the very distant future, I’m sure. Yesterday, my niece Ana was baptized (yay, Ana!). So, to celebrate her baptism, I dove right into Photoshop and made this little piece of Subway Art for her, baptism style.
This little guy only took me a few minutes to whip up (a few = 20 or so). Easy peasy and super cute!
This isn’t actually a guide to steampunking. I am learning as I go. One thing I’m learning is that unless you are handy with a soldering iron, it’s going to cost a bit of money to transform a room into a steampunk palace. Scott always told me that if he ever had an office, he would want it to be decorated in steampunk. So, this year for his birthday, that was my gift to him. Scott was away a bit for work last month, so on his days away, I worked and worked to get this room done.
This room used to be Laelia’s room. Did she ever sleep in it? Not one night of sleep happened in this room. Not one. A couple naps when she was an infant, but that’s it. And really, just a couple. Her clothes have to stay in here for now, but she will probably share a room with her older sisters in the next couple months since the baby is coming shortly after that. He’ll be in our room with us, just like each of his older sisters were.
Here’s the BEFORE:
It’s painting day! Scott brick sanded the cement spots and the pool was sealed/painted by him and his wonderful parents (that’s where he gets his handy hubby-ness). The pool used to be white. Of course, when I say white I do mean gray, as cleaning it was impossible. Now, it’s blue! It’s going to take a little getting used to, but I like it! Tomorrow they will put another coat on. It takes a week to cure and then we can add water and my water babies can swim again. :) Continue reading »