Friday, July 25, 2014

A Moustache…. part 3

So for her 3rd wall I wanted something simple, yet elegant, and girlie, to balance off the “moustache power on the Moustache wall. so once again I did a 2 foot grid around her cute arched window wall.

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Then I painted little swirls to conect each of the diamonds, I freehanded all of this because I wanted it to look hand painted and not like wall paper. I wanted it to be soft and hard to notice, and I think I got just that. a super feminine delicate wall to balance out the crazy Moustaches..

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Then just because I am nuts for chevron we painted her ceiling fan with yellow and turquoise chevron… stay tune for the grand reveal!

Friday, July 18, 2014

A Moustache, A Princess, and a White Board pt 2

K last time I showed you the Moustache wall, this time I am going to show you our White Board wall. When Baby Mermaid said she wanted a big white board, I started looking into buying just a cheep white board when my husband called me from work and said that they replaced a white board at work and he had gotten the old one for free! I was like yes! I will be right there, when I got there it was to big to fit in my Journey.. so we strapped the sucker to the top and I drove slowly home. But needless to say it was to big for her room. DH cut it down to a cute shape, I panted a boarder on the wall instead of trying to frame it, and I think it turned out super cute.

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DH says the key to cutting a white board with a jig saw is a super fine blade, and move through it very slowly…

Friday, July 11, 2014

A Moustache, A Princess, and a White Board.

Ok once again I have been gone for a long time! I have had a lot going on, we are getting ready for a wedding. Yep bookworm is going to be a Mrs. in just under a month. but I have been working on some cool stuff. and just living life!

When I asked Baby Mermaid what she wanted in her room it was polkadots. but instead of polka dots moustaches. So left with that description and the color theme of Teal, Yellow and gray. this is what I came up with.

Moms Iphone 354We Started with gray walls that match the rest of our house, and then started making moustaches in yellow, two feet apart on what we are going to call our Moustache wall

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As you can see we picked out a few of our favorite moustaches and I made stencils of them, Weird that they don't sell moustache stencils I know right?

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Then I did the same thing but only with our “teal” color, don’t adjust your computer screens, I know its Turquoise… We matched it to the quilt she got for Christmas.

And that's the beginning of our Moustache, princess artist room!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Space Room Part 2

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So here we go with painting the Earth,

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Book Worm drew the sun, and Brian spent a long time on the ladder.  I wanted vinyl that said each planet name, I probably could have painted it… but I didn’t want to and I found a Mellow Yellow Decor on Etsy she has done TONS of Vinyl for me. I just tell her what I am thinking and she comes back with EXACTLY what I want, she is super quick and FANTASTIC!

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Here are all of the cute planets with the names, I will show you the finished product with all of his stuff next time!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ropes and a Twist

So Today is a school day so we did something super quick, I blew dry her hair,  Moms Iphone 003

Flipped up the ends with my flat Iron

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And pulled her hair back in the front with a rope twist french braid,

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Notice her super cute new “nerd glasses” kids these days!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Working on Monkey Mans Room

For Christmas I told the kids that we would paint there rooms for them however they wanted, I was thinking whatever color you want. My kids thought way bigger than that! Monkey Man wants to work for NASA when he grows up, He wants to be an astronomer, not an astronaut. He is planning on moving to Florida, and keeping his feet on the ground. So when he told me that he wanted his room to look like space, real space not cartoon space I was thrown for a loop… So I headed to my good friend pintrest and found this room and fell in love!

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Now this was a space room that I can fall in love with! so I started to work on Ideas and colors. Monkey Mans room was white, with nasty weirdo stripes..


in the picture the stripes look pretty normal… but off of camera they had three together and then a fat one and a skinny one, just totally random. we just painted over the stripes and started to tape the stripes..

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Lots of tape, LOL, that is starting to be a theme at our house…

Then we pulled out the paint, we went with Behr Quiet Storm It was such a dark color that we ended up doing 3 coats.. (and an extra gallon of paint)

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Then the fun came, pulling off all the tape, Documented by Monkey Man..Moms Iphone 385Moms Iphone 386

Yep Loving it! but now came the stressful part of Painting Planets! My inspiration room they made vinyl printed planets, after calling several print shops I realized really quickly I could not afford to do that.. I am not an artist! and now I get to paint planets (not cartoon planets) but here goes!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Studio C

So, Once again I have to Mention Tourette’s all of my kids (except Little Princess) have Tourette. Monkey Man has this awesome tic that he says Bisque just like the Bisque guy on Studio C. Studio C is a comedy sketch show filmed at BYU (a nearby college) usually they have an age limit of 12 for there filmings. but they did a special rehearsal that kids could go to! So we jumped on the chance to go meet the cast! They even did a new Bisque sketch! (which was awesome because Monkey Man Bisqued along with him!) It was really fun. we got autographs from a couple of the cast members and saw some new fun skits that we cant wait to see on TV! her are some pictures!

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This is the view from the very back of the line! yep we were the last group to get let in!

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Short hair updo

So for those of you who do not know, Baby Mermaid has Tourette’s Syndrome. Tourette is a condition that causes Tic’s right now Baby Mermaid has a very severe tic that causes her whole body to jerk back and forth, it looks like she is having a seizer. So I have to be really careful on how I place bobby pins etc. otherwise they can stab her and injure.. but she wanted an updo for church today… so this is what we came up with


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I pulled her hair into three ponys. but left her “bangs” out. Then I pulled only part of the pony through the last time leaving little turkey tails.

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Then I braided back her bangs and hooked the braids back into the  turkey tails, Moms Iphone 019

It stayed in really well and caused no injuries! yea us!

Friday, January 24, 2014

A Quickie Update

K, After we got the Kitchen Painted our light fixture was not my favorite. It was kind of tanish blah, just not in love, I liked the shape and the detail, just not the color so… Welcome can of spray paint. Now we have lived in houses with the great gold fixtures, you know the polished brass of the 90’s and it is amazing what a little can of Silver spray paint can do. But i was afraid that the silver would not give me the little bit of punch I wanted from The light! So… We brought out the black. My Sweet husband vetoed the turquoise/teal color I was leaning to!

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So here is the before view, notice we didn’t put the cover back up, because I was sure we were going to paint or replace, but as far as bones go, I kind of like it!

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So Brian took it apart and washed it down, its in the kitchen so it is grease-tastic, and we all know that paint and grease are not friends!

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Here it is all taken apart still. notice how Brian put a screw in that scrap of wood to hold up the finial?

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And this is why we wash things really good, for some reason this little piece kept fish eyeing, even after a good wash with TSP (Tri Sodium Phosphate). so we sanded it washed it again and voila!

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A nice new light fixture for about 2.50, and an afternoon. Don’t be afraid to Paint light fixtures, they are really easy and make a huge impact on your home! Just remember to turn the power off first!