more mod podge fun…

Last summer Tracy and I did quite a bit of garage sale shopping!  One Saturday we happened upon Erin’s house.  She had a sewing table that I really liked.  BUT it would not open and I wasn’t sure I could use it for my sewing machine.  So… I left empty handed to think about it.

A few hours later she texted me and said I could HAVE it if I wanted to take it off her hands!  Of course I said yes!

Joey was able to pry it open for me and I was SO excited.  Then we realized that my sewing machine is not compatible with it.  It is an older table and my sewing machine does not have the hooks needed to hold it :(.  I was pretty bummed.

A few months later I decided to make it useful… of course it involved mod podge!

These pictures are NOT the greatest…. but you get the idea.

BEFORE::

(it was actually black, so this is after my sweet husband painted and distressed the legs for me)

AFTER::

there you have it…  I’m seriously addicted to mod podge and scrapbook paper!  Oh, and THANK YOU Erin… I will mod podge anything for you for free in exchange for the table :)

To see a sampling of my other mod podge projects click HERE!

artwork display & an award

I’m not one of those mothers that saves every piece of paper my child has drawn on. Because I work full time, Jaxon goes to an in-home childcare with a lady that we go to church with. She teaches a cirrucilum and he loves it there. He started there when he was about 4 months old. Once he was around one he started bringing papers home! Needless to say – We have a LOT of papers from this kid and he’s only 3! If it is from a workbook I don’t save it – unless he has done something amazing on it. If it is on construction paper and involves paint, especially finger paint, it’s a keeper. Recently I weeded out some of the stuff we didn’t need to keep.
These are the ones that I decided I wanted to display:
They may not look like much but to me they’re little masterpieces!
This is how I decided to display them. I went to snapfish.com and made a 11×14 poster. I should get it in the mail this week. It was under $10.00 and I LOVE IT!!!

I’ll be sure to post a picture once it’s framed and hung!

Thanks to Carrie at Carrie’s sweet life…..I’ve been awarded my first blog award!


Thank you so much Carrie!!

I’ll be back with my list of who I will pass it on to!
Happy Thursday!

Ps. I am also working on some fabulous pumpkins…..I can’t wait to show you – tomorrow – so come back then!

weekend fun & cool finds

Joey had a basketball trip to go on this weekend with SNU. They go on a pre-season retreat every year. Last year Jaxon and I joined them, but this year none of the other spouses were going so we decided to stay home! We’ve had a lot of fun, but we’re ready for him to be home tomorrow!
Last night we had movie night and had ourselves a little party! Anytime you have movies & m&m’s you know it’s going to be a good night!
We decided to watch movies in my bed instead of on the floor in the living room (that’s where we have movie night every Friday night). When we pulled the covers back this is what I found:
I have the most amazing husband. We’ve been through a lot the past few years, but his love for me is truly unconditional! It was funny because the note that is there is actually a note that he wrote me 2 months before our wedding and everything he said in it was fitting for now! Notice how cool we were in the pic on the right – oh yeah! 1997!! In case your wondering, yes that is a ring. That is my first wedding ring. We got new rings last year for our 10 year that is actually this December….Long Story!!

So….back to my date with my little man:
We jumped on the bed a little, ate m&m’s and watched BOTH movies. Needless to say, Jax stayed up WAY too late! Here we are in between movies!
Part of my thinking in letting him stay up was that maybe, just maybe he’d sleep in a little today. Well, I don’t know about you, but 7:45 is not really sleeping in! It could have been worse. Luckily, I’m a morning person so it was fine!
We decided at 8:30 that we were going to go do our running around for the day. We needed to go to wal-mart and it is ALWAYS best to get there early!
On the way, I saw a man putting out a garage sale sign. I haven’t been to a garage sale in years. I’ve seen so many cool finds and ideas from garage sailing on some of the blogs I read, and it’s peaked my interest.
Well, I totally lucked out this morning! We pulled up and immediately I spotted MANY things I wanted. I quickly started a stash. There were so many cool things. Come to find out, the lady owns booth space in the serendipity market here in Edmond. She is closing down her booth and is selling everything!! SCORE!!! Too bad I didn’t have a truck and a few hundred dollars to spend. There were so many affordable things that I could have made over….if only! BUT….I didn’t walk away empty handed! The couple was so nice and let Jaxon pick one toy to take. It was just a great experience. The lady asked if she could call me before her next sale! I’m so excited! Okay, on to the loot::::
a quilt rack – I forgot to take a picture of it. It’s wooden.
a table – I’m painting it black, it will go beside our bed. Our bed is tall so this will be perfect!
I forgot to take a picture of this before I started painting it… It was silver!
These things have not been altered yet:
a bird cage – $22.00 in the store, $8.00 today
a vintage lamp – she was selling this for $20.00 in her store, today it was $8.00
two sconces, a lamp base without the hardware and three frames
I was a happy girl! I also got some really cute pumpkins at Kirkland’s! I’ll have to do a little house tour soon to show you all my goodies in their new home! Stay tuned!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!!

We enjoyed the football game last night with the McMahan’s!

We had some great food, and a few yummy desserts! Here are the brownies I made!
Tracy & I

This afternoon I am starting my journey to being organized~
I’m starting with the craft/linen closet in the hall. A few months back, I had to remove some of the storage that was in there and it just went downhill from there. I know this picture is pretty scary, I’m about half way done with it and it is going to look so good!

I will post a picture of the finished product tonight!!
I’m taking a little break while Jaxon is napping…I don’t want him to wake up! I’m off to read a little while it is quiet around here!!

Enjoy your day!

I love these letters…





I’ve been looking at the “letter photography” for a while now. Most of what I’ve seen have been objects in nature or otherwise that are in the shape of any given letter. Most of the letters are abstract. Well, tonight I stumbled onto THIS GREAT SITE and ordered the above letters….I’m so happy at the price too. Some that I have seen are so pricey but come already matted and framed. I’d rather frame them myself anyway…so I’m SO happy and excited to get them in a few weeks. I’ll do a follow up post once I finish the project!