Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Cabinet-Take 3

This is how she started.  Sad but functional. 
And then she went red.  I liked her lots more.  Cause, you know…she at least had character. Then, we got a new table.  And suddenly we had no more room for her in the kitchen.  I seriously almost sold her {{begged for someone to take it}}.  For one, it was broken and the doors always fell off.  Two, it was painted hastily.

Darn...she needed a makeover.

So I stripped her down…bye bye red!DSC_8391Hello primer!  DSC_8389
My first thought was white…then I remembered the leftover paint from the garage walls. DSC_8384Some stain, baskets and new hardware…and hello new entryway cabinet.
EDIT: The baskets are from Target.  The stain is Minwax Dark Walnut.  The paint is Scarborough from the Olympic paint line at Lowes.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010


So, I've known for awhile that this was going to happen...it was inevitable With the temptations out there, the many options available, I knew that I would be left in my own despair. For the last two months, I have been neglected, and my esteem has suffered greatly. That's right, I'm Jaime's blog, and I don't think she's coming back. MySpace, Facebook, others?... I knew one of them would snatch her up when I was least expecting. Well Facebook, you've got a good girl now...treat her right. Just know Jaime....I'll always be here, patiently awaiting your return.

Until next time...


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

Supers to the rescue!

DSC_3948-1Their best superhero moves….

DSC_3954-1 That ended up with a bloody nose before we even left!

DSC_3957Mission: fight off the h1n1 bug in our house and rescue us from the udder destruction of being locked away for 9 days!!!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The new “old” desk


I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture of the top.  There was huge scratches and blemishes.  Nothing a little sanding can’t fix.


Don’t you just love the drawer lining.  It’s wrapping paper that I found on clearance!


Desk 11.00

Knobs 4.00

Pulls FREE (old ones from the kitchen remodel)

Black spray paint for pulls 4.00

Wrapping paper for drawers 2.00

Used leftover paint and stain from other projects FREE

Total= 20.00

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Weekends are wonderful

Don’t you love when weekends go well?  I do! I do!

Even though it’s winter fall here and unseasonably cold, we braved the chilly weather and ventured out for some fun on Saturday.  Once the glorious sun peeked it’s head out, it was actually a beautiful day to spend with my wonderful boys!

We made our way to the pumpkin patch in a small town 20 miles or so from the house.  Gees, we would have thought we were going to the moon with all the complaining and horsing around in the backseat :) 

Can we watch a movie?  NO

Can we have a snack? NO

Are we there yet?  NO

Are we almost there? NO

Three minutes later…..Are we there yet? NO

We’re so spoiled because we live SO close to everything.  More than 5 minutes in the car is apparently FOREVER to the boys.  It’s ok, nothing a little music turned up won’t fix :)

The pumpkin patch here is fantastic.  There is a ton of stuff to do for the kids.  Check it out:

We went down a huge slide

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This picture cracks me up! He was so proud he found a nice spot for his finger…DSC_3324

We rode on these things….I don’t know what they are, but the kids couldn’t peddle them and they were VERY hard to push…But it was fun running into the hay bales.DSC_3311


The kids thought the magician rocked.


There is a hayride that takes you out to the field to pick your own pumpkins right off the vine.  I made someone take our picture.  It always cracks me up when I hand them my camera and they get a look of horror on their face…like, “What am I suppose to do with this?!”        DSC_3326

The pumpkins are still somewhat green due to the lack of sunshine around here lately.  Apparently winter is being a little pushy this year and fall has taken a backseat. Hopefully to be see again soon!


I tried to get a picture of the boys with our loot.  As usual this is what ensued…..


Then retaliation…..




We had a great time! 

We also got the chance to check out the new wind fairs that are popping up around here.  DSC_3342

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Here is the boys standing at the base of one.DSC_3362DSC_3363See them there????? At the bottom??  Isn’t that amazing?  There are 100’s of them in the fields.  It was very cool.  The boys loved it!

We hung out at home the rest of the night and let the chaos fun continue.

Check out their ninja moves: DSC_3249DSC_3254DSC_3248DSC_3262

And who can’t get enough of this?!?!

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BONUS: no naps + lots of rough housing= early bedtimes!

On Sunday we had a relaxing afternoon at home.  It’s great now that the boys are older….we don’t have to rush home to get naps.  We can have a nice lunch and hang out.  While Cam and Nol were sleeping, me and Gavin made cupcakes.  Yum!  I think they boys liked them too!

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Then it’s a movie and bedtime.  Here’s to a wonderful weekend!