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Monday, May 30, 2011

Yes, I am a DIY gal....

kind of... I'm still getting into it. I don't have those "visions" that other women have while looking at junk and imagining it beautiful, but I'm getting there. I'm starting to see the potential in the ugly.

Two of these have been in our bedroom since we've been married. They were a handoff from Ben's old boss and we used them because, well, we had nothing else.

I was finally tired of them and once I found out I could just paint them, I said why not?

So I sanded them both down, patched the holes, painted, sanded, painted some more. Then after I was done, I thought I'd just spray paint the handles black, which I thought were really ugly, just to see if they'd work.  I thought they looked lovely and suited the style.

I guess I'm satisfied :-)



Thursday, May 26, 2011

A weekend away!

Last week, ok, the week before last week.... as in May 6th & 7th... specific enough?!?!

Anyways, Ben and I went away on a little mini holiday. It's been a while since we've done a mini holiday and the first time we've been away without Katie. It was lovely, just lovely.

We went away from Thursday afternoon to Friday night and stayed in a lovely little B&B in Niagara-on-the-lake. We toured the shops in the morning, had a picnic lunch on the Niagara River and took in a play at the Shaw Festival Theater in the afternoon.

Katie had a wonderful time at Grandma & Grandpa and they loved having her too! I don't even think she missed us! It's such a blessing to have parents so close by and willing to 'have a kid' for a while!

It was a wonderful, relaxing day just doing whatever we pleased and nice to not have to worry about a certain little girl getting hungry, cranky etc. The rain held off and we walked along the shore skipping rocks and just being together.















Monday, May 23, 2011

A fun game in five easy steps!

1. Crawl into the kitchen

2. Pull a towel off the stove.

3. Wrap it around your head and body.



4. Pull another towel and continue until all the towels are off the stove.



5. Entertain yourself like this for sometime and grin a goofy grin when Mommy comes to figure out what you're doing.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A bit of a break...

In case you haven't noticed, I'm taking a bit of a break from blogging. I hope to be back soon, but for now I'm enjoying the beautiful weather outside and catching up on things around the house. I also plan on baking up some reserves to get us through the hot summer months when I don't want to turn on the oven! I did that last year and it was so nice not to have to bake in the middle of a heat wave!
You might see me here and there with a quick post, but for now... adios!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Ahh! Sunshine!

Katie loves being outside! She's still crawling though so you can imagine the grass stains she gets on everything! My mom made her a pair of coveralls to keep her clean and save my sanity! Thanks Mom!