Monday, March 22, 2010


I got my project finished and hung up over the weekend.  I LOVE it!! 
So I've had this little sign hung up over our pantry/closet door for quite awhile now.  I intended to find other things to hang around it to fill the area out a little more.  I never did get around to it and that little sign looked so lonely and out of place up there by itself.

So I decided that I wanted to try something else up there.  I have a small pile of wood that I took from my grandma's house when we were cleaning it out to be sold last summer.  My grandpa had a small wood shop that he made lots of little projects in when he was alive so he had a pretty big supply of wood.  My brother and I spent a lot of time out in that shop with him.  My grandma was our babysitter when we were little so we were at their house everyday.  Anyway....I decided I wanted to paint some sort of sign to hang above the door.  I took one of the boards, painted it green, then tried to decide what to paint on it.  It was about 7 inches tall and about 34 inches or so long.  I couldn't come up with anything so I looked around on Etsy for some inspiration.  I came across something that I just loved.  So I cut up my long board to make smaller pieces, painted them, and ordered some letters on Uppercase Living. 

I really, really like it!  I fills the space so much better and best of all it only cost about $10 (for the letters).  The keys are from a package of chipboard keys that I bought a little over a year ago.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Out of Hibernation

With spring starting tomorrow I'm starting to feel like I'm finally coming out of my slump.  We've had a little more sunshine and yesterday it was in the 40s (back to the 20s today, but hey we had one nice day!).  The sunshine definitely helps my mood and gets me moving.

We had a three day school week (Mon-Wed) this week but I had a hard time looking forward to the break.  I had a dentist appointment on Thursday morning that I was just dreading.  It was just a check up and cleaning but one tooth has been bothering me quite a bit.  The same tooth that they put a crown on this summer and said they might need to do a root canal later if that didn't fix it.  So...I was not looking forward to telling them that tooth was bothering me again because I did not want to hear that I needed a root canal.  Well, everything went great and my teeth are fine.  They think that tooth has just been aggravated by my teeth grinding at night.  Whew!  Not I just get to "look forward" to my last two wisdom teeth being removed this summer.

Otherwise not much else has been going on.  David and I have been doing quite a bit of spring cleaning the past couple weeks.  I've been doing some redecorating too and a few craft projects here and there.
I'll show ya this one in full once I have it hung up the way I want it.  I'll show you some of the redecorating too in the near future.

We had a really pretty sunset tonight.  I grabbed my camera quick and went outside.  I didn't get very good pictures though.  I guess standing outside in a t-shirt and socks in 27 degrees makes me hurry a bit when taking pics :o) 

Hope ya all have a great weekend!

PS - I was wearing pants too...I just reread that and it didn't sound quite right....I normally wear pants when I'm outside...especially when it's below freezing  ;o)