Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I went to Staples and bought a large bulletin board (one for push pins). I then went to either Joann's or Ben Franklin and picked out a pretty patterned piece of material. I hadn't measured so I have lots of left over material which I have a project in store for it. :) I also bought some 1/4" ribbon to use. I think I used roughly 4-5 rolls. I didn't buy enough the first time so I had to go back and get more. So measure twice buy once?!!!
I borrowed a staple gun from some lovely friends. I then laid down my board and took the material and measured it to be about 2-2 1/2" wide all around. Cut it out and then laid it down and then centered the bulletin board in the middle. I started with one side and folded the material over twice to give it a nice edge and stapled my little heart out. Now I did this on the floor and so the ground kind of cushioned the blow but it made it harder to get my staples flesh and the wood was really hard. Oh yeah get the cork board with a wood edge. Anyways after I did one side I went to the opposite side and pulled the material tight and repeated the folding over and stapling. Repeat this for the last 2 sides. :)
From there I decided how I wanted to do my ribbon. Meaning how big did I want the sections. I started in one corner and then measured to a certain distance which was 5 1/2". I would staple my ribbon and then measure for the next one. Again pull your ribbon really tight when you are doing this. A few of mine are a little loose but I'm going to add the pushpins to tighten it up. :) So do the ribbon all one direction and then go the opposite direction. Now Jared suggested I should have weaved my ribbons which is a thought to help with the points being tighter.
Once you are done stapling trim up extra long ribbon excess and hammer on any staples sticking out. And whalaa you are basically done. You can add push pins to the centers and or glue on buttons or anything you like. Now you have a beautiful decorative board to put up ideas, pictures, tickets, bills etc. :)
I dug through my tin of push pins this morning. I have hundred's possibly a thousand + of them. They are from my room as a teenager and all of my walls being plastered with pictures of boy bands and got milk ads. Anyways I found my cute angel pushpins my mom gave me and found a way to weave them in and then the rest I used silver push pins. And while I was doing this I was thinking you could still do the push pins but glue anything to the top of them that you wanted. Buttons, flowers, fluffy balls etc.
I hope this semi-tutorial was helpful. Below are a few links that will be more helpful that I used.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I thought the point of marrying a handyman is so I didn't have to do things like this or learn how to do this kind of stuff. Where did the wires get crossed? Handyman does handy things right?!!!
Anyways here I am putting it up!
I figured out where it was going to go with the template and made sure it was level.
Then I drilled in the holes for the anchors to go into for the screws. Did you know you shouldn't just put screws or nails into the dry wall and expect it to hold?
Then I had to manually screw in the screws.
I had to hammer down all the staples that were sticking out. Using a staple gun is cool but hard. Thanks Sara and Amber for letting me borrow those again! Now you can see the project I did with your help!
It is totally level!!!!
And TA DA!!! My ribbon board. I'm going to add silver push pins at the points and start adding things.
Now since it was chocolate chips it didn't have the same consistency as bark chocolate so I decided to use a Ziploc bag and drizzle it on that way. Which I don't think I'll go back to drizzling with a spoon now. So much nicer, cleaner and easier. :)
After you are done drizzling your chocolate you let it cool and harden. Again chocolate chips harden at a different rate than bark chocolate.
I'm getting up after family scripture study instead of going back to bed. I go workout on my Wii for 15-30 minutes, then have breakfast with Jared, send Jared off to work, practice the piano and either go shower or start working. Now granted it's only been two days but it feels good and I am accomplishing a lot by getting going. It's going to be fabulous. Now with the little bit of exercise I've lost .4 lbs...oops...I need to work on eating more fruit and veggies to ensure my little boy is getting all of the nutrients he needs.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Yesterday I worked from home so I tried to get a few loads of laundry done. 3 to be exact!!! The whites were the most important!!! I did 3 or 4 batches of dishes and worked on my ISO documentation for work. ISO is going to be the death of me. It's fancy, Sarbanes and Oxley approved organized documentation for processes. After getting all of that done I finally took my shower for the day and started getting ready to go to my piano lessons. I found all my books except one I wanted to take with me. I had a church piece I wanted to start working on. I knew I had the book last Sunday evening and it couldn't go very far from the piano. I looked everywhere and cleaned things up a bit. And still couldn't find it. Time was starting to run out and I was frustrated. I sat down and said a prayer asking for help to find it. I looked at a few more places and then decided it wasn't meant to be and went downstairs and was going to call my Sister in-law to see if they hid it from the kids. When a thought hit me it's in the piano bench. I ran upstairs and opened it up and there was the book plus one I didn't realize I was missing. I sat down and thanked my Heavenly Father for helping me to find my book.
When there's little kids in the house things get hidden and forgotten about. We've found a few things in different places. But I sure loved spending time with my family. And the house is almost recovered, things just piled up after they left because I was being lazy. Leslie and Ed helped out a lot with the dishes this time and had the toys all picked up before they left. Aunt Emily just made a mess with dishes by making breakfast and the nail salon which still needs to be put away.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
The girls are all cleaned up, beautified and ready to go for the day. I really loved spending time with them like this. I got to do this last Saturday too minus the nails.
And while I was playing with the girls Uncle Jared was playing video games with Jeffrey. He felt like a big kid playing Uncle Jared's racing car game.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Here is Talia gorgeous as ever!
Look at Coral smile!
Jeffrey had some gum and wanted to show it off.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
There's at least 3 currently that I am aware of. We are not quite sure what the number is of how many woman should be pregnant at one time but we are on the watch for a few more ladies to announce they are pregnant soon.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
And she got Connor to have fun with the mirror too.