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DIY: Pottery Barn Inspired Christmas Frames

Again one of things I am thankful for is spray paint! Did you read my  post  on being thankful? So I saw this picture frames from pottery barn and thought I could do my own – Here is the product…

Christmas Pictures 2009

Painted Picture Frames

The letter C was a nice summer find at the thrift store for .50cents – The picture frames are old pine stained

This one above I spray painted the mat green.

Christmas 2010

This one here I painted the frames black and painted the mat red

Inspiration – Pottery Barn

http://www.potterybarn.com/products/silver-plated-grosgrain-mat-frames/?pkey=e%7Cred%2Bframe%7C1%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C1&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-

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Do you have any DIY Christmas project OR inspirations? Don’t you love this season?

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30 Days of Being Thankful Challenge

So I decided to join the challenge but with the holiday craziness I didn’t keep up ….I am so late on this since Thanksgiving was last week… but better late right? So I am thankful for…. Day#

  1. Jesus my Saviors
  2. A wonderful husband who loves me!
  3. My three healthy Kids

4 . My husband’s job especially in this economy mess

5. A place we call home (our house)

6. New babies ~ I am an aunt again… welcome baby Nicole ~ congrats to my baby sister.

7. Giggles, Hugs  and Kisses joy and pure beauty

8. My wonderful Families – (siblings, my aunts & uncles, cousins, In laws, grandparents) – what would I be without you?

My Family - Kenya

My Family - Kenya

9. My friends who encourage, understand and support me and make me laugh

10. Friends who I don’t get to talk to often enough but are always there for me/us

11. My wonderful neighbors; letting me borrow an egg at  odd hours– all the good laughs, help, coffee, wine, nights out.

12. My camera – Last year alone I took over 2,000 pictures

13. My cell phone

14. Skype – talking to my friends and family in Kenya

Niagara Falls 2011

Niagara Falls 2011

15. Traveling & Vacations

16. Our wonderful baby sitters

17. Date nights with hubby

18. Girls nights out/ good wine / dessert

19. Good music/songs/books/ Movies

20. Sunny days and outdoors

21. Lazy, relaxing days

22. Good food

Yummy Kenyan food

Yummy Kenyan food

23. Having to verify I am still human on a computer and passing the verification test

24. This life that I have been given

25. Missionaries ~ Keep spreading HIS word

26. My Grandparents and Great Grandparents – They built the foundation of what a good family should be and why my family is so important to me.

My Grandma

My Grandma

27. Spray paint

28. Funny Facebook friends / funny Status and funny comments

29. Dual citizenship

30. Fellowship with the women ~ it is energizing, refreshing and rejuvenating

Above all things, I am thankful for an amazing Creator and HIS Grace & Mercy

What would be of us if we did not have His GRACE!!!

What are you thankful for? … join the challenge

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever” 1 Chronicles 16:34

DIY: Wipe off Menu Board

Before  

So I am still in the project mood… I decided to make a cute erasable board for project planning but changed my mind and use it for our bi-weekly menus. I am not a menu girl; I usually love the surprise of what is for dinner today!… but with the busy fall schedules, I will give in and do a menu list. I am one of them  who will wander and wander aimlessly around the  store for four hours shopping and then  make 100 more trips back during the week to get more things ask my hubby on his way home  from work to grab something I forgot ..

 Anyway here is an old picture frame with a pretty scrapbook paper +95 .cents silver tripod from Walmart and  erasable maker.

PS: I will paint the frame a different color ( maybe black, maybe lime green) soon… will update pictures…

After Pictures

NancyOgengaYouree

After

Inspirations

AShley @ Make it and love it


Little Birdies

Orangie’s Attic

DIY: Chalkboard Table

Winter is here… its time for projects.. remember my blog about the summer, how nothing gets done because the sun,park,sprinkler and the water is just tempting to sit inside and do stuff? So I am now finally working on projects.. I will start by posting out little table. Enjoy!

Before

After

Inspired by – Pottery Barn Kids

Carolina Chairs, Set of 2

White Table with Antique Green Chairs

DIY: Fire Truck 4th Birthday Party

My Baby boy turns 4

Fire Truck Cake

Fire Truck Cake

It’s been a nice 4 year having my baby in life… I still get excited when we celebrate another birthday. This time, a fire truck birthday party – yes with real fire men! I loved this cake from the Betty Crocker tutorial and my  girl friend Angie help me put it together. My first cake and it was super easy! How fun!  The age four is just a magnified 3 years old…If you think 3-year-olds are busy, inquisitive, and fun, Oh! 4-year-olds are all that time’s 10… Lively, energetic, and sociable!

Fire Truck  Cupcakes

Fire Truck Cupcakes

Fire Truck Cupcakes

Fire Truck Cupcakes - My friend & Her daughter

Spraying water - fire truck

LOUD TOYS: On a different, why do manufacturers make toys’ volume so obnoxiously loud? I need ear plugs for

some things… somebody suggested putting clear tape over the speaker, Will need to drag myself to find that tape.

Happy Birthday my baby, you changed my world 4 years ago – God bless you!

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