Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday Three - Things I am working on

I have doing a few projects around the house and wanted to share.

1. I repainted a gross dresser that we have had since we got married. I have always wanted to do something with it and I can't believe it took me so long. My good friend Juleen came over and helped me with the project. The furniture she had done is amazing so I was glad to have her expertise. I have another dresser in my room and can't wait to get started on that one.

The Before
The After - I painted and then distressed with some sanding and then added a stain.

2. We are doing a garden! I have never done it before and have no idea how things will turn out. Thanks to a sweet friend Fonnell I at least have a good start. We are doing the square foot garden approach and she is the master. We are doing 16 squares and three herbs pots. Blake loves checking on the seeds.

3. I finally pulled my sewing machine back out after a few months of not doing anything. I found this purse I wanted to make and my awesome friend Jessica said she would do it with me. I did a trial run by myself and then we got together and each made one. On the second time around I adjusted the pattern to make it bigger and it turned out pretty well. This project required a zipper so I was impressed we finished. Luckily Blake played well with her boys so we were able to work while the kids played. Thank goodness for on-line tutorials and good friends to help me do these projects. I could never come up with this stuff on my own.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

No Thursday Three

Here are some pictures of the Tulip festival we went to last week with some friends. I am throwing in a few Easter pictures just for fun. Thursday three will return next week. I can tell you are all on the edge of your seats.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I never thought a sandwich could bring people together but Matt and my newest brother-in-law both want to try The KFC Double Down. I thought they were both kidding but they have assured me they are not.

Matt sent me This blog post about the sandwich which pretty much made my week. It is totally worth the three minutes it will take you to read it. I also recommend their show, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.