Friday, June 29, 2012

20 Minute Wreath

Quickest, wreath anyone could ever make! Straw wrapped wreath frame from Michael's wrapped with 4'' wide strips of patriotic fabric. $1 flowers and voila!

Note: I left the plastic wrap on the wreath so straw didn't go everywhere. Hot glue works wonders!

Thursday, June 14, 2012


We are both absolutely amazed at how easy, and affordable this project was, not to mention how nicely it turned out! Before, during and after...

Brad placing a tile up...Tino clearly helping...

A "tile" 16"x24"

Drilling holes for easy removal of the light switch area. This really helped!

Lifesaving tool here. This is a must. Heavy duty scissors that cut the material like paper.

Voila! We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

Detailed design

Outside Improvements by Brad

Brad has been more than eager to "play in his yard" and improve the back yard space. It has really been transformed in just 3 short weeks. We could have never prepped for the hot tub without some help from our great, and willing neighbors. I have never seen an area transform so fast. The stones for the hot tub were unloaded, placed, poured and leveled within 15 min! Gotta love that! The next project was creating a patio....

Before the patio.....

The first row is in!

A beautiful patio!!!! Great job, Brad!

Moving Into Our New House!!

After 7 long months of waiting, our new house is finally finished! Sharing some pics of packing and moving in! Needless to say, I had a very curious helper named 'Tino!

What on earth is going on?!

I LOVE these boxes and paper!

Ordinarily,  he would NEVER be allowed to sit in a drawer, but hey, we were moving out, and it was too cute!

We got our keys!!!!

On the drive over to the new house, poor 'Tino has no idea what is going on! 

Brad - loving our new couch and chase lounge!

Just a slightly full kitchen, no biggie!

Ok, I think I like this place. What is with this new blanket? I think we can stay here!

Having fun unpacking TONS of things we forgot we owned that had been in storage.