Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Filling my walls

I dont think filling the walls is easy at all in fact i think its down right stressful. So most of the time i have a piles of frames and such just sitting there collecting dust! BUT i am determined at this house to hang stuff up and fill my walls :) maybe what ever is not hung i will just get rid of, theres a idea ;) !? :) 

SO today i got out my chalk paint and really quick painted over that piece of green wood with hooks in it i got at that barn sale the other day. I used old white. (love!) Then just screwed the hooks back in and hung it over a bench i have in our entry way.

I decorated it with a basket i had laying around, some deer antlers form one of my hubbies deers, pine cones my daughter collected,  a hanging candle and some drying hydrangeas form our bush. Also a little piece of drift wood my son found at the lake this summer rests on top. 

i also found a place for my new tamale can i found for $5 (not sure why it says that on it lol ) to go right next to the honey one 

and these are hung right above them (i need pictures in them still but at least there UP haha)

Thanks for  reading. :)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

boys bunk bed from drab to fab :)

So after months of me putting off doing the boys bunk bed i finally got it done!! yippee! i told my self after there bed was done i could move on to the other pieces i have to do. so im so excited about whats to come with my pile of finds in the garage (all smiles)

I must say first before i show how i painted it. that i wish i would have been using annie sloan chalk paint It would make it easier but i had already gotten the supplies for the bed. :) 

So here is the before. Just a all wood bunk bed from walmart in pine.
(the only picture i could find was from our old house)

* first i spray painted it to prime it. 
(in this picture part already had the first coat on it.)

* Then i painted it with martha stewart black flat paint. I did about 2 coats of that 
(big pile of bed ha there were sooo many pieces!)

*then i took a heavy sand paper and sanded up the edges.

* Then dust off before sealing it. 

* I used a wipe on poly for sealing it. i only did one coat partly cause im impatient and second because i really wanted a flat look. 

*let dry and have your husband put it together while 4 kids and 1 wife try to help ;) 

Judah with his bed all done! 

(snickers just cause)
this is cruz's new smile haha when ever we get a camera out or our phones he does it haha

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Our trip to san diego

Well two weeks ago we drove about 11 hours to san diego.  Our cousins wedding was down there so we all made the fun journey down there. I did the photography for it, my husband officiated it and our 3 year old daughter isabella was in it :) 

Ready to drive!! 

I must admit i was very nervous about the drive. the fact is that cruz cries a lot in the car just driving around town. so being in the car that long made me concerned haha. Gabe has been saying they were going to do great and dont worry! WELL they all did soo amazing i mean very amazing and yup my husband was right. Well and it did help that we had TONS of snakes and drinks and i saved the blues clues and suckers for emergencies. :) One thing i love is that the two older boys could pee in a water bottle if cruz was sleeping and we couldn't stop hahaa. oh the memories. :) :)

the kids after we stopped in bakersfeild for the night lol so happy to be out!

WE had rehersals the next night it was so fun to be in sand diego at sea port village. 

The wedding was beautiful and so fun riding around in low riding while driving around san diego taking pictures it was a blast. 

so the next day we surprised the kids with going to seaworld. and after 14 hours of being on my feet the day before i was ready for comfy clothes! so what better to wear then my favs! ;)

I love sea world and we went with my in laws and brother in law which made it so much better. we only had one real day to see them before we ha to go home to we soaked it all up :) 

i sat with the boys in the soak zone while we saw shamu it was so fun!!

Isabella got to go on her first ride :) she was soo excited 

Tea Cups (judah wanted to ride by him self) :)

I think cruz took every nap on his grandpa it was so sweet

the kids got to meet elmo :)

WE all had a great time :) 

So when sea world was all done we hopped in the car and had one more surprise for the kids before heading to Bakersfield then home in the morning. 
I had been looking for new chihuahua to add to our family and found one in la jolla so we picked her up and it was so ute when i showed the kids :) she became instant family :) 

on our drive home 

after we got home the next day her and peanut became fast friends :)

oh and i just had to show one of the pictures of isabella as a flower girl. (they carried starbucks cups as flower baskets cause that where they met :) ) 

SO it was a crazy fast trip but very fun!!