My cute lil' neice
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Monday, 7 May 2012
Friday, 4 May 2012
Thursday, 3 May 2012
I had some rustic wood shelves made up for me by a local artisan, since I don't own any tools of my own, or know how to source out live-edge wood. I had him make me a simple "L" shape to keep it simple. I bought the brackets used for $2 a piece! The whole project came to under $125 total, for a custom 5ft x 8ft corner "desk".
Now my kids can sit at a chair next to me and colour or work on projects.
We also mounted the TV on the wall. It's a 42" tv that I use as a monitor. We put the computer tower up on a high shelf in the hallway closet behind the wall it's mounted on to keep it toddler safe. I find towers such an eyesore, so this was a great solution. Besides, that top shelf in the hallway closet was just a junk magnet anyways!
We just put the shelf up today, so I haven't had a chance to arrange everything to make it look nice and balanced yet. Nor have I had time to hide all the wires and speakers, so I just cropped them out of the photo for now.
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
I'm going to have to charge the battery on the video camera and get a video of this preciousness!
21 months is a really fun age!
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Monday, 16 April 2012
I really needed a window treatment solution that would fit behind our new couch. It also had to be able to darken the room, and give us privacy at night, while still allowing us to open them during the day to supervise the kids and see our beautiful view.
Oh, and did I mention I have no money?
So, this was my solution. I already had the blinds and the fabric, so I cut the fabric into 4 pieces and sewed it onto the bamboo blinds using upholstery thread and a curved needle. Each blind took about an hour to complete. It took some patience. And two days, since I had to wait for the baby to nap before I could work on it.
The end result!
They roll up individually like roman shades. I love how the top flap from the bamboo blinds hangs over the top of the blinds. It ties in the black and white fabric with our natural coloured sofa.
So, it was a free project! However, if I had to buy all the materials, it wouldn't have been too expensive. The blinds are $17 each at Walmart and the fabric was around $16 from Ikea.
Friday, 13 April 2012
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Monday, 2 April 2012
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
This is taken while standing in my dining room, and looking out the back door.
We're lucky to live here.
Monday, 26 March 2012
Saturday, 24 March 2012
What's this? Sun? No snow? No sub-zero temperatures?
We emerge from our
This is the first time Opalina Ballerina has been at the playground since she learned how to walk! Sure, she's been walking for 5 months. But it's been a looooong five months of winter.
Friday, 23 March 2012
Then, at a rummage sale one day, 10 years later, I see it!! Someone had the EXACT toy for sale at their table! They sold it to me for a toonie! I can't tell you how excited I was to see my second baby, a decade later, playing with this obscure toy! And she loves it!