Saturday, October 23, 2010

Toys and More Toys

I found this really cool website called Knock-Off Wood and I love all the stuff on there. It is a website on how to make knock off expensive wood furniture and items. In the past my dad has made Connor's toddler bed from the website and his night stand (which is a ladder). Now I commissioned him to make some toy boxes for Connor's room. They are so awesome and look great in his room. It actually was nice to take a few toys out of the play room and store them in his room so we have more space. Thanks DAD!!! We definitely have more work to do from that website - can't wait to get started.

Phase Three of the Guest Bathroom

This guest bathroom business has been a long and slow process but we are getting there. I hope to have it complete by Christmas!!! Then it is onto our bedroom and bathroom. Yay!

Click below to see the process:

Beginning and Phase One Post

Phase Two Post

This weekend was kind of a rough weekend. I just get frustrated when things are not in order. So to let out of my frustration I decided to work on the bathroom. I painted the white frame around the mirror black and I bought the glass pieces for the vanity lights. Two weekends ago we purchased the shower rod and shower curtain as well. We went with a curved shower rod instead of a straight one so that our guest can have more room in the shower.

After the painters came in and painted all the trim white it really outdated the cabinets and the frame around the mirror. You could actually see the yellow in the paint - which I find very disgusting. So I decided the frame around the mirror needed to be painted and definitely not a new fresh paint of white. The black paint actually makes the frame look more formal and the mirror stands out more. I love it!

I also had bought the vanity lights awhile back and my father in law installed them but I did not have enough money at the time to by the glass around the bulbs, so I finally bought them this weekend and added them to the vanity lights.

Here is the vanity lights without the glass around the bulbs:

I have added a few decorations that I bought with my sister to the counter top to add to my black and white scheme.

All we have left is to buy the towel and toilet paper rods, a piece of art work for the bathroom, re-paint the cabinets and add new hardware, new bath towels and rugs and I want to replace the sinks and redo the countertop. The sinks and countertops actually might not happen till after the baby is born because of the amount of money it will cost. So we will see. Check out the pictures!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Klein Collins HomeComing!!!

So this school year my dream finally came true to be a high school teacher. I've been wanting to teach high school since I graduated college. I don't know if its because I thought my students would be more mature and more excited about learning art, or was it all the activities that go on with high school. Overall this year has been a good one, but I've had some ups and downs and go back and forth wondering if I made the right move in my career. Only time will tell.

One fun thing though my family and I got to experience was the hype of homecoming and the football game. I thought when I was in high school our mums and garters were out of control and expensive. Oh you have no idea what it is like now - RIDICULOUS. That boy inviting that girl to homecoming is a poor poor child. I would say most girls mums were atleast $200-$300 dollars and they had to hang them around their necks because they were so huge. Not to be rude or anything but I swear if you are a little on the heavy side these mums would of hid you too. WOW!!!

It was a fun week though. The school had dress up days all week long and the school was wildly decorated. My parents came into town that weekend and I thought it would be fun for us all to go to the football game. Especially since Klein Collins (where I teach) is undefeated in football. I wanted us all to be dressed in our school colors and I wanted Connor to have his own personal garter to wear to the game. My sister- in- law's mother makes mums and garters by the way and she does a fabulous job, but I asked her to make Connor one and it was sooo cute. Unfortunately Connor just wanted to hold it and not wear it, so it wasn't exactly where I was going with it and all. Well we went to the game and of course ended up chasing Connor and watching football. Being 4 mths pregnant and chasing a 2 yr old is exhausting by the way, so Mimi and Papa, and daddy did a fantastic job. Connor wanted so bad to get on the field and play with the "baseball" - he keeps forgetting its a football or I really just think he has an obsession with baseball. He loved watching the band perform as well and we had a great evening! Oh and of course won the game!