Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Coming Soon

 So that mirror tutorial I promised you is on the way. I promise.  The mirror is framed and I'm just editing pictures and getting a post ready.  We ran into a few bumps along the way.  First off, three of my four boys came down with strep throat, followed by a nasty cold that hung around for two weeks. Projects tend to get put on hold when I've got a house full of sickies! When things settled down, and we pulled everything back out to work on it, my four year old accidentally knocked paint off of a table and it spilled all over our carpet.  I spent three hours cleaning it with my Bissell Green Machine. The good news is that by the time I was done, my carpet actually looked cleaner in that spot than before the paint spill!

I've also been busy over here working on a few other projects.  Over the next month, I hope to share with you some of the items I am making for Christmas.  We are going for more of a homemade Christmas this year.  Over the years, I have noticed that the things the kids keep the longest, are the items that are homemade. Toys come and go, and our basement is overflowing with them. By the time May rolls around half of them are buried in the toy box and forgotten. I am hoping that by making some of our presents, I can cut down on wasteful spending, and give my children a gift that means something to them.

Speaking of Christmas, we had family pictures taken for our Christmas cards over Thanksgiving.  It was a quick 15 minute photo shoot in 30 degree weather.  One of my good friends from high school was sweet enough to take them for us. I'm having a hard time deciding which one to use.  All of them have some little quirk about them...

Husband is smirking.

Boy 3 looks super grouchy. That's because he was.

Baby isn't looking at the camera.

I suppose I should get those Christmas cards ordered sometime soon.  After all, the tree is already up and our Elf of the Shelf has come to make mischief for the next few weeks. He's already made a mess of our ornament box and eaten all of our frosting.

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