Tuesday, December 27, 2011

How to build a Lego table

I've been wanting to buy a lego table for awhile now but they are just too expensive.  I thought I could definitely make one for so much cheaper.  Before I even googled how to make one, I came across on Craigslist a table for sale for $6.  It looked like the right size, so I contacted the lady and bought 5 of them from her (she had 12 for sale)!

Then I came home, googled how to make a Lego table and laughed because the 5 tables I bought, were the Ikea Lack tables!!  Just what I wanted!  Who would have thought!

Anyway, I waited to the very last minute to make these as Christmas gifts for my 2 boys.  It was super easy and I wish I would have gotten a little more creative, but again, I was down to the wire.

So this is what I did - super easy!

Take 4 Lego baseplates and line them up, 2x2.  I attached Lego's to keep all the plates together, this way they would all line up properly.  I took my Super Spray adhesive and sprayed the table with a good dose of adhesive and then very carefully placed the baseplates on the table.  I let them sit for a couple of hours to make sure it was dry and then took some Goof Off and rubbed it around the sides to get any excess adhesive off the top so it wasn't sticky.  And viola!  Here it is... super easy and quick and only cost me a total of $26 (base plates and table - I had the spray adhesive already). 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Well the Christmas cards went out... but...

I was obviously very distracted or did a VERY poor job of quality checking (or both!).  I got an email from a dear friend of mine that shot me this email and this picture.... it said "got your card"...

LOL!  So I forgot the picture AND the signature!  And guess what - this happened more than once!  Oops!  It's the thought that counts, right?  I told you I was really bad at getting Christmas cards out.  Maybe I should stick to sending New Years cards when I have a little more time.  :)

Merry Christmas!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Right Now

Saw this on a couple of other blogs and thought it was cute, at least a way for me to remember what I was thinking years to come because I just know I am suffering from early onset Althiemers!!  Or... maybe it is just from having two small boys and my mind is always going a hundred miles an hour!

right now i am…
watching:  House Hunters International - wishing I was buying a vacation home someplace warm!
eating:  the boys left over chicken nuggets and mac & cheese
drinking:  iced cap from Tim Hortons
wearing: black sweats, red long sleeved shirt with a Hard Rock sweatshirt over it
avoiding:  checking my email to see what tomorrow might hold at work
feeling:  tired but happy, it was a good weekend.  Had a Xmas party yesterday and today we CLEANED the basement and made it much nicer for us and the boys to hang out in.
missing:  Florida and warm weather.
thankful:  for my life and my boys.  They are the best!
weather:  20 degrees or so.  WAY to cold for me!
praying:  a little boy at Morgan Elementary that has leukemia
needing:  an extra 3 hours in the day along with the energy to go with it, to either wrap Xmas presents or make all those Lego tables!
thinking: I'm not ready to go back to work tomorrow (Mondays are so hard)
loving:  iced caps from Tim Hortons (truly addicted), our Christmas tree this year, the words "I love you mom" from Christian at least 100 x a day when I'm home, watching Nic play football outside just like his daddy did and my fabulous husband!

Life is good!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Fireplace Facelift - Christmas Decorating

I was determined not to put the Christmas decorations up this year until my fireplace was painted, and well, since it is, they are up!  It looks so much nicer with a little Christmas decor!

See my latest masterpiece (ok, not really a masterpiece, but I like it).  I didn't like the dorky little bear hanging above the mantel so I had an old wood picture that I repainted white and then stenciled PEACE onto.  Unfortunately my stenceling isn't the greatest, it always bleeds, but you can't tell with it being so far away!  The stenceling of the boys Christmas stockings worked much better than the wood picture.

And speaking of those little amigo's, here they are, cute as ever!  :)  Love my little guys!!

Christmas will be here before you know it, so that means I HAVE to get my Christmas cards out ASAP... I usually procrastinate, which means I still have cards sitting on my kitchen counter in February!  So bad!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fireplace Makeover

Why do we wait so long to do certain things?  For the last 7 years I have wanted to paint my fireplace, every day I would look at that brassy ugliness and tell myself "today I will do it" and I didn't... until today.  The sad thing is, it took me a whopping 20 minutes to complete the ENTIRE thing (which included prepping it with taping everything off).

It was so easy, I just taped the glass off and put newspaper on the brick so I didn't paint that as well.  Once the taping off was complete I used Rustoleum's heat resistant spray paint in black.  A couple of coats later and it was done.  Seriously like 20 minutes tops!  Make sure you open lots of window's, it was a nice day here and the windows were open but I still got a good contact buzz!!

Here are some before and afters!  Next time I won't wait so long to complete such easy tasks!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

So Thankful

I have so much to be thankful for.  I have 2 fabulous boys I couldn't be more in love with!!  They make my heart super happy (hey, I think I got that from Kai Lan!)... they are truly amazing.  I love them so very much.  They make me laugh, they make me melt wtih their loving words, they are so beautiful - inside and out.  Plus I have one fantastic husband that I am equally in love with!!  He takes care of the boys while I work outside of the home.  He takes care of every aspect of our house (even the laundry and cleaning!!), he is a great listener and the greatest husband ever!!  I'm very thankful!

I am wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!!  May you be filled with peace, love, good food, family, friends and maybe a couple of glasses of wine this holiday! :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A little bit of Christian

I have a 3 year old.  Not just your typical 3 year old, but a really funny, comedic 3 year old!  He will do anything to make you laugh.  Today I was working from home and set up shop in bed (I like to do that once in awhile).  Out of the blue he comes running into the bedroom and says "mom, hurry, I have to go poop".  So I rush him to the potty, he sits down and says "whew mom, that was close, it was almost hitting my pants".  And then he goes on to say "mom, me is really bloated today".  :)  Really??

Then my babe is playing his DS next to me and my stomach starts to growl.  He says "mom, is that your tummy growling", I said it was and he replies "well maybe I should go make you a snack, your belly is annoying me".

Ahhhh to be 3 again!  He really does make us laugh.  He is our true rocker, he just loves rock & roll!  Look what he got for his 3rd birthday a couple weeks ago!  Yep, 3 sets of ear plugs will be needed (for mom, dad and big brother)!

Happy Thursday!