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Kitchen Makeover

June 23, 2017

The time had come, it has been 13 years since the last makeover. Although it still looked good, it was out dated.

No more orange raged look, which was the thing to do back then. Oh how I loved it and visitors would tell me how they loved it too.

The work began! Lots of demolishing, sanding, rebuilding a cabinet and fixing water lines. The plan was to purchase new cabinets but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. There was nothing wrong with these 47-year-old cabinets, so I painted them again. We put in new counter tops, backslash and hardware. Now I have a beautiful kitchen once again for only $1500! We finished it a week before Mother’s Day. I thanked my love for such a wonderful gift!

Now all I need to do is paint that table and finish my next art piece for that wall.

Almost forgot! Best way to sand cabinets and keep the dust to a minimum. Hook it up to your shop vac!!!

 

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Paper Towel Roll Art

March 10, 2017

I had seen paper towel roll art before but I wanted to add my twist to it. I cut my rolls into 1/2 inch circles then glued them together.

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I then added a cardboard back and then glued tissue paper to create texture.

flower art 002I spray painted it with blue then dabbed white to create depth. Then splattered with color. The finished piece is 3 feet round.

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HOT February

February 16, 2017

It was another 70 degrees outside! We haven’t had snow in a month and it was only a few inches. The last storm was a week before Christmas and it was COLD, single digits cold! It even dropped below zero mid day. I don’t know about you but I’ve got spring fever and by the looks of it, the plants do too!! Flowers and sprouting up, bushes and trees are budding. So I thought I might as well take advantage of the warm weather. I shall start some cleaning! The pooch (Roddy) is also enjoying the day running around like a young pup, but he’d be happy with the snow too, maybe more so.

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Dare I say, SPRING AT LAST!

Hope

February 7, 2017

Super bowl Sunday ads, one of the reasons people watch. What will make us laugh, cry, ponder.

When this ad came on I watched the little girl picked up her first piece of trash and wondered what was she going to make? Maybe it’s the artist in me but I knew she was going to make something wonderful.  As I watched I could see her carefully pick each piece as an artist would do. I became more curious as to what she was planning to make. You couldn’t really tell what she had in mind with the few things she had picked up, then the commercial ended with a message to go and watch the rest of the journey. I had to go see, to watch the Journey. I had to see what this little girl had planned to make.

I was overwhelmed with emotion! A long journey only to be slapped in the face with this endless wall. A mothers hope lost! And this little girl, just wanting her mom to realize there was still hope. She reaches into her bag and pulls out her creation, a BEAUTIFULLY made American flag! A symbol of HOPE!

I can’t believe this was banned from broadcast. The Best Super Bowl commercial this year! Thank you 84 Lumber, thank you for reminding us all.

 

The full, uncut 84 Lumber Super Bowl promotional film. See a mother and daughter’s symbolic migrant journey towards becoming legal American citizens. Contains content deemed too controversial for the original ad and banned from broadcast.

Mr. Clean!!!

February 6, 2017

All you men out there, have you learned anything from this ad? I laughed so hard when I saw it!

Sunday in the Park with Bry

February 6, 2017

You don’t get many 57 degree days in February in Colorado and it looks as thought we’re going to get a whole week of it. So yesterday Bry and I put on our light jacket and went for a walk in the park. As we were parking we saw a fat squirrel coming down the tree to eat a biscuit that was left behind. Then all of a sudden a prairie falcon fly down right in front of us to take the biscuit. That squirrel ran quickly up that tree but kept a careful eye on his biscuit.  As we got out of the truck we heard then saw two black birds squawking in anger who also had laid claims on the biscuit. We just had to take a minute to watch this beautiful bird as he hopped over to claim his food, with a carefully eye on us just five feet away from him.  As we walked off I turned to see him grab the biscuit with his tightly gripped claws and fly off only to have the biscuit crumble into pieces and fall to the ground. He then perched on the light post looking down at his biscuit in disappointment, as black birds squawking all the more in delight and the fat squirrel only happy to not be on his menu.

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Art was added to the park since our last visit!  Can’t began to tell you how happy this makes me! Three Wind sculptures (or as I like to call them whirligigs) are along the path, the larges one can also be powered by man. So I put Bry’s muscles to work! Isn’t it beautiful! But it could use a little oil. 😉

 

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It was a wonderful day at the park with Bry!

 

Appliqued Nativity

November 8, 2016

I found a photo of a nativity on-line and wanted to make one but in applique.

So I blew up the photo to 14″x31″.

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I then traced the image onto steam-a-seam. I selected fabric in the colors I need and began cutting out steam-a-seam and fabric. Removing one side of the steam-a-seam then ironed to my fabric.

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I then removed the other paper from the fabric and began placing (but not pressing so I could adjust if needed) my pieces onto another piece of fabric. Once all the pieces are placed I then ironed them down.

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Appliqueing begins. This took some time to do.

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I added a boarder to make it all pop! The finished size is 16 1/2 X 32 1/2.  I also added magnets to the back so I could hang it on my door.

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I love it so much!!! I just might make one out of magazines.