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Friday, June 19, 2009

busy busy busy

I have been a busy bee this week. I am LOVING spending time with my new little boyfriend...Grady Henderson. Melanie is nice enough to let me spend a couple of days a week with her little guy getting in some mommy practice. He's 7 months old and on the brink of crawling. He got stuck in one of his toys on Tuesday. He scooted in and couldn't go forward any more and couldn't back up. He thought it was hillarious and so did I!
I've also been painting up a storm! I've worked on some more of my animals and did something drastic in my kitchen. And of course...I LOVE IT! Here's what I've been doing this week:
Mom saw penants like these in an antique store and thought they were adorable. She bought one so we could try making our own. They are so adorable! I went to see the originals yesterday and there was only one left! It was stuck in a bouquet of flowers and looked so beautiful! We also think they'd be great atop a birthday cake! Lots of work to put together, but fun work!
I started brainstorming ideas for my nursery rhyme/old book collage pieces. And Debbie suggested I do Bible pages with Bible characters as well. That's in the works, but here's what I've got so far.
Rub a Dub Dub Three Men in a Tub
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Humpty Dumpty
And here are the animals that I am still working on. Joe got a table saw for Father's Day (it's his first one since our pregnancies!) so he can help cut boards and learn how to "build stuff."

And last, but not least is my kitchen makeover. We went to the parade of homes in Lubbock last week and saw some amazing places. One thing that was recurring was kitchen bars that were a different color than the rest of the kitchen. Often they had different countertops, but always were a different color at the base. So...

And here's AFTER


Jamie said...

I like the new paint job in the kitchen! It matches the rest of your house.

Tommie said...

Wow, you have been very busy young lady! Your old mother-in-law is very impressed, but not surprised by all you've done. Everything looks great! I'm so proud of you and Joe. Just don't let him cut his fingers off with tha table saw! That's a wonderful gift.

Those bible pictures are simply adorable!

You are a great daughter. God truly blessed our family with your addition. Don't over work yourself!

Mama T.

Anonymous said...

Good job, friend! The kitchen looks great and, of course, the animal paintings are SO adorable!

Penny Chapa said...

I love the kitchen! But then my kitchen is black and red, too. Looks like you're having a busy summer!

Lauren said...

The kitchen looks great. And I can't wait to see what else you come up with, you are soooo creative.

Jake and Tanya Wilson said...

You know that I am going to have to come over and use your table saw now. :o) You definitely have been a busy bee! I am a little jealous because I have been so unmotivated to paint anything. It is hard because I know for the next two semesters I am going to be painting non stop! Such a horrible thing to be complaining about... hu?
Anyway, I'll have to come over sometime and hopefully your craftiness with rub off on me.

Lauren said...

Love everything...especially your kitchen. It's bold! :)