Friday, January 23, 2015

LOVE sign



I saw this beautiful sign before Christmas and I knew I had to have it....

When it arrived I was still in love with it....


But I had to wait three weeks to get Kev to hang them up and it was only me saying I was going to do it that he did it....

I am a bit surprised that I bought this as it is something I wouldn't normally buy but I am so glad I did as I am so happy with the look...





Thursday, January 22, 2015

first project for 2015


Well I have started the year off big.....

Here's the first project for the year...


Ive had this unit for ever and a day ...

While I liked it when we got it I don't any more...

So I finally got around to changing it with Kevin's help...


First off Kevin replaced the slats for tongue and groove panels in the doors..

The unit had black hinges and brackets well Kev took them off and patched the holes and bought silver hinges...


Oh I didn't undercoat it because I tested the paint on the side and left it for quite a while before we painted it and it didn't bleed so I do we were OK ..


Oh goodness are we doing the right thing....

We can still stop....


So off I went and started painting and painting and painting felt like it took forever and it did...

                                

We decided that as it gets used heaps opening and closing that I wanted a durable paint so we used Dulux Aqua Enamel...

This covers so good and dries fast too...

Yes we painted it in our lounge room it was too big and heavy too move so we just used dropped sheets...


Almost done....

It was about here that I went down hill sick so Kevin finished the unit off....

And he did the best job...

In case your wondering the doors are in the garage...


And here she is finished.....

I love it so much .....

looks fresh and clean......

thanks Kev.....

Oh I didn't undercoat it because I tested the paint on the side and left it for quite a while before we painted it and it didn't bleed so I do we were OK ..

 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

My Little Pony party craft .


Yesterday I showed you some pink marshmallow treats for a special little lady .....

Well I also made the cake for her...

I should call this my fifteen  minute  cake.

I bought a My little pony for the topper as the birthday girl Emily loves them...


I put two pre bought  mud cakes on top of each other to give the cake height ....

Then put icing around the cake and used musk sticks to go around the edge.


I finished the outside of by tying a pretty ribbon around the edge and making a big bow for the front...


I them put a bit of icing on the top and covered the top in pink and white M&Ms.....oh and I put the pony on top...

Ta da -one My little Pony birthday cake done and one very extremely Happy Birthday girl.....


Just to give Emily a little gift as well as her cake I bought this little pony from the supermarket for about $2 it was pot luck what colour pony you got and I was lucky and got a little pink one...



I glued a little eye hook into the crown then threaded a ball chain through the hook...

Hows that for a quick gift...


I am so happy with how it turned out...


Emily... the Birthday girl with her new necklace that she loved.....

Monday, January 19, 2015

Pink Marshmallow treats...



We had a party to go to and as the mum worked I said I would bring some treats for the kids to help her out....


I had this on my Pinterest board and I am trying to finally complete some of them not just be pretty pictures....

But what convinced me was my friend Lisa made some with giant marshmallows for her nieces birthday and I thought they look too cute not to do ....


All you needed was

Paper straws
white chocolate melted
sprinkles
and of course marshmallows

Put the straw in a bit of melted chocolate then push into the marshmallow.

Dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate tap off the excess the dip into the sprinkles...

Put in fridge to set

Now eat and enjoy

and enjoy they did.....



The LM loved making them and made up quite a few...



 
So here you go a quick little treat for a party or picnics or just for fun...

The birthday girl loved them which made it worthwhile for me...

Friday, January 16, 2015

Christmas Carols

Oh I forgot to show you our first Carols by candle light....

We had the best time and will be going back this year....


Family shot  check out my head wear ha ha...



We went with Shantell and  Vanessa and all the kids....


Love this shot.....

No I like this one better...


Just us three....


Arn't their smiles cute....

 
Love this guy....


Thursday, January 15, 2015

December bits n pieces

Just a few photos today of some of Decembers fun....
 

We were suppose to go to the Reptile park but when we got there it was pouring... So we went down to Woy Woy so the kids could have a play and eat their picnic under the shelter....


Kev got a remote control helicopter for Christmas and was busted flying it inside the house....bad boy !


Santa brought LM a Green machine for Christmas and he loves it...


A bee sting resulted in a trip to the hospital...


LM looks so sweet as the nurse checks him out....


Lovely new rails  on our steps outside to make easy acess downstairs for me...


When I asked the LM what was  his favourite present was he got for Christmas his reply was his electric  pencil sharpener....


I got another Pandora bangle with a A charm on it from the LM...




Mum and  John are currently in Vietnam and these are a couple of pictures she sent me...

Hope you liked my photos...