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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Let It Snow!!

Hi everyone!  I have some fun pictures to share with you today.  I'm sure you have all heard about all the snow everyone is getting.  Well, we were eagerly awaiting the moment the snow would arrive here in our neck of the woods.  We don't get to see snow very often.  In fact, we haven't had enough of the stuff to build a snowman since 1999 or 2000.  So when the flakes started falling around 7pm last night, the kids were out the door like a shot!  It's usually not exytremely cold here, so we weren't prepared with gloves and scarves and things of that nature.  So they got socks for their hands and every few minutes came in and used the dryer for their wet socks or else just got new ones.  This morning they better not say they can't find any clean socks!  Anyway, when Hubby and I got finished laying the tile in our bathroom, we decided to go and join them!

Even Lilly Dog got in on the action!

After we completed our own little snowman, we sent Amanda to the neighbors to see if they could come out and play with us.  A great snowball fight followed, and then we got right down to business working on the best snowman in Beaufort!
It really was fun!  Of course we then came insided and warmed by the fire with nice Hot Chocolate.  Finally we ended the night with a game of Farkle until almost 3am!  What are friends for?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pretty Key Hanger

When we first moved in this house about 4 months ago, Sam put a nail in the wall to hang keys on.  That nail has been botherin me ever since.  So I picked up this little key hanger from Wally World the other day.  Bubba informed me that Daddy could make it, but I told him I'd rather pay $5 for it now than wait 6 months to get it!  So anyway, I knew I wanted to pretty it up with some of my favorite paper from Stampin' Up!  Can you guess what paper I went with? 
First I used my Always Artichoke marker to color all the edges, so that if you looked from the side, it wouldn't be plain wood.  Then I traced the shape into my paper, then cut it out and used Mod Podge to attach.  I then used my nail file to get all the edges just right.  Then I sponged some Always Artichoke on the edges and applied another coat of Mod Podge on top.

I dug out my Pretties Kit and applied some halfback pearls along the bottom and tied Very Vanilla Ribbon on each hook.  It still looked like it was missing something, so I decorated a hat pin and stuck that through the ribbon.

It really looks alot better than just a nail in the wall, don't you think?  And yes, I shoved everything that was on the counter over to the side so you can't see all my mess!

I was working on this while the kids were doing schoolwork, and in typical "man" fashion, Bubba couldn't understand why in the world I was taking the time and energy to decorate it when I could have just hung it up plain and would have worked fine!  Such a typical man!