Today I taught a Petite Picassos class at the Expressway Family Centre so the kids came along. I found Scarlett dressed up in a princess costume sitting by herself at the bookshelf having some reading time.
Each week, I attempt to organize meals for our family in advance. If I don't get around to it, we are usually found scrambling at 5:30pm with what ends up to be an unhealthy meal. This weekly plan saves us alot of time for meal prep and grocery shopping...it works for us (at least this week).
While staying in Minot with our friends, the Irwin family, we ate together at Space Aliens resturant...a very kid-friendly environment. It was nice to have a meal and not worry about the kids being loud and running around...acting like kids (even though Michelle & I don't really like places like that).
Earlier that day we shopped & shopped at the mall. Ace felt the need to wear his swim goggles???
Scarlett picked a Dora painting book to buy.
And Ace picked a book about snakes (yuck).
The kids posing in front of Yoda at Space Aliens resturant.
We headed to Minot for the weekend with the Irwin family. I think we used the threat of 'not going to the pool unless...' 20 times before we made it to the hotel. The kids had fun slip-slidin' at the pool of the Holiday Inn.
Today I painted pink diamonds on Scarlett's new bedroom walls; something I've been wanting to do in her room since she was born, just never knew how to start. With the inspiration of my sister Christa to 'go for it', here's how I did it:
- measured wall height and decided how many rows would evenly work out
- measured wall width and decided how I would achieve the number of diamonds I wanted across the wall (remembering that I wanted diamonds to be more tall than wide)
- made a cardboard template of the diamond, cutting out the centre
- marked out the corners of each diamond (with a pencil) using the template
- using painters tape, marked out each other diamond and gave it the first coat of paint (remove tape while paint is wet)
- let dry overnight
- marked out the remaining diamonds with painters tape and voila...a diamond covered wall!
I was amazed at how easy it was, planning it out took the longest. The project took approx. 4 hours. I used Benjamin Moore paint colors: Ribbon Pink (light) and Strawberry Pink (dark).
I adopted a tradition from this woman years ago to leave up our Christmas Cards till Valentine's Day, so we can have a bit more time to enjoy them. They were just what our Little Winter Cottage needed to make it cozier this winter.
We also displayed this wall rub-on from Stampin' Up's Decor Elements line at our front door. Such a great touch for a bit of festivity around the house to coordinate with each season.
I LOVE this tile!!! I love it so much, it excites me to no end. This is the accent tile we're using in the ensuite. Since we bought the main tile for $0.75 each, we splurged on these glass/marble mosaics.