Hello! I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend. So far Sydney has had an interesting day, she met the Easter Bunny at the park, and then a squirrel stole her M&Ms. I, on the other hand, am spending some time in front of the computer improving the site, and I will be putting up the Nice to Meet You and Services pages. As I get to working on those, I’d like to introduce you to a new section that I added with the recent blog move and name change. You will see Dear Jellybean in the menu bar at the top of my page. Continue reading
Yay! It’s Friday! It’s icky and rainy outside, but that just means a cozy day indoors with soup and an afternoon full of crafts and make-believe! But before we get our craft on, here are some fun things I saw this week and wanted to share: Continue reading
Hope everyone is having a great afternoon, and getting excited for Easter. Sydney sure is! Today we worked on some crafts using cotton balls, an egg carton, googly eyes, craft paper, paints and markers. We came up with a cute little chick in a nest, a fluffy white bunny, and a chick that can open and close his mouth (Syd likes to feed that one). What Easter crafts have you been working on?
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Today I finally found some time to put together a spring centerpiece! I bought a small bunch for flowers, along with a thyme plant and mint. I love having something that is pretty to look at, and useful when it comes time to prepare dinner! Add some jars, glasses, and decorative items from around the house, and done! All for under $10. You can find a tutorial for the gold striped candles here.
Living in the city, we are lucky to have an apartment with a couple balconies. However, it’s all metal with a grate bottom. Not the most comfortable thing to stand on, especially for small feet and little paws. We scoured the internet for a solution and came across rubber decking. Upon further searching , I finally discovered these recycled rubber pavers from Menards. At just $4.99 each, it’s a fairly cost effective solution for our balcony. We made more use of our balcony this past weekend than we did the whole first year living here. A quick fix just in time for the nice weather!
I have been wanting to replicate the popular dipped furniture looks, such as this one. We had a stool that needed some personality, so it was the perfect opportunity to give it a shot. However, the stool was unfinished wood, so leaving any of it in its natural state wouldn’t work for us. I use the stool daily, so the unfinished wood is exposed to dirt and spills, which can soak in and become impossible to remove. Sydney also gets good use out of the stool, so it can take a bit of a beating. I ended up just using the dipped leg furniture trend as inspiration, and painted the entire stool. I started by spray painting the bottom portion of each leg and the top of each step with gold spray paint. Next, I taped off the areas I wanted to remain gold, and painted everything else white. We love the outcome, the stool has some personality and holds up well to daily use!