Friday, December 21, 2012

Running with Bibs

Finally I decided what to do with my running bibs and the two medals I have received from my races. I've been letting them stack up wondering what to do with them. I saw a pin (yep, on pinterest) that showed them in shadow boxes. I decided I wanted to put the bib and coin from the Army Ten Miler in a separate one. I even decided to add the back of our team shirt to the box. Don't worry, I still have the front of the shirt and plan on using it in the quilt I plan to have made using all the shirts from my races. Here is the finish product. Can't wait to add more bibs to it. I've already signed up for my second half for next year!! And training for my first full marathon!!!! Woot Woot!!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Crafty Wine Bottle

I've been seeing on Pinterest people doing some really cool things with bottles. So I wanted to try something out as well. I think it turned out pretty good, I wanted to do a chevron pattern but just wasn't having any luck with it looking right. So I went with just a crazy design.

I painted (muliple coats) using Martha Stewart (I figured channeling Martha would help me), Multi-Surface Satin craft paint in Cloud.

After waiting a few days, I taped in my design. Again, from Martha Stewart.
Hey, it can't hurt can it?! ;)

 And here is the finished bottle. I used Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Pearl Craft Paint in AquaRium


And project redo desk is complete!!!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Getting Crafty

It's something about this time of year, I tend to get crafty. However, I'm not the greatest crafty person so don't expect to see my work featured on Etsy. hehe!!! For the longest I have been wanting to do something with my desk. I wanted to paint it as its a dark cherry but the thing is SO heavy the hubs said no way. In fact, if we ever decide to move he has stated the desk would stay with the house. We barely got it down the hall and into the office. (The way the turn is it made it a tight sqeeze).

So since I couldn't paint it, I decide to dress up the back of the desk with corkboard tiles. I must say I think I did a pretty good job! I even added some material to the keyboard area and spray painted the hardware!! Go Me!!! ;)

Here is a before (excuse the mess)

And here is the after (still gotta add everything back)


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Day 30 of Being Thankful

Today I am thankful for hot water! I think this is something we all take for granted at some point, usually when the water heater goes out. ;)

I am super proud of myself for keeping up the 30 days of thankful. I may have missed a few days, but I still came back and did them. What are you thankful for today?!