We celebrated our girl’s 1st Birthday this past weekend. I have a few pictures but not many because I temporarily lost my phone. So here goes….
We kept the menu simple: Popcorn (bags found at Hobby Lobby), cupcakes (homemade), hotdogs and a mini candy bar. Water, Raspberry Lemonade (raspberry gingerale and frozen pink lemonade) and sweet ice tea.
The kids ended up “self-monitoring” this game. Just cans covered with contact paper or crafting paper.
This was actually outside on it’s own table but I didn’t get a good picture of it. Mostly spaghetti jars and pickle jars that have been “dolled up”.
There are the birthday girls and the Hubs grilling hotdogs.
I have another picture of the porch ceiling but I am having some issues uploading my photos. Sigh.
We have lived in our house for almost 3 years and the only room that had been left untouched was our “baby room”. We fostered twins for a while (girl and boy) and I thought about redecorating then…but it’s hard to come up with a girl-boy idea and when fostering you don’t want to jump into redecorating based on a child that may or may not be staying. Last year (yes, it has been almost a year) we began fostering our baby girl. The plan is adoption. It was time to do something with the room..it was purple with a pink stripe on two walls and a yellow stripe on two walls…and I didn’t hate the purple until I saw the colors I love next to it.
Here is my sister-in-law, helping me tape off. You can see the old color. And in the top picture you can see the new color. It is a Valspar color from Lowe’s called Sprinkle. I used this paint (click for the link).
It has great coverage. I used a gallon for the room (with some left over).
Then I decided to add an accent wall…a wall of lattice.
I love FROG TAPE! This stuff is awesome. FrogTape plus a laser level my husband bought me for Christmas…
Because there was texture on the wall, I did have to go back and touch up…with an artist brush. The paint guy at Lowe’s told me there is actually a FrogTape designed for textured walls. So look for that.
Here’s the fun stuff…
A new canvas project.
It had a few flaws so…I did a wash…
And painted the edge of the the canvas the same “hot pink” as the wall….
And I’ve been spray painting a few other accessories….
Today…they all get hung up.
I will try to update with some pictures so you can see the finished product.