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Don’t get me wrong….. I love sponge-painted walls just as much as anyone! Which means…. mirrored iphone 8 case not so much. We just moved into our new Minnesota home last week and we have lots of cosmetic updates to make in our house. esr iphone 8 plus case We have a long list of projects ahead of us, but one small job that I wanted to tackle was Savannah’s Bathroom. 360 protect case iphone 8 plus With all of the updates we want to do, we are trying to be extremely frugal. alice in wonderland phone case iphone 8 Even small facelifts in a home can get really expensive! We were able to transform our bathroom from the “Before” to the “After” for just $21.01: beforeAfter (2) Before we moved, I went to some garage sales and scored big on partial gallons of paint! I bought the Aqua Semi-Gloss on the walls and the Black Semi-Gloss on the cabinets for $7 total. star trek iphone 7 case For the door hardware, I used some handles and knobs that we had removed from our previous home (we replaced them with new ones) and just painted them metallic silver. Handles (2) I also re-used the existing vanity light fixture and just used the same high-heat metallic silver paint to make it match the knobs. I hit up a thrift store yesterday and bought a white shower curtain for $3, shower curtain rings for $.25 and a new black bath mat for $2. stilinski phone case iphone 6 I also spent $4.99 on a clear shower curtain liner.

 

I love each season, don’t get me wrong. happy hands iphone 8 case But with the “feels like” temperature hovering around -40 and -50 degrees this week, we are anxiously awaiting spring! Our daughter’s birthday is in the summer, so during the school year we send birthday treats on her “Half Birthday”. iphone 7 plus cases marble rose gold When you think of birthdays, cupcakes, candy, cake, and the like come to mind. iphone 6 slim battery case But in an effort to have something healthy and fun, we came up a few ideas for her class. iphone 7 metal case We started out with some Apple & Eve juice boxes (includes juices from apple, pear, sweet potato, carrot, peach, tomato, and butternut squash) and some Annie’s baked crackers. architecture iphone 8 case We wrapped each juice box in scrapbook paper and added a personalized label on each. I love the springtime colors and patterns of the paper! I will put the straws in each of them before sending them to her class – it would be hard for the kids to poke through the paper. iphone 7 case silicone black Then we took triangle cellophane bags and filled them with bunny crackers. We tied the tops with little rubber bands and added a knotted strip of green fabric to make them look like carrots. akna iphone 7 plus case For the labels, I just printed 12 of these onto a sheet of cardstock and cut them out with the scalloped punch (I borrowed it from my awesome neighbor – Thanks Carey!!). Our older kids had fun helping us make this project and I think it will be a unique, fun snack that doesn’t hold all of the empty calories or sugar.

 

A friend of mine contacted me and asked if I could make a personalized canvas to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of her husband’s grandparents. iphone 6 case stars She came up with such a cute family tree idea and it was fun to see how this project ended up turning out. bee phone case iphone 7 plus I had done a similar tree + birds image for another friend to just celebrate the parents and children, fortnite phone case iphone 8 but this canvas charted the legacy of many different generations.

 

The day has arrived. space iphone 7 plus case Moving day. iphone 7 plus case ergonomic Mr. Lace is beginning the cross-country road trip this afternoon. dobby iphone 6 case Lace and baby will be here for a few more days, thank goodness. nouske iphone 8 plus case Maybe longer if somebody happens to sabotage their trip to the airport…. hmmm…. cool phone case iphone 6 suggestions for how to do that can be emailed to linden@lindenandlace.com There’s a picture in our house that lists advice about “Living Life”. illuminated iphone 7 case Part of it reads: “Love your life and what you’ve been given, it is not accidental – search for your purpose and do it as best you can“.

 

After spending the past week across the country visiting Lace and her family in their new surroundings (we all had an amazing time together!), now I’m back to the constant chaos that tends to surround life. iphone 6 case alice in wonderland This weeks ‘extra excitement’ includes 3 birthday parties (one for our own 2-year-old!), a missions banquet to contribute to, and participating in a craft and vendor show. gear4 iphone case 7 plus So after all of our own four children were sleeping soundly, I briefly escaped to experiment by creating two new projects. justin bieber iphone 8 plus case Painting for me is like a day at the spa after a run. Invigorating, but relaxing. iphone 8 plus case prime Here’s a sneak peek of one: I have really enjoyed playing with textures lately! Here’s the entire piece: And I wanted to try a piece similar to the one I did last week… chargeable case iphone 6 but with more tranquil colors. iphone 7 otterbox case Here’s a close up: And here’s the full picture of this piece: Creating the texture and seeing how that plays with the colors has been so much fun! I have a new direction I want to move into and try now….

 

Five years ago, the mood on New Year’s Eve was quite despondent. funny apple iphone 6 case Plans fell through in the worst way and the ideals we’d set for the night failed. None of us wanted to ring in 2007 like that, so a February Re-New Year’s celebration was born. There are so many reasons that the Re-New Year party works every year: you can always get a reservation at a restaurant, New Year’s decoration prices have been marked down, and it always exceeds expectations because nobody really knows what to expect! We thought about doing a White Party… but to make it a little more unique, we started planning a Purple Party. The decorations and desserts were purple and the guests all wore purple. iphone 6 case kate spade We wanted to have a fun, simple gathering that focused on having a great time with amazing friends. hybrid case iphone 8 plus We had a desserts table that included sixlets, drizzled pretzels and purple candy jewels. We made purple dessert parfaits using this recipe: 1 angel food cake torn into bits 1 can of blueberry pie filling (21 oz.) 1 tub of whipped topping Mix the bits of angel food cake and blueberry filling and a large bowl until well blended. Layer whipped topping and mixture into serving dishes and top them with a swirl of whipped cream. surphy iphone 6 plus case Garnish with sprinkles, fruit, chocolate shavings, etc. phone case iphone 8 plus These were SO YUMMY and SO EASY! We also made mini red velvet cupcakes with a purple chocolate garnish and a purple popcorn snack. iphone 6 plus case rugged For the purple popcorn snack, we melted almond bark and added purple food coloring to it. We poured the almond bark onto the popcorn puffs and stirred everything to coat the puffs. Then, we laid the popcorn onto a cookie sheet and drizzled thin strips of purple, melted white chocolate across it. This was a really simple but really fun event! We had a lot of fun with the purple theme.

 

The snow is melting, iphone 7 case farming the geese are migrating north, and my kids look like some sort of “galoshes gang”. Since spring is clearly in the air, iphone 8 plus phone case for men I have been working on a couple pieces of artwork that capture this season of awakening. peach phone case iphone 8 Here is one of the finished pieces: This piece has some captivating texture on it – here is a closer look: It still needs to be hung up properly but it was fun to see it bring some color into the room that has browns, victorias secret pink iphone 6 case purples, heavy duty phone case iphone 7 plus and greens. ted baker iphone 6 plus cases Stay tuned to see some other pieces that are in the works…

 

Hot Air Balloon? Guitar? Monkey? So many choices…. water case iphone 7 the possibilities were endless. Remember figuring out your plan and spending a few weeknights after supper working on your very own creation? Ahhh, the memories. iphone 6 plus dog case It seems like very few schools allow kids to bring Valentine’s Day boxes these days. iphone 6 case with front And decorating a bag just isn’t the same. So we made some old school Valentine’s Day boxes this year. 20 boxes total for the daycare kids, to be exact. full body iphone 7 case Here are a few of the creations we came up with: So now it’s Friday and we’re playing it low key tonight; just hanging out with the families and new babies. iphone 8 plus case colourful We have our Annual Re-New Year’s party tomorrow night! This year we’re hosting a Purple Party and the decorations are slowly going up.

 

What do you get when you add ‘the holidays’ + 2 new babies + a cross-country move? Blog hiatus of nearly three months! What a busy time of it we have had lately… Let’s play catch up: ~~~Lace had a beautiful, healthy baby girl just before Thanksgiving. ~~~Linden had a beautiful, healthy baby girl just after Christmas. apple iphone 6 plus case leather ~~~Lace and her family are moving 1700 miles away in a couple of weeks. iphone 6 cases for girls gel Linden can’t talk about it. iphone 7 plus mickey mouse case ~~~Linden and her family plan to build a new home this summer. So many changes in such a short time! We are so blessed to have these new babies in our families. jiaxiufen iphone 7 case Baby Lace laughs and smiles and melts our hearts. art iphone 6 phone case Baby Linden is still in baby snuggles mode and her brother and two sisters love her so much! We did manage to put a few things up for Valentine’s Day though! “…. And the greatest of these is Love”.