Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Posted by Sandra at 3:12 PM
Monday, August 11, 2014
So I am usually NOT a DIY girl. I like seeing others do it, and Im always impressed with the results of others. I just never think mine will turn out and I won't be happy with the end results. Well, this spring Nick asked me if I wanted some cheap bookshelves that would need "help". A bookstore was going out of business and his coworker bought them for cheap and wanted to know if we wanted one?? I figured since we had been looking for a while for some bookshelves for our office that I might as well give it a shot. If it goes poorly then I'll know to leave the DIY to others!!!
We also didn't do a good job of sanding and taking off the existing varnish if there even was one??? Hard to know since it came from a bookstore. The shelves were very smooth and we couldn't get that smooth feel to leave so the shelves took even more patience with the new varnish we used.
|chair before- a worn out brown chair|
|primed the chairs (will use a foam brush next time on the primer)|
|primed the table legs|
In the end I LOVE the paint I used. Yes it is expensive but it is amazing. I loved the fact that it is a paint that doesn't bubble and leave bubbles once dried, it can be used on laminate for future projects if needed and it doesn't need a top coat if you don't want one.
Am I happy with it?? Yes and No. I love the color, I love the paint, I loved my primer, but I didn't like the paint brush lines it left in my dried product. That was because I used a paint brush for the primer and so you can see paint brush lines in it. Had I known it would show through Id have sanded it all off and started over with the primer, but it was to late. I had already painted a black coat on it. So would I do it again?? Absolutely yes....with a foam brush for the primer!! I did use a foam brush for the paint because that is what I read was best:).
|up close chair|
Then I will begin my next DIY project:). Ellie's bedroom furniture!!! Stay tuned.
Posted by Sandra at 3:14 PM
Friday, July 25, 2014
Two posts in one day??? Im doing great:) Actually our computer finally is cooperating with me. Seems everytime I attempted to blog our computer would just shut off. Soooo frustrating!!!
Not only does summer bring lots of fun activities, but it brings us lots of yummy treats we enjoy. This year we decided to try our hand at watermelon and muskmelon. Plants are doing well and we have about 10 watermelon growing currently. Our biggest one is the size of my palm. A ways to go before we get to cut it up and enjoy it.
Posted by Sandra at 2:00 PM
We have done really well at getting the boat out this year. The kids really enjoy it, and its a fun family event. Elijah asked Nick if he could try slalom skiing. Nick told him he wouldn't be able to get up. (I didn't realize Elijah had asked him this). Then Elijah came to me and asked if he could try slalom skiing. I immediately said "yes, but its tough, and you get water in your face, and you have to crouch low, and you have to stay balanced". He was excited to give it a try. With two coaches from the boat and much to nick's surprise Elijah was up and out of the water within a dozen attempts. And he has gotten up every time since. Way to go buddy!! We are so proud of you. Great form of exercise and endurance!! (oh and for the record, because he doesn't weigh nearly as much as nick or I his face remains pretty dry when getting up and he doesn't have to stay crouched nearly as long as we do!!:))
Posted by Sandra at 1:35 PM
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
We had the honor of going on a Waibel family vacation this year to Tennessee. Thanks to mom and dad for using points to their timeshare and getting this all together to make it happen. Such a fun time and many memories made.
Busy watching a movie as we travel.
Morning breakfast. We stayed with mom and dad in a three bedroom condo. Kelli's and Aj's stayed together in a different three bedroom condo.
Time to hit the pools!!
Indoor Surfing!! They loved it.
Our Condo faced this water park area. We were on the ground floor so it made for easy access to this park. What a plus!!!
Ellie didn't want much of anything to do with the water, UNTIL the very last day she decided getting wet wasn't so bad. We even got her to go down a slide by herself (and she did it probably a couple dozen times). She found grandma's goggles and wanted those on too.
This was the outdoor wave pool and lazy river. Spent much time here.
One day Dad and Mom treated us all to Go Karts for the day. We had a wristband so we could come and go as we pleased. We were there for several hours(4 I think) as we all raced around tracks. Ellie unfortunently couldn't ride a single ride(which I thought was silly since there were definitely kid friendly rides for her there).
Ellie and mom just sitting around waiting for others to ride the rides.
Mom and Dad had went to the outlet mall for a few hours while the kids swam. She came back with matching dresses for the girls. To cute!!!
Vacation was a blast and everyone headed home, except last minute we decided we might as well extend our trip. We had read in the newspaper that Nashville, TN was one of the top places for fireworks. Well, since we were 3 hours from Nashville and it was only Friday why not extend our vacation?? So when everyone left on Friday morning at 10am we headed over to the outlet mall for several hours. Then we drove to Knoxville to meet up with our "old" neighbors whom I miss dearly. We met them at Brusters ice cream for an hour then drove on to Nashville.
WOW.....so many people!! We walked around wondering where on earth was a good place to watch fireworks? We ended up finding this road and it seemed like it could possibly be a good place?? So we set up "camp" (two blankets from our car) and sat for over 3 hours waiting for the fireworks to begin. Within those 3 hours hundreds of people started sitting around us and before long the street was unable to be passed thru. FILLED with people!!!
We got some italian ice for the kids to help pass time.
And what a show it was. Over 30,000 shells are released. We were in PRIME spot where the fireworks went off directly across the river from us (where the stadium is). The only negative thing about our location was that we could not hear the orchastra playing as it was synced with the fireworks. Non the less it was the best fireworks we have ALL seen.
It was a 30 minute firework show of NONSTOP fireworks. It took us less than 30 minutes to get out of the mass of people and cars and back onto the interstate but within 5 minutes this is what Ellie looked like:). She was exhausted!! We drove for an hour(1 am) and then spent the night in Bowling Green, KY....then headed home on Saturday.
Posted by Sandra at 10:14 AM