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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's GREAT to be eight!

My little man turned EIGHT! This is such a special age for him as he will be baptized this Friday!!! I can't believe we are hitting such a huge milestone, I feel like he was born just yesterday! 

Breakfast in bed for a special man on a special day!

His "great to be eight" cake 

Of course he requested homemade pizza! 

He got a box of boogers from his newest cousin, Kyla. She's only 6 months old lol 

A special book to help prepare for his special day! 

I didn't have birthday paper so Christmas it was... 

oohs and ahhhs over his shiny new scooter

Happy Birthday to my little man! 
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11 memorial race in Sacramento

This morning we got up bright and early to attend the 9/11 memorial race in Downtown Sacramento. It was an honor to attend this event. 

My sister Heather came out with her baby, Kyla. 

See the Capitol in the background? 

This man ran with this flag the entire way! 

The most beautiful thing about this event was the flag ceremony. Each person who completed the race was given a flag and then led into a blocked off area to place our flag down for a person who had died on September 11, 2001. With over 3000 names it was quite difficult to walk in there and pick one name to dedicate your flag to. 

We saw firemen from all over the state who came out to show their support for their fallen brothers. We saw several from the Bay area and some even from Southern California. 

10 years later and seeing the footage still makes my heart ache.
 We will never forget. 
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

$5 find turned fabulous

I found this nightstand at a local thrift shop for only 5 bucks! Isn't she gorgeous? I walked by it several times and each time my eyes gravitated towards those curvy sides. I had to have it. 

I knew what I wanted to do from the moment I bought it. This required sanding the whole thing and sanding it bare on the top. The rest was just sanding enough to remove the varnish. 

I painted the body a creamy white. The paint color was called "Soft Brie". Isn't the top attractive naked? I think so. 

I wrapped the beautifully painted body with plastic then tackled the top. I applied a pre-stain conditioner then stained it with "Red Oak" stain. 

Lastly I applied the varnish and let it set. My final touch was adding new hardware from the Martha Stewart collection at Home Depot. 

I find this piece to be very attractive and can't wait to make a matching dresser. 
Can you say drab-to-fab? I can. ;) 
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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Spray paint obsession

Deke and I have a new obsession - spray paint. Its amazing how much easy and faster projects are with a spray can! Here is one of our latest projects - yes we did it together. After all, the couple that crafts together stays together :) 

Deke found this piano and although its cute it really lacked spunk. 

So we taped it up.... 

Spray painted it turquoise... 

And added plexiglass to the top so the kids can see the keys jump.

We're really happy with our results and I think it got the spunk I was looking for. 

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