Tuesday, September 13, 2016
I thought they were pretty awesome so I decided I would give them a try. I purchased a box of the wide mouth lids
She used black chalkboard paint and a white chalk marker. I used what I had on hand. If I were to do it again, I would use all patio paint as I think it would be more durable, but what I used is working just fine.
I gave the inner lid parts 2 coats of paint.
I then stenciled on the numbers with the white paint.
I sealed them with 3 coats of the Modge Podge and then used a hot glue gun to attached the lids to the outer rings. Update: while using one of my coasters, I realized it had a milky white film (like the modge podge looks before it dries) I googled this and found where some people said this happened to them when they got something wet that had Modge Podge on it, while others said they got a long fine, maybe it’s the brand I don’t know. So I thought perhaps if I applied polyurethane to it that would solve the problem. I applied 3 coats and yes it did solve the problem. So next time I will skip the Modge Podge when making coasters and just use the polyurethane.
Loved how they turned out and am enjoying using them!
Friday, September 2, 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016
Our first little grandson was born August 19, 2016.
I have to say he is a little cutie pie!
Our son Jake, Grandma Mindy and Grandpa Rusty
Great Grandparents, Jim and Barb.
Four generation photo.
Got to have a picture of Mama Jackie too!
We sure are enjoying him, so much fun!!
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Had a great time picking lavender today at Moonstone Lavender Gardens in Thurman, Iowa. Thank you Marcia, for taking my picture. Now I have proof I was actually there lol ! I’m usually behind the camera.
I had bees and butterflies right there beside me helping me out!
You had to be careful and not step on any Wee Folk.
If you took a notion, you could stop and take a break any time and play checkers with Mr. Butterfly.
Couldn’t pass up this wonderful smelling tea. They have a shop there full of all kinds of lavender goodness…too many to mention.
Go and smell the Lavender!
Thursday, August 11, 2016
It’s been awhile since I picked up some of these fun items but wanted to share them with you. Target has a lot of neat things anymore. Found this cute kitchen towel on sale none the less.
Fell in love with this sign from Hobby Lobby, again at a bargain price! After all it is very important to know whether the kitchen is open or not!
A new place for me that I am finding I like (maybe that’s not a good thing) is T.J. Maxx Had to have this reusable shopping bag and…
this marked down coffee mug!
Always a good feeling when you find a good product at a good price! I’m finding myself really starting to like the lighter “farmhouse” look.