Friday, September 30, 2011

On the Hunt...

This is what we are looking for   in need of - - a 3 wheel bicycle.

Nothing fancy, it doesn't even have to be pretty. But we need one.

Need is a strong word. Why would someone need a 3 wheel bicycle you ask?

Well as you know hubby works on motorcycles. (He helps fix them and helps build custom motorcycles, too). On Saturdays he works at his friend's shop building custom bikes.

Last week, a 12 year old boy came into the shop to visit. He wasn't your average 12 year old. He was a 12 year old who has a brain tumor. A 12 yr old who just started walking again. A 12 year old who doesn't have all of his coordination back and walks with a little limp. A 12 year old who mentioned he wants a bike that he can ride. One with 3 wheels.

Well Hubby and his friend put it upon themselves to build a bicycle for this boy. They haven't told him yet. They aren't even sure how they are going to do it. They do make bike kits that you can add to an average bike to make 3 wheels...but the cheapest is over $300. A little more than either of us can afford right now. And the price of a new bike is way over $300. So they are trying to figure out how they can rig up back wheels or get an older bike to redo. They are going to redo the paint and trick it out like a custom bike. Sounds cool, huh?

If you live in the KC metro area and know of a 3 wheel bike for sale for cheap...or if someone is willing to give it away...please let me know. I really need to find one and soon.

When this project is complete I will post pictures of finished cool 3 wheel bike!

Thank you!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

My latest finds....

Found this basket thingie at an estate sale last month. Not sure what it is...but it looked cool and it was cheap so hubby bought it for me!!! Thanks sweetie!

Right now it is sitting above our armoire in the family room. Too much wood as the armoir is the same color...but that will change soon as I am getting ready to paint the armoir. Watch out...black is showing up more and more in my house! 


He had originally seen this clear stain glass window and thought I would love it. That is why he took me to the estate sale the next day. And bought it! He knows me sooo well! I just love it!
But not sure where to put it. Above our bed (since I can't find a headboard I like) or in our entryway above the door? Decisions, decisions!
Love it honey!



Today I went to an estate sale looking for a bike...that's another story... but I found this instead ~

A fun retro metal desk for little honey! Isn't it so cute! I like the blue/turquoise color but it doesn't match his room at all...plus it needs a little refreshing. I am thinking of maybe orange or lime green.
What do you think??

I love that it is adjustable and it will grow with him!

Cute little wooden chair that will go with it for a few years before he out grows it! Not sure what to do with this little guy either. Maybe paint it, maybe keep it wood?

What would you do??

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My latest obsession...Pinterest!

Have you heard of Pinterest? It is the most happening thing on the interenet right now! And I think I am addicted!
What is Pinterest you ask?

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. To join you have to request an invite or be invited from someone who is already joined. 

Follow Me on Pinterest

I am having so much fun pinning new ideas I find and starting my to do list!

Here is my first project ~
<<-- found this on pinterest from blogher.com and loved it! Little honey like the pic too and wanted me to fix his jeans this way so off I went....



This is my version...sorry the picture is blurry, I have to use my camera on my phone...did I tell you I ran over the "good" camera with my car when we were on vacation?? Yeah...that's another post. So cell phone camera is all I have right now.

Well Little honey thought it needed eyebrows - or in his words - the hairy things above the eyes. And it also needed a tongue. So that is what I did.






There are sooooo many things I want to make for the holidays and for my house that I have pinned - it is crazy! Addictive is the word I think!!!

Go check it out and start following me! You will be amazed at the things you will find....

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remember 9/11

10 years ago today...9/11/01. A day that will forever be in our minds.

A Question that was and still is on everyone's mind...was God with us that day??? Of course He was and still is. A promise from Him that includes 9/11 ~

Psalm 91:1 - He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

photo LA TIMES


HE is with us always. And we will always remember.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Adoption Information and our story...

I was a guest blogger on I can teach My Child. Lots of information about the paperwork and about the finance of adoption.


Please go check it out here and tell me what you think!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Our Latest Project

If you are like me then you LOVE making crafts with your kids. Which means you must like Family Fun magazine! They always have cute ideas that my son and I can make together or that I can make for him that he will LOVE.

Their June/July issue was no exceptions. It included their 20 Years of Summer Fun Projects. My son spotted the shark t-shirt and we had to make it!

The magazine included instructions to use contact paper - which I don't have and didn't want to purchase for one project. So I used freezer paper instead which is cheaper! I had to free hand the shark picture from the magazine. I was never able to find the free template online. oh well I think momma did pretty good!  He like spraying the paint and even had to paint a few rocks for his rock collection at Nana and Papa's house.
After drying and peeling off the freezer paper (sorry I didn't take any pictures of the process - let me know if you have questions about using freezer paper) he was ready to wear it.

Notice his cute "Chandler" smile! I just love my son!

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