Day 29 - Wishes
This is another one of those that I've thought about the whole 30 days and still am not sure what to write. I'm a realist so wishes aren't something I really have. Sure, I say "I wish that person would drive faster . .. ", or "I wish I was independently wealthy" but I'm not sure that is what this is supposed to be! So . . I think instead, maybe you should check out Katie's Journey (Just click on her button on the side of my page) and see what OTHERS are wishing. I think that is what I'll do and maybe, just maybe I'll get inspired to wish some more!
Happy wishing :-)
Monday, November 8, 2010
November 8, 2010
Today I am thankful for family days :-) We don't get many of them but today we got to enjoy our family. We laughed a lot, played a lot, and even got some work done! Than we had some family pictures taken by a friend and I can't wait to see them! Every once in awhile, we just have to take time out for us - and yes, I do schedule those days at the very least, once a month otherwise, we get too busy :-)
My boys!! :-)
|Josh got creative today. He moved his little chair up on the couch and sat in it so he could watch out the window :-)|
|Darryl giving Nate a bottle - he doesn't get to do this very often!|
And yes, I'm thankful we were able to stay in our PJ's until early afternoon when we had to get ready for pictures!!
1. The Star Cutouts - I purchased the stars at Micheal's for just a dollar or so a piece. They were plain wood. I picked up the really cheap spray paint at Walmart (Blue, White, Black, and Red) and sprayed each of the stars a different color. Once dry, I used glitter glue to outline the center star (this is a raised panel on the wooden star so it was easy to do!)
2. The base - I searched through my husband's wood scrap bin and found a board that I then cut down into small rectangles to use as a base. I also sprayed those the same color as the stars. Once dry, I used lots of Hot Glue, to secure the star to the wood. (Eventually, I will probably need to use Gorilla Glue to make them extra secure but our Gorilla Glue was dried out!)
3. The Clips - I chose to use clothespins because it was quick, cheap and easy! I just hot glued one to the three points of the star. You could also drill small holes in each point and use a heavy duty wire to make a holder too.
Than, to finish it off - I went through my photos and found one picture from each month (for a total of 12) showing Josh. It was a great way to see how much he had changed!
If you want a more detailed tutorial with pictures, check out Oopsey-daisy. I got this idea from her blog - she used wire for the holders instead of the clothes pins in case you want to see that.
Happy Crafting :-)