Friday, April 13, 2012

Home Owners

Phew!  Well after a forty five day escrow I can finally let the cat out of the bag... The Kulow family own their very first home!  YEAH!  I am very happy.  There were a few times during this whole process that I thought we would wind up homeless, in fact even this morning that thought crossed my mind.  A lot of thoughts and prayers went up and as of 12:30pm we now own a home. 
We are all very excited about the fact that we own a home and the great thing too is that it is less than a mile from where we have lived for the last three and a half years.  Which means that Zeke will be able to go to the school that I have enrolled him in, we are able to shop at the same grocery stores and everything is still very familiar.  I am very happy about all of those items. 
Michael actually took today off and once we had the keys his trip to Home Depot began.  The boys are laying down for their nap and Michael has a list a mile long as he hits Home Depot for the first of many trips.
Well, now all my pinterest pins will come in handy.  Lots of work ahead of us!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Upcycled Hubby's T-Shirt

Complements of Pinterest... I had seen a post where some one took their hubby's old t-shirt and made a skirt out of it and I was inspired.  Michael had a few shirts that I bought him a while back that never fit him right, either too tight on his arms or too short in the waist.  They have been sitting on the back of my office chair for a while now and just today I decided to try my hand at making a skirt.  Granted I am not a seamstress like my grandma and I do not follow directions well so I just began cutting and sewing.  I will first state that the first skirt did not turn out well at all and wound up being my trail.  After messing around with it a little more I began on the second shirt I had. 
I did not document the process because like I said, I was a wing'in it.  So I will try my very best to describe what I did and see if that helps...
I took my husband's shirt and cut it off from the armpits, leaving the shirt design on the top portion.  I took the sleeves from the shirt and cut them off, those became the top band of the skirt.  The bottom portion of the shirt was sewn with the loosest tension possible to make gathers.  Once the top portion was gathered I took the sleeves and sewed them together to make a band.  Then I took the gathered shirt and the top band and sewed them together.  I did not do any thing fancy and quiet honestly it looks a little sad at the top however I wear long shirts so it will be covered... right?!?!  ;-)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Busy Week

It seems like weeks go by faster than I can even think to keep up with.  This week was no exception.  Monday we had rain, Tuesday we had snow, Wednesday it was in the high forties, Thursday it was sunny and mid sixties and Friday it was seventy.  Monday was spent house cleaning, Tuesday spent laying around the house watching movies, Wednesday was spent running errands... school, speech and such, Thursday was MOPS and Friday the boys and I took a little road trip to visit Granny Joan (Michael's mom). 
On to another crazy busy week, but taking a few minutes to show and tell through pictures...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Pallet Love

Last week I asked Michael if he had any pallets laying around his job sites that he could swipe for me.  He asked me why and I simply said, "Well pinterest of course."  He said no, but I might be able to convince him otherwise.  I found some really cute ideas and I am wanting to duplicate them for our home...

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Also check out for a ton more cute and fun ideas!
Now you can see why I asked for pallets!  Love me some pallets!