Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Whew, we've been busy around here! This guy just turned FIVE (wow!), and we celebrated with a super fun and messy art party. I was working on party prep right up until guests arrived, so I didn't get as many pictures as I usually like to...as soon as I round up pictures from everyone else's camera, I'll post them up!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
This post brought to you by Scotts®. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you heard about the Scotts® Snap® Spreader System yet? I love anything that makes my life easier, and this new product line looks awesome!
The Snap Pacs quickly and easily lock into the spreader, so there's no more need to cut open and pour fertilizer or grass seed like you would with a traditional spreader. That also means a lot less mess since I can never seem to keep the cutting and pouring of other heavier bags contained to just one small area! The Snap Pacs self-seal when you remove them from the spreader, so there's no spillage, waste or clean up involved. LOVE it!
Between baseball games, birthday parties and other obligations, weekend family time is at a premium these days, and I like to take advantage of every single extra minute I can spend with my husband and kids. Scotts® Snap® Spreader System seems like it would be a great addition to our weekend lawn care routine, making fast and easy work of seeding and fertilizing.
Scotts recently launched a new program - Snap perks on Facebook - if you "like" them you will have the opportunity to win all sorts of fantastic prizes including patio furniture, gift cards and even a trip to the 2012 World Series! Not to mention that there's loads of great information about Scotts products and tips and tricks for taking care of your lawn!
This post brought to you by Leviton. All opinions are 100% mine.
Every day I stare at the same wall about a zillion times a day. It's directly across from my kitchen island where we spend a good part of the day, so I decided to use that space to create a gallery wall of photos and artwork. I figure that if I have to constantly look at it, I might as well dress up the space with things that make me happy.
I spent a couple of weeks hunting down a frame that would accommodate the non-standard size of my new Katie Daisy art print, but as soon as I hung my lovely new artwork on the wall I couldn't help but be distracted by those ugly light switches! I certainly don't want to waste my time creating a wall full of whimsical frames and bright cheery colors only to be overshadowed by those dingy plates that stick out like a sore thumb!
Luckily for me, Leviton has come out with Renu, a new line of switches, wall plates and dimmers in 20 different designer colors! I was so excited to discover that they offer switches in a Pebble Gray color that will match my family room walls perfectly. They also offer yellow Corn Silk that would be fantastic in my kitchen, a Granny Smith Apple green that would be a fun contrast to the turquoise walls in my boys' bedroom, and Sea Spray that would look lovely in my bathroom!
No need to paint = no mess, which is always an added bonus when trying to convince my hubby that I've added something new to his "Honey Do" list. When I told him that I want to change out our switches and plates to Renu switches, he had nothing but great things to say about how nice they look and how easy they are to install...he's an electrical contractor, so he knows what he's talking about!
Check out the Renu collection, and like Leviton on Facebook. They are hosting three different Twitter parties on Wednesday, April 18th @ 9pm EST, Thursday, April 26th @ 9pm EST, and Wednesday, May 2nd @ 9pm EST where you can have the chance to win Home Depot gift cards (to purchase your Renu switches, of course!). Just follow @Leviton and #Renu for your chance to win!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
I am SO glad I tried it! The new paint made for a super shiny mirror-like finish, and I think that I really love the new glass better than my original pieces. In these photos, the square vase was made using the original method, the small votive holder has one coat of Looking Glass paint, and the cylinder vase has two coats.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Last year the boys and I made pinecone bird feeders, but since we were running low on peanut butter this time around I went in search of a new recipe for bird seed treats. I found this great recipe from Infarrantly Creative that was super easy to whip up (my nearly-five and six-year-olds mixed it up all by themselves), and the results were fantastic!