Oct 29, 2013

halloween 2013
...and the giveaway winner!

i didn't get near as involved in halloween this year as i did in 2012, but that's what happens when a little bun in the oven zaps all your energy. next year, i hope to be back with a vengeance! :)

here's a quick round-up of my 2013 spooky DIYs...and look to the end of the post for the winner of the rustoleum neverwet giveaway!

my favorite project by far this year were these adorable ghost lights. K was crazy about them too so we ended up hanging them in his room as a pseudo-nightlight. 
i'm not actually sure he'll be able to deal if we take them down. they might become christmas ghosts of the past, present, and future...

Oct 26, 2013

update on the dining table II

sorry for the crappy phone pics in this post -- there was sawdust a'swirlin' and i didn't want to risk getting particles all up in my good camera.

last week, the wood for the dining table fish is making us -- pine for the base and white oak for the tabletop -- was laying on the floor of our garage.
after admiring ignoring it for a week, fish's schedule cleared up and Construction Day Numero Uno was upon us!

Oct 19, 2013

spookyDIY: pumpkin tee

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

time : minutes
difficulty : ★    ☆
hazards : you have to break out the iron
would i do it again? : yep!

Oct 16, 2013

an honest review:
rustoleum neverwet

have you had a chance to try rustoleum's latest product, the neverwet liquid repelling system? maybe you had good intentions, then balked at the $20 price tag.

is it really worth it??
read on for my honest and comprehensive review...
and a giveaway at the end!

Oct 12, 2013

fancy fishnet pumpkins

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

time : minutes
difficulty : ★    ☆
would i do it again? : yep!

Oct 9, 2013

update on the dining table

we've made a wee bit of progress with the dining table...

of all the plans we were scouting out, we ultimately decided on ana white's farmhouse table. we liked the shape the best and it doesn't seem that difficult (for fish) to build.

we were having a hard time deciding between regular ol' dimensional lumber or springing for the nice stuff. we ended up doing a combination: pine for the legs and super-beautiful white oak for the tabletop.

Oct 5, 2013

spookyDIY: ghost lights

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

time : minutes
difficulty : ★ ★   ☆
hazards : razor blade!
would i do it again? : yes

Oct 3, 2013

halloween roundup!

before i take some deep breaths and delve into the super-crafty months ahead, i wanted to pause and share a round-up of last year's halloween projects with you.

my personal favorite was the monster truck costume i made for K from a cardboard box:

he loved it so much, he wants to be a monster truck again this year! who am i to say no? a bloated, tired, pregnant woman. skipping out on costume-making this year sounds like a blast!

Oct 1, 2013

september in review

pumpkin time!

oh, how things have changed in just twelve short months! this was me and my little buddy last year, shopping for pumpkins at a local farm...
K was a bit wary of the pumpkin patch...

this year, we're expecting another little bambino...
...and i FEEL like a pumpkin. blerg.