to get adopted. She finally broke out of her super shy shell and was
showing herself more and more so we knew it was time to get her a
forever family. We took her back on a Saturday and she went home Monday
with her family. So happy she didn’t have to stay long before she was
Long time no see!
I don’t remember where I saw this idea….maybe Family Fun, maybe not.
If you’ve seen this idea can you point me in the
right direction so I can give the proper credit?
I wanted to make something
fun and thoughtful for grandparents day.
I saw this idea and knew it would be awesome.
Since we don’t live very close to my in-laws I thought this was right up our alley, making something meaningful, creative and out of the ordinary.
Here’s what I did:
I had the kids lie down on butcher paper and stretch out their arms.
Then I traced around their arms…
and a little bit of their body two times.
I cut their arms out (of the paper).
I stamped their hands with child-safe ink
(basically that just means it will wash off easily)
onto white paper and cut their hand prints out.
Then I cut out a big heart for each set of arms.
I used double sided tape to attach the hands
to the arms and the heart to the body.
Wrote “I Love you this much” and called it good.
Then I folded the arms in and put it in an envelope! What a fun surprise this will be!!!
Like I said, this fun and easy gift would be perfect any time of the year
but especially grandparents day!!
Or just a fun pick me up for family living far apart.
I wanted to pop in today to FINALLY share our new house with all of you.
I am standing on corner of the street looking toward the house.
This door only leads to upstairs!! It was the entrance to the apartment and for some reason no one ever opened this back up the the downstairs even though it was only an apartment for 1 year!
SOOOO, we plan on busting through the coat closet down stairs and opening this stair case back up to make it functional again along with this door.
Now, I’m going to head to the basement, which you get through from the same area as the back door.
The cold/coal room is still in tack in the basement.
That window area was the actual shoot. The door is still on the outside of the house.
When the previous owners added the kitchen, they also dug out in the basement under it and created a big work room. To say Travis is thrilled is an understatement!
The old pantry of the house is down here as well. It is actually pretty large which is good since the kitchen used to be SO tiny!!
Then the large laundry room is down here as well. This is half the room. Still quite a bit of it isn’t pictured to the right.
We do have a unique feature in our basement…
We have an indoor, outhouse!! lol
It’s rather nice inside too. lol
But that’s it!
That is our new house!
We have literally done so much already!
Before we even closed on the house we already had bought paint for the girl’s rooms and then the first night we owned it we bought a ton more paint. We owned 11 cans of paint for a house that we owned less than 24 hours.
We got straight to work since we had to wait for our household items to arrive so pretty much the whole house got painted with the exception of the kitchen, mudroom, downstairs bathroom which isn’t changing, the upstairs bathroom and then the hallways.
Then, we ripped out carpet and have been redoing the original hardwood floors.
We are finishing up the floors in the living room and then we can finally finish putting the downstairs back together!
It’s been a little chaotic up in here!!
So stay tuned for an updated post on the house to see what we’ve already done and what is still yet to come!
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