Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Random Photo Shoot With Tristan

 There is a GREAT garden/waterfall/pond area in the housing addition next to ours. I mean it's beautiful and I am sure it would make a great backdrop for prom and senior pics! Contact me if you are in Norman, OK and I will direct you to this beautiful place!
Anyways, I decided that Tristan needed some new pics and WALLAH here they are.

I hope you enjoy his cuteness as much as I do!

NEW Scentsy Warmers!

Six new warmers were just introduced into the Scentsy Campus Warmer Collection!
1. University Of Nevada
2. Washington State University
3. Temple University
4. University Of Connecticut
5. Southern Methodist University
6. University Of South Carolina

Don't forget about the warmer of the month!
Dotty...she is 10% off this month and she will be great paired with the NEW Jumpin' Jelly Bean scent that is also 10% off this month only!

If you would like to purchase these or any other SCENTSY products, feel free to order from me or my website.

I would love to be your personal consultant!



Last week during spring break we went to the zoo to see the elephants. They had been gone a while and now have a beautiful and spacious new home!
Tristan calls them "ef fants"

Group shot of all the kids (Alyssa, Montana, Kayden, Tristan, Chas, Dylan and Shelle)
The Monkeys were Tristan's favorite part of the zoo. He kept yelling "oo-oo-ah-ah" every time he would get near one. The chimpanzees were is absolute favorite though! He loved watching them swing on their ropes and play with their blankets. I so wish I had taken my video camera that day just so you could hear the excitement in his little voice!
We bought the zoo cup a while ago and when you bring it back to the zoo you get $.50 refills all day! I made the mistake of sitting my coke down in the wagon and he latched onto it and I don't think he came up for a breath! He loved it! LOL
Before we left the kids just had to have some way overpriced dippin dots! Can you see Tristan's tongue? He couldn't get it in there fast enough!

We had a wonderful time at the zoo! It was perfect 65 degree weather and the kids had a great time seeing all the animals...we hope to go back many more times before our zoo membership runs out!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Granny's Loveseat



This gorgeous love seat belonged to my granny Evelyn and to be honest it had seen better days. It had been repaired a few times and was recently a bed for a cat and dog so it didn't smell too great either!
I knew that I wanted to keep it in my house but it needed a major face lift! First I sanded all the wood and painted a few coats of primer. Then I painted a few more coats of this awesome turquoise paint I got at Lowe's. Then I recovered the seat cushion with this vintage looking fabric that I got on sale at Hancock Fabrics in the remnants section. I had the paint left over from a chalk board project so all in all I spent $3.56 on the whole project!

Refurbished Night Stand Kitchen

This is the solid wood night stand BEFORE

                       And this is the FINISHED product!
                                     Side View
                                      Drawer and front view.
Behind curtain front view.

I looked everywhere for a boy or gender neutral kitchen and couldn't seem to find one that fit "our" lifestyle, until I ran across this kitchen blog land and got inspired to make my own! I also saw this one along the way!
I knew that I didn't want to copy exactly what they did so I put my own little spin on it and made it a little more masculine.
I started off by sanding the entire nightstand and then cutting out the holes for the sink, faucet and knobs. Then I put a few coats of primer on it. Then I taped the top of the top of the night stand so I wouldn't get red paint on it. Then I painted about 3 different coats of red paint that I found in the "uh-oh" section of Walmart. I then painted the top white. I cut out 4" circles using my Cricut Expression out of black vinyl for the burners. The faucet I found at a junk store for 5 bucks and the knobs I found at our Habitat For Humanity store for .50 each! The sink is an old dog bowl that I got out of my sister-in-laws yard and cleaned it up! At first I was going to use a regular tension rod to hang the curtain but I decided against that because I knew how rough my son is and I didn't want to have to be putting it back up every 5 minutes, so I bought a tension rod that has brackets on it's ends from Family Dollar for $3. The robot material is from Hobby Lobby and I used a 40% off coupon so it was super cheap. I had enough material left over to make an apron and a pot holder to match.
My 2 year old son and 4 year old nephew play with it everyday!

Blogger is not on my nice list at the moment!

So as you can see I had to move my blog to HAYESFORDAYZ2! You can still see my old posts at
The old site would not let me publish any of my posts so I had to start all over again! NICE!
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Have a bright and sunny day!