Monday, November 28, 2011

Candy Canes!

Oh I wish I had a set of tiny paint brushes to play with in the nail polish, this was hard and messy to do, and took FOREVER to dry! Plus, the lines are all squiggly! It looks cute from kinda far away, but up close, trust me, they aren't a pretty site!

When I originally took out the red polish, I had planned on painting lady bugs on my nails, but them my bratling walked past me with a candy cane sticking out of his mouth and I put away the black and got out the white!

Sometimes inspiration doesn;t need to hit me round the head with an industrial rubber hose, eh?

I really want to try and make Christmas trees, but first I need to pick up some tiny brushes. no way I can do it with the bottle brush!

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Something interesting has happened in the last six months. Our family has grown, not in number, but in size.

Before, all three boys fit comfortably on the love seat, with room in between each, for wiggling. Now, they are crammed into that seat like salty sardines, and it ends with one of them laying on the floor.

....And the floor sucks, to tell the truth, no carpet, just wood, so it's not soft at all!

It is time for new furniture in casa del bulepaintred.

Now, I cant ask you for suggestions, i'd end up knowing everything about cheap furniture stores in los angeles, but not have a clue where to go close to home, but what you can help me with is materials.

We have two dogs, one who sheds a LOT. We have one person (me) who hates leather(too hot!) and we have kids,m so nothing light colored.

So is there something that isn't the above, but is still good? Comfortable? Affordable?good option?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Stocking Stuffers

I was very pleasantly surprised the other day when Logan came up to me and explained that he wanted me to buy him a certain book. See, his teacher had read the class the first book in the Dinosaur Cove series, and then she had helped him check the second one out of the library, but the library did not have the third book, and he really wanted to keep reading the series.

This was shocking because it has been a damn hard struggle to get Logan reading, he absolutely hates reading our nightly books. I mean, he has been getting better, he no longer fights and argues when I call him down to read his nightly reading books, but to have him ask me specifically for a book, it was a very very nice thing to hear. Obviously I bought the third book for him, as well as the fourth, I took advantage of my scholastic coupons too! I plan on, if he reads the third and fourth, on buying him the rest of the series. I will do just about anything I can to foster a love of reading in him. I love that my two oldest love curling up with a goof book, and I'd love to have the whole team reading!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Forty Seven Days

With Forty seven days til christmas, IO am gathering my Christmas invitations, gift wrap and tags, making lists and making plans for baking. I absolutely LOVE this time of year, Its just a blast for me, every bit of it!

I know that a lot of people dislike the shopping part of Christmas, maybe they don't know what to give their loved one, or maybe they cant afford it, there are lots of reasons, but for me, its just a ball of fun.

I love the planning, the smells, the decorations - there is nothing better then driving down a dark lit street admiring the neighbors Christmas light display!

If I had to pick one thing that I love above all of the christmas season, It would be how excited the children get, second to that, the smells and sounds of christmas! What about you? Love it? hate it? Tell me!