Working on it Wednesday

Did you know there are only 64 days until Owen goes to preschool? … not like I’m counting or anything.

Until then it seems my daily fate rest in some form of painting with him and then at some point him painting himself. If never fails, I’ve given up trying.

celery painting1

This is us (well him) painting with celery. First we cut up the stalks to use in our crock pot meal that night then I let Owen use the end to paint for a while.

We’ve been painting with textures lately. Everything from aluminum foil to now celery.

I’m thinking of investing in this Young Artist Texture Painting Set but haven’t bitten the bullet yet. He has a birthday coming up soon, so we’ll see.

 

Now it’s your turn, what have you been up to this week. Remember it can be a post highlighting anything you’ve been working on recently.


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Working on it Wednesay 6.15.14

I finally remembered what I wanted to share last week that I completely forgot about.

I’ve had quite a few people ask me about what the bookcases we built last year look like full of stuff. Remember this project?

BeforeandafterWell over the last year I’ve been slowly filling it. You won’t find any really cutely decorated shelves like some people do. 1. I’m not that great at “decorating” in that sense 2. We have a LOT of books 3. Because of 2, these shelves needed to be very functional for us.

Here is what the shelves look like right now

Bookshelves doneOwen took up quite a bit of the space for his books (Has the bottom six on all sides) therefore we couldn’t fit many of our own books. We still have 8 shelves full of books in our basement. I think this means I need more shelves right? Since this was so easy I’ve been contemplating a built in for our bedroom, but I’m worried what that will do to our resale value in a few years. It will make it so there is only really one place you can stick the bed.

Okay, now it’s your turn to link up. What have you been working on this week? It can be anything.

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Working on it Wednesday 6.18.14

I sat down to write this post and realize I not only have no pictures of what I’ve been working on, but I’m also not quite sure what it is that I’ve been doing.

Really I think this picture just sums up my last week…. ok maybe it also displays that I have been working in photoshop if nothing else. :)

dory

 

Hopefully you’ve had a more productive week than I have.

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Play Group Snacks – Working on it Wednesday – Link up

So technically this was working for me on Friday, but let’s just pretend.

Last Friday was our first play group of the summer and it was my turn to host and provide snacks. To say I was unprepared would be an understatement. I was going to go totally slacker and stick out a few bowls of goldfish crackers, but ended up buying some veggies at the grocery store, already cut up of course. I couldn’t be too ambitious.

I ran into problems once I was home and remembered I recently donated my veggie tray thinking I would never have a use for one again… isn’t that how it always goes? Looks like I’ll be picking up one of these or this sooner rather than later.

In a moment of pure genius, or time crunched panic I decided to use my muffin pan for our veggie display. And I have to say regardless of it’s obviously used condition, I think it turned out nice. Definitely a functional piece for the day.

Veggie Dippers

Now it’s your turn…

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Working on it Wednesday + Link up

Well it’s almost officially summer here in Michigan. Matt and I spent the last weekend planting over $100 in flowers in our yard. I’m hoping for some pretty landscape this year without much up keep. I’m probably delusional, I know.

I put some wave petunias in my PVC planters this year so I’m excited to see how they’ll come out.

Planters title pic

I’m also happy to report the play house we spray painted last year survived our harsh winter outside. It’s ready to go for this year and Owen has already been moving his things in (sticks, apparently the boy likes sticks).

berforeandafter

So now it’s your turn to share what you’ve been working on over the past week….

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Working on it Wednesday – Learning Letters & link up

It’s another Working on it Wednesday, what have you been working on?

Working it Wednesday copy

I don’t know about other Mom’s of three year old kids, but I am ready for Owen to head off to pre-school this fall. We’re hoping to get him enrolled in a very awesome duel program in our city, but this particular program only has 23 seats open and they utilize a lotto system which mean we basically just cross our fingers until July when we find out if we made it or not. Everyone cross your fingers with me. Anyway, not wanting Owen to be behind any of his classmates we’ve been working hard on certain topics, fine motor skills etc.

Recently I saw on pinterest where someone had written the alphabet on a piece of paper and used small letter magnets to match them up. We can’t do anything little in this household so I had to blow the project up a bit. I used a $.50 piece of poster board from the dollar store then hand wrote in permanent marker the alphabet.

Owen Letters

Then together Owen and I sit down and take time to match up the letters going over what each one is named before putting down the corresponding letter. I try to keep activities to four minutes or less when they involve learning (the amount of time most research says kids his age can focus on a given task) and so far we’ve had a lot of success with it.

So now it’s your turn to share….

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Working on it Wednesday – Gallery Wall Additions & Link up

I don’t craft as much in the winter but I’m trying to get a few last minute projects done before it gets warm and I start spring cleaning.

This weeks project; adding to our gallery wall. I’ve wanted to add this piece for months but couldn’t find just the right option. I finally came up with something I like and went ahead and had Matt hang it up this weekend. I don’t love the placement but until we move and redo this picture wall it will have to stay.

So can you find the addition?

gallery wall 1

gallery wall

 

Did you find it?

I added a duel bell alarm clock hanging from a hook on the upper left hand corner of our wall. The clock is set 9:23, the time that our son was born and since most of our wall is pictures of him it seemed very fitting.

Our clock is from Ikea but if you’d like do to something similar you can find quite a few options on amazon. Here are a few of my favorites. Just click on their image to be taken to a page to purchase.

 

What have you been working on this week?

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Working on it Wednesday 8-28-13

It has been hot in Michigan the last few days. Rainy hot and humid. While I hate the cold the most and normally love warm temperatures, I do not enjoy getting all sweaty just by going outside to grab the mail. It’s suppose to be like this for the rest of the week so I think we’ll just stay inside as much as we can.

Thankfully I have quite a few little projects that have been completed over the last few weeks to share that the missed days of outside project time won’t be a big deal. We should have spray paint weather until October-ish so I’ll have time to catch up.

I’m not yet sure what I to share next week, but I’m thinking it might be all the pain and heart ache this lamp caused me over the last month.

shelves 133Until I figure out what I am going to write about you can take some time to view yesterdays tutorial on Repainting a Plastic Play House and/or link up to today’s linky. It’s a great way to get more viewers to your blog as I will once again highlight the first five responders this weekend!

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Working on it Wednesday 7-10-13

We’ve been doing quite a few projects around the house the last few weeks and I’m currently finishing one up today. If you follow us on instagram @meganatplay then you’ve had a few sneak peeks of what’s to come. This week though I’ll show you one of our projects last weekend, our new sink.

shelves 124My old sink was a cast iron and porcelain country sink. I hated it. It was impossible to keep clean, most things stained it and you had to have it resurfaced to restore the white. I like things to shine so for a nut job like me it was constantly driving me insane. I know some of you out there will say I’m crazy for getting rid of it, but after four years it had to go. Don’t mind all the sink clutter, this picture was mid project when I remembered we hadn’t taken a picture yet.

shelves 128This is our brand new nice and shiny sink. I’ve already spilled paint on it (from my current DIY) and it was super easy to clean up so unlike the old sink which would have had permanent paint damage after an accidental dripping of that nature. We also installed a new toilet in our main bathroom but I’m sparing you pictures of that. You can thank me later. :)

What have you been up to the last week, feel free to share your current projects in the Mr. Linky below.

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Working on it Wednesday 6/25/13

I’ve had a few projects in the works this week and we have a busy weekend planned with lots of plumbing work. I’ll take pictures.

Until then here is an update on the lamp I purchased a few weeks ago. I’m painting it a “dusty purple” which will match an upcoming project. I’m only one coat in and it’s been a mess. It was horrible to paint the details and my primer coat kept chipping off (not a good sign I assume). I’m not giving up yet, hopefully I can get a second coat in this weekend and see how it looks.

lampIn other awesome news my copies of Zoomigurumi and Zoomigurumi 2 arrived. I love all the patterns, but especially the ones in the second book. Owen saw the covers and has already told me repeatedly that he is waiting for me to make him a turtle friend; I guess I need to get on that too. :)

Zoo

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