Christmas is coming

I'm hoping to make most of Charlotte's Christmas gifts this year, a good money saver. I love making people gifts and I appreciate receiving handmade gifts as well.
 I'm hoping to have time to make her a Farmers Market basket full of felt fruit and Vegetables and other fun food.  
Sometime in January after the holidays my plan is to make a kitchen set for Charlotte out of an old entertainment center, so I thought it would be a good idea to get a head start making some food for it for Christmas gifts so she'll have stuff to play with along with her play kitchen.
As a small girl all I did was play with my kitchen set. I secretly am making it for me to play with along with Charlotte. ;)
Here are a couple cuties I have made so far.

Will you be making any handmade gifts this year?



This kids dressed up as the Aquabats from The Aquabats Super Show for Halloween this year.
Henry had a parade at school then we went trick-or- treating with a group of about 30 people. It was crazy and fun. Afterwards, we warmed up with a bowl of chili at a friends house. A great day was had by all.

p.s  I made the kid costumes this year.



For the past couple months I've been busy refurbishing old furniture.
I got the desk many years ago from a nun and the coffee table came from salvation army for less than $10.
The color I used for both pieces are Mermaid's Net by Behr. I made a chalk paint, which is usually used for the distressed look, but I love the matte look and the paint goes on so smooth. It also dries pretty quick and no chips or peeling so far!! I used a wax paste to protect and seal the paint.  I am very happy how both pieces came out.
I'm looking forward to show you pictures of my completed living room makeover.

This is my next big project.

Have you been working on any projects lately?


Jason's Birthday

Henry's 6th Birthday

 We celebrated Henry's birthday with a smores party! It was a blast!

Charlotte's Second Birthday


Boston Children's Museum

It's been way too long since I have posted anything on this blog. I keep telling myself that I am going to get better at updating and it just never happens. 
It looks like the last time I posted was around Easter time. Two seasons have now past and I managed not to post one darn picture. I guess I have lots of catching up to do. 
We've had lots of fun this past summer. Many birthday celebrations, cookouts and lots of swimming. I'm looking forward to post pictures of our summer happenings. 
I don't have many photos from my camera, all because of Instagram. I usually take pictures on my phone. I find that those pictures don't come out that great on blogs, so I am apologizing in advance about the picture quality.
Here are some photos of the Boston Children's Museum that we visited in the beginning of the summer.

 I'll be back with more catching up!!!!