Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Technology 101

This picture of Tyler and his friend Matthew was in the paper showing off the EAST night out at Arkansas High School. Last year Tyler was picked along with Matthew to represent his school at the EAST Conference in Hot Springs. Tyler has once again been chosen to represent his school this year at the conference... Way to go Tyler!!

Published: 11/09/2010

Staff photo by Christena Dowsett. College Hill Middle School students Tyler Campell, left, and Matthew Roberts test new technology Monday evening during the EAST Night Out! (Environmental and Spatial Technology) at Arkansas High. The event showcased EAST student work and projects and allowed students to speak about the changes they have made through the program. The schools represented were College Hill Elementary, College Hill Middle School, North Heights Junior High and Arkansas High School.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Black & Gold

I found this hunk on furniture at the Salvation Army for $15 bucks.... And I knew I had to have it. I had first planned on painting it off white and staining it with a black stain... but the more I thought about it, I decided to keep this piece for me. So I decided to paint it black and use the Gold Stan again... So this is the before picture....

After I glazed it I tried a new for me technique.... I modge podged some cheetah tissue paper on the top... I had first bought a black and white checked (on the diagonal) but the white was too bright... so I did the cheetah and I love it... I tried to give a close up of the gold glaze but it didn't show up in the picture as good as it is in person.
Now this end table is my new bedside table..... Hope you like it.
Please ignore the navy blue curtains... I'm in the process of redecorating my bedroom...

Night Stand Makeover

On my last post, I refinished a bed for my 15 year old cousin. Last night I started her night stand, I forgot to take a before picture but this was an antique piece and it had a dark finish. I primed this piece so that the turquoise would show brighter. Then I used Kyron's Ocean Breeze and painted the nightstand.

Then I Glazed it with DecoArt Elegant Finish Metallic Glaze (Can you say LoVe IT!!)

I also put a little fun in her drawer!! LOL!!!!

I am going to go shopping for different hardware, but for now I just painted the handles gold and couldn't help but to show it off....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My new Hobby!!

So for those of you who are still holding out that I might post something new.... here you go....

We have been so busy lately and the boys haven't done much this summer and I've been too tired to post, but now that the cooler weather has come in and the kids are back in school I've got just a little more energy. And as some of you may know I get these "projects" in my head and I go with them... Last year I started quilting and made 3 quilts, I am still quilting and I have finished a top for Tyler and am now working on a quilt using the kids old baseball Jerseys. But I found a new hobby.... giving old drab furniture a new life...

Below is a bed I did for my cousin Amber for her 14th bday. I painted it a antique white and glazed it with a mocha glaze.... This was my first piece and even though it didn't turn out the way I wanted it to ....I think it still looks fab!! See what you think.

Also I just bought another bed off Craig's List for 10 bucks!! YEA!! So if you see any old wood pieces or know of someone getting rid of something let me know!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

What does Mother's Day mean to you? Well to me it means that I am blessed!! I have gotten to experience the joys of having a life grow inside me and and that I know what it means to love someone unconditionally. Being a mom is a special privilege. I know that my children have been in-trusted to me by God. It is my responsibility to raise them in a way that is pleasing to my Lord. I am to provide for them and love them and nurture them. No one ever said it was going to be easy. Sometimes it's the hardest thing I've ever done. However I wouldn't trade it for a minute. I love my boys so much and am so blessed with them in my life.

However on this Mother's Day we woke up to our freezer door being left open over night and all my food had thawed out. So I started cooking! I cooked 10 packages of sausage and about 10 packages of bacon. I fixed a ham and two deer shoulders. I also had to cook all the fresh corn and peas. Then I had to grill 6 packages of Hot Dogs....and still have 3 more to grill. So I started cooking at 10:30 and finished at 7:30. So with all this food, I had my parents and Grandmother and Blake's Mom over for dinner. I am so thankful for my mother and mother in law. They are such strong and beautiful women!!

Then today I fixed 5 steaks and a package of chicken. I've cooked enough for an army!!! The good thing is that we didn't loose any food! But believe me, this was not how I'd pictured spending my Mother's Day, but I'm glad that I spent it with my boys!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mom's~~

Field Trip to Dallas

This Friday the 5th Grade GT students went on a field trip to Dallas. They were going to see the World Aquarium and the Dallas Zoo. We were to meet at the school and leave at 6 am. Well we finally got off at 6:15 and the bus driver got lost getting out of Texarkana. I had never driven in Dallas and had only been there a time or two. So I was a nervous wreck. But I borrowed a GPS from a friend and now I'm hooked.... (I want a TomTom touch screen GPS) It was so cool. And since the bus driver didn't know where he was going, I was glad to have it.
When we finally arrived we went to the aquarium first. This place was awesome!! It was in an old warehouse and I could have spent all day there. I've snapped a few pictures of our day there......
This is Taylor playing with a bird....

I thought this was a stuffed animal, but it was a real jaguar.


Inside the tunnel under water... way cool....

This was a waterfall inside the warehouse...

At the zoo we ate lunch and got to see some really cool animals. Below is a tiger that we saw eating. The zoo keeper put out the food and the Tiger had to hunt it!!!!

Love this picture of Haley.... just like a pretty butterfly!!

Taylor shaking hands with the monkey.... (his brother?????) Just kidding!!! :o

All and all it was a great day and I'm so glad I got to spend the day with my boys....

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Our newest Addition

I'd like to introduce you to our new addition... Marley! Marley came to us on Thursday night. We woke up Friday to him sleeping on our back porch. This kinda thing happens a lot. People are always dumping their dogs & cats out by the house & they all make it to my house at some point. Usually we give it a day and they leave or we'll call Animals Control. Well I know he's not full blood but he is so good and smart! Blake keeps saying that he has to go but since its almost been a week and the kids have named him....I'm thinking that the kids just got their dog!!! That now makes us a 3 dog family. BTW if anyone wants a lab. I have a friend that has a full blood lab and is thinking about getting rid of her!!!
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Testing out my mobile blog

I am trying out blogging from my phone. We will see how easy this is and how well it comes through. I have attached a picture so I could see how it looks. If it works I might have lots of posts coming in!!
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Christmas...a little late...

Ok so I'm very late on posting these Christmas pics but here they are.. I am sorry for not having very many pictures of Christmas morning, but I was able to video our Christmas before I had to leave and take my neighbor to the ER. She was very sick!! And of course I had the camera!!!! But I've posted some pics from my mom's and my mother in laws..... We had a great Christmas and wonderful New Years....

This picture was taken after I got home from the hospital... they had already taken the bikes for a ride and were playing with most of their games....

These are my girls.... Emma, Catherin and Hannah.... the quilts in the pictures are what I made for them!!!!!

This is Taylor dancing with his IPod... he is so funny!!!