Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy New Year ~ almost!

We are headed here tomorrow.

Timberline Ski Resort at Mt Hood.

We're going to do some skiing, and enjoy a few days of ringing in the
new year with great friends who have this awesome cabin nearby.

Have you ever seen so much snow?

Hope you're all enjoying time with family and friends.

Happy New Year - see you in 2013!


Thursday, December 27, 2012

HGTV Dream House 2013

The HGTV Dream Home 2013 Giveaway begins on December 28 at 9am eastern time. See Rules for entry period. For more details about the home, visit Dream Home Central.

Enjoy the photos and go here for more eye candy.


One word.....gorgeous!


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas!

And they came with haste, and found Mary and 
Joseph and the babe lying in a manger.

Luke 2:16

Wishing you a blessed holiday with family and friends!


Friday, December 21, 2012

Desk makeover

My daughter's Christmas bedroom makeover is almost complete....everything except for some surprises Christmas morning!

I posted here with the new bedroom color, and mentioned the desk that needed some TLC.  
I like to show the after picture first - it's usually the prettier picture.

Here's how the desk started....

I found this big crack in it after lifting my sons 20lb gecko house off of it......maybe a little too much weight for an old desk???

This wood filler worked great to seal the crack.

Not my neatest work, but I got the job done :)

I let it sit this way for a couple of days just to be sure it dried and sealed well.

This is how it looked after sanding.

Next came the primer, a couple coats of white paint (swiss coffee), and a top coat of polyurethane.


My daughter really likes the teal blue color that is in some of the desk accessories, so I found this fabric with teal at Joann's and added a seat cushion for her desk chair.

Found this cutie at Staples and just knew her desk had to have it!

There is something about tape and 11 year old girls that go hand in hand.  She has tried to tape everything to her walls for the past few years.  I'm hoping this sophisticated tape dispenser will steer her into more mature taping adventures :)

It's wrapped and under the tree.

Can't you just see it on here?

Have a wonderful, family and friend filled,weekend!


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