Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ten Thoughts This Thursday

1.  I wish...I could hang out with P!nk.  Saw her in concert...amazing.

2.  I want...a product that will make my hair shinier.

3.  I think...Keith Urban's hair is ridiculous.

4.  I might...lose it if my daughter who's almost eight, sometimes melts down like she's three.

5.  I appreciate...a well-balanced meal.

6.  I enjoy...Starbucks iced green tea, unsweetened.

7.  I find time to be as crafty as I'd like to be.

8.  I feel...fortunate to be able to take a dance class once a week.

9.  I recommend...Becca (brand) face primer to diminish the T-zone shine.

10. I hope...I feel strong on my 11-mile training run on Saturday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Thursday Thoughts

Ten Thoughts This Thursday

1.  I wish...I could afford a laser treatment for my eyebrows so I'd never have to tweeze again.

2.  I want...a personal shopper and a whole lotta money.

3.  I think...that Turbo Tax is a great invention.  Sure beats paying $375 for someone else to do my taxes.

4.  I my son's invention.  His latest:  The flopsock (socks that can be worn with flip flops)

5.  I appreciate...the parents in my classroom that volunteer and organize our special events.

6.  I from the 1940's.

7.  I struggle..with getting homemade well-rounded dinners on the table with our busy schedule.

8.  I feel...blessed that my kids go to bed and fall asleep when asked, ages 7.5 and (almost) 11.

9.  I recommend...adding protein into your breakfast in order to keep you fuller, longer.

10. I hope...Pink is as good in concert this time around as she was a few years ago.  Going to see her on Monday night and can.hardly.wait!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Valentine "Gumball" Machine

I originally saw this idea here.  One thing led to another and I eventually stumbled across many Valentine's Day Gumball Machines on Pinterest, such as this one.

Easy enough, right?

I hopped on over to Hobby Lobby and picked up some materials.  I'm pretty sure everything I bought was either 40% or 50% off.  In total, it probably cost $10 a Gumball Machine. let's talk about spray painting the terra cotta pot and saucer.  Not easy.  It took a ton of paint!  I even primed everything.  If I were to make this again, I would try acrylic or regular house paint.  However, in the end, after many coats and a lot of patience, the paint job turned out well.

I used E6000 glue to adhere the glass bowl to the pot and the wooden ball to the saucer.

I made 2 Gumball Machines.