Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cushions and Pillows

We received our free porch furniture a couple years ago after a spring Tornado that came through our neighborhood. A family said we could have them(there was insulation and debris everywhere and I'm sure they just didn't want to deal with it). Tony power washed the furniture and we sprayed the chairs with a coat of Brown paint(they need a new coat of paint- that's in the soon to-do list). I have been meaning to make cushions, but crazy life happened along the way. I have been collecting material and Foam when it's been on sale at Hobby Lobby. I finished up the project today, and am pretty pleased with the results. What do you think?
The pillows are reversible with Paisley material on one side and a gold fabric on the other side. I have had the gold fabric for a while. The Paisley material I got 30% off at Hobby Lobby. My wonderful husband cut the squares for the pillows and stuffed them once I had them sewed. What a time-saver! LOVE him!

I got the foam for the couch cushions 30% off at Hobby Lobby too! I used 4x22x22in. foam squares. Two for the back, two for the seat. The striped material was in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby. It was a steal! One side of the cushions has Velcro so I can remove the fabric to wash if/when needed.

Yes, I know.... the chairs need a NEW coat of brown paint. On my new honey-do list :)

View from the walk to the front door.

The kids really like the new cushions! So comfy! We will be spending a lot more time on the front porch!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Tobin has been really cracking me up lately with the things he says and does. Well.... actually, he has always made me laugh! He's so smart and quirky! I love watching him learn and play. Today I did what I do often and played fruit basket turnover with the photos, mirrors, etc. on the walls. We've lived here almost 3 years and I get bored and like to mix it up. I'm rambling... Anyway, I moved a mirror into the front entryway and I saw him making faces in it. He had pushed his Thomas over there and had to stand on it to see himself. Have I mentioned Tobin loves mirrors? Those who are close to us know this fact. He has always loved looking at his reflection!

He caught me and gave me a grin!

Moments later, this is what I saw...
In his underwear.
Riding on Thomas.
Wearing his Cars backpack.
Holding his HUGe ball.
Going on a trip.
Oh. My. Goodness. I love this kid! (You probably knew that already!)
And yes, My son does own pants; however, since he's been potty trained he hates wearing pants. I mean, it is a lot of taking off and putting back on. All day long, I say, "put your pants back on". Oh well he is only three, right?

Speaking of Imagination....
Little Miss Sassy loves playing mommy! She is always lugging around a baby doll, sometimes the baby crib goes with her around the house. She holds the baby on her shoulder and rocks back and forth and sings. She has quite a personality herself! And, don't get me started on the cleaning. If you give her a baby wipe or napkin she will wipe the table, toy, or what/whoever is in front of her! Tonight she pushed around (while she crawled) our dust broom for quite a while! I LOVE her too! Here's a photo of her loving on one of her babies!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Trip to the Zoo

On Tuesday, we went with our friends to the zoo. Hallie, Greyson and Ava were great company!

My favorite quote of the day.
Tobin: "Look at that Cat!"
Greyson: "Those cats are spooky!"
In the car on the way home, I asked what Tobin's favorite part of the day was. He said, "Well, it wasn't the spooky cats!"

There's the "spooky" cat!

Cute Hallie and her little baby bump! Wonder if it's a boy or girl?

Thanks for the day at the zoo Arnold family (minus the daddies). It was perfect weather and we had a terrific time!

Her Favorite Things

Our sweet girl loves the stacking blocks! I took pics this week while she was playing. Of course, Tobin likes to play with them too... but only when she's playing with them first! He never plays with the stacking blocks until she does, how does that always happen? Actually, they play together fairly well, most of the time.

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