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Pittsburgh, United States
35 Y/O wife to Tim and mom to Emma,Noah,Caleb, Stella and 2 babies in Heaven.Trying to walk in the path of the Lord and carrying my family with me. I love our 1902 home we purchased more 10 years ago. It is constantly evolving and goes through whatever changes my little heart desires. I love vintage treasures and I'm always on the hunt for them! My hope is that this blog will be a constant scrapbook for my family and home,a place to make new friends and just somewhere to lay out my thoughts,even if they aren't beautiful or inspiring. XoXo-Nikki

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

midweek stuff

 I was getting bored and moved the furniture around in my front entry hall. Remember when Target would do that 'Global Bazaar' thing every year? It was kind of like Pier One comes to Target. Any ways,we got this piece super cheap one year. It's been holding out board games but I didn't like the way the ones in the glass cabinet looked. Especially since Caleb-who tries to play them by himself- just chucks random dice and checkers in there.

So I decided to cover them some how and it was super easy.

 Lucky for me,Scrap paper is 4/$1 at Michael's this week. I found this really cute Anna Griffin paisley print. I was going to do a black and white damask but thought the brown in this would look nice with the rich wood.
 I removed the rubber keeping the glass in,cleaned the glass with Windex and placed it on top of the glass. Cut it with my craft blade and placed a little Mod Podge on the glass.

Let it dry and put the now decorated glass back in place with the rubber strips. And there it is! :

Looks so much better now! I'm up for a game night now!


Emma and some of her friends at the Halloween Dance

Friday evening I helped out at the Halloween Dance for my kids school. It was for 5th and 6th graders only so Noah couldn't come. He's really hoping they do it again! And so do I! It was a blast.

Saturday night Jill and I threw our girls a joint Birthday party. We had done this before when they turned 8. Not only are they Best Friends but they are only 2 days apart. 

First we celebrated at the local pizza parlor 

Then we took the kids down to the Haunted House Spooktacular!

I was seriously prepared for something uneventful and cheesy but this was REALLY scary!! I think what made it extra freaky is that it was in an old funeral home.Quite a few of the kids didn't even make it through. I'm thankful for refunds!

Sunday we celebrated my niece Molly's 5th Birthday with a bowling party. I managed to get a few shots in there........

So that is our weekend in review........Although it's already Wednesday. I'm not feeling well again. Lot's of aches.....chest pains and my arms and face keep going numb. I know I need to see my doctor but the only time I can really go is the evening and those appts tend to fill up fast :( Seriously need to get Stella's thank you notes out. Actually went grocery shopping and planned out meals for the next few days. Looking forward to dinner with my cousin on Friday night,Making Strides against Breast Cancer walk (gonna be FREEZING!) on Saturday morning.

I feel like I have a lot on my mind lately. Too the point where my brain feels tired,cluttered....kinda foggy. I really need for every thing to just slow down. January....almost looking forward to the quietness and solitude of it.


{cuppakim} said...

such a busy week! love the cabinet doors - they turned out awesome. love that clean, yet still fun, look!

Melodee said...

love your pics! sweet kiddos, darling idea for the cabinet doors:) love all the board games in there!