Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Friend Makin' Monday!

I am participating at Friend Makin' Monday over at ae filkins blog! Head on over there to join! Here are my answers to this week's Friend Makin' Monday!

1. Favorite things about Spring: The WARM weather! Flip flops, grilling out, yard games, hiking, biking, and sunshine!!

2. What I'm doing for Spring Break: Sadly, I do not get a spring break, but that's okay, maybe next year!

3. Favorite Spring flower: Hydrangeas, I think they are gorgeous!

4. Do you have a garden?

We dug a garden in our backyard last spring. The snow just melted here last week, so I will be starting my seeds inside (hopefully this week) and transplanting them once the ground is completely thawed.

5. If so, what do you grow.

All sorts of stuff! I don't exactly have a green thumb...but last year I grew one (lol) really big pumpkin, some herbs, beans, cucumbers, and flowers. I am going to try again this summer for a more successful turnout!

6. Do you do Spring cleaning? This is my first spring in our house after a winter (we moved in last April 1st). But yes, I have started spring cleaning! I have one bathroom done and the dining room. Now onto the entire rest of the house....

7. What is your weather *really* like right now? {Just b/c it's "officially" spring, doesn't mean that it feels like it for some of you}
It's okay...in the 50's today, which I think is really warm! Flip flops and no jacket for me! (for those of you in the dark, I live in Minnesota, so yes, 55 degrees is warm!) Nothing blooming or green yet, but the sun is shining, so I can't complain!

8. Snapped any weather related photos lately? Share one with us!

This was Sunday afternoon, checking out the new Minnesota Twin's baseball field. My hubby got us a 20-game season ticket package for my birthday and we got to be some of the first people to check out the stadium and got to see the view from our seats! It was very nice out that day, hopefully it will stay this nice for when we sit there for 3 hours watching the games!

9. What's your favorite thing to do on a sunny afternoon? Be outdoors! Walk the dogs, hike, bike, grill, I looooove fishing, and even staying inside crafting is fun with all the sunshine coming through my windows!!

10. Favorite TV show right now? I am a sucker for American Idol, Law and Order:SVU, and Criminal Minds. Under Cover Boss is usually pretty good too. But starting in two weeks, I will be watching the Twin's!

Happy Spring!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ribbon Board

I made this message board for my kitchen...in the colors I want my kitchen to be. Our kitchen came with dark red walls that I cannot stand. But, we haven't had time to paint, so I will just keep decorating it while pretending it has tannish brown walls instead of dark red. I took this Target dollar section cork board I had lying around and used it to make my message board. The cork was so thin on this thing that push pins went right through. It was pretty useless this way!

I covered it in batting. I used a glue gun to attach everything because my staple gun was too strong to use on this weak board.

I added my teal/turqouise/aqua and brown fabric. I love these two colors together--so much they were our wedding colors! And I have a set of dishes we recieved as wedding gifts that are also these colors. Therefore, I want the kitchen to be a more neutral tan, with maybe a brown accent wall, and NO dark red.

I added some pretty brown and aqua ribbon and wa-la, a beautiful message board! So...it's hanging in my kitchen against the ugly red wall. I'm hoping my husband's decorating side (ha) won't be able to stand it either and he will be inspired to paint!

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