Here are a few projects and crafts we've been up to the past few weeks:
I went to some antique places last weekend searching for a dresser for Emmy. She has never had one and I wanted 1. to clear up 2 of my own drawers that were currently housing her stuff and 2. have all of her clothes in her room. So I found this old dresser ($22.50!) and had planned on sanding off the shiny wood stain, priming it, then painting it white. Well after I sanded it I decided to take a "before" picture. After I took the picture I decided I really liked how it looked sanded. So then I just stuck on some vinyl stickers I had found for $3 and wahlah. The knobs weren't on for the picture, but now they are. Love it. p.s It's way cuter in person.
I made these silhouettes of the kiddos. The red and black took me a little time to get used to, but it matches our red striped chair we have right below the silhouettes. These pictures hang in our bedroom. (dangit, i can't find the link i used to make these. but there are a lot of online tutorials if you do a google search.)
This is not the best picture since you don't see all the wall, the couch, etc. But whatever. When Ben and I were clearing out the file-cabinet from our house's previous owners, we discovered these in the basement. Old window panes. Fun. So the left window has a picture of each kid, plus a wordle of things about them. The right window has, again, a picture of each kid and then a favorite quote of theirs. I saved lots of money (but not ink) by printing off the pictures at home. This hangs in our office.
A fun kid craft we made last Saturday: grass heads (or chia pets). I love these little guys. Miles named his "E." Jonas named his "heh." Not the letter "H," but rather the sound it makes. Lovely. I think the boys will give them a hair cut tomorrow.