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Monday, March 28, 2011

Studio 5 segment

So, I was a "re-run" today.  (I feel kinda like Patty Duke).  If you saw the segment and want the discount, just e-mail me and I will send you a paypal request for the discounted price!!!  The price right now is already discounted but I will discount it more to equal the full discount on Studio 5!!!!   Thanks for watching!!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Outer Space

 So all the bedrooms in my home have been decorated to the childs personality except for my two younger sons. They share a room. I've tried to get them to decide on a theme for the 2 1/2 years that we've been in our home and finally got them to settle on "Outer Space". Thought I would share what I did.

To get circles on the wall, I traced items from around my house like, pizza pan, laundry basket, tupperware bowls, plates and such.  I used acrylic paint and for details mixed with 5 parts faux finishing glaze.  My son's walls were already light blue and I didn't want to do dark walls so I just left them that color.

Uranus and Neptune before details

Saturn before details

To do the rings for Saturn, I cut an oval out of paper and traced it extending out of each side.  Then with a 1 1/2 inch paint brush and watered down paint, painted rings in different colors.
O.K.  So I was never good at geography but mostly gets covered up with clouds.  Actually my husband re-did the land on earth, but I forgot to take a pic, so this is what you get!
Finished earth, mars and a moon lamp that my son already had in his room!

Neptune and Uranus don't have to many details, but just stippled white paint mixed with glaze and then added highlighting and shading.  You can see Pluto up in the corner, we still consider it a planet!

Jupiter was fun, just played with 2 or 3 brown, gold colors and did random designs.

Mercury and Venus were also pretty easy on details.  Mix the paint you want to sponge with five parts faux finishing glaze and sponge with a sea sponge.

So, now that the painting is done, we will be adding outer space bedding and glow in the dark stars for the finishing touch!  Might play with the curtains a little too!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Family Time

So, it's been a very hard week.  A good friend passed away this week very unexpectedly and at a very young age.  He left his wife, my good friend, and 4 children.  The funeral was so good, mostly about how he loved to be with his family.  They didn't once talk about how much money he earned, the kind of car he drove, the house he lived in, it was all about "Family Time".  I talk a lot about the importance of eating dinner together as a family and I know that his family doesn't regret one day of doing so.  It is not what's for dinner that is important, it's the memories made.  MAKE MEMORIES!!!!