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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Odds and Ends

Gabriel was weighed:

3 months, 13 lbs. 5 oz.

My sons' dresser is a project needing to happen...It is a very LOOONG dresser that fits under our 6 foot plus wondow. Before it came to live with us, someone put a dark oil on the light soft wood. Everytime it was TOUCHED huge dings would show up. Then the (very ugly) handles, fell off. In the back of my mind I have been thinking about sanding it down and buying new handles. There is never extra money to do that. There is never enough money to do what we HAVE to do. The dresser sits. I saw a very talented woman on another blog make "for now handles" from black ribbon. I was late to dinner knotting strips of rope to make handles. I still WANT to do it well, but for now, my sons can get to their clothes :)Photobucket
My two year old likes coffee. The first time we discovered this we were asleep. it was 5 am. He came in mumbling and exclmaing in gibberish holding a bag of coffee beans and chomping away. My only thought was "Please let that be decaf!" Yesterday, there was a brief moment of silence in our house-I quickly went to investigate. I noticed him hiding under the dining room table eating coffee beans. I got the camera and held it under the table. He looked terrified and "caught red handed" and started scooping the beans back in the bag and handing it to me. Then I laughed and he had thee CUTEST mischevious grin we may ever see. I snapped and flashed away. He was relieved. I thought I was clever. I sat down to review my pictures. they didnt come out, nothing but a blur. Here you can see him under the table.
AND I need to get frames and create a picture wall and frame this:
My walls are full though. I thought we were moving and got excited that I would ahve more walls.....until then....


Brandon and Christi Tyler said...
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Corinne Doughan said...


Thanks for the email ... I checked out your blog as well ... very nice. I just started blogging ... you look like a pro. Anyway, I look forward to getting to know you better. Hope you have a great week.


cheesefemme said...

Hello!! The rope-for-handles idea actually looks really cute, and I bet the boys love it! Another really cheap idea (if you have a good thrift store in town) is to get old silverware (maybe spoons...forks are too dangerous with boys...I have 2 and another on the way so I understand your life!!) and bend it in the middle to form a handle, then drill holes in each end and bolt them on. Just a thought. Could be kinda fun. I can find old silverware for a quarter at some of the thrift stores, or at garage sales. :)

Kimmie in Fort Worth