Archive | February, 2014

Kitchen Stencil (cooler than it sounds)

20 Feb

Every winter we end up doing a few home makeover projects since we have to look at the inside of our house so often.  We have recently tackled our dining room with painting a wall, painting a table top and just recently I painted this above the patio doors:Image

I think it ties the room together and I love that this is the first thing people will read when they walk into our house.

Here is how it’s done:

First print off the quote in whatever fancy font you prefer, then rub the back with a pencil:


Sucker your mom into taping the words to your wall and then trace each letter:


Magically, when you pull off the paper, the letters will be outlined


Grab your headlamp- you know it’s a good crafty project if you are forced to wear your headlamp.


Very seriously stare at your letters until they are complete.  And have tons of fun!

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All in all this project took one or two hours for three nights- so 4 hours total.  It was fairly easy but took some patience and a steady hand to paint in the letters.

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17 Feb

The kids and I spent the week at my parents house after playing in the pond hockey tournament in Eagle River.  I love this annual tradition alongside friends I grew up with.  (we weren’t sure what place we finished so we are all holding up a different finger)


It is finally warm enough that we can go outside for longer than ten minutes!  Hooray!  We are currently getting a snow storm and loving it.  We have no where to go this morning and are hanging around and playing in the beautiful snow-globe like flakes.  Loving it.

Look at all this beautiful fluffy snow!

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The girls are sure glad to be with their daddy!