Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mersman 7384 End tables Refinished

Before:



After:  Painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint:  Duck Egg, slightly antiqued, and 
finished with Annie Sloan Clear Wax.




Now selling on KSL.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A scale like never seen before


So, we don't even own a scale anymore. I think it's been at least 5 or more years since we had one in the house. The joke is that if we want to weigh ourselves, we do it when we visit my sister's home 4hrs away. Yea, it's pretty silly...

This looks like an amazing scale. Go here to Make It and Love It and check out this fun giveaway for one!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Repurpose Girl's dress shoes!

I was watching an episode of Martha Stewart and they used mod podge and glitter to transform canvas tennis shoes, any high heeled shoes, and kids dress shoes. Super cute idea and it gives new life to your old scuffed shoes! Love it! So I decided to emboss the shoes b/c that's all I had on hand. I think it turned out great! Look below for the how to's!

Step 1: Tape off the part you want to glitter.


Step 2: Wipe embossing glue across the shoe area to be glittered.
Step 3: Sprinkle glitter all over. Remove tape. You don't want to melt the tape to the shoe!
Step 4: Turn on heating tool and melt the glitter.

Step 5: Wahla! You have ready to wear glitter-toed shoes!







Monday, November 29, 2010

Autumn Leaves...

Playing human scarecrow couldn't be more fun, especially with friends!


Front Left - Right
Ana, Lisa, Hugh, Amy, Julia, Abby
(at the McDaniel's)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Our 1st family picture in 2 years!

Eric suggested we have a family picture taken over Labor Day weekend. Shocker!!!! My sister-in-law, Veronica Young, and owner of Pixel Magic was in town. She graciously took time on Labor Day to take some fun photos of us at the Mt Timpanogos Temple.
Eric 35 1/2, Stephanie 32 1/2, Nicholas 10, Julia 8, Ana 5, Hugh 2 1/2.
September 6th, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Annual Halliday Halloween Block Party!

L to R
Ian Clark - Darth Vader, Amy McDaniel - cowgirl, Julia - lady pirate, Jacob Clark - Batman, Nicholas - BYU football player, Jacob Dutton - caveman, Jonas Clark - Jack Sparrow, Conner Madsen - firefighter, Kylee Cahoon - princess, Macie Gray - Cinderella, Camri Cahoon - witch, Hallie Cahoon- princess, Anna Dutton - witch, Ana - monkey, Lilli Gray - princess, Hugh - Sorcerer, Ethan Clark - Spider-man, Lisa McDaniel - witch. Not pictured: Justin Gray, Devin Thompson, McKenzie Thompson

Our Halloween Party was a huge hit as always with bobbing for apples, to the donut eating contest, to playing "Ya Monster", and watching Icabod Crane. So, fun!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Southridge Farms 2010


It's our annual fall trip to Southridge Farms in Santaquin, UT. We went with our good friends, the Duttons! Our kids enjoy riding the trailer, picking out pumpkins, going through the farm maze, being silly, etc... And we can't leave without having some yummy Aggie ice cream! I sure wish there was Aggie ice cream closer to home...


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Pregnancy #6 - Due Date Dec. 29th

I almost forgot to write about this, perhaps, I was hoping to forget completely...

June 25th - ultrasound - 1 baby, looks healthy
July - ultrasound - "it's a girl!" - measuring a little small
July - meeting with Perinatalogist revealed nothing unusual, though baby's growth was a little behind,but within guidelines.
August - feeling pretty yucky...
Sept 7th, 24 week check-up - no heartbeat
Sept. 8th - Admitted to Orem Community hospital @ 5:30am, delivered baby girl around 5:10pm without epidural, (not fun!) Stats: 11" long, 15 oz. with the tiniest fingers and toes. Baby's death determined by twisted umbilical cord. Home by 9:30pm.

Days to follow included -
physically feeling so much better,
having my friends homemade dinners and visits,
sympathy cards and phone calls,
having more flowers than ever throughout our home,
getting out of speaking at Stake Conference Adult Session,
being asked to be a "ma" on the Stake Youth Conference Trek next June,
given a book written by Elder Uchtdorf "The Remarkable Woman",
being visited by the entire Stake Presidency,
discovering 2 kidney stones,
being upset when someone thought I'd miscarried!!! - My mind would scream out, "No I had a stillborn!" "My body still thought it was pregnant. There's nothing wrong with how my body functions in pregnancy!" - not sure why I cared about this technicality,
enveloping myself in our Relief Society's Thrifty Thursday,
having tearful moments each time I was asked about the baby and each time I heard our ward choir sing in sacrament meeting: "Come Unto Him" and Consider the Lilies",
getting past the tearful parts and moving on... despite Ana repeatedly bringing her up to me and her friends that her baby died and playing with her dolls, where all the mom's die, etc... (at least she's dealing with her emotions),
finding out Aflac won't cover it because they see this as just a hospitalization and Humana won't cover it because it's considered maternity... Is it any wonder why insurances are such a pain to work with??
Glad to be on the mend - mentally and physically.

Cascade Springs

Early one evening, we took the kids up to Cascade Springs,which is up American Fork Canyon, about 45 min East of our home. The outing was fun! The kids enjoyed hiking around, seeing fish, playing in the water, searching for "stuff", etc... BTW it was buggy!!!

Does this picture give you cause for reflection of anything? I sometimes feel like that green spot...solitary and seemingly strong, but with life churning around me like that swift moving water, I wonder if I should just jump in and move with it! It certainly would be a bit easier...

Here is the bridge over which we all walked safely across.
(Grateful for the bridges in our lives that help us in times of need.)


A Bee or Hornet Hive!!!




We ended up making a huge subway sandwich from a large loaf of french bread, turkey, cucumbers, lettuce, cheese, olives, pickles, miracle whip, and mustard. It was delish!

Eric decided to go home over the mountain into Heber and what a ride that was! The road/gravel road was horrendous, at times we thought we should return, but "how" as the road was too narrow to maneuver 360 degrees!!! Arrrr! So, without further ado, we safely made it to Heber's Dairy Keen for dessert! I was grumpy and just wanted to go home. I don't care much for impromptu adventures, but the kids enjoyed themselves, so I suppose that's the best part!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Eric!!!

video video

Happy 3rd Birthday Hugh!

Hugh enjoying his time in the "special" chair after unwrapping his gifts! His gifts included a soccer ball just his size, shin guards, ball and Velcro pads, and a fun sugar chute toy.

The only sort of non-blurry cake eating photo. Our camera is on the fritz!!!
Hugh enjoyed his waffle sundae/pumpkin cookie in the "special" cupcake birthday plate!!! We forgot this for the other kids birthdays this year. Oh, well! It was certainly a fun evening for Hugh!
Earlier in the day, Hugh and I, visited the Red Balloon store where Hugh spent 2 hours searching for "his" perfect gift. He had so much fun playing with all the toys on display before finally deciding on a set of Thomas the Tank Engine Wavy Tracks to add to the box of wooden train tracks at home. I was so surprised considering the amount of toy choices.
It was a sweet "mom and son" outing!