Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Making Old New: Side table

I bought a side table (for $10) and a coffee table (which was $9) at a garage sale, both with the intention of revamping. I had originally decided to paint the side table white, but ended up being a little more adventurous and finalized with a cheerful salmon/coral color. I think it's fantastic and hubby likes it too, so that's an added bonus.

I'm still deciding what to do with the coffee table, but you'll see it when it's done.
Happy Thursday!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Coffee Addict


I saw this temporary tattoo at Tattly.... yeah you heard me, tattoo! Awesome right.
I knew right away that I wanted to recreate it in picture form for my kitchen wall.
I love it!
...but not as much as coffee ;)

Happy Monday!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

insta-pics #52

If you follow me on instagram (justkerr) you might have seen that hubby was working on my computer last week. He gave it a complete overhaul- new hard drive, new operating system. A little daunting but I've slowly been getting used to it. I can no longer use my normal photo editing program (I had been using picasa but google has no support for my newer ubuntu system, errr!) so I am trying out Picmonkey (which I have used on occasion). I thought I would try out this new style of collage for instapics, highlighting one picture but still showing some others. Your thoughts? Anyways on to the deets:

1. I broke the glass on this shadowbox and was going to drop it off at take it or leave it. But then I came up with the idea to transform it into a necklace and bracelet holder. So glad I didn't get rid of it!
2. Bought a brand new afghan at a garage sale for $5. Love the colors and it's huge!
3. The girls enjoying ice cream at my parents cabin.
4. T being silly pretending to sleep in the shopping cart.
5. Love this guy.
6. One rainy afternoon S and I painted together at the kitchen table while T was napping. I finished my painting and will share with you soon.

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

For a sweet lil baby


When I was at home (meaning my parents...home is where your mother is? right.), I was able to attend my friends baby shower. It was her first baby and I was so excited for her when she had her sweet baby girl. I wanted to make her something special. I had seen this project from midwestern girl and pinned it quite awhile ago waiting for the perfect opportunity to whip it up. And this was my chance! I called my friend to see what color scheme she had went with in the baby's room, I didn't want to be totally off with my colors. And she said pink and grey, perfect!

It was as simple as using a butterfly punch on an array of papers, lining them up on a background sheet, adhering each one with a gluedot and propping up the wings (if you use a shadowbox, otherwise they would be flat). I wrote out babies name in pencil and then hand stitched over top. And stuck it in the frame. 
I absolutely love how it turned out!

I also made her a Baby Moments Pail. This time I used washi tape instead of paper (inspired by a friend who had made pails up for teachers gifts, filled with goodies. Thanks Candace!). Check out my other pail here. Again I stuck with the main color scheme of grey and pink.


Happy Wednesday!

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Kerr Family Circus


Finally a post on T's second birthday party. I went with a circus theme this year, it was a lot of fun! 
Check it out:



The clown looks slightly scary, S got a hold of a pink marker and colored in the whites of the eyes. Atleast I had no kids screaming over it,haha.



Treat bags filled with animal crackers and a lollipop as well as juggling balls to take home.



The girls with hubby's parents at the family party.

Links that helped me out and some other details:

- Inspired by Full of Grace and Rubies, Carnival of Dreams Party
- Inspired by Taste(full), Bright & Fabulous Girly Circus Party
- I used the Animal Crackers collection by Imaginisce (paperpack, diecuts, and stickers) for my main color scheme and theme. (sorry it's a discontinued pack)
- I made the invitations accordian style and used the Circus font found at Dafont to print out all the wording. I also used it on all the labels and signs.
- I painted upside down flower pots for circus stands on the food table.
- I pinned balloons to a foam wreath for a fun welcome to the party (with a sign reading 'Step Right In Folks!'
- Made a directional sign from a piece of Base board and cardstock.
- Drew on and cut out a foam board for a ball toss game.
-Made photo props from cardstock and painted wooden masks bought at Dollarama.
- Made Funfetti dip with animal crackers, recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny.

It was tons of fun. Lots of junk food to eat, games to play, laughs to be had.
The photo booth was definitely a hit at both parties (we had a friend one and a family one)
Now I'm starting to get ready for S's party that will sneak up at the end of summer. But I really enjoy planning the girls parties so I'm excited!

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Beach Canvas

Well we are back from my parents place, we had a great holiday. Spending time at my parents cabin is so enjoyable, especially for the girls, they love the beach! 

My parents have been busy renovating the inside of the cabin this spring and are finally done (I think). It was my moms birthday at the end of May so I owed her a gift. Along with a scarf from NYC I did up the canvas above to go on a wall of the cabin. A suitable saying don't ya think?

To transfer the letters I tried a technique that I've never done before. I printed out a mirror image on to normal printer paper, put it face down on fresh paint, pressed so it was flat and bubble free and let dry. Once it was dry I used water to wash/rub the paper off. It took FOREVER and it DIDN'T work! I thought this would be faster than painting on the letters, boy was I wrong. I ended up rubbing off parts of each letter and it was looking pretty rough. So I decided to just rub off what I could then painted each letter overtop. It did turn out and the left over paper adds a nice texture, but it was way to much work. Anyways my mom liked it, so that was all that mattered.

After that rant I'll leave you with a sweet picture of the girlies with their creation (with some help from the adults).

Happy Wednesday!