Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

From Wikipedia: Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. Service Members who died while in the military service.[1] First enacted by formerly enslaved African-Americans [2] to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War – it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who have died in all wars.

Memorial Day often marks the start of the summer vacation season, and Labor Day its end.
Begun as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the Civil War, by the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as ordinary people visited the graves of their deceased relatives, whether they had served in the military or not. It also became a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family get-togethers, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events such as the Indianapolis 500 auto race, held since 1911 on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.[3]

I can't wait til this afternoon... Grillin' and chillin (although it is already approaching 100 degrees in Houston)... Kids have to go back for 2 more days of school and I have an extra week, then summer begins in earnest.... Better get planning!

This morning I awoke to a campout in my living room (no one invited me!). But how fun is that? The kids get a kick out of pitching a tent in the house and its cheap!

Usually they pull out a little 2 man tent....
They did it big for Memorial Day!

Have a GREAT Day!
Love, Whyt

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Awww... She loves me!

Thanks for the feature Debbie! I sooo appreciate the Newbie Party. Your readers are so kind and encouraging! Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Ta ta for now! Whyt

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Shhhh.... they're sleeping....

I have been up for 4 hours already and the only noise
was Master Whimsy stopping by from his sleepover
 to take some allergy medicine!
 Ahhhh, Bliss!

I started by reading some of The Girl Who Played with Fire on my Kindle. Then it was time to catch up on Farmville and Facebook, then on to my blog reading.
I got to Tammy's blog Type A and inspiration struck!
I have a tray that I have been wanting to alter,  
some antique sheet music I picked up at Easter,
and some chalk paint I wanted to play with.


I slopped on some Ch√Ęteau Grey the music.
"An elegant greyed green, this is the colour found in French woodwork. "
to the Dress Me Up tray from Southern Living at Home
Distressed the paint, and then Mod Podged
After all was dry, I waxed the tray. Then tried to choose some ribbon (which was the hard part). I didn't find anything in my stash that I love.
I guess that will wait for another day....

Have a Blessed Weekend!

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Chalk Paint is COOL!

It is an absolutely beautiful day here in Cypress, TX! A good day for a ride in the Jeep. What to do? Well... the only Annie Sloan stockest in Southeast Texas is in Missouri City, so ROAD TRIP!

 If you are familiar with the Greater Houston Area,
you know that you can easily drive 75 miles across town and still be in "Houston." (Annie, Can I be a stockest too????)
 Since Cypress is Northwest and Missouri City is Southwest,
it was only about 30 miles...

Well I get to Wonderfaux Studio and a sign on the door says they are open til 5 during the week and by appointment on Saturday. UHOHH... The lights are on, so I ring to doorbell. Lucky me, Michelle is in! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Michelle. We talked Round Top, paint techniques, blogging, etc.... When she became a stockest, she did not know the fabulousness of Chalk Paint. She said the boxes sat in a corner for 2 months before she realized what she had. She is not much into blogs (yet)
 so she had missed the hype.

She showed me a kitchen cabinets she had painted with ASCP and took me back to the workshop. Sure enough, there were several cans out and being used! She was out of Old White so I bought
Country Grey and Chateau Grey.

Michelle, Thanks so much for the tour, the information, and for opening up!

All the way home, I mentally shopped my house. I had decided on a small table that sits in the master water closet.

I painted 2 coats of Chateau Grey.

Waxed and distressed.
And.... VOILA!

I think I am in LOVE!

Have a great weekend!
Love, Whyt

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Personalizing with my Silhouette!

On this quiet Mother's Day, I am sitting back , watching Harry Potter and playing with my Silhouette.

I live in a multi-laptop household and wanted my personal laptop to standout. (I may even do a little something to my work laptop.)

How cute is this?

I recently have fallen in love with Thirty-One products. I won this lunch bag at a party so I couldn't have it personalized through the company, so I added my own vinyl!

Off to see what else I can make mine!
Have a blessed Mother's Day!
In Him, Whyt

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