September 20th, 2011 by digitaljenny | Permalink
This is PROOF that I am a Sweet Mommy.
Rock Jock – Mommy is Sweet!
September 19th, 2011 by digitaljenny | Permalink
Today our family went out to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and participated in an annual “Walk for the Cure”. It was a 5K walk which doesn’t sound like much except I literally haven’t gotten off my butt and exercised in a very long time.
It was a fun day for the family. They had several activities for the kids… blow up slides, arts and crafts, and oh goodness hair paint! I knew I wasn’t going to get out of letting the boys get their hair painted a crazy color so I decided to not even try and fight it.
I hope it comes out before school tomorrow!!
Noah decided to participate in the walk with me which made me very proud. John Parker is too young still to be trusted to walk 3 miles without asking to be carried a half mile in so he stayed and continued playing with his dad.
I’ll admit I was a bit surprised when we got to the half mile mark. I was SURE we had gone at least a mile and half already! Boy, I could really tell how out of shape I am starting to get by not being more active this year. By the time we got to the finish line I was in the groove though. Noah was also very proud of himself for finishing. He got ahead of me once and very sweetly too a break on the curb to wait for me.
I was very proud to watch Noah cross the finish line.
Here’s a shot of the whole Dynectics Technical Services team… A great group of people to work with.
This was a lot of fun. The next walk is the Liz Hurley Breast Cancer walk in October. I think we are going to do that one too. Man I hope I’m not too sore tomorrow. I have a feeling I’m going to have painful legs tomorrow. Oh well… it was worth it.
September 15th, 2011 by digitaljenny | Permalink
So excited to show off my latest undertaking… reupholstering. My sister and I decided to go yard selling last weekend. We considered ourselves very lucky to find a couple of old chairs for $2 and $5. They were hideous and in serious need of updating so we stopped by Walmart… got some cheap fabric and spray paint and got to work.
Here’s a before shot of the one I got for $5 from a little old man sitting in front of his garage with a “Yard Sale” sign.
First we had to take off the hideous fabric.
Here it is all stripped down.
Next step was to paint over the brown wood with a new color to match the cute fabric we picked out!
Added some new padding…
The last thing left to do was add the new fabric.
Here’s a close up shot of the fabric.
Final product! I love it. I am actually surprised at how great this chair turned out!
This was so much fun and a lot easier than I thought it would be. Check out my sister’s blog here to see the one we reupholstered for her!
Can’t wait to find our next project!
September 12th, 2011 by digitaljenny | Permalink
I love pinterest.com because of all the great crafting ideas. My latest project, a photo ladder, came from creative-ambitions.blogspot.com via Pinterest.
Here’s the idea I wanted to copy.
Luckily, I have a friend that had some tree branches that could be used for the frame. And he also agreed to nail it together for me! Gotta love having friends that are handy with tools.
Next I wanted to personalize the frames. I bought some wooden frames and paint from Hobby Lobby and let the boys each decorate their own frame. One last trip to Walmart for some ribbon and twigs to add some more color and we were ready to put it all together!
Here is the final project. I am totally in love with it.
I couldn’t be happier with the results!
Stay tuned for my next project… reuphostering chairs.
August 24th, 2011 by digitaljenny | Permalink
Yes, I know I am a couple months early but I love fall so much that I am already pulling out my fall decorations. Yesterday my little sister and I decided to make harvest inspired wreaths for our front doors.
We ventured to Hobby Lobby to gather fun fall goodies to decorate with.
Here’s our loot.
We added our family initials to the wreaths. I wasn’t sure about the color at first but ended up being very happy with my choice.
The final product! Ready to hang on my front door and welcome the Fall season!
August 16th, 2011 by digitaljenny | Permalink
>BLAH about blogging…
BLAH about not blogging…
BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
August 3rd, 2011 by digitaljenny | Permalink
I finally finished a “craft” that I’m borderline proud of. It didn’t turn out PERFECT but it turn out good enough to display. It was my sister’s idea… something she found on Pinterest and wanted to try so we did!
Here are the supplies…
12 x 12 canvas and scrapbook paper… Mod Podge and brushes
And since I don’t have a way to cut letters out I had to do the first ones by hand.
This was very time consuming and annoying… I found a better way…
My great friend Adele has a cricket! So she brought it over and cut out all the cute designs for my pictures.
After I laid out all my canvas and paper I was ready to bust out the Mod Podge.
I even had a volunteer little helper to paint on the glue for me.
After finishing the first one I wasn’t too impressed with my work. My sister and I sadly decided perhaps we should just give up on crafts… BUT…
We discovered the next morning after all the glue had dried that our project wasn’t a total disaster after all! I was actually rather pleased with what we ended up with.
I don’t have a very good camera so I just had to use the one on my blackberry to get a shot of the final display.
Hope you enjoy seeing what I’ve been working on!
August 2nd, 2011 by digitaljenny | Permalink
1. Casio’s Baby-G Watch – This watch is a must have and my newest obsession. It is multifunctional and has the prettiest face. I found it in the mall and resisted the urge to snatch it up. I’m so glad I did because I found it online for $35 less! Perhaps I will just go ahead and order it one day.
2. Owls! I have recently fallen in love with Owl accessories. It started when I found these cute earrings in Francesca’s Collections at the beginning of the summer. I went back and got the matching necklace this weekend.
3. Coral! I love Coral… coral nail polish… coral accessories… coral shirts… coral shorts.. It’s my new favorite color. Coupled with navy, turquoise, white, green! It’s fabulous.
4. My new hair cut! I love it. I took a chance on a new stylist and got lucky. He was a Master stylist from Chicago that recently moved to AL to take care of his aging mother. He said he used to work for Jenny Jones as the head make over stylist before her show got cancelled. He also had his work featured on Oprah. Now do you belive all that? He was working out of the JC Penney salon in the Mall. Some would question his resume but I could care less… I love my new cut and color and will definilty go back.
5. Aviators. I’ll admit I’ve been in love with aviators since I got my first pair of Ray Bans in High School. Sadly, I lost those sunglasses one day during cheerleading practice and have never replaced them… until now! While at beach this summer my sister and I took in some retail therapy where I happened on a great little store selling every kind of aviator sunglasses on the market. I went in with Ray Bans in mind since I am totally branded toward RB’s. But came out with these perfect Oakleys! I absolutely love them!
July 29th, 2011 by digitaljenny | Permalink
>Well I was going to post a “Think about it Thursday” blog yesterday but, I never had time to come up with something to think about! It was a very busy day at work and all I can say now is TGIF! So that will be the topic of today’s post… THANK GOD IT’s FRIDAY! I am definitly looking forward to the weekend even though it means I have to get my house clean. As a working mom, I generally don’t have time during the week to keep my house as spotless as I’d like (or at all even to be honest). So Saturday mornings are my cleaning time. Maybe this weekend I’ll make time to refinish that old dresser sitting in the garage begging to be sanded and repainted. Or maybe I’ll finally delve into all the crafting projects I have in mind to do. Or maybe I’ll organize my closets and get rid of all the “skinny” clothes that I’ve been holding on to because I am certain I will lose weight one day and fit into them again. Or maybe I’ll just take the boys swimming and lay out by the pool all day.
Oh the possibilites… Definitly something to think about!
July 28th, 2011 by digitaljenny | Permalink
Last weekend me and my sister (@Willow Blue) decided make over a little piece of furniture a friend of mine gave to me. We sanded for literally 7 1/2 hours!
We forgot to take a before picture but here is one of the drawers before we started on it.
This drawer had been painted over with a couple different paint colors so we have a lot of work cut out for us.
This is about half way into the sanding… a long way to go still!
All sanded… now we are ready to paint!
The final product was amazing! So much better than we thought we would be able to accomplish.
This project was a tone of work but it was well worth it in the end. My sister was able to use this piece in her new apartment and it really brightened up the place.
We had so much fun on this project. Seriously, the sanding was like therapy! We will definitely be doing this again.