Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ocean Oct. 2011

We had an amazing time at the beach this year. We went at the end of Oct. and the weather was perfect. The boys loved it and had so much fun. Thanks Mom and Dad for taking us .

1st day of school

Austin started the 5th grade with Mrs. Lee. Braxton started the 1st grade with Mrs. Tilton.

Birthday boys!

So this year we had a 3yr old a 6yr old and an 11yr old. Crazy how old thses guys are getting. Cash and Braxton had their party together they had friends over and made cupcakes.
This is our Cash Money by his tree. They are both so big now!

Austin turned 11 and we celebrated his birthday in Vegas.

Our family and the Benson's went cosmic bowling to celebrate!

You can tell which family gets their picture taken often and i don't even know where Braxty is. Oh well it was a good time, even though Austin looks miserable.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy kicked the crap out of cancer day!

Yesterday was my year mark of being cancer free. On Nov. 4th last year I had my last chemo treatment. I was a hot mess. I had been diagnosed with chorio carcinoma in April of last year I endured 7 months of weekly chemo treatments. By the end I was weak not only physically but mentally and emotionally. Here I am at the end of the treatments
I know scary right I defiantly looked more dead then alive and kinda felt that way too. But I'm blessed cause I'm alive the cancer is gone. A year later I'm healthy, I'm happy, I'm busy. So basically I'm back to me and I love and appreciate everyday that I get to be me. So here a year later I look like this
No longer sickly and with the man I love. With all we've been through this last year we are still the best of friends. It's not always about how beautifully or gracefully you survive life's challenges but it's the fact that you survived and your a better person cause of it. So happy anniversary to me and the fact that I beat cancer to death.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Decor Blog

Ok I finally did I just started a blog for my DIY projects. This one will go back to being my family blog and I will start letting the family know what's going on with my kids. The blog is Beer Budget Decor on Blogspot. I'm excited to start I transfered over some of my project posts sop they are on there already. Any advise On how to get this thing going would be great.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Love note pallet wood sign

I've been wanting to make a sign for over my bed using a pallet. I had no idea how hard those suckers were to take apart seriously crazy. I watched youtube videos and got the biggest sledge hammer but in the end I just took a power saw and cut the crap out of it. When I was finished I ended up with this

So I patch worked the pieces together to get the size and shape I wanted. I used plumbers tape which is a metal strip with holes running all down it it comes in a little roll for super cheap I just screwed it all together with that. I wanted a love letter type feel for it so I just used white craft paint and free handed the lyrics on to it. By the way I'm sure this song will be stuck in your head all day cause that's what happens to me. But I love how she turned out. A big statement piece for about $3 dollars since I only had to buy the plumbers tape. Love me some cheap decor. Ok one last look...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

TP Mirror

This is so my kind of project, it didn't cost me a dime. It is a big statement piece though and you can't beat that. So my supplies for this project are a round mirror that I got for free toilet paper rolls and craft paint. You could use any round mirror they sell them everywhere and I find them at thrift stores all the time.
So I painted the frame of my mirror black and smashed the tp rolls flat and then cut them up to make leaf shapes. I then painted each leaf shape with the black paint. Using my hot glue gun I glued the leaves around the mirror then glued leaves in each space till I got it as round as I wanted. The results are amazing most people think it's metal till I tell them it's TP rolls. So here she is!
I just love her and at zero cost it's really a project anyone can do . Since craft paint comes in like a million colors you can honestly make one to match any room decor.

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