My brother Chris and buddy Jay arrived early this morning and got started on the renos! Chris and Jay are full time firefighters and also run a construction business on the side. I don’t think they ever sleep!
They worked last night and left the firehall at 7am, and they are back at the firehall tonight for 5pm. Chris is working a 24 hour shift. They will be back on Thursday or Friday to finish everything up.
Here is Chris working away on the wiring in the living room:
Don’t ask me what they are doing. All I know is that when it’s done things will work. :D
Here is Jay working in the family room. They have the flatscreen TV wall mount going up and a couple holes cut in the wall for the plates.
Sketchie is doing his own kind of wiring:
I promptly removed him from here when I found him. An overprotective mama, I guess!
While the boys played with wires, I played at Golda’s Kitchen. Golda’s Kicthen is a kitchen lovers dream! They carry everything from bakeware, to cake supplies and donut pans, to lemon zesters. I was in there for an hour!
Here is what I bought starting at top left and going clockwise:
- Leaf cut-outs (for marzipan)
- Marzipan (first time using it and soooo excited!)
- A Cupcake cookie cutter (again, super excited)
- A Wedding Gown Cookie Cutter (see above)
- 2 pkgs of Candy Bar Molds (for my Glo Bars!)
- 50 plastic treat bags (to wrap decorated Sweet Wheat Cookies in)
- Daisy flower cut-outs (various sizes)
- More flower cutouts
The candy bar molds that I am going to use for my Glo Bars. I really hope this works! I got the idea today while browsing and I got super excited to try it out. :)
The Flower cut outs for the marzipan:
The leaf cut outs. You ‘stamp’ it and then ‘pop’ it out. How cool is that?!
Yesterday, I made about 48 Glo Bars!
I think the process would have gone much better if I had these Candy Bar molds instead of either shaping them by hand or in a pan (they stuck to the pan),
I can’t wait to try this stuff out! :)
Vista Print + Charity Campaign
I tried designing my business cards on Vista Print today and I got pretty frustrated with it. I couldn’t figure out how to select my own font (instead of the preselected ones) and I just felt it was a bit restrictive in terms of design. Am I missing something here? If anyone has used it, I would appreciate your tips! :)
Otherwise, the site has tons of potential and offers tons of items! You can make personalized calendars, removable bumper stickers, magnets, hats, thank you cards, etc! I am actually wondering if anyone would be interested if I created some items and sold them for charity (e.g., magnets, bumper stickers, baseball caps, thank you cards, calendars [I was thinking of putting my favourite quotes in it], sticky notes, pens, notepaper, etc.).
What do you guys think? Would you buy some Oh She Glows charity items?
Just as a guideline, the magnets, bumper stickers, and sticky notes would probably be $5 each.
They have these really cool photo desk calendars and hats too! I would probably charge about $15-20 for those to make sure that I am making enough money for charity.
Don’t forget to vote in the fundraising contest here.
Well, I better get going! I am babysitting my niece soon and I need to try and get some stuff checked off the to-do list! See you guys tonight :)
I spy a delicious bar giveaway over at Peanut Butter and Juli!
Make one person happy each day and in forty years you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time at least.
– Charles Wiley