Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29 - The Gang

It doesn't happen often enough but, 
I love it when the whole family is home.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

May 26 - Retrofest

Sunday Scavenger Hunt - May 27

Scavenger Hunt

1. Beneath Your Feet

2. Capturing Movement

3. Texture

Rice Krispies

4. Face Your Fears

I don't know if this guy was ever afraid of fire. But if he was,
he faced his fear.

5. Currently

My kids are currently into making origami shapes like this crane.

See more interpretations here:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24 - Burlap Sign Project

This was a fast and very inexpensive project.
I just used burlap, stencils and markers.
I had a vintage frame that was previously given to me.

Ten minutes to put it together,
and here is a personalized piece for the mantel.

Monday, May 21, 2012

May 21 - Hello Swimming Pool

Linking up here:

Because we had to totally empty the pool and clean it this Spring,
it will take a few days to fill again. The kids didn't mind that
it was not very deep.

It still works great for cooling off.

The dog even got in on the action.
Hello summer weather.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Scavenger Hunt - May 20, 2012

Scavenger Hunt time:

1.  Rainbow

One of my daughter's chalk drawings on the driveway.
Notice the "rainbow" sun!

2. Fluffy

Pussy Willow Branches

3. Letters

Letters hanging in our kitchen just in case we forget to eat.

4. Metal

An old metal dump truck that kids still love to play with.

5. Tree

That's my kid up in the tree.

See more here:

Porch Swing Project

I have been sharing some of our current projects.
This time I thought I would share one that
we have been enjoying for a couple of years but
I have never shared.
It is a porch swing we made
from an old bunkbed.

We had a bunk bed/futon in our son's room for several years.
When he was finished with it, we tried to sell it in a yard sale.
No luck. What would we do with this piece of metal that we were stuck with.
Why not see if we could make a swing. I have always
loved a porch swing.

We painted it black. It now has a rusty patina to add more character.
Hubby had some airline cable laying around. He is a bit of a collector/hoarder.
It is the same cable that we used here for our hanging bridge.
Apparently, it will hold up to 1500 pounds.

I bought some outdoor fabric, drew a template of cardboard, and
had some cushions made after I realized that there was
nothing available in the right size. I didn't want to use
a futon outside.

He hung it from our shade pergola (another previous diy project) 
It is conveniently beside the pool so that I can swing and lifeguard
at the same time.

We can fit a lot of people.

Or just one, for a well deserved nap.

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hello Monday - May 15

I decided to try a "Hello Monday" post and
link up to the party here:

Hello homemade Mother's Day cards.


Hello crazy hair.

Hello pastel drawing made by my 9 year old daughter.

Hello pretty flowers from a friend.

Hello daughter doing dishes. She also made a great
Mother's Day meal for us.

Hello scruffy old favourite sandals.

Hello free videos from the public library.

Hello to winning a ribbon at his very first track and field day.

Hello banana muffin fail. (He will add flour next time)

Hello lilly of the valley. One of my favourites.