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October Date – Paint by Numbers October 22, 2012

I put together one year’s worth of dates (one date per month) for my husband as a Valentine’s Day present.  I’ve always wanted to do a paint-by numbers painting.  My husband is great at drawing.  I’m not such a great drawer, but I thought it would be fun to give this a shot!  Our date was relaxing!  I purchased two paint by numbers kits for us to paint.  We painted while listening to music.  We also enjoyed a bottle of sparkling wine that we purchased during a recent trip to Napa Valley!

 

The date card read “This will be a low key date at home.  We’ll drink wine and paint by numbers.  Love, Lisa.”  We worked on our paintings after the girls went to bed.  We WAY underestimated the amount of time it would take.  Take a look at what we accomplished after 2 hours (see photos below).  I have 22 different paint colors in my kit and I only finished 1/3 of one color in 2 hours!  Yikes!  I guess this will be the gift that keeps giving.  It might take a year, but we will get these done!

My Painting

Hubby’s Painting

 

Kit Includes – Canvas, Paint Brush, Paint, Instructions

Sparkling Wine

My Blank Canvas

Hubby’s Blank Canvas

My Painting – 2 Hours of Work

My Painting – 4 Hours of Work

 

Hubby’s Painting – 2 Hours of Work

Hubby’s Painting – 4 Hours of Work

 

Until next month…

 

Check out our previous dates…

September 2012 – due to a busy September, (birthdays, trip to Denver, etc.) we will be going on this date at the end of October (if my 2 year old will start sleeping again and I can leave her with a sitter).

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

February 2012


 

Summer Clothespin Bucket List June 10, 2012

Summer weather is here and it has brought our family outdoors!  Living in the suburbs of Chicago, we try to take advantage of the nice warm weather as much as possible since we have to squeeze it all in over a few months!

 

Pinterest inspired my family’s summer bucket list!  What I love about this idea is that you can put ideas as simple as “blow bubbles with the kids” or something a bit more time consuming like “Visit Grandma in Florida.”  We sat outside and watched the kids play in the sprinkler while we brainstormed.  We had friends over from out of town, and they made their own bucket list, too!  I see this becoming an annual tradition!

 

 

 

Supplies:

1.)  Bucket

2.)  Clothespins – I never realized how inexpensive clothespins are!

3.)  Markers

 

Project Steps:

1.)  Gather the family and come up with fun summer activities.

2.)  Jot the ideas down on the clothespins.

3.)  Attach clothespins to the bucket!

 

Project Link:  http://deliacreates.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-bucket-list.html

Pinterest Pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878505846/

Time:  As long as it takes to come up with the ideas.

 

– Lisa

 

Giraffe handprint Craft May 14, 2012

My daughter loves giraffes.  I saw this pinned on Pinterest and thought of Sophie right away.  She’s been asking me for weeks to do this project and I finally caved in.  It was a simple and fun project.  I highly recommend it for all you giraffe lovers out there!

 

Project Supplies

1.)  Paper

2.)  Yellow paint

3.)  Paint brush.

4.)  Brown marker

5.)  Googly eye.

 

Project Steps

1.)  Collect all the supplies.

2.)  Paint your child’s hand and forearm yellow.

3.)  Stamp the hand and forearm onto your paper.  You will need to paint on the head of the giraffe after you stamp.

4.)  Let the paint dry completely.

5.)  Draw in the giraffe spots, tail, horns, mane, notes, mouth and hooves with brown marker.

6.)  Attach googly eye.

 

And here’s my giraffe lover with her latest piece of artwork!

 

Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878358927/

Product Link: http://www.handprintcreations.com/handprint_and_footprint_examples.html  This is actually a link to a product.  This website sells the kits to make different handprint animals.   I had all the supplies I needed at home, so I did mine for free!  I think we’ll do the moose one next!

Substitutions:  None

Time:  30 minutes including drying time!

 

Linked up at Skip to My Lou Made by you Monday (#410).

 

– Lisa