Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Furniture bargains

my $24 chair from a local yard sales website

I don't know what the green thing is, maybe a candle holder? But I just like it and it was about $4 at Ross, the candle stick was a Target clearance about $3

this little desk was free! while checking out another garage sale on my road, someone had this out for pick up. It needs a little work, but I just like the style of it. The white chair was from and antique / junk store 75% off for a total price of $9

before and afters

front of house before


back of house before

back of house after new paint but before new back door

old front door, isn't it inviting?

new front door and back door

Monday, July 28, 2008

some favorite vacation pictures

Thomas and his Wiggles at a baseball game.

In Dublin, Texas at the Dr Pepper museum.

self timer family pic in Oklahoma

sunset from our cabin in Arkansas

hiking fun

no, no, don't smile!

his favorite place

view from the mountain - Arkansas river valley

freckle face girl

showing Sponge Bob the sights

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Great Montessori resource

I have used this website a lot this summer: Free Downloads from Montessori for Everyone

I've been making a lot of materials for my new class in August.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

new camera

We're going on our family summer vacation to Arkansas, leaving this Friday. And I'm looking forward to taking some good pictures with my new camera!

I haven't had a chance to use it much yet, but here are a few pictures:
my old camera was pretty good for outdoor pictures, but the flash was really bright and it made it hard to get any good indoor pictures. I read reviews on this camera though and everything was positive and seemed like just what I would need. So far it is super easy and the colors and everything seems natural.
The picture of Thomas is with his wireless headphones watching Backyardigans (he scored a new DVD at Frys where we bought the camera). Our tabby cat Ally, beagle Molly (and she is very hard to get a picture of - is very hyper and will not be still but I love that this picture really shows the color of her eyes and how she really looks like the "happy" dog she is). And the self portrait Chris took of him and Thomas.