Friday, May 30, 2014

End of School Teacher Gifts

It's that time of year again, school is getting out and all the kids are ready for Summer break.  We wanted to show Parker and Ryder's teachers some appreciation for all their hard work this past year!  Between both boys they have ten teachers, so that can get kind of pricey for gifts for all of them.  World Market recently opened here, which I had been anxiously waiting for, and I knew I could find something there.  I love that store!  I found these yummy soda's for each of their teachers and then the boys picked out a fun cup for each of their main teachers.

Inside the card, it read, "It's so REFRESHING to have a great teacher like you!  Have a great Summer!"  


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Last Day of School

Parker and Ryder have their last day of school today.  They will still be going a couple mornings a week during the Summer, but today is the official last day of the regular school year.  I can't believe how much they have changed since last Fall.  Parker lost his baby cheeks and Ryder looks more like a little boy.  

Parker is all ready for kindergarten in the Fall and Ryder is ready for three more years of preschool.  Ha!  They both have so much fun school!  They love their teachers and all their friends!

Happy Champagne Thursday!

Here's to a great Summer!


Thursday, May 15, 2014

DIY Bar Cart

Hi!  I kind of took a break from projects this past Winter, but now that the weather is finally starting to get warmer I'm more motivated to work on some projects.  My first project I worked on was a fun bar cart. I've seen them all over lately and thought I needed one too!  When I saw this DIY cart on, I knew it was the perfect option for me.

DIY Bar Cart

I bought the cart at Harbor Freight Tools for a little over $30.  It is currently on sale and then I had a coupon that they let me use on top of the sale.  Score!  I really liked the light gold color of my coat rack I painted last fall and still had a little paint left so I used what I had left and bought a couple more cans.


 - Cart
 - 2 1/2 Cans Krylon Brushed Spray Paint Satin Nickel
- Two thin boards cut to 15.25" x 29"  I had a guy a Lowes cut them for me, which saved me a lot of time.
- Tarp or something to lay down underneath the cart while you are painting


  1. Prime all pieces of cart
  2. Spray paint cart in color of choice
  3. Add top coat
  4. Paint boards 
  5. Assemble cart - Because of the boards I added, I didn't quite go in the order suggested on the directions that came with the cart.  I put the wheels on first, then placed the boards in the trays, added the sides and finally the handle.
I'm sure this could have been assembled quicker with two people, but I got it done on my own.

I love it and I used it for the first time the other night with my Bunco group, even though we ended up playing Cards Against Humanity instead.

Happy Champagne Thursday!