Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Get busy and have fun!

I love Pinterest!!! I have like 7 full boards and 2,000,000 pins. You can find 19 different ways to wear a scarf, 4 ways to kill ants without pain, to cook anything your heart desires. But don't forget to try those things! I know I have not done but a few but what I have done I really have enjoyed. Here is what I did last and I love it.
      So grab your mod podge, some black paint, and a canvas. I got mine at Hobby Lobby, 2 came in a package for around $4.00 on sale. I painted the sides of the canvas black and a little of the edge in case when I trimmed my photo I didn't cut it right.

 All you do is trim your picture to fit the canvas and mod podge it on there. Then I put 3 coats on the top to seal it.

I love how they turned out! It was really easy too. So don't forget to try at least one pinterest thing a month. Trust me, you will not regret it. Have fun!!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Death To All Ants!

When I started looking for an apartment I always said "I don't do bugs or bad guys" and I was lucky to find an apartment in the OKC area that wasn't scary or bug-infected but like all apartment tenants know and I just recently discovered was that you are at the mercy of a landlord to exert energy into fixing your problems or not to. 
         Saturday night I noticed Penelope following something rather closely on the kitchen floor.. so I did what my mother would have done, I got down to her level and found out what it was. 

                                                             ANTS!!! NO No NO!!! 
If you know me at all you know good and well that I, in no way, shape, or form, like bugs (I'm itchy just from writing this:) After looking closer I found thousands more! (okay, maybe it was more like 8) I could have waited til morning and had the maintenance man come and 'attempt' to fix the problem but knowing Marve (I don't actually know his name but that's what Mom and I call him, lovingly of course) and just how energetic he is I decided to look on Pinterest for a solution. I must admit that I felt rather morbid typing the words 'poison' and 'killer' into the search engine but I discovered greatest thing since double-stuffed oreo cookies. Borax powder. not only can it remove stains from your carpet, clean your tile floors, be used in the washer, it can be used to kill ants! 
    Here's the scoop-
                                        Boil till dissolved:
                                                     2 T Borax powder
                                                     1 cup Sugar
                                                     2 cups of water

                                        after cooled, place a cotton ball in a shallow lid (like a pop bottle lid)
                                        and pour liquid on top.
                                        Set it out where the ants will find it and your problem should be gone 
                                        within 24 hours!

I put out 3 lids full of 'ant food' on Saturday night and by the time I got home Sunday after church I haven't seen any more! 

                                                              Much Love,
                                                     Monica Grace

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Pretty Pink Shoes

Natalie is starting to walk! So it is time for shoes. I love shoes! I think you can never have too many shoes (my husband would say otherwise) so we went out shopping for shoes. Evan wanted something that had lights and flashed when she walked. I thought, we will see about that but by the end of the 4th store I would have settled for flashing lights. We were not finding anything!!! We went to 7 different stores and no luck. My babies have thick chubby feet so it is hard to find shoes that fit where their feet don't puff out of the shoe like a marshmallow in a tic-tac box. Finally I found these cute little sparkly shoes. The only problem was that they were slick on the bottom. But I got them anyways because they FIT! I thought maybe it would not be that bad on carpet. Nope, they were still very slick. She looked like she was trying to walk on ice. So I had to fit this problem. And this is what I came up with...
  I bought a small tube of Clear Silicone. It is waterproof, sun proof and freeze proof. It will not crack or shrink. And it is flexible. Great!!! I do not have a steady hand and I can't draw to boot. So I did zig zag lines.
Now she can walk like a little lady and not a penguin on the ice. :)