Monday, May 18, 2009

Air-dry Clay...

I have a wonderful recipe for making air-dry clay. It's so smooth and really nice to work with.
With it we punched out these shapes using a cookie cutter and then painted them. (i dont have a photo of the finished result yet.)
We also made a clay handprint. (photos of that are still to come).

But for now i'll show you what i do have the final photos of... some street signs for shalev's cars and roads.

My new laundry room!

yes, i do feel like a gypsy.
(But I have faith that it's only temporary)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Our baby is growing up!

At 7 months old Yoav is on the move!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Spring Cleaning... the kids room!

Here is our rather ugly and extremely intimidating bookshelf in the boys room. I hate the mess it brings and the completely useless upper shelves.
Scroll down and you will find our solution to this problem.
saw it in half!
and then sand the edges...

and Vwala!
The new bookshelf/ toy shelf! (at a child's height... thanks Daddy!)

Fewer clothes hanging up and a new and fresh white toy hanger (instead of the blue one).

Out goes the cot and in comes the bed! yippee!!

As you can see, the boys room was much easier than the kitchen.

Some art during the spring cleaning...

Here are a few of our Art projects that we have accomplished in between our cleaning.

We now call this the 'wall of frame'. It consists of 12 in-season, around the home and family photos. (as it is now Spring, they are mostly photos showing new life, flowers and all of us having fun in the sunshine!) We plan on changing the photos as the seasons change.

And here's something light, fun and easy to do. Using scrapbook paper i simply cut out circles and framed them.

SimpleMom again inspired me on this one!

And this is the calendar that helps display shalev's art work. I actually came up with the idea because i really dislike the real calendar so in an attempt to cover it, i thought of a brillant way to get two things done at once! display shalev's art and cover up that hideous calendar!

Spring cleaning.. the kitchen!

So here's the kitchen. This was a HUGE job!! but an ever-so-rewarding one! I was so grateful for dave's help. We went the full way in cleaning this place out from top to bottom!
first I cleared all the surfaces...
and then got everything out of the cupboards once the surfaces were back in order. yes we did have way too much stuff!Before:
Before: after
(the tupperware system just wasn't working for us so we transfered everything to glass and plastic jars. Basically any containers that display the foods clearly. before:
after:our give away/ gift/ storage boxes..
here's the tupperware and containers that were left over after all the organizing.
all done!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dad's 50th in Cyprus

Crepes for Brunch with the neighbours

A classical 1950's dinner
Roast beef, veges, mashed potatoes and gravy

the birthday cake! Herb pots! (dad's right into herbing)

Happy Birthday Dad!!