Friday, July 29, 2011

Basement Remodel Part One: Ceiling & Lights

I started talking about our basement remodel on Facebook about a week and a half ago and I figured it was time to start sharing some of the details here. I usually like to wait until a room is complete before I post it here and then go back and explain how I did it. I don't really know why. I guess it makes the big reveal seem more impressive or something. This one is going to take awhile before it is really finished though so I decided to share as we go along instead!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Customized Navigation Bar Using Pages

Would you like to put a navigation bar on your blog like mine in the picture above? When I started blogging a couple of years ago this required lots of html code and even creating picture links if you wanted a funky font. However, in the last year Blogger has made huge improvements with their customization options. It is super easy to do now. Seriously, anyone can do this!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

DIY Moon Sand

I haven't been able to do any crafting lately and if you follow me on Facebook you know why. I felt the need to make something though and when I saw the recipe for moon sand on Play Based Learning I had to try it out. I tweaked the recipe a bit and this is what I came up with:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

How To: Remove a Ring From a Swollen Finger

Have you ever woken up with a swollen ring finger for whatever reason and then had a major tiny freak out when you couldn't get your ring off? Yep. Happened to me a few days ago.

Apparently I got a mosquito bite on my knuckle one night and when I woke up a couple of days later half of my hand was swollen including my ring finger. You can't see it very well in that photo but it was really bad! My engagement ring came off with a little soap and some tugging but my wedding ring refused to come off. I tried ice, soap, lotion, everything I could think of and it wouldn't budge.