Silas' Valentine's Day Card: 2016

I decided to do a Valentine's Day card again for Silas.  This was last year's.

We put a little more effort into this year's card.  In January we were walking through Target and some Valentine's Day decorations caught my eye.  After some thought I decided that I could DIY my own decor at home with some supplies I already had in my office.  That same day I made the "XOXO" and heart out of Kraft paper and then we took the pictures. 

The front displays the best picture we were able to get of Silas along with a glitter heart I whipped up in photoshop.

The back side shows all of our outtakes.  We took  It took less than 5 minutes and it was a lot of fun.

Bonus throwback

Throw back to when Silas was 9 months old and it was not okay to be any more than 3 feet away from each other.

more = less

My good friend, Lindsey, from high school shared this with me last week.  
Sometimes you just need the reminder. <3

Latest Knit Creations

 Knitting and crocheting has been such a fun hobby for me this season.  Since most of my work (Etsy) and hobbies (Photography, Scrapbooking, Blogging) involve staring at a computer screen, it's very refreshing to do something that involves creating and not getting my eyes blown out by bright lights.

These are my latest creations

I was pretty stoked to find some yarn in the perfect shade of red.  Just in time for Valentine's Day!

Apparently "hooded" scarves are a thing.  Sometimes they're called "Snoods"   I'm new to this and still learning the lingo and different patterns, but after I made this plum cowl, Rob tried it on and he thought he was being goofy by wearing it as a hood.  Little did he know that he was in on the latest trend!

This scarf a favorite of mine because it's very warm and it's so large it could be wrapped around three times.  In this picture I only wrapped it twice.

I'm going to try to sell these on Ebay and Etsy.  However, if many don't sell, it will be okay because I'll end up gifting them to family members this Christmas!  Perfect!

The Bathroom Floor

We've finally decided what to do about our bathroom floor.  The floor that the house came with had issues.  There was a hole by the toilet and after taking out a partial wall it didn't completely join with the tub.  And even if those things weren't issues, the floor was made up of individual vinyl tiles that were starting to separate.

I got a quote from one company that said it could either cost $400 or $1400 to replace the floor depending on what the condition of the subfloor looked like once their workers got there.  And you had to sign a contract before anyone would be able to come out to look at it.  No thanks.

Shortly after, I asked a contractor if he could put in a new floor, but he said that he only does tile (which we knew we didn't want for the bathroom floor), so that was out of the picture.

I almost lost hope until I saw that one of my friends was replacing their bathroom floor with Vinyl plank flooring.  The selling point was that you didn't have to use any big intimidating machinery to do the cutting - just a snipping tool.  So we went to Home Depot that same day and priced out everything to do the entire bathroom floor.

We decided on TrafficMaster Vinyl Wood Planking (specifically Teak model #53712)
This is what it looks like so far.

I spray painted the vent cover (to cover up the rust and 20? year old paint stains).  I also put a fresh coat of paint on the door frame.

The project is only half way done, but I'm already really really happy with the results.  I can't wait to see the finished product!

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