Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Coasters for Mother's Day

For Mother's Day I decided to make my mom and Theo's biological grandma coasters with our pictures on them.  I found the idea on pinterestNaptime Decorator has so many great ideas!

I found tiles the right size for about $0.37 each at Lowe's.  I grabbed a bunch, plus some other sizes for future crafting fun.  I printed out a dozen or so pictures, not sure which would end up being the right size/look for the coasters so I wanted extra.  I think that cost $3-4.  The other materials I needed were sponge brush, mod podge, a clear protective coating - I used polyurethane, and some felt-y super slider things that I gorilla glued to the bottom of the coaster so it wouldn't hurt the furniture.  I had everything except the polyurethane and the sliders  - I borrowed the first and bought the second for about $5 at Lowe's. 

With all the materials gathered, I cut the pictures to size, mod podged them to the tiles, covered the images with mod podge (two layers, allowed to dry) and then the polyurethane.  When it was dry I attached the sliders and voila! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

A Family That Needs Help

One thing I love about the blog-o-sphere is that we pull together when someone really needs help.  I read today about a woman, Alice Hansen, who died from complications of childbirth, leaving behind a husband who just graduated with his MBA and doesn't have a job yet, and three small children.  If you can help, here is the blog post by Heidi at Honeybear Lane.  They are accepting donations to help with the funeral, medical expenses, etc.  It was Heidi's brother who just lost his wife.

My thoughts are with this family and especially with Heidi's brother who will have to find a way to be strong for his three kids.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My first mother's day gift!

I received a rose for Mother's Day today from a coworker.  It's my first mother's day present ever so I thought I ought to document it.  :)  Here's a pic of me with the rose and one of Theo and me.

Holocaust Survivor at 108: "I was Thankful and Happy" (Top Videos)

Holocaust Survivor at 108: "I was Thankful and Happy" (Top Videos)

What an uplifting video.  I can learn a lot from this woman.  :)