Tuesday, August 26, 2008

  {Vacation, First Day, and a Project}

So I clearly stink at coming up with blog titles! lol I'm more of a straight to the point kind of chick! lol


This post is a little bit of a shmorgusborg of things. First, Lagan got surprised by my sister and BIL to go to the beach for a week just before school started. It was so fun to watch her reaction to the puzzle my sister made. Here is a little share of how she found out:







And then on Monday, we had the first day of school. Lagan started 1st grade this year (I'm pretty sure she will end with it too hehe). She was very excited to pose with "Eli" our mascot. And she also picked out her own outfit for the first day. A HUGE step for mommy to back away from the closet and let her express herself. I don't think she did half bad if you ask me!




Showing off our Joe Jonas Backpack...she is totally in love with him! lol



And then I FINALLY got around to Joy's spray paint outside the black box party today. I was inspired by Kimba for this project. I got this ugly rooster at Goodwill for $3.00, then used some $.99 spray paint and voila! A beautiful new rooster. Now, where can I put her?.......





Oh, and I have one of these fancy guns too Joy, and I LOVE it! No more spray paint on my fingers...well, except for when I try to rush my projects and I pick up wet paint therefore forcing me to repaint said object. I hate it when that happens!

I also did something with this little guy that might just involve that birdcage....hmmm..... :)




22 comments:

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

She did a great job picking out her outfit! My daughter still lets me pick out her clothes and I love it!

Love the rooster transformation!
~ Sarah

Christina said...

Nikki,

Love your rooster. It is amazing what a difference spray paint makes.

A beach trip and first grade. They grow up fast don't they.

Joy said...

That rooster looks like a whole different breed painted white---a much classier breed.
Don't you absolutely love that attachment?!? It's just one more reason to love our spray paint.
I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with that birdie. It will be fun to see what you finally decided to do with your lovely birdcage.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHh what a cutie! I did the same thing to a rooster..colored it all white...I love yours. cherry

Darlene said...

Your daughter is too cute and GREAT outfit!!! I WANT that rooster....LOVE it....I'm sure he is MUCH happier glossy white!

I posted my daughter's room re-do today...come on by and take a peek.

Twice as Nice said...

A darling little girl. So sweet. The rooster turned out great. Love it white. Blogging is full of creative people and ideas.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Your little girl is so cute, and I love the idea of introducing the beach trip this way!

The rooster looks great! Who would have ever thought that spray paint can make so much of a difference?
diane

sarah said...

love the rooster, great job

Sarah

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I am also on the hunt for an ugly rooster to paint. I look at things totally different thinking, is it something to spray paint? Can't wait to see what you did with the bird cage, and Lagan is adorable. Jackie

Our Complete Family said...

Your blog is just so cheery and FUN! I hope school is off to a grand start. Ours is here so far!!! Happy 1/2 way through the week day to you!!! ~ Les

Marie said...

Your daughter is so pretty! Your rooster came out great! (though I have to admit I liked him "before" too!!)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Your daughter is such a cutie! And that rooster turned out amazing! Great job as always :)

Blessings,
Stacey

Ashley said...

Aww! Lagan is so cute! I hope she enjoyed the beach and her first day of school. Love the rooster. I'll have to keep an eye out for a spray-paintable (is that a word?) rooster. Can't wait to see the bird cage!!

proudgrits11 said...

HI!! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my bistro set--I'm thinking hot pink for the other two chairs!!! Then you really won't be able to miss them! :) I need that attachment, though, my arm hurt for days!!
I adore your blog--so cute!! Who designed it?? Maybe it said and I missed it. Love the colors and the buttons!
Your girl is so adorable!! And the rooster is the bomb! I'm dying to hit the Goodwill to see what I can destroy with paint!!
nice to "meet" you!!
-Tabitha
Roots & Wings

momof3azkids said...

Your rooster turned out PERFECT way to go!

Meredith said...

I love the little "roosties" hiding under the rooster...Would those be chicks? I don't speak Rooster - don't tell my husband the farmer and rancher!

Deb said...

Ahhh, she looks so cute, and I'm sure my daughter would have chosen that same backpack since Joe Jonas is her crush right now.

I love the rooster. I've been looking for an ugly rooster I can redo, but none yet. You got yourself a good deal.

Kimba said...

Oh yea!!! I love the rooster!!! That bugger was UGLY! And you made him beautiful!!!

And your daughter is adorable. Those are wonderful pictures.

Nikki said...

Your daughter is so cute! She did a great job picking out her first day of school outfit.

The rooster looks so much better! Can't wait to see what you do with the other bird and the birdcage.

ko said...

she is BEAUTIFUL! Wow what a proud mom!!! :) Love the rooster! TOO cool!
kyley

Bonnie the Boss said...

Very nice chicken!!! So much better that way!

judicreations said...

Your daughter is so cute! That was a fun way to give her a clue on where she was going, thats a great idea.
Your rooster looks very pretty now...and I wonder whether you'll put it..also waiting to see what's next with that little bird.

I have to get into more spray painting also. Tonight I made some more teapot party garden decorations, if you check my blog you can see the first one I made, anyway I did spray the plastic container white which was green before. You are doing a great job.

I've enjoyed reading your blog. See you again.

Have a nice evening.
Judi

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