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Coffee Table….. or Not November 12, 2010

Filed under: Lindsey — elwstew @ 1:00 am

I found this baby at a yard sale this spring for…………. $5! Yep I did type that right. $5 I was so excited. Ed has always been able to see my visions so when I brought her home he liked her. Some people in my family, I will not name names, did not like her very well. 😦  I did not need a coffee table but I did need a bench for the end of my bed. She was perfect!

So I gave her a bath and then primed her.

I used Kilz spray paint primer. It is the best.

Then I painted her Krylon Ocean Breezy spray paint. Yes SPRAY PAINT! I spray paint everything.

After she was dried I glazed her. I BIG thanks to Ed for helping with the glazing process. I applied the glaze and he wiped. It saved me two days worth of work. 🙂 Love ya babe.

I loved how she turned out.

Also another BIG thanks goes to Jenn and Josh for letting me use their space heater so the paint would not crack. 🙂

I will post a picture of her in my room when she is all dry. 🙂

Since I love make things and redoing this for cheap. I will tell you this coffee table cost $24 dollars… What a deal.

$5 for the table

$4.49 x 2 for the primer

$2.97 x 3 for the paint

I probably used a dollar worth of glaze.

Here is the before and after right next to each other.


Potty Training November 8, 2010

Filed under: Lindsey,Westin — elwstew @ 10:49 pm

Here are some really cute pictures of Westin when we tried to potty train him. We were doing okay but by the fifth day home all day not doing anything but watching Westin every second and then cleaning carpets I was going to go insane. When were having a perfect day not accidents and then I said yes to babysit a little boy and should have said no but Westin loves playing with him. In the two hours I had the little boy we had 4 accidents. The next day got worse I was crying all day and begged Ed to let me quit. Thank heavens he said I could we will try again when he is three.



Filed under: Crew — elwstew @ 4:43 pm

We were having dinner at our house the other night and Westin, Ashton, Josh, and Eddie were all on the couch playing on iphones.  Josh just sat his down when I took the picture.

Lets get a closer look at Ethan

I think he is filling a little full. 🙂 What a cute baby boy. If you take a closer look at his eyes you will see that he has longer eye lashes than me and he is only two and half months old. 😦


I wear my sunglasses at night…….. November 1, 2010

Filed under: Westin — elwstew @ 2:57 pm

All of you know that Westin wears glasses, so one day we were hang out over and Jenn and Josh’s when Emmy decided that Westin need to wear her sunglasses to go outside and play.

He wore them for TWO hours. I guess he is just use to his own glasses being on all the time.

Here are some cute pictures of Emmy




Koy, Westin’s new friend

Filed under: Westin — elwstew @ 2:47 pm

Westin making a cute smile at the new park splash pad.

Koy, Westin’s new friend. He finally has a friend that is a boy. Yeah!

Brittney got a better picture of the boys, but here they

are giving side hugs for the camera.

When we got to the park Jenn, Emmy, Ashton, & Ethan

showed up. Jenn and I think alike. 🙂

After playing on the splash pad all Westin wanted to do was climb these

stairs and run around in the bush/flower beds.


Kitchen Table. September 12, 2010

Filed under: Lindsey — elwstew @ 2:29 pm

Oh my!!! It is all done. What might you ask, my kitchen table. I decided to redo my kitchen table and chairs after I started reading this blog http://www.allthingsthrifty.com  I loved their style and I knew I could do it. I thought that it would not take me to long but it took forever. It would not have been too bad but I could not get the top of the table to look just right. I finally decided that it was as good as it was going to get. Now the car can be parked in the garage. Yeah!

Here is a before picture sorry it is all that I got.

I do not have pictures of the chairs but they were the same color of wood with cream seats that were all stained.

Abracadabra and a month later and lots of hard work…….

I glazed the table.


Labor Day Weekend September 6, 2010

Filed under: Crew — elwstew @ 9:28 pm

Rich and Dallas invited everyone over to their house to swim and have a BBQ. We had such a blast Thanks again. Westin loves to be in water and is not scared at all. I love it but it also scares me.

Here is Westin going off the diving board. He loved it. He had to do it about twenty times.

Even though he loved the diving board he loved the slide even more. I tried to get a picture of him on top of the slide but this is all that I got. He kept turning his head to fast. 🙂

He Went down the slide about 50 times.