Friday, June 06, 2014

Five for Friday

Well, if I thought that June would be a slower month,
I was definitely wrong! LOL!

1. Last week, I got to go along with Sage's French Immersion field trip to the
Children's Museum in Winnipeg, which was fun.

2. On Saturday, the kids & I went to Winnipeg (again!) to volunteer at the
Iron First Taekwondo Championships. Jonah & Sage were runners (meaning they escort the winners
to the podium), Austin got to do some administration work, as well as corner judge for sparring.
I conducted for the patterns (meaning I called people to their spots and told them when to begin,
when the judges vote, declare the winners, etc.) & was a centre ref/corner judge for sparring.

3. On Sunday, the Winkler Bible Camp had their annual Family Fun Day,
which was a blast! Perfect weather and lots of fun with my family --
it doesn't get much better than that!

And check out who's zip lining on the photo in the bottom left hand corner....
yep, that's me! :)

4. This spring, I decided that my bedroom needed a make-over. (Click to see the before)

I painted the walls aqua mist (Serendipity) using some of the left over paint from
I bought the white duvet & curtains at IKEA ($60 total!).
I was going to make a quilt for my bed, but I found this one at the mall for $35, which was
way cheaper than it would have cost me to make my own.

The kids gave me this Eifel Tower for Mother's Day -- I love it!

The quilt I bought came with two shams, which I took apart (they had too much stripes on them)
and made the throw pillow.
I also made the two square pillows with some fabric I found at Walmart.

Above my bed, I filled these IKEA frames with some stamped images of
Papertrey Ink's Feather Finery that I heat embossed on melon berry card stock.

5. Tomorrow should be a busy day, as we're having a garage sale.
Hopefully the weather cooperates & we have a good day.
(If you're local, feel free to stop by between 9 & 4.)

Oh, & before I go, I just wanted to share these two peeks from Chickaniddy Crafts --
these are their two new lines for fall & Christmas. 

Aren't they fabulous?

Thanks for looking!


Michelle said...

Wow, Leigh! You have been busy! I don't know where to start with commenting. Perhaps I'll just say that the zip lining (called Flying Fox in Australia)looks like so much fun! :-)

merryf said...

Leigh, your new bedroom is stunning! You are so talented to make your own pillows, and the framed feathers go perfectly! Hope you have many nights of sweet dreams there!

Kara said...

Love your updated bedroom! That's the color in my craft room!

Alanna said...

Sounds like you have been busy. And I love your bedroom makeover.

alexandra s.m. said...

How do you do it all?
Awesome pictures!
That French immersion program sounds interesting!
Love your bedroom make over and I smile when I saw the feathers on your wall :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE the colors in your bedroom, great job!! And I also LOVE the pictures of the kids, fantastic post!! Have a great weekend!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh, you have been a busy gal and looks like you are thoroughly enjoying all! I love you bedroom make-over. Calm and serene!

Lindsay said...

The bedroom is gorgeous! I just love that mint color!

Diane Jaquay said...

You have such a sweet family :) I love your bedroom makeover, we recently painted our bedroom and it looks like almost the same color as yours. I love it!

Karen C. said...

You've had a busy week, Leigh. Your picture collages are a great way to capture and remember so many great memories. Love the feather stamps used to create your framed accents and the aqua paint looks so fresh and colourful.

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh love your bedroom redo, such a soothing colour. Your weekend sounds like so much fun, you daredevil you!

Tracey McNeely said...

...oh a the Chickaniddy sneaks awesome!

Megan Carroll said...

Love these posts!!! And can't wait to see more of that cute Christmas stuff you peeked!

Geri said...

Your bedroom looks so peaceful and inviting, Leigh! Pretty use of the RC stamps, and I love the looks of that Chicaniddy Christmas line!

Ohhh Snap said...

Great decorating!