Crafts & DIY · Tutorial

Decorate the Windows: DIY Washable Window Paint Cross

I’ve seen this on so many of my friends and families Facebook Feeds…and I’ve been wanting to do it…

It’s just that: Paint is not an essential item.

I tried to order it online.  It’s either astronomically priced OR won’t be delivered for over a month.

I tried putting it in my pick-up grocery order:  NOT IN STOCK. no subsitutions

So whatever, I bought some Chalk Markers and went on with my life.

 

Well, it’s Holy Week…and the idea of having a large cross painted on one of our windows is just too good for me to let go.

Yesterday, we made it happen.

And I realized, it was WAY easier than I thought it would be to make our own washable paint from the paint we already had.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

WASHABLE PAINT: ACRYLIC PAINT, DISH SOAP, WATER

OTHER: PAINTER’S OR MASKING TAPE AND BRUSHES

 

I did the taping, because, well, I’ve reached my limit of “4 children distance learning from home with severely limited contact with the outside world for the past 3 weeks” expectation to work together in a manner that would please Jesus on this project (you’ll see I was not wrong)

Then I used a very little amount of paint, we’ll call it “a Squirt” with a tsp or less of water and “a drop” of dish soap for each color.  Super technical measurements.  If the mixture is TOO runny, you’ll know…because it will drip.   So use less water than you think at first.

(I also tested this out and it came off very easily with my natural window cleaner)

Then, my only “rule”  was to try and not let any of the same color touch…and let them go to town.

 

80% of the way done, and all was right in the world….

and then it wasn’t.

Daughter on chair spilled paint cup on head of daughter on floor.

Daughter on floor does. Not react well to many “uncomfortable” or sensory triggers

Guilty Party

After this, the last painter standing “accidently” painted some of my curtain pink.

 

Come Quickly, Lord Jesus!

We Need You Now!

 

All joking aside,

Paint washed away from the Hair.

We can now be reminded of the Beautiful Symbolism of the Ultimate washing away….

In a time where we could all use the Comfort.

I couldn’t think of a more fitting day to publish this post than today…what would have been my mom’s 70th birthday….but will be forever 67 in our eyes until we meet again.

My Hallmark Obsession

Just My Type: Hallmark Movie Review

SPRING FLING arrived this past Saturday on Hallmark!

Did you get to watch?

I’m not sure the last time I actually watched a Hallmark movie on it’s premiere date, but I certainly intended to on Saturday….but life with a family of 6 all quarantined to a one TV house decided otherwise.

I did, however, get to watch this on Sunday night….and it was a bit of a different experience, as my lovely husband willing sat down and watched it with me…he wasn’t even too judgy 😉

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Overall, both my opinon and my hubby’s was the same  “It wasn’t that bad”  Not a raving review….but for me, it got off to such a sllloooooowwww and awkward start, that once it it finally got better, it was hard to get into.

Maybe it was the Obvious FAKE Spring “Blossoms” everywhere….please tell me I wasn’t the only one distracted by the puffy, pastel, plastic flowers in the background…foreground….EVERYWHERE!

Now I hope with all this negativity you don’t start think that I didn’t like this one!  I totally did! The turning point of Vanessa actually telling Martin the real reason she wanted to write a story on him….well, it was “feels” moment that changed the whole movie for me.  It made me start rooting for them all!

There were also some great one-liners in this one…even made the hubs and I laugh out loud a few times!

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So here’s how I’m going to break it down:
5 categories, 5 hearts possible in each

CHEMISTRY ❤️ ❤️❤️
Vanessa, Vanessa, Vanessa…it took her awhile, but once she opened up, I was IN IT!  You could tell Martin was game from that point too!  I really did love their chemistry…but Hallmark!  Please stop cutting the ending SO FAST.  I actually remarked, “That was abrupt”  You make us wait the whole movie for a kiss….then boom and done.  😦
STORYLINE ❤️ ❤️
This was just Okay.  There wasn’t a whole lot of substance to it.  He didn’t like fame.  She wants to write a story….GASP, they live in different cities……not a big heart string tugger….(I mean, it’s not like they are in a lockdown situation, amiright?!?!)
SUPPORTING CAST ❤️ ❤️❤️
I’m laughing while typing this because my DH had LOADS to say about Vanessa’s friend, Amber.  Apparently she reminded him of a character from a different movie (it isn’t flattering, so I’m not saying)  But everytime she was on the screen he commented on it.  That being said, I actually loved she insight and interaction.  The comments from her parents/friend when Martin cooked her a meal is the part that made us giggle.  Delivery was flawless.
FEELS ❤️ ❤️❤️
They made me care.  I was sad at the “conflict” part…so I’ll give them 3 hearts.
HALLMARK SURPRISE❤️
I would say the big surprise for me was how honest they were with each other about their feelings…but then it DIDN’T MATTER ANYWAY…so that sucked.  But obviously, it ended happy…and that’s why we watch, right?
12/25 ❤️. Would recommend…But I wouldn’t re-watch this one

 

My Hallmark Obsession

Gearing Up for Spring Fling

It’s Wednesday….and Wednesday’s We Talk Hallmark!

Ahh….do you know what’s been part of the stress of the past week for me? Global Pandemic? Yes. Social distance? Yes. Preparing to Homeschool our 4 children? Yes……

But…..ALSO: I haven’t even able to watch a SINGLE HALLMARK MOVIE! This probably hasn’t happened since October. (No, I’m not kidding)

I love Hallmark movies. They are happy. They are an escape. I believe I will need to take the time needed to just “check out” for and hour or more very soon. (Good thing most of the kids like them too…since we’ll be needing an escape or 32 in the coming weeks)

So, I don’t know what the future of Hallmark movies are, but I DO know they have announced their Spring Fling 2020 lineup, so I’m assuming they will air as scheduled.

Starts off on March 28th with:

Next Up on April 4th:

Then, April 11th

And Last Up on April 18th

Am I crazy to still be excited about new Hallmark movies? Maybe. Do I care? Not in the least. Let me have this Corona!

Shop Talk

Easter in the Shop

The novelty about working from your home…when you are advised to stay home, you continue with “business as usual”

Of course, I am not sure what tomorrow will bring, but, honestly, when do we ever?

Sooooo, I’m just going to jump into it.  I tried a new thing in lieu of my auction group on hold for the moment.  I posted NEW items in the VIP groupat a discounted price.  Those items that weren’t purchased, I added to the SHOP this morning!

This Size 7/8 Upcycled Dress is guaranteed to help you have a HOPPY Day!  (see what I did there?)

And HOW CUTE are these Little Bunny and Chick Friends all ready to Celebrate in a SIZE 6 Upcycled Dress

With Spring comes….GARDENING!!!  I just Love this Size 5T How does your Garden Grow Upcycled Dress!

I’ve been WASHING LOTS of laundry….and it has reminded me just how useful these WASHABLE, REUSABLE Snack bags really are!  Here is my Easter Set…but I’d love your input on other themes you’d like to see!  I’ll make them ALL WEEK LONG!

ThisSize 6 Upcycled Mixed Fiber Dress is ONE of a KINDand available now…How cute are those Bunnies and Rainbows?

For a Size 3T Friends…these Modern Bunny Silhouettes are part of my all time Favorite Spring fabrics!

And saving THE BEST for Last today:

THE REASON we CELEBRATE Easter!

HE LIVES dress in a Size 6!

Happy Shopping My Friends!

As always, I am available for custom orders!  Just give me a shout!