Sunday, September 30, 2012

Free Phineas & Ferb Songs

Found this and thought I would share it. My boys are huge fans of Phineas & Ferb! Here is a link for free song downloads from Listerine. Just click here and enter the code perry3519.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I've been Featured

Special Thanx to Danielle @
For Featuring My
Little Blog!
Please visit her blog and check out her feature on my Chalkboard refrigerator. You can see the feature by clicking here.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Chalkboard Refrigerator

This is my version of a chalkboard refrigerator. I would not recommend doing this project with a brand new refrigerator! I thought of this project when our old fridge broke down and we bought a refurbished one. Here is my new fridge, the first one is how it is supposed to look.

As you can tell it does not have handles. This is how I got it so cheap.
Step 1
Gather Supplies
1 can of Rustoleum Magnetic Primer
1 can of Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint
1 roll of painters tape
1  roll of plastic drop cloth
2 small roller brushes
Step 2
Get Started
Start by taping off any areas of the refrigerator that you don't want to paint. If you have an ice/water spout cover with plastic and tape off. Clean the fridge and dry thoroughly. Next apply the primer. I applied 2 coats of primer, letting the first one dry for about an hour and then I applied the second. Once the primer is dry completely you can apply the Chalkboard paint. Again I applied 2 layers of paint and then used a regular paint brush to touch up any areas. Let the paint dry for 24 hours before applying any chalk!
Step 3
Have fun and get creative!
Here are some examples of what I did.
This is Our Calendar. I use this space for important dates, appointments, and other things happening throughout the month. The magnets I used did not show up well on camera so I added in a few dates using photo shop to show you an example.
This is our Weekly Menu. You can also add on a shopping list or even a chore list!
My oldest son uses this space for his weekly Spelling Words.
My 5 year old has an obsession with refrigerator magnets and so he loves to play make believe with them all. He has a few different collections but for this one I used his farm animals.
The Free Space is for the kids to draw whatever they want, they can even play tic-tac-toe!
This was one of the best projects I ever did and the kids love that they can draw on my fridge! I have realized with this one that you can use Chalkboard paint on nearly anything. The total amount spent on this project was $35. It was well worth it.
To clean the chalk off simply use any cleaner and a sponge. Dry thoroughly with a paper towel.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Little Bit Of Pink In A World Of Blue

   I am a mom. Not just any mom, but a mom to three wonderful, rambunctious, silly, outrageous, insane, handsome, and down right crazy boys. But boys are all I know. I am the little bit of pink in their big blue world. I've tried (much to my husbands dismay) to get them to do girly things that I like to do such as painting our toenails, and playing with baby dolls. But it always remains the same, they are boys, creatures from another planet to me, and they will always want to do boy things. I know I'm not the only mom out there that feels this way and I'm hoping others will come forward and maybe even offer up some advice or share your own experiences. I want to show that being a mom of boys can be the greatest thing in the world! There are lots of things to do with boys and I will be sharing new ideas everyday. Thanks for stopping by, please come again soon!