I don’t remember how I got to know about this book. But what I remember is: 2 months back, I found this book in our Library. I placed a hold request with waiting list #16 and got this book after a long wait of 2 months. Now that I have got this book and super excited to read this book with a little hope of changing myself from being messier all the time to keep the house very clean and very much organized. Though I regularly organize and clean my stuffs… but soon they become a mess in no time.. Well, I will post here.. if I find some good things in the book to talk about.
From our last trip to AC Moore, just before Summer Holidays, we got these two 16×20 canvas for $6.99. And, as soon as the holidays started, everyday, Pari wanted to do something on the canvas.But we had no idea. Finally, on Father’s day, Pari and Dad spent lots of time on youtube and internet, and decided on doing a Chevron Wall Art. We went to Walmart and she selected mint color. Back home, they both started and finished in 2 days time. 2 hours each day. We spent sround $8, and got this amazing Wall Art, decorating our living room.
- First, paint the canvas with mint color preferably with sponge brush. Apply another coat for better results.
And this is the final project. Pari loved it a lot. Our first DIY Canvas painting.
Earlier I was happy that Pari will be doing this canvas painting on her own. But, later realized, it took a whole lot of measurements to make a perfect Chevron pattern like above. Well, this was all done by Pari’s Dad. And Pari did all the painting and color selection, This beautiful Wall Art is now beautifully adorning our living room :)
Earlier I thought of posting our Summer Adventures in the blog each week. But i later realized I was thinking too much… Now, only few days left for the beautiful and lazy summer days.. We had real fun these days. This is what we did in the month of July..
- Loads of playdates.
- Playing games: UNO, Ludo, Card games- Crazy Eight, Go Fish, Rummy, Penalty
- Baking: cupcakes, pizza, cake
- Watching TV series: Jessie, HGTV Shows like Buying and Selling, Property Brothers, Flip or Flop, Cousins on Call.
- Some home decor things: Headband holder, DIY Nail paint storage rack, Vanity Trays, Sunburst Mirror
- Birthday Parties
- Science Center
- Lots of trips to park.
More details coming up…
Our First Visit to the beach on Jersey Shore. We went to Belmar Beach. It was a nice warm sunny Day. Perfect for Beach. For the beach, we usually plan to reach by 2 or 3 o’clock. after having lunch and taking rest. We reached the beach by 2:30 pm. Searched for parking, usually following people who are going back, helps to get the parking lot. Paid the entrance fee of $7 per person. Met Pari’s friends there and we all had a gala time. Pari started making sand castles, and Pari’s Dad in waters in no time :).
Pari is still afraid of going in the waters. How much we lovingly encouraged, forced, bribed her, nothing worked. She still doesn’t want to get in the beach waters. Still she managed to be with us for atleast 5 minutes.
After the wrap-up, around 6 o’ clock, we had coffee and kids had ice-creams on the boardwalk. It started getting cold with the colder breeze flowing in. We stayed there till 7 pm and reached home by 8pm.
What a fun Summer Day !!!
We were invited to a pool party, which was Pari’s class fellows Birthday.. And it was really really awesome.. As soon as we reached there (Pari’s Dad dropped us there) , Pari got into the pool, with the floaties and she just enjoyed the cool waters on a warm sunny day. .
Lunch Menu: Caesar Salad, Sandwiches- Italian Sub and Turkey Sub, Pizza
And the next attraction was Zip lines. They made an awesome arrangement for kids having fun.
The party was a big hit. Then there was cake and juggling balls display by a 13 year old aspiring entrepreneur.. We had a very beautiful lazy Sunday afternoon well spent by getting loads of tan :( . But it was really a fun Day.
I got this awesome Buddha Cushion Covers and small Peacock pillow cover. And these are looking fabulous on my couch. There are 4 cushion covers: pink, yellow, blue & green.
The peacock pillow cover came out very small. And this was Pari’s favorite. So, we had to use it. Removed some cotton from old pillow, and made it to the size of the peacock pillow cover by using stapler.Blue and green cushion covers so well coordinating with the latest canvas painting. Hmmm trying to learn the baby steps of Home decorating with blue-green themed living room. Well, there is no such blue – green theme. It’s just I like to add colors everywhere.
Hey !!! It’s finally Summer!!! Vacation Time !!!
Pari’s kindergarten got over last to last Friday. She was.. as usual excited about the summer vacation. And I was getting emotional my lil daughter is now grown up as she finished her school year. So in the evening we went to the restaurant along with Pari’s best friend. .. had fun time together. ..
Saturday… we went to Kohls for some shopping and in the evening Pari’s Dad’s friends had come over.
Sunday..being Father’s Day. .. Pari gave me the warning “no more shouting at Daddy today. .. Today he gets to do what he wants to “Plus she gave these gifts.
And they both have started a project – Wall decor Canvas art. This is the beginning. .let’s see how it turns out.
After being a little senti about my lil daughter completing her Kindergarten, I was all ready to begin the exciting summer vacation with her, and so did Pari. This was my plan.
Morning by 10 o’clock- Get up, get ready, finish breakfast.
10-1: Summer Reading, Hindi Study, a little work of art & design, and Maths.
1-3: Lunch, Making Dinner,TV Time
3-6: Craft, Dance Time
6-8: Playing Outside,Daddy Time.
But this is how we completed her first week.
Monday– Morning: she could not wait for the art work to be finished, and we both were adding glitter to the beautiful chevron painting which was actually her idea and materialized by her Daddy. This is what we did.
Evening-we both are watching Cupcake Wars and drooling over beautiful cupcake display. Made cupcakes too.
Tuesday-Morning: A little of reading -her favorite Piggie and Gerald. The old salt box which she had painted last year to keep her color pencils and markers needed some renovation. So, we got a Hello Kitty Duck Tape, wrapped it up & gave a new shape :)
Afternoon-evening: Playdate with a 5th grader.
Morning: A lazy morning. We both slept after breakfast. No Crafts. Only Watching Cupcake Wars and some other programs on Netflix. A very very lazy day. We did some reading too.
Created two vanity trays with old photo frames, by adding glitter paper. One for my vanity and the other one for keeping Pari’s Dad’s watches. Yet to give some height.
Friday Evening: Her Last Dance Class.
Saturday & Sunday- Shopping for friend’s and cooking.
So, this is how, we spent her 1st week of Summer. Totally different from what I had planned. Will post soon about Week-2 :)