Squirrels - Love 'em or Hate 'em - they are pretty cute!

Some people have BIG problems with squirrels. I never have. I LOVE them! How can you not?? Here are some pictures that instantly put a smile on my face :)

Relaxing Squirrels



Squirelle L*O*V*E






Funny Squirelles




This little girl looks deep in thought!



And last BUT not least.....Squirelles with Light Sabors!!! And yes, this pictures is TOTALLY real!

How is this related to my Blog you ask? Well anything that makes me smile or laugh is inspirational to me, and gives me internal motivation! Laughter is the Key!!
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Staple Removers - I NEED one

Hmmm, I think I'm on the hunt!!





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SWITCH YOUR LIGHT - cord switch install tutorial

This comes from the amazing couple at "4 the love of wood" Blog:


Recently I added corded switches
to my two crystal and rose wall scones.
I've done this many times before however this time
I noticed there was no instructions on the switch
packaging, so I thought I would share.


The items I bought were a
15ft extension cord and a cord switch.


The tools I used were
phillips screw driver, wire cutters & wire strippers


First I cut the outlet end of the cord.


Second I figured out the location I wanted the
 switch and cut half way thru the cord.


Next was to pull the one side of the cord away
from the other before stripping the cut ends and
twist the exposed wire clockwise.
If you notice in the photos there is a small
amount of the cord cut out completely.


I hooked the two exposed ends to fit onto
the screws in my switch.


Time for the switch.
With my screw driver I remove the cover.


I loosened the screws inside the switch so I
 could hook the wires onto them,
once I had the wire ends in
 place I tighten the screws back down.


Almost done.
I had to push the two wires into the cut out
on each end of the switch housing.

See how everything is in place now.

Lastly I grabbed the cover plate and
screwed it back on to the housing.

Voila there is my new switch,
now to the second one.

There are other kinds and sizes of switches you can
 buy. They may have a different install method also.
 I like these larger once because they have a
convenient flip switch rather then that turney one with teeth that hurt your thumb or finger if too stiff.



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Max getting in the way helping!



This is his "I know your taking my picture, so I wont look you in the camera" face


Self explanatory. Maxi dreaming of getting in the way helping again!


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My FIRST project!

Before & After
My First Project
How I did it .....
If you remember the begining...

 Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww
 All the staples!!!

AND then the painting...one thing I had troubles with were drips. I tried to make sure I caught them but
then would find some, after they dried, I'd sand them and repaint...this happened allot!

 General Paint semi gloss latex paint I used.
My son and I went to Princess Auto...major GUY store full of crap crap and more crap!!
We picked up some clamps.....I grabbed the little one cause it was sooooo cute :)
I went to my local Walmart and picked up this foam seat, 12" x 12" x 12"  ...but it ended up being too big :(
 I also got these 18" x 21" fabrics....but I wans't too thrilled with them...they didn't have that "WOW" factor I wanted, plus I had an color and pattern in my head and these were not it. (did I mention they were only $2)
 Mr.Max telling me he didnt like these patterns either!
Soooo I ran down to the Fabricland in Langey city, which I had never been too...great help from the ladies there...and while looking throught the gazzilions of patterns.....there it was, the pattern in my head!!!!
I also got some 1/2" foam, and just doubled it up to make it a full 1"
 Max's approval :)


The tools for the job!

Taa Daa!!! The corners were a bit tuff, but I did it!!
The finished project, and I am quite pleaseed with myself too :)


Now....onto the next project!! Stay Tuned!!

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