Monday, 18 March 2013

Lego Cake

 This past week was my sons 9th birthday and as I write that I still can't believe I have a 9 year old.  Every time some one says time goes by so fast it really is true.

This year when I asked Keegan what he wanted me to make for his cake I was told to surprise him.  With his love for Lego I thought that would be the way to go.  

This was a last minute decision so all the Lego pieces were made by hand. To get the dots on the top I used an icing tip and added them to the blocks.

On another note our hardwood floors are all done and look fantastic.  Can't wait to start painting the walls and cabinets. 

What fun projects did you do this weekend?

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Buffet Brought Back to Life

I love when you can take an old piece of furniture and transform it into a beautiful piece. 

My sister in-law was in search of a buffet but didn't want to spend a ton on it.  We found this little beauty and the thing I loved the most about it is the detail on the doors. 

With a little TLC, a fresh coat of paint and using the same hardware you would never guess this was the same piece of furniture.  It is now sitting in its new home where it will be loved for many more years. 

Monday, 11 March 2013

Reno Update

After two weekends of working on our new flooring it is coming along.  My house may be in a state of chaos but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel for the flooring anyways.

Once this part of the process is done I want to cut down the raised counter top on the island and then the hubby has finally given me the go ahead to paint the cabinets.  The walls are also going to be given a new color but I haven't made up my mind on what I want yet.  

 And perhaps soon the piles of hardwood and tools can be replaced with a new couch. 

Okay now I am tired just thinking about all the work left to do, lol.  

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Off Road Birthday Cake

This weekend we celebrated our sons 6th birthday which included two bounce houses, 18 kids, one happy boy and this off road birthday cake. 

This was a fun and easy cake to do, I mad the cake out of chocolate as I wanted some of it to show through for the dirt and then use some for the hill.  

We went to a local bulk store and found these fun chocolate rock candies that worked perfectly on our cake.  My boys had just got these dirt bike legos which we added.

My two youngest were home when I did this cake so they thought it was pretty cool I let them help do all the rocks and of course eat some along the way.

Although we had a birthday party this weekend we were able to get a big chunk of our hardwood flooring in, I am so excited to share it when it is all done. 

Hope you all had a great weekend.