A couple weeks ago I decided to paint some faux hing straps on our door. This project came about because the hinges that I wanted were not within our budget. :/ I was then reminded of my trip to Italy in 2005 and how I couldn't get over the fact that soo many things were faux, and easily painted. This project took me less than an hour to complete, and the materials were less than $2, compared to over $100 we could have spent on each hinge. I am really happy with the results and they actually look like real door straps, it is hard to tell just from five feet away!
p.s. off to the right, I have added a couple more pages to my bar: Free, DIY, & Type <- I went through my entire blog and finally grouped all those projects, designs, etc. together. :) So if there was a project you liked in the past, now it's easy to find.
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Saturday evening, Jesse, Harley and I went for a hike in the mountains behind our house. This was officially my first hike in Davis County where we live, and Harley's first hike....ever, we think. It was a lot of fun and went above my expectations in terms of the kind of wilderness I was expecting to see...I guess more dry terrain?
Jesse and I were laughing so much at how hilarious Harley was. This dog was in HIS ELEMENT! We hiked a total of 4 miles, which for Jess and I was a lot since we are not in the best shape...there were times where Harley was dragging me up a hill and I was panting. Too funny! This will be my last post for awhile in regards to Harley, I don't want you to get sick of him now! :-[) I do adore him though. I never thought I could love another dog/s the same way as my two yorkies I use to have but Harley has really won my heart. Aside from Jesse, he is my #2 best friend. Aren't animals the best? I don't know what it is, but I could sit around and listen to people talk on and on about their pets and their funny idiosyncrasies! Okay.... i'll stop now. :)
two more things about the hike: I found a horseshoe! So stoked about that, I was also extremely surprised that some of these steep and narrow trails were even ridden on by horses...I kept saying to Jesse "There is nooo way horses have been up here" But he kept reassuring me that they have, due to the foot prints and their poop, and also reminded me of the "Man from Snowy River" <- I need to watch that movie again, I'm still in disbelief about the horses....
Then, I saw these three logs....and thought to myself "that's funny, this looks really familiar!"
I just stood there and looked at those logs to try and remember why.......
Then it finally dawned on me. Earlier that morning I had completed a lot of mini paintings from my favorite pictures online, one of which was of these loggers! How odd is that? :]
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Lastly, something that freaked both Jesse and I out this morning was this:
Jesse found it inside his converse just as he was about to put his shoes on. What made him notice it though was the crazy web this spider spun in just 2 days! <- Since he wore them last. He showed me the web and I couldn't believe it. Then he said he better look inside to make sure there wasn't a spider. There was, and it was the size of a half dollar! CHECK YOUR SHOES FRIENDS! We're so creeped out now! And now....back to bug bombing again. :/