Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Paparazzi" MUST WATCH, if it is the only thing you do today!

This is Greyson Michael Chance singing at his school's spring concert. Yes, I have jumped onto the internet bandwagon of watching him on youtube. He has recieved over 1 million hits since he posted just last week. He is amazing and the young girls reaction to him are too funny.

Many are calling him the next Justin Beiber. We shall see. He is extremely talented for his young age.

And as a the typical mother I am,

I started worrying and hoping that the industry would not destroy this innocent raw talent that has very far to go yet has just started his journey.

Greyson was asked to perform on the Ellen DeGeneres show today!!

Let's hope his parents have a head on their shoulders.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Kitchen Backsplash; Our Love Affair with Subway Tile

This picture was in a previous post of mine.
It is our completed subway tile backsplash.
What I did not show you is the before/during pictures. Before I do, I have to say how I love subway tile. Our old home also had white subway tile per our renovation of the kitchen.
We knew when we purchased this house that our kitchen would also don this backsplash!
A new twist, however, was the inspiration I recieved from Melissa (The Inspired Room) and pictures she posted of her old kitchen. I was struck by how Melissa had subway tile the full length of her wall. I always thought the backsplash ended where the cabinets ended!

So my husband removed the old builder's grade beige 4x4 tile. (sorry no picture yet of that!) And the walls looked horrible!! At this point I am sure a contractor would have explained to me that the drywall would have to be either replaced or repaired.

(Please excuse the awful countertop. We WILL be replacing that as well as getting a new sink/faucet.)

I felt the walls were fine.

And in the fashion of the Nester with her window mistreatments, I went ahead and produced this:

The grout is now finished. This was a PROJECT and took about four days. We spent $150 dollars on materals except for the tile. Why you ask?
Are you ready for this?
I paid $15 dollars for all the tile shown for the entire backsplash and walls! I will let you in on my little secret in another post!
But for now, we are very happy with our new backsplash!!!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Fabulous Mother's Day Giveaway!!!

Check out all the fabulous goodies (25 items) that one lucky mom will win this Mother's Day! Visit this site for entry details:

Have a great day!