Newborn Shots

There’s been a new addition to the Crazy family…. Yes, the Bug had her little critter, The Monkey!! And what a cute Monkey she is. She is a month old now, which shows you how behind I am on post. But I’ll catch up, eventually.  The Bug made it through like a champ. With the wrinkle of an unplanned C-section but still trooped right through! And home within a couple of days… (sure wasn’t like that when I had her.)

Here is mha little Monkey!



The Bug, her Man and introducing The Monkey


Monkey and DaDa


Looking like a Princess


The Man and Bug are Star Wars crazy





There she is!!  Till next time… XOXO


Table Thursday

I’ve been so wrapped up in redoing my living room tables I haven’t done any ,uh, hardly anything else… strip, sand, chase sanding dust, stain…. wait to dry…. well you get the picture. My project started, as all good projects do, on Pintrest. When I came across this picture

I got my craft skills and my maniac need to finish what I start as quickly as possible from my mama.   Typically, my mom does big crafts like building a glass block wall in her shower and stenciling entire rooms. A few weekends ago, she bought a new wood coffee table, and decided it needed a …

Pretty isn’t it. Click the picture to see how she did her’s!

I’ve been so tired of my tables…. we bought them in 1999, so we’ve had them awhile. I do like them, they’re well made and heavy suckers. I was just tired of looking at ’em. But I didn’t really want to replace them, I like the shape and that they aren’t matchy match. So anyway, I showed the Mr. and shock and amazement  he said he liked that look, but why didn’t I just redo the whole table. What I thought was gonna be a fairly quick project has turned into a long project since each table takes a couple of days to do with dry time and picky diamond drawing.

Come in to my living room and I’ll show you how I did mine…


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This is what I started with… well-loved coffee table


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It all starts with this, I love this stripper. Easy to use and the best part is it works! 😉

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Before sanding, see the stripper really, really works







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Diamonds all taped, wrong but taped.

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Taped right, at least for what I wanted. I took the measurements (The Mr. did the math.) then I divided the table in quarters and drew the diamonds on the diagonal with my quilting ruler. Starting in the middle. Yes the middle… It worked that’s all I know


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I taped every other one, in every other row.

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Tons of taping and sanding, with Anna to help make sure I got it right.

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Border time…

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Diamonds done, border done, now for the second color of stain

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See, subtle.

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All done. New pulls added to lighter stain gives a whole new feel.


Now only 2 more tables, well, really one. A little twist to the tops, they are all gonna have different patterns… all still diamonds, but different.


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See different

I’m off to finish the last one…. whew! Till next time …XOXO




Yup, it’s Monday

With the time change the J-boy is back to his old habits, jeez, hopefully he’ll get used to the change and start sleeping till at least the alarm going off. (but already I miss daylight saving time.) Did y’all remember to turn your clocks back? I already can’t wait till we get to spring forward! I hate it gets dark at 4:30.



Today we have puppy school… yay. Where Anna is learning manners and I’m learning not to be a wimp. So far she’s got  “sit” and “down” pretty good. At home we are working on, Quite! She barks at the boyz… she barks at the Mr…. she barks and growls at anybody who dares come in “her” house. She does wag her tail while barking and growling so I’m not really worried about it. But… she scares the bejesus outta everybody. So it’s got to stop. I know she’s doing her job, so I’m good with one or two barks to let me know the kids are home…. (as if I’d miss it!)  So we’re working on it.

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Now that the coffee table is done… twice, I didn’t like the color of the teak oil, so I had to re-strip the top and do it over, on the huge up side the diamonds came out tons better. I did learn a thing or two, like when the stripper says wear gloves, really wear the gloves!

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Ouch, wear GLOVES!

Sanding in the house is fun… chasing the dust after… not so much. Not to mention how the ceiling catches lots of the dust. But since it’s cold outside I’m will to chase the dust… wherever it may hide! 🙂 I also learned diamonds are hard to draw and get even! But if you get one right… you can draw them all.

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Lighter and brighter

With new pulls and a much lighter stain, I can live with these tables another 20 years. Now on to the next one….. later after puppy school.



I love this… I’m gonna have to make this!


I’m off… Till next time, XOXO