Friday, February 23, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Visit the MN History Center for FREE!!

Did you know there are a variety of ways to go check out the Minnesota History Center for FREE!!! Besides having a membership to the MN Historical Society, you can go on Tuesday nights from 3-8pm for FREE. You can also check out Nine Nights of Music for FREE in July and August! Plus, check out the calendar for free events and guest speakers you might be interested in.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Where Did We Go Wednesday? Science Museum of MInnesota

As I mentioned last week when we had gone to the winter carnival we coupled it with a trip to the Science Museum of Minnesota.

We had renewed our membership and we're were excited to check out what was new and see a film at the Omni Theater.

Omnifest is actually going on so there is a variety of films to choose from some new and some older. We ended up seeing Rocky Mountain Express. Because we are members we are able to see a free movie each time we go and we can book our tickets online in advance for free. It used to not be free to book it online so I was happy that it was. With it being omnifest The movies do fill up quickly. When we arrived at the Museum there was a sign saying that the next show wasn't until later in the evening then we were seeing a show so I was very pleased we booked it in advance.

We spent most of our 4 hours there doing all the different special projects they had set up for the day. The Omni movie was 45 minutes long and we watched a couple 10-15 minute long presentations.

The picture above is of the frozen Mississippi River as seen in February from the top floor in the Science Museum.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Learn How to Install Wall Tile at Home Depot on Feb 24th

Does the thought of installing wall tile intimidate you? Then perhaps you would be interested in learning how to do it with this FREE Class at Home Depot this Saturday!

Get signed up now! And be sure to check back to see what other classes they are offering at Home Depot. They offer a variety of classes every month!

Monday, February 19, 2018

RETIREment Gift Idea

Tonight I am giving this gift I made to someone in my book club that is retiring from her in job. I made the sign and other members of our club are buying something that fits each of those letters. We did have to double up on a few of the letters.

I am curious and excited to see what each person buys her that goes with each letter theme.

To make this wall hanging I had bought the pre-made wood hanging from Walmart and then made the letters on my Silhouette machine.

The word retire is one type of font and the adjoining letters are another font. I thought that added some more visual interest. Once I had got the words in place I put two coats of Modge Podge sealer over the top then I did two coats of acrylic high gloss clear paint, allowing it to dry in between each layer.

When it was all dry I glued into place with a hot glue gun, ribbon and flowers. Be sure to take all the plastic pieces out out from the flower so it will glue on flat and stay into place better.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Thinking About Painting Your Home This Year? Check out this FREE Class!!!

Learn all about the new tips and techniques in painting and find out the hottest colors in this FREE Class TOMORROW at Home Depot. Get Signed Up today!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Harry Potter Golden Snitch Valentine Box

As promised on Tuesday here is the Valentine box that my daughter made for this year. It is her last year of elementary school so this will be her last Valentine Box.

She is a total potterhead so she opted to make a Harry Potter themed Valentine Box. She had several ideas but this was the one she finally settled on. If you remember reading about our problems with using a punch ball in the Pokeball post, we had the same issues but this didn't claps quite as far because it was smaller already.

To make the wings she taped cardboard from a 12 pack box and then paper mache paid the taped joint area. Then she paper mache paid over the entire Wings to add texture to them as well.

She decided to use a paste made of flour and water where as my son used liquid starch as his paste. The paste she made seem to shrink a bit more and made it more textured. But it did seem to be a thicker and sturdier project with less coats. The final coat she had to do with starch because she needed to have a smoother area in order to put the letters on.

The letters are made using my Silhouette machine using the font I bought from the silhouette design store called lightning.