Halloween 2004 this was one of my favorite costumes ever. It took a real collaborative effort. The hat was from the Gene Autry Museum, the bandana from who knows when, my mom had to send me the guns from Utah because you couldn't buy real looking guns where we lived. The pants carhartts from my sweet brother. Join in on Flashback Friday see my friend at Vaugh Family Chaos and link up; I just did!
If you have kids you have pee stains I know it. If you don't lucky you or you are a liar and in denial. I have pee stains on more than one mattress. I also have sweat stains on pillows because well I sweat a.lot . It's a gift I know. I digress. Anyway I have tried many different ways to get urine/pee out of mattresses and I have been very unsuccessful so I did a google search and what do you know? Another mom had pee stains too. So I borrowed her recipe and it totally worked so I am sharing it with you. All you need are these few house-hold ingredients and a spray bottle. I bought a really expensive one (NOT) I used one I had for my kids hair. It worked great. You will need: 3 Tablespoons Baking Soda 8 ounces Hydrogen peroxide 1 drop dish soap Mix together well and use right away. My mom discovered that if it is not mixed well the baking soda will clog the sprayer. You also can't store this apparently it doesn't last in the bottle and it is no longe
I highly recommend a few items although you don't HAVE to have them it just makes this project go so much faster. I bought a pancake compressor with three nail guns included saved me on this project and a miter saw. I bought both from Home Depot and they didn't pay me to say that it is just where I happen to shop. I actually had this all measured out and went to Home Depot and they cut the mdf primed boards for me. However I later purchased the miter saw and was then able to cut things right here at my house. The nail gun I used is a 16 gauge gun that can shoot nails up to 3 inches. I used a 2.5 inch nail to cover the thickness of the board and wall. Ok so I recommend deciding how you want your boards spaced first and measure and mark on the wall where you want them. I tried to do every 16 inches because that is how far apart my studs were but then I realized my wall wasn't an even length and so I have some that look a little off on the ends. Lesson learned
These apples equal 200 calories. But I am offering something that is completely calorie free! "My 200th post giveaway!" So I totally just skipped over my 200th post like it was NOTHING!! Hello! And because I also spaced my 100th post I am going to do a 200th post (okay 201th post give away) I dont' have a picture of it yet but I promise it will include hand made goodies from Close To My Heart (made by ME of course) and I am certain that it will contain some pampering items and a gift card to Target. So to be entered once leave a comment here! For a bonus entry go here and start a discussion you think others might want to comment on! You must live in the continental US because shipping will break me!! Best of luck! This giveaway will be closed on Wednesday September 30th! So comment NOW!!!! These are some of the cards I will be giving away. They come in bunches of 4 or 5 so YOU have more to give away!