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Na na na na na na na na …..Cole’s 1st birthday!

Lame title, I know.  Sometimes I get confused when I’m humming or singing a tune, and I want to write it.  So in case you couldn’t tell from the na na na’s, it was the Batman theme.  AND, if you haven’t been following along in my blogging journey and you’re not sure who Cole is, well he’s practically the cutest freakin’ kid in the world (but I may be bias).

Sooooooooo, I like to make things (or attempt making things), and this post is no different.  I feel like I haven’t had a diy post in a while, so buckle up my friends, we’re in for a bumpy ride!

Alright, so Cole’s first birthday was mid September, and since I had already made Abigail (another one of my friends’ ridiculously cute babies) a couple of AWESOME presents, I thought it was Cole’s turn.  What did I make him?  A Batmobile.  Obviously.

Step One: find a Cozy Coupe.  You know, one of those red and yellow toddler cars where they get in, and use their feet to move it.  Yep, they have an actual name, and it is infact called a Cozy Coupe.  Done.  I posted an ad on my School Board buy/sell website, and bingo, one for free.  Perfect.

Step Two: Buy some spray paint.  Done.  If you’re ever wondering what spray paint works best- I found that Home Depot name brand vs. Home Hardware name brand did a much better job, AND it was easier to use (you can spray it upside down which was convenient).  Wow, I just gave you an actual useable tip about something.  I feel so grown up!

Step Three: Actually start painting.  I was nervous about this.  I had never spray painted before.  I didn’t know how the paint would work on plastic.  There were so many variables.  The weather didn’t cooperate.  The wild cats that live in my backyard were very interested in the painting- I’m surprised one of them didn’t end up with a big yellow stripe down their back!

Just getting started

Almost done!

Anywho, if you ever want to attempt it, here is a word to the wise: allow ample time for coats to dry, and buy about 3 cans of spray paint (black).  I had no idea I would go through so much paint!

The bat symbol was by far the hardest part, and as this blog where I originally got the idea from suggested, it’s WAY easier to hand paint on the symbol than to cut out a stencil and try to tape/spray on top. (Which yes, in case you’re wondering I did attempt first)

Yay!

Now that the cold weather is coming, I’m not sure how much use Cole will get out of the Batmobile this year, but wow will he ever be the coolest little guy on his street next summer. 🙂

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Quitting, Cupcakes, and Cuteness (in no particular order).

**Disclaimer**

This blog post was written ….probably about 2 months ago-ish.  I’m now just posting it.  So sue me.  I had a couple sentences to add, and some pictures to upload, so no I didn’t just make Halloween cupcakes, but yes I am just blogging about it now.  Deal with it.

What up!

Ok so let’s chat shall we?

  1. I’ve quit Shoppers Drug Mart.
  2.  I made some awesome Halloween cupcakes.
  3. My friends all have babies.

1. Au Revoir ma famille de Pharmaprix! (Good-bye my Shoppers Drug Mart family!)

Sigh.

After 14+ years of service at various locations throughout southwestern Ontario, I’ve FINALLY given up my discount and polyester pants.  NO, I did not get a permanent teaching job… BUT I decided that the one or two shifts a week weren’t worth the long days and late nights, and worrying about booking off weekends, and working holidays.

What am I doing with all my extra time?  Currently, a little extra house work and a little extra baking.  Just knowing that I can come home and relax makes me feel so good though.  Yay to only having one job!! 🙂

2.  I made some super cute Halloween cupcakes, and one of my loyal followers (Hi Kristen!) requested that I blog about them!

Honestly, all they really were, were from the box chocolate cupcake mix, and creativity (and google of course!).

I just used leftover icing from other projects, moulding chocolate wafers from Micheal’s, and icing writers (the little gel tubes of icing for fine stuff).

I think if I had not left them to the very last minute they might have looked a little bit better, but for grade 4 students… they were just fine!

Scaaaaaaaaaaaarrrry!

3.  It’s about that time…

I’m surrounded by babies!  (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!)

I guess it’s that time in our lives where the baby clock starts ticking and reminding us that if you’d like to be a mommy or daddy, the time is upon us.  Go back a couple years, and there were wedding showers galore.  Now?  Baby showers.

Let me tell you this- my friends might have the cutest babies ever.  Just saying.  I have for real fallen in love with one in particular, possibly because I’ve been able to spend so much time with him and his mom!  This pic was taken by an awesome photographer (also a friend!) named Aunika Hinks…  if you do travel to her website (and I recommend that you do!), you will find a couple familiar faces; as I said a lot of my friends have young babies right now!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

May I present to you, my main man Cole!

He’s much bigger now!  And totally looks like a toddler instead of an infant.   So fricken cute!

Another recent baby to be welcomed to the world is Abigail, who is also on Aunika’s website!  Cute cute cute!

What is that on her head you ask?  Oh!  Why it’s a headband that I made for her!  I also made her a tutu….

I think I’m trying to make up for the fact that I’ve only met her a couple times by making her cool stuff. So far it’s working!

Anywho, that’s it for now.

New post to come soon.  For real.  I’ve been baking, and crafting, and well just enjoying life in general.  Lots of blog worthy stories to come! 🙂

Peace!

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