Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Holiday Aftermath

I don’t know about you guys, but I have had just about enough cookies, treats, and butter-laden foods.  It’s a good thing I decided to take a few days off the business because I’ve been busy digesting!  These have been my main source of nutrition lately – on the left are candy cane marshmallows, and on the right are double chocolate truffles.

12 28 10 candies

As promised, here are pictures of the AWESOME play kitchen that Santa refinished for the kiddos.  Bridget has been making lots of cakes and Graham is so happy to have cabinets he’s actually allowed to open.  Thank goodness they like it because it takes up half of our living room.

12 28 10 oven

We took the doors off, sanded the whole thing, and spray painted it semi-gloss white.  I painted the blue trim on the fridge, the double oven scene, and the cook top with acrylic craft paint and sprayed it down with sealer.  The paper in the hutch is just scrapbook paper I Mod Podged on.

12 28 10 oven and sink

We found most of the stuff at our local Menards that went out of business a few months back.  We even found a sheet of fake granite laminate, so the play kitchen even has swanky countertops!  Kenny cut all the knobs using a hole saw and the hardware was super cheap.  I think we probably spent about $75 total (the play kitchen was given to us when B’s preschool replaced theirs).

12 28 10 ipad 

The kids weren’t the only spoiled ones – my keeper of a husband bought me an iPad!  I was completely shocked and have been glued to the thing for days (except for Christmas day, when my mom hogged it all day to play Angry Birds).  I’ve been playing around with some business apps, so sometime soon I’ll give you guys my recommendations.  If you know of any good ones, let me know!  I’m totally app-downloading-crazy right now!

Did you guys get anything ridiculously awesome?  And please tell me I’m not the only one that hasn’t recuperated from Christmas yet!


  1. Oh my goodness. The kitchen is ADORABLE!!! How fun. The iPad...NICE!!!
    The one gift I'm most excited about wasn't that big - a family membership to the zoo! hehe
    And I am definitely not over Christmas. Still recovering! ;)

  2. this totally reminds me of the play kitchen our momma made us when we were little! god i loved that thing! great work you two!! and yes, we too are still recovering from christmas, and now i think i'm coming down with round 92 of colds this winter season. uhhgg. where is SPRING!?!?

  3. p.s.
    i LOVE the flag bunting emily won from your giveaway!!! we are moving into a new house this week, and i can't wait to put it up in jack's new room! i will take a pic and send it to you when i get it hung up! i am now a proud owner of something bobalookids! :)

  4. Haley, I totally understand your excitement about the zoo membership. We use our Childrens Museum membership like it's going out of style!

    Hannah, can't wait to see the pics and I'm SO happy you like it! I think you and the little man are in the same boat. I swear the poor kid's had a cold since he was born!

  5. What an amazing job you did on the kitchen, I'm so inspired by it!

  6. thanks! it seemed like a lot of work, but I think it's because we could only work on it a little bit at a time when we weren't busy and the kids were asleep. it was totally fun, though!

  7. The kitchen is awesome! Love that you refinished it too!

  8. Thanks Heather! It's probably good we couldn't get another to refinish for your shop - it would have taken up all your floor space!


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