It must be nearly spring! Houses are selling in our neighborhood quickly, and lots of families are out doing beautification projects. When I was driving around our neighborhood, I was noticing that there were a lot of pretty mailboxes, and I started thinking that we needed to replace ours. After pricing them, and realizing the cost, and acknowledging that all my mailbox needed was a little TLC, I decided that a mailbox refurbishment rather than a replacement was in order. I thought I’d share how I went about refurbishing our mailbox, as it takes only a couple of hours, spaced over a weekend. With the springtime weather, this is such an easy DIY to spruce up your outdoor home!
Baby it’s cold outside! Finally! Well, December came and went, and it wasn’t that bad, but now it’s the season for soup, stews and foods that warm you. It’s also the season to relax and regenerate from the chaos and overindulgence of the holidays. (Or is my family the only one living in chaos over Christmas?) Soup has this ability to really help center me, particularly more nutritious and healthy options. If you realize that you have a person that still needs a holiday gift, or you want to give them a New Years or Get Well Soon gift, soup and a personally decorated bowl are a great choice. I made this super easy DIY winter soup bowl with a few paint pens and my Silhouette Portrait. It is a perfect accompaniment for the yummy Progresso Light soups that I have been eating.
Super Mario Brothers games are kind of the Mellow Man’s thing. We have gaming systems that are for the whole family, but the Mellow Man is the master of Super Mario Brothers. He’s told me that he first got hooked on the original Super Mario Brothers on the NES system in the late 80’s. He also played Donkey Kong before that. Since the original game, he has every Mario Brothers game that nintendo released. It’s the main reason we got a WiiU– to play the new MarioKart and Super Mario Brothers. I get him a lot of Mario Brothers related gifts, and fan art. While I usually buy his Super Mario Art, for Father’s Day, I decided to make him a present for his office using a painting canvas and Perler beads (affiliate link). I love how it turned out, and thought he could put it next to his “Seriously” sign.