Sunday, December 27, 2015

For the Soul Sundays


Sunday, September 20, 2015

For the Soul Sundays

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Catching Up

Life has gotten really busy lately. Even though I am in the midst of project as always, a lot has been left undone. The kids are growing fast and it seems that this just goes so quickly that if I  get too preoccupied with things that are fun but not as important, I feel I will be missing so much of these short, busy years with them. A lot has happened in The Family Fun Spot Family.
First, if you are reader of this blog you know that I blog a lot about my home country of Uruguay. Well, this past month I became a United States citizen. I used to have conflicting feelings about this because I used to think that I was sort of betraying my country for doing this. After some "emotional work," I realized that those thoughts were not true. I will probably live here for the rest of my life, and even though it is true that I was not born here, my family was. My husband, our wedding, the kids...all american. So I call Uruguay my home country and the U.S.A my "adoptive" country that I love so much. I love everything about America and I am proud to be an american citizen. I just wanted to share this with you. If you are unaware of the naturalization process, it requires passing a government, history and civics test and doing an oath.

Me and the hubby in the oath ceremony

We celebrated important milestones in our family.
Our middle son turned 8! He got baptized and became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.



(Got this free printable from Pinterest)


We had a luncheon at church with our friends. My son shared his baptism with another friend, a girl born only two weeks after him.


Cupcake toppers from Etsy (Tamy Ray Cards and Print)



We also had the Pinewood Derby. A little bittersweet since it was my oldest son's last one and my younger son's first one!

They got 2nd and 3rd place!

 My cute little princess had her dance recital


And many, many more things! We are also in the middle of planning our vacation. I am so excited about that! To top it off, we are switching the kids' rooms so you know what that means...makeovers! Stay tuned for that. Each child will have his or her own bedroom. For now, feast you eyes upon the inspiration for the changes (and yes, they will not look EXACTLY like this but kind of similar (the thrifty way)

And for the boys something like this:

Stay tuned!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Rustic Spring Wreath



Hello everybody! I am back after taking some time off blogging. It has been crazy here with business and great things happening to our family. But I am glad I am back. I have been spring cleaning our house, organizing and doing some projects. It has been really cold here in the Midwest, so we have been inside a lot even though it seems like Spring is slowly coming. I had to do something to get the house in spring mode since I pretty much never decorate for Spring. So in my last trip to Walmart I found these in the craft/floral section:


I immediately thought something like this:



So I got my glue gun and went to work...it is pretty much self-explanatory: I cut the flowers and hot glued them into the wreath. Easy!









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Monday, February 2, 2015

A Little Bit of Valentine Decor

For those that know me really well, you know my passion for decor, so I get advantage of some of the Holidays to be able to decorate even if it is a little. Valentines is a holiday that we do not care that much about, so I go "light" on the decor, but I still like to add something here and there to make the house special for the kids. Target has really cute Valentine's decor in the dollar section, so if it is cute and cheap I am sold. My mantel got some love...


We are loving these little mailboxes to leave love notes each morning. I look forward to reading them each day...one morning I opened one and I found a highlighter inside it but no note. I asked who left the highlighter in there. My oldest (he is 10 1/2) said it was him. Then I was really curious and asked him why he decided to leave a highlighter and not a note and he said "you did not get it mom?" and I replied I didn't. He said "you are the highlight of my day!" And then my heart melted completely.



The little heart here is from Hobby Lobby and the burlap banner is from Target, only $3! It was too long so I cut it and made two instead...LOL!


The "XOXO" and "LOVE" signs are from...yes, you guessed it...Target DOLLAR section!


The tea lights and containers are from the dollar store.


Here is the other half of the banner...


The kitchen got some lovin' too. Those plates are from Target. I purchased them years ago.


This is from the dollar store from years ago.


This little banner is from Target (yes, it is my favorite store)



What do you do for valentines...what traditions do you have? I will share another tradition we have in a couple of days. My family loves it!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

From Ugly to Pretty

Long ago I purchased this lamp at the Goodwill for 4.99. It was ugly but I saw the potential.


I wanted something for my little office that would bring some gold color, but of course I did not want to pay too much in getting a new one. So I tried the Rustoleum metallic gold paint and let me tell you, this product is AWESOME! (and no, I am not getting paid or sponsored) 


I cleaned it up really well and let it dry. Then I taped the light bulb area with tape and covered the wire with aluminum foil. I gave it a light spray, let it dry and repeated the process three times. I did not even applied primer and the paint still looks good!


I love how shiny it looks and how smooth it is!





Quick and easy "new" lamp for less than $10!!!

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