Happenings in The Walz House

Last week I went into single mom mode with Brad out of town for 7 days and found free time a very limited thing.  Lucky for us (well really I should say me), hand/foot/mouth cleared up so Everett was given the green light to do back to daycare.  This mommy took full advantage of daycare, without throwing him in to the fire full time just yet…that comes next week.  I had numerous appointments, yoga classes to use up on my membership about to expire, house to clean, a classroom to get ready, a dog to give attention to (Brad usually does this), etc.  You get the picture because like any mom out there can contest to…we are busy 24/7/365!

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DIY Decorations

Over the past two years, I have helped/or thrown a few parties.  Before party planning begins, I always follow a few simple steps: open Pinterest, click create board and start searching for ideas that would help complete the look of the theme.  I must admit those “more pins that are similar to the one you click on” are so AMAZING.  Although, then it sucks me in to a hyperlink trail that often ends with a plethora of pins that gets my head spinning.  My biggest DIY party planning adventure was for our son’s first birthday, and GOLDEN birthday! My husband doesn’t seem to think golden birthdays are a things but as someone who is born at the very end of the month and has not had that golden birthday yet, I think they count.  Growing up I remember parents going all out for their kids golden birthdays and knowing I wouldn’t get that chance for a VERY, VERY long time.  Oh My that means I am that much closer to the big 3-0!

I know Everett won’t remember his 1st birthday nor probably care about all the photos snapped that day to capture all the special moments but as a mother and this being our first child, I care.

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DIY Baby Shower

So I know I have been anyway from my computer lately and have failed to keep up with my blogging.  I have been busy getting ready for school to start and making sure that I get a few dollars to add to my workout jar.  That LuluLemon zip up is sure getting closer and closer! How are you all doing on your workout goals? Remember to start with a reachable goal and have friends and family there to help support you.

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DIY Chalkboard Paint

In yesterday’s blog I mentioned that I had been a busy bee accomplishing little pinning projects.  Looking back at it, I think I went to Target 4 times and Kwik Trip once.  WOW! I must have just looked like a chicken with it’s head cut off.  I am sure the people at Target were wondering if I was stealing things on my trips in and out.  Nope, I am just a forgetful person and I tend to not write things down on lists (good think I live a mile away).  I really need to start making lists because you don’t want to see me at the grocery store.  I am always going from one end of the store to the other, never remembering what we REALLY need.  Anyways, all together I was able to successfully create 4 things new, which means…4 new blogs! 🙂 In the end, it was all worth it.  I now have a new Crock-Pot recipe, a new cupcake recipe, the cutest party decorations and a new DIY project.

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DIY Sweaty Bands

I seem to have found a new passion besides just Pinterest and that passion is blogging.  I love that my blog seems to be a joy for some of my closet friends to read.  BIG SHOUT OUT to those of you who read my somewhat daily posts and don’t mind my occasional type-o’s.

So over the summer I have been trying to make my way around the state and neighboring states to visit friends that I may not have seen in awhile.  My mini vacations through out my first summer off as a teacher.  This weekend I was blessed to have one of my best friends from college visiting me.  When she decided she has going to come up with her husband, whom was doing a guys weekend in La Crosse, I received a message A. telling me she was coming into town and B. she had a project to do for my blog.  This made me smile from ear to ear for both of the reasons above.  She informed me that she would like to make these new, “all the craze” workout headbands called “Sweaty Bands” (http://www.sweatybands.com/).  Since these headbands sell for an average of $18+ shipping, and that really isn’t reasonable given the fact I was able to find a Pin on how to make your own at home.

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Kenny Chesney CD is back in business!

So yesterday I had tried fixing scratched CDs using a banana, just like I had found on Pinterest.  I was bummed out when the banana remedy didn’t work not only once but twice.  I think it is safe to say that fixing scratches with bananas was unsuccessful.  It didn’t just not work but it completely made the CD unplayable to my car CD player.  I was not too sad that my Kenny Chesney and Britni’s Mix 1 didn’t work anymore, I was just annoyed by the fact people were claiming that it had worked.  I mean, it completely ruined my CDs!

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Fixing scratched DVDs/CDs

If you are anything like me, you have plenty of scratched CD’s that when popped into your CD player they are barely listenable.  I often times will be driving some where and want to listen to the NOW CD’s (especially 1), sweet mixed CD’s from high school or the classic 80’s music (Roxette’s “Look Sharp” CD is my fav!).  Long before IPods were created we had a thing called CD cases or slits.  Well I don’t think these actually did a very good job of protecting them because I feel like every CD I own now skips at some point along the 13+ tracks.  So when I originally saw this pin on Pinterest I was very excited to see if it would actually work.  I have been reading a lot of conflicting statements from people whom have tried this.  I was very hesitant to buy into anything this good…..

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