Watering Can Makeover

Love it!

One of a kind flowerpot!

I had the most amazing weekend with my family!! I was definitely ready to relax after school got out. Originally, my mom was thinking about coming up my way. She has been on the hunt for something to wear for my sister’s wedding coming up here in August. I had talked to my cousin Cally and she was planning on heading home for Memorial Weekend. I have not seen my cousin for five years, which is crazy because we used to be joint at the hip! It is crazy how life gets as we all grow older,it seems like we just can’t find the time to get together anymore. I need to be better about that! It’s funny though because even though we have not been together for so long it was like yesterday! Her brother Trevor was home too, along with her husband Stevo. We had a great night out catching up!

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Stevo, Cally, myself, and Trevor at the Iron Horse

Cousinly love!

Cousinly love!

While I was home, I also got some quality time in with the rest of my family. I wish I were closer to them. My mom and Troy had planned on getting the pool up while I was home but that good old Kansas wind had another idea! We had a BBQ Saturday which turned out amazing! The weather was perfect by the time we started. I spent some time with my dad looking through old family photos.

My dad and me!

My dad and me!

Monday was a busy day for me, as I also got to have dinner with my Grandma and Grandpa Underhill. It was a special evening as they have been married for 35 years! It was so cute listening to them tell about how my grandpa asked her out and when they started dating. I cannot tell you how special their relationship is and how much I look up to their love!

Grandpa and Grandma Underhill and their pup Bentley.

Grandpa and Grandma Underhill and their pup Bentley.

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

On Monday my Grandma Bloesser and I spent the day planting flowers and moving around her “craft studio”. I had been wanting to plant a garden a few weeks ago but once we got down to it, I couldn’t believe how much $ goes into starting a garden. Unfortunately I have a card that I am trying to get paid off this summer so I decided not to do it.

My mom gave me this adorable flowerpot for my classroom. Due to allergies I had to bring it home. You can imagine the joy on Alex's face when I put it on our back porch!

My mom gave me this adorable flowerpot for my classroom. Due to allergies I had to bring it home. You can imagine the joy on Alex’s face when I put it on our back porch!

I decided I wanted to makeover the flowerpot to something that was more geared towards both of us! I have not played with vinyl on my Cricut yet and decided it might be cool make it into a Nebraska Huskers watering can. Alex did not like the idea of me spray painting anywhere at the house. I was not planning on making a mess but I do know what a mess spray painting can be.

My grandma is always full of good ideas! She set me up with a cardboard box and put a long piece in between the flap. This worked amazing! You just spray into the box and it didn't make a mess!

My grandma is always full of good ideas! She set me up with a cardboard box and put a long piece in between the flap. This worked amazing! You just spray into the box and it didn’t make a mess!

I cut a N out of vinyl with my Cricut. It cut fine but I had some trouble with transferring it. I used Glad Press and Seal because I read that was a good alternative to transfer tape. It did not work like I had hoped so I ended up just peeling the backing off and eyeballing it.

I cut a N out of vinyl with my Cricut. It cut fine but I had some trouble with transferring it. I used Glad Press and Seal because I read that was a good alternative to transfer tape. It did not work like I had hoped so I ended up just peeling the backing off and eyeballing it.

The watering can turned out perfect! Alex loved it!

The watering can turned out perfect! Alex loved it!

My Grandma Bloesser also sent me home with an antique wagon with a sweet potato vine that looks so cute in our rock garden.

My Grandma Bloesser also sent me home with an antique wagon with a sweet potato vine that looks so cute in our rock garden.

Grandma also decided even though I skipped the garden that I needed to at least have a few tomato plants!

Grandma also decided even though I skipped the garden that I needed to at least have a few tomato plants!

 

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