Thursday, October 20, 2011


This Before and After is actually kinda even super neat to do because it was on the coffee table that we used throughout my childhood.  That said, It sure looked like the coffee table used throughout my childhood. There surely was some true wear on this table. It also was my grandparents they had gotten the piece with some matching sidetables down in Mexico. It was for this reason that when I asked my dad if I could re-do the table he said I could do what ever I want to it, but it was still one of my parents pieces of furniture.

 Scratched and just sad looking.

 I started out the job with a palm sander then my dad was so sweet and made my life so much easier by buying a belt sander. 
...I Love Belt Sanders. 

 The curvy parts took the longest for the tight fit areas I used a Dremel Drill with almost a gouging bit on it, so I had to kinda careful with it. 

The natural wood grain was so very beautiful that I just used a tongue oil on it. 

I very much love my table and I left a little line of the old stain because I liked the way it looked, and just to remember what it was like before. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

40 Years Balloon Fiesta

One of the biggest events that the city of Albuquerque puts on yearly is the balloon fiesta, and even though I had only lived a couple of hours away from Albuquerque my whole life this year was the first year that I had ever been to it. The Balloon Fiesta is an international event and It was to say the least simply amazing.

It was especially neat because a week earlier I had the opportunity to go on a FREE balloon ride. Even though it was only 100ft in the air tops it was still a very neat experience.

The first official balloon launched

I thought this was a beautiful balloon.

The Creamland Cow was too big to get off the ground that morning. It was easily one of the biggest balloons there. To get an idea I was standing in the shadow of the cow when I took this picture. 

Me (on the right) with my best friend.

Balloon Glow
Later that evening we came back for what is called the balloon glow. All the balloons are set up and they coordinate so that they all glow at the same time. 

Free Balloon Ride
The weekend had started out as a crafting experience, and my friend Michelle and I had been out on the look out for chairs to revamp when we turned into this parking lot to take pictures of the balloon. When we got closer we saw a sign for free rides, and seized the opportunity. 

What rocked as well is that it was outside an antique mall that had some totally awesome stuff in it. It was all in all a Score!

The balloon that I got a ride on doing it's thing at the Fiesta

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ten Things About Me.

1. I am afraid of grasshoppers, and crickets I believe it has something to do with the unpredictability about their jump.

2. I love the state I live in NM, I think it is a beautiful place in it's own way. 

3. I grew up in a town known as "The City of Natural Lakes," and I can not swim. 

4. My favorite medium for creating art is watercolors. 

5. I choose my apartment because of the high ceilings, and natural sun light. 

6. I'm short, but I'm ok with that.

7. I'm somewhat of a Jill of many trades, but a master of none. 

8. I haven't posted on my blog for a while because I was suffering from bloggers anxiety. :)

9. I take a nap almost everyday, sometimes it is only for ten minuets. If it is Friday it might be a little longer.

10. At my house our pets are part of our family. 

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