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Quick Let's Get Some More House Projects Done

 

I was traveling abroad for work, so I tried getting some projects done before I'd be gone for a week. I focused on wet scraping and puttning down a coat of Peel Bond on the window sills. They weren't in great shape, but this would hold us over this year.
 
Our windows are full of peeling lead paint. Now that it's finally getting warm out I didn't want to open the windows until we knew they paint was encased.  

Meadow was prepping for her birthday party. Still a month out, but she was ready.
 
She is really into the show Lion Guard. A spin off of Lion King. This is what she has decided her birthday theme will be.  

Brooke worked on the linen closet/hallway ceiling.
 
I'm back to working in the office after 2 years of working from home. With Scott gone for the next week we asked my parents if they could watch the kids. I felt embarrassed that we hadn't painted the ceiling after my dad helped us install it last November. 
 


Now we could finally get a light fixture back up there. 

Meadow made Theo and her Numbeblocks costumes. This little gal is a crafting genius.
 
She's already planning for Halloween.  


My parents are just getting over Covid so Meadow also made them a get well card.

After attempting the French macarons Meadow requested an easier cookie recipe. Peanut butter cookies would be a lot easier for her to do. 


Theo and his faces.

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