Aug 18, 2013

If we build it... he will spin

haha. had to go with the cheese title, but we did need to get Sam a mushroom. They run around $310 plus shipping and look like this

A: We don't have that kind of money laying around...
B: I consider myself pretty crafty

So I took to the internet and found a mom in my situation who built her own, and following her lead. We did too!

Carpet padding - $15
Wood Circle - $10
Vinyl - $7
Wood Glue - $3
Planter -$19
Screws - $5
Staples/Staple Gun - $ Free ( we had one already)

First we traced the wood circle on the carpet padding and cut circles and built them up.
Then with the wood glue we glued them together on the wood board. 

We added on on top to give it a smoother finish

then flipped it upside down on top of the vinyl and started stapling.

The finished dome!

To finish, we screwed the bottom of the planter ( which is a thick plastic one that looks like faux wood) to the bottom of the dome.

And WALA we have our at home ultra dome mushroom.

It is slightly taller than an ultradome and will soon flatten like it should, but all in all, not bad and will get the job done!

I took some animated photos too. haha..

Little video I did

The ever awesome "oops I should catch up" blog post.

So just a little warning, this post will be LONG(ish) as I attempt to play catch up.

I don't even know where to start, so I will try and go by the months...

Feb: February was freaking awesome, why you ask.... because I started work at the best "workplace" EVER. I swear I do not say that sarcastically. I work for CustomInk as a production artists ( a.k.a. graphic designer). What is CustomInk you ask? Check this out. 

So not only do we love our customers, we love our employees! They truly take care of us there, it feels like family! Yes we get catered food 2-3 times a week and of course t-shirts galore, but more than anything we get treated as adults! I have so much fun work, there is never a day when I wake up and grumble that I have to go to work each day, no I get up excited because I GET to go to work each day. I could not be in a better job.

Also, in Feburary, Sam started traveling for his first meet season and boy was it quite a year:

Our view from the hotel in Oakland

While there we got to take a mini holiday in San Fransico

We had a few meets in Feburary and it was his first time getting a top spot on the podium

of course the team won first too

March: March was filled with work and school and gym.... work and school and gym.... repeat haha...

Sam continued to flourish and ended the season on top and as we head into this year he is a LEVEL 5 Future star! Its a big deal and man oh man do we have our work cut out for us!  

And of course we celebrated easter

April:  April brought fun times at work and home 

and of course finishing up my last projects for school

May: May was awesome for 1 reason only! I GRADUATED!  Finally after all these years its over!

Not the most flattering look (that gown) but dude we killed it in the cap department! I was 225c HOT PINK!

JUNE: June was HOT first and filled with fun activities

Company picnic.

Drive-In days

Victory in the supreme court

and I got a new nephew

July: was some more repeating (minus the baby part)  with the added bonus of my brother coming home on leave and surprising my mom


Which brings us to AUGUST:

The kids went back to school last week and you know what that means? MORE BLOGGING! haha I hope you made it through this long post and come back for more!