Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Vintage Desk Refinished with Retro Gaming Details

Just in time for back to school (although I don't think Grady's school actually gives homework) we pulled out this vintage desk a friend gave us (for FREE!) and got to work. Grady has wanted to get it refinished since he first set eyes on it. At first I had plans for it to be more of a focal piece but I thought what the heck, he loves it so lets do it up Grady style!

I had a very basic idea as to how about going to redo the vintage desk. I knew I would need to buy the right paint and make sure to sand it really well but I pretty much just winged it. Grady found the project to be more work that he felt necessary and gave up helping after 2 minutes with sander and a trip to the store for paint.

So without further ado:

How to Refinish a Vintage Wooden Desk


Thursday, 7 August 2014

How to Survive a LEGO Store Mini-Build

4 Tips for Success at a LEGO Store Mini-Build:
If you have a LEGO fan in the house you are probably like me and have signed up for the LEGO VIP Program and have received an email or two inviting you to the LEGO store mini-build sessions that they have monthly. And maybe you have never attended before? You are wondering what to expect from your day if you go to a LEGO mini-build. Here is a bit of a guide:

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Five Must Have Camping/Beach Toys


Must Have Camping, Beach, Pool and Outdoor Toys
Who doesn't camp or visit the beach in the summer months? Even if you don't I bet you are on the look out for some great outdoor and pool toys. I partnered with Mastermind Toys to test out some toys on a recent camping trip to Beyond Hope RV Resort in Idaho. Mastermind was kind enough to provide me with the Dodge Tag and Aquapod the rest were purchased with my own pennies as I knew Grady would love them!