Be Back Soon !

Hi Everyone just a quick update

I'm on a break from Get Outta My Head Please while I design a new look

also when I come back it will be with a few changes to how and what I

will be blogging about .. I hope to see you in a month or so when

I'm back !

 

p.s if you or anyone you know if looking for blog design or web design

I would love to work with them  Im looking to make some extra cash for

Christmas this year.

 

Hugs and love

Brooke
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Kids Canvas Art Ideas ( Guest Post by One Project Closer )

Thanks so much for having me here at GOMHP, Brooke!

If you've never heard of us, The Better Half is a new sister site to One Project Closer (OPC). OPC has been around almost 5 years now and is for the hard-core home improvement lovers. Kim and I (Jocie) are the wives of Fred and Ethan (respectively) and we run The Better Half, dedicated to the finer things, like DIY home decor, crafts, and sometimes kid-friendly stuff too. I write a lot of the crafty, decor posts, while Kim focuses more on gardening and updating our coupons for Lowe's and coupons of Home Depot.

Here is me and my better half, Ethan with our girls, Izzie and Lucy gearing up for what will hopefully be an awesome Raven's season!


Last month, I began a mission to organize all our kid crafts and pre-school learning books that were previously being stored in a heaping mess on top of my china cabinet and window seat in our dining room. It looked horrible!

I started with moving the china cabinet to the side and put in a small 9-cube organizer and added scrapbook paper to the back to fancy it up.


Once that was done, the wall space that previously was occupied by the tall china cabinet, looked VERY bare and boring. So, in keeping with the trend of making it a more colorful, kid space, I decided to paint some canvases with the girl's help.

Love


This first canvas was inspired by a picture on Pinterest I found ages ago. a simple idea - use painter's tape on a canvas and then paint the whole canvas. Remove the tape and the negative space provides a pretty design or word.


I added to the concept by first taping my self-healing X-acto mat and using an X-acto blade to cut more ornate letters. Using this technique, you could really cut any design of your choice for cheap. If you don't love cutting your own, you could also use stickers.


Izzie painted the canvas using acrylics - this was her favorite part of course!



Finger Print Tree


Not long ago, I had painted a similar canvas for my cousin's adoption shower , and guests were able to place their fingerprints on the tree.


This canvas I painted a little more simplistic, but the same concept. Izzie placed her finger prints on the tree after the tree trunk I painted had dried. Lucy, my 20-month-old didn't want to get her hands dirty - she's too much of a lady. :)


I tried to let go of the way I wanted Izzie to do it, which gave it a very personal and kid-like appearance. There were some crazy outlining fingerprints that were easy to coverup with white paint once it was all said and done. She did a great job and we both had a good time.



Act, Walk, Love


This third and final canvas was my favorite. Again, inspired by Pinterest - This Glorious Day put her children’s hand and footprints on paper, wrote the phrases on top of the prints, and then framed it. So simple and beautiful!

Izzie (with lots of help and supervision) put her hand and foot prints on the canvas, and then I quickly washed her hands and feet!


Then, I made my own heart stamp using craft foam and my peanut butter lid - lol!

After it all dried, I used a paint pen to write the words on the canvas. So much easier than hand-painting the words, like I did with the fingerprint tree!


Finally, I painted a small and messy pink border to add a little extra color to the canvas.


Here they all are, together on the wall!


What do you think? Have you done any kid canvases using finger painting?

Thanks again, Brooke for letting me share fun kid canvases on your awesome site.

For more fun projects and crafts, visit me at The Better Half! You can also connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest. Hope to see you soon!
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Show you off Feature (It all started with paint)

The Show it Off  Series

the top clicked Blog from “Show it Off #27 ” was





dryer-vent-pumpkin-black-and-white-krylon-spray-paint


I love this project have done this my self at my old house .. I actually forgot about it

until I seen this link up .. Check it out


It's All about Paint's Author is Linda


Here is a Brief bio

Hi there! My name is Linda and I’m a Jersey-born-and-bred Midwestern transplant who lives in Chicago with my husband and two children. We've lived in our home since 1995 and over the years our style has changed and evolved. I wouldn't call my home a work-in-progress -- more like a rework-in-progress as I refresh and remodel things around here ... one room at a time.


Here are some More posts to check out


chalk-art-on-canvas-chandelier-final


chalkboard-table-with-abcs-how-to


Washi tape on drum shade final



Make sure to stop over and check her out ..


<3 Brooke



Here is a button to let your Followers know how popular you are over at Gomhp


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Show it Off Linky Party #28

Hi everyone .. Im loving having the party back up I needed a good kick in the butt to get to work on some projects

every week I will pick the most clicked link and do a full feature post on it  ( usually posts the following Wednesday)

then on Monday I will feature the next four most clicked posts .

Check out this week’s features!

 

Coffee Filter Wreath by: meeganmakes.com



 

Chevron Chair Re-Upholstered by : lifewelive4.blogspot.com




 

Autumn Inspiration Walnut Street Style by :www.lifeonwalnutstreet.com




 

Spooky Terracotta Halloween Candles by : http://www.bullfrogsandbulldogs.com



 

 

Here are the Rules

*Link up as many posts as you would like just make sure not to Link up anything you have linked up at Gomhp before.
* Link Directly to your post and not just to your blog url
* Link back to me in someway with a button or link shout out

www.getouttamyheadplease.com or

add a button to your post



<a href="http://www.getouttamyheadplease.com/"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lfVQ7bPwbq4/TtTQ2IDgVBI/AAAAAAAAFpE/GO2wvy3dGP4/s1600/showitoff_monday_button.jpg" alt="" /></a>

I would love it if you shared my Little Ol’ Party since I took that Break our link ups went down .

 


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Show you Off (Musings)

The Show it Off  Series

the top clicked Blog from “Show it Off #25 ” was


Musings


The link that Got  the MOST clicks on the show it off party was:







Author of Musings is Di

My Photo


Check out this adorable Christmas mantel













Make sure to stop over and check her out ..


<3 Brooke



Here is a button to let your Followers know how popular you are over at Gomhp



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Show it Off Party #26 ( #25 Features )

Hi everyone .. Im loving having the party back up I needed a good kick in the butt to get to work on some projects


every week I will pick the most clicked link and do a full feature post on it  ( usually posts the following Wednesday)


then on Monday I will feature the next four most clicked posts .


Check out this week's features!


Do it Yourself Chalk Paint posted by : Made in a Day 





Hoot Owl Peanut Butter Cookies posted by jo-ann-growingingrace




The Ghost and Ghoulies Quilt posted by : bubba chic


Blocks


DIY Entryway Closet posted by : a sunday afternoon




Here are the Rules


*Link up as many posts as you would like just make sure not to Link up anything you have linked up at Gomhp before.
* Link Directly to your post and not just to your blog url
* Link back to me in someway with a button or link shout out
* Link up anything you have personally blogged about and want to show off .
Only one exception is no link parties or shops ( Link parties MUST have my button on that post )


**By Linking up your Post you are giving me permission to use your images in a blog feature post
and
You are signing up to be on the SHOW it Off email List This list will only email when its a post about the link parties (when it starts , features, show it off series ) If you unsubscribe and then link up again you will be adding on the list since its all automatic.


Hop on over to some Monday link parties


youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com


www.askannamoseley.com


I would love it if you shared my Little Ol' Party since I took that Break our link ups went down .





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Family Room makeover

Our next room to give a update is our family room or  we actually refer to it as Dad's living room since the boys are NOT allowed to hang out and make a mess in this one room and so far it works .

first step in any room makeover is to update the wall color as of right now it is a pale yellow color which I do believe at one point was white .

Here are some before pictures

 











I was contacted by Dutch Boy Paints and Purdy to review some of their products the timing couldn't have been more perfect , I have never used Dutch boy paint before to be honest we have only used one brand of paint in our new house and vowed to stick with that same brand through out once Big likes a product its hard for him to try something new even if its FREE so you can guess the added stress I put in his life the day the paint arrived lol .

 

The paint color I choose for this room is called BAMBOO from Dutch boy paint



 

The Purdy Products I will be reviewing are



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PRO-EXTRA® White Dove™

 

Did you know that TV Design Star Lisa LaPorta is offering a in-home room makeover and many more awesome prizes
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Our Design Panel will design a custom room makeover for your child/teen room and come to your home to restore the room. Includes $2,500 of decor, labor and furnishings.
Monthly Winners: Design Consults from Lisa & the Dutch Boy Design Panel

Each month Lisa and our Design Panel will choose from your room entries and provide digital design consults, including sketch, furnishing ideas and Dutch Boy paint color suggestions.
Weekly Winner

Everyone who uploads a room is entered to win 2 gallons of Dutch Boy paint in the color and sheen of their choice. One winner every week.

 

Here is how you enter for your chance to WIN .
Before

Restored. See the decor restored >>
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