Extreme Room Makeover: Kyle Edition

Kyle has been asking for a while now to have his room updated from the pirate wallpaper and peanut brown paint he has had since he was a toddler. Yesterday and today I took off work so Katra and I could make his wish come true. We bought all the supplies yesterday then, as soon as he left for school this morning, began the redesign. It took a bit longer than we thought – so much for finishing before he got home from school – but the results are so worth it.

The Reveal!

The Reveal!

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Checking out his new posters. I put some old LPs I had into frames and hung them on the wall.

Checking out his new posters. I put some of my old LPs into frames and hung them on the wall.

BOSTON!!!

BOSTON!!!

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Making Preserves With Grandma

Ian asked to make preserves with Grandma when we went for a visit during spring break.

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Studying the recipe with Grandma
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Taking notes
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Measuring the lemon juice

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Measuring the sugar
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1 TBSP + 2 TSP of pectin

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Shaking up the pectin and sugar

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Mix it all in!

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Mixing it all together

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Checking the consistency of the preserves

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Checking the consistency of the preserves

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Putting the preserves into jars

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