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  1. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    long story short, the wife and kids went to FL for christmas because my wife's grandfather was diagnosed w/ terminal cancer so that leaves me with some time to work on some projects.


    noah has nothing on the walls in his room so i thought i'd make something to add personality to it and give it to him for christmas. i picked out about 20 of my favorite pics of him and then asked him to pick 15 or so of his favorite from that bunch for a video i was doing.

    i hope he likes it. he probably won't appreciate it as much now as he will when he's older but it'll give him something to talk about when company comes over ;)
    the finished product with the number plate from his first race (1st place too :thumb: ) as the center piece.


    i also spent some time/money on decorating our place. for the 6 years that we've been married, we've never really had any decor on the walls...just too much to think about when you're chasing kids around :D i got an off-duty paycheck that i wasn't expecting so i went out and bought a few things; 3 paintings, decorative mirror, area rug, lamp......at wal-mart of course (c'mon..you didn't think i had class did you?) anyhoo..i'm extremely proud of my accomplishment this week, i feel like i should be on extreme makeover home edition....heck, i feel almost metrosexual ;)

    it's weird coming home to a clean house with stuff to look at on the walls. i hope the wife digs it as much as i do, as it is still a secret :cool:
     

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    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    I'm sure your wife & Noah will be psyched when they get home. Nice job! :thumb:
     
  3. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    WOW. that kicks ass. gifts like that are better than anything you can buy.
     
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    That's AWESOME!!! I am sure your wife and 'lil manimal will love the new look!!! :thumb:

    :( Sorry to hear about the grandfather...what an awful time to receive such news. Best wishes to him for peace and comfort during his illness.
     
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    thanks. it's all good. he's lived a fulfilled life and is the most giving man i've ever met. i think he's ready though.


    yeah, it was fun making it. now santa has some stuff in store for him :D, but that was a special gift from me.
     
  6. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Nice Job! :thumb:
     
  7. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Sounds like someone has been watching Queer Eye for the Straight Guy again...

    Welcome to good TASTE!

    :thumb:
     
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    Very nice. I'm proud of you buddy. :thumb:
     
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    escapeartist Turbo Monkey

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    Sweet jerseys! It looks good man, he'l defeintly apprecciate that now, but especially in the future.
     
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    haromtnbiker Turbo Monkey

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    Your proud of your work arnt you? :p
     
  11. manimal

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    why yes they are! alex, escapeartist, the metrosexual freerider designed and produced those beautiful team shirts :thumb:

    next year it's long sleeve pink shirts under sleevless dickies coveralls.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Cool! Hope your wife likes the home improvements. Awesome collage too.
     
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    how'd you know what college i go to? ;)
     
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    i'll see if i can get some before/after pics of at least the living room tonight.
    i feel like i should be wearing a cartigan sweater or something :D
     
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    Nice! What a neat surprise to come home to.
     
  16. manimal

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    (just envision these walls w/ nothing on them for a before pic :D )
    one wall of the dining room (added a painting to the opposite wall too)

    living room wall

    same wall, better shot of new frames i put up

    opposite living room wall

    new rug...and yes...those kids toys stay there, sometimes you just can't hide the fact that you have 3 kids ;)


    not too bad for my first time really trying to coordinate a "look". and all for under $200 :thumb: now if i could just motivate the wife to keep it looking this nice :D
     
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    oh yeah....as you'll notice, the bottom 1/3 of the tree is undecorated. one of many small tweaks one has to make with a 15month old walking around trying to eat shiny things :D
     
  18. ummbikes

    ummbikes Don't mess with the Santas

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    No luck mainmal I have 12 year old and we still need to keep shiny things away from her. :)
     
  19. enkidu

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    manimal, how did the big surprise go? Did they like it? I bet they'll always remember that very moment when they saw the color-coordinated beautifully improved home.
     
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    Nice! Now get some color on those walls!
     
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    i think he liked it :thumb:


    the wife LOVED what i did, unfortunately, we have to wait until the in-laws leave before she can properly thank me ;)
     
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    What, you've never been tied and gagged? And you a cop? I don't believe it...
     
  23. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    looks like a great job you did on it