Monday, August 27, 2012

Washi Frame

Just a little washi tape and a blank frame =

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Lego Time

My boys saved their money to go to the Lego store.
D got this and spent 5 plus hours working on getting it together. He is 6 and the box says 8-12. He (and I) are soooo proud

B got this and spent about 3 hours putting it together (equally proud). He is 4 and his box says 7-12.

Not to be leftout I also made a little purchase of Friends Legos:

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Minnie Mouse Birthday

A friend's little girl turned one!
Happy Birthday, Emma!

I got to help with the "Minnie Mouse" party planning!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fly Away With Me

For my sweet nephew, I helped host an
Airplane Themed Baby Shower

It was FUN!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Purple People

My birth month is over. :0(
BUT, I'm just now getting to post this.
These are my friends who were wearing purple on my birthday!
Aren't they SWEET!!!!
Some of the photos I took.
Some I'm in.
Some were sent to me.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Full Moon

We had a GORGEOUS full moon a couple of weeks ago.  These photos do not do it justice.  It was HUGE!!!  the first photo I "purple project-ed" it! :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

DIY bouncy balls

well, this is how it ended up:

not really bouncy or balls but fun to play with and throw on the floor and watch splatter.  All in all I would consider this a pinterest FAIL!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I got to go to a paint your art out party for Myka's birthday
the top left is the "original"
top right is the "teacher's"
bottom left is mine in process
bottom right is mine finished

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Earrings from Pick Your Plum

In January I won from Pick Your Plum!

well, they claimed I won but look at the handwritten note
my husband was THRILLED when he read that

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Favorite Book

The Wuggie Norple Story was my husband's
book as a child.
His elementary school librarian knew this and she thought he should have it (20 years later) HOW SWEET AND THOUGHTFUL!!!!
So we have the Wuggie Norple and this is the first time he's read it to both boys that they are listening.  THEY LOVE IT TOO!
How could you not.
If you can find one, I highly recommend it!!!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Red Roses

I participated in a Bowl-a-thon to raise money for Junior Achievement.
We were Pirates, Salty Sailors really.
I decided we need to have some red roses to go with our attire.
I was inspired by this Felt Flower Tutorial
So I purchased an XL red shirt and started cutting.
I made about 8 red flowers and then had to make some purple ones too out of an old shirt that was no longer useable.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Yogurt Making

Here are some picture instructions for how to make yogurt!
I've been making it for over a year and LOVE it.
It's easy and SO much cheaper!
I make a half gallon at a time.
Use 2% organic milk.

I have this YoGourmet machine from Amazon.
This thermometer.
This "thermometer holder"
This whisk.

also not pictured, but if you enjoy Greek yogurt, try this Greek Yogurt Strainer:

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Purple Day

Hopefully you wore green yesterday as not to get pinched.
WELL today, I hope you're wearing PURPLE!
It's international PURPLE DAY!

Send me a picture of you in purple for my 2012 collage.
Here is my 2011 collage of friends in purple

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Thanks to my Silhouette Cameo machine,
we are "bearded" with our "Pinch Proof" and "Sham Rock" shirts!
Hope your's is GREAT!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nerf War

Another Family Fun FAVORITE:
Three of my four older "children" came to play tonight!

Whether you're a kid or a kid at heart NERF WAR is F U N!!!!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Family Fun - Camera Hot Potato

Camera Hot Potato was a HIT at our house.
You play hot potato with a camera on the timed setting.
Set your timer and start passing the camera.
Who ever gets "shot" is out of the game, til next time.
It was really fun.  Here are our photos:
what are some of your favorite family fun games?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cupcake Liner Flowers

We made some cupcake liner flowers.
All you need are some cupcake liners, green (or any color) pipe cleaners and a hole punch.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Closet and Hangers

I saw on Pinterest to turn your hangers backwards at the beginning of the year.
If at the end of the year you still have items turned backwards it's time for those to
MOVE ON to a better home.  LOVE this idea.  So I did!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Valentine's Day 2012

Breakfast (notice the praying Beckam, precious)
cherry flavored water, heart shaped bread with peanut butter and sprinkles, berries and heart shaped strawberry, red egg in toast, a few candy hearts

I silhouetted the boys mirrors for part of their Valentine's present.
I add to it daily!

I had made the PBJ dipped in chocolate last year and thought I'd do it this year too.
Good thing, as I was asked early that morning if I had made it again. He REMEMBER of course.  WHEW that was close.  X and O's for a tic-tac-toe game (see top of lunch box) are oyster crackers with food marker X on one side and O on the other, heart shaped strawberries, personalized covered vanilla milk box and a strawberry milk straw.

Kindergarten Valentine's party
Notice the make your own sundae station used ice cream sandwiches instead of scoops, GENIUS!
make a warm fuzzy
make a ball and string game

Dinner by mood lighting.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Snowman Bagels

Here is our version of the snowman bagel from Family Fun magazine.
toasted bagel thin, cream cheese, carrot nose, chocolate chip eyes, red pepper mouth, celery and broccoli ear muffs.

They thought these were DELISH!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pick Your Plum

Have you heard of it?
Pick Your Plum
It's an AMAZING website.
50-75% off crafting items or projects.

Daily deals, but you much act fast.
Each day is a new item.
The "doors open" at 8:00 CST.
Here are some of the past deals

customized wood piece

Baking Cups

LOVE or XOXO wood pieces

Personalized Ribbon

Vinyl and MORE

They are a WONDERFUL AMAZINGLY REFRESHING company that you'll LOVE to do business with. Plus you get a Laffy Taffy with each order.  What could be better? :)

Check it out!

You may notice a cute little Pick Your Plum button to the right.
I'm now an affiliate for this awesome company!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine's 'Cards' 2012

I'm home with a sick boy today so this week's post is two days early.
Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Here are my boys' Valentine's this year.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lego Organization

For Christmas the boys got a lot of Legos to add to the massive collection.
I'm NOT complaining AT ALL.
Just stating facts.
So this CDO mama had to do something about it.
So we went to work.
First stop Target for their after Christmas sale on organizational items.
We got two wide drawer sets, one three drawer skinny set, two five drawer sets.
Then we went to Home Depot and purchased a 15"x96" white melamine board.
I had them cut it to 82" which is what we needed to fit the top of the drawer sets described above.  Then we went to work organizing.
We put the "together sets" in plastic bags with the instructions.
The instruction books (that didn't have the pieces all together) in a drawer (or 3).
Then the extra pieces were sorted by color.
If my CDO mother was doing it she would sort by piece type NOT color.
But that would require more drawers than I could fit in my house so we went with this method.  LOVE YOU, MOM!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine's Review

Here are the Valentine Posts from 2011
Enjoy and Happy Heart Day!

Just click on the words above the pictures below and they should take you to the link!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Inspired by a post from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar
I created my own iPhone screen saver and I'm sharing it with YOU. . .

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Christmas Card Prayers

The Children's Ministries at our church had a WONDERFUL idea around Christmas time.
Save all of your Christmas cards.  Pick one each day and pray for that family.
Isn't that AWESOME!
I LOVE it.
So we incorporated it at our house.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Chalk Scooter

Our neighbors got these cool scootera for Christmas.  You attach three pieces of sidewalk chalk and ride.  The chalk leaves it's mark as you press with your foot.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I got the Cameo in October!  LOVE this new machine.
LOVED my Silhouette but LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this one that much more!

Fresh out of the box!

First project:
three picture frame, with dry erase vinyl
cup with vinyl and dry erase markers