Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
After returning home, Jackson took his nap and Maxwell "watched" as I made a whole bunch of vegtable purees for our Deceptively Delicious recipes from the new book Double Delicious by Jessica Simpson. I love these recipes, because they taste great and they are more healthy for you!! So while cooking the first batch of purees (butternut squash, cauliflower) I got to talk to my BFF, Alissa. She called while she was on her way home from work and we just chatted. I am so lucky she calls, because I can never get it together to call her around 3:30 (okay, maybe sometimes I am taking a nap). She's the best!
I have about a million and one things I want to make... I have had to start a pintrest... check it out, it's a fun website. Gives me a place to "pin" my ideas and intrests, then I can go back and see what I like. It's really neat!
Not Just a Housewife, she also made some for other holidays and boys/girls. So adorable!! I had mine printed at the local photo lab so it was about $2 for print, $1.50 for the canvas and I had the paint and modge podge. I hung it on the wall with a little ribbon. This website, My Delicious Ambiguity also has a HUGE list of free Valentine's Day art. Jenny and I made one for her, too! I am going to make one for my MIL for watching the boys on Saturday!
She's Kinda Crafty. It was SUPER easy, but the ribbon kind of buckled up a bit when washed, but if I wasn't lazy (and we weren't wiping our dirty hands on it) I would iron it and I think it would look okay.
Tatertots and Jello. It was fun! We got the wreaths at Dollar Tree (for a dollar) and the cupcake liners from Walmart. They were a little smaller than I wanted, but way fun! We both burned our fingers, but the little boys played super awesome in the sensory bin (will post about this later). Anyway, we finally finished a project and we were both pleased. Mine is the "redder" one. These cupcake liners were perfect... maybe I should do another one?!?!?! Actually, I think I am going to make a topiary that I saw on Adventures in Crafting. Hmmmm... or should I start on all the Christmas crafts/gifts I want to accomplishs for the year?!?!?!
Monday, January 17, 2011
10 weeks old...
Friday, January 14, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
So my challenge is to get rid of 2 things for each of the 365 days in the year. This could be putting things in the Trash or giving to Charity (not interested in a garage sale or keeping all that stuff around until it gets warm enough).
Today is January 9- I found 18 things to get rid of...
2- duffle bags
1- bag of wedding stuff to MIL's church pews
By the end of the week I hope to go through all of our Christmas decor and get rid of more! :) I'm already excited about this challenge!
I wracked my brain and remembered that I had made the nursery wallart from fabric and canvases. At first I was going to paint the canvases... but then while at Walmart, I found this fun fabric for $1 for a fat quarter (quarter of a yard) and I could get a fun texture by using the fabric. I picked out 4 of the 6 colors of fabric. I got the canvases at Hobby Lobby (2 for $3.99 regularly priced, but they are on sale all the time, so you can get them 40% off). I also found the pre-painted wooden shapes at Hobby Lobby-- one might be from Michael's, not for sure. They were $.69 each! I couldn't buy the wood for that price! So, for around $12 I got this fun artwork!
I first cut out the pieces of fabric a little bit more than what it would take to wrap all the way around the frame. I just folded the corners like a package. I stapled one of them, then Maxman got hungry and Andy finished up (don't tell him, but he did a much better job with getting them tight and clean corners than I did! :)
Linked it to a party... not sure how to do this... I (Heart) naptimewith chocolate
1. Cupcake liner wreath
2. Banner/Garland saying of some kind
3. 8x10 Subway art on canvas
While I am waiting to get a few of the materials I need for the above items... I made this:
It's a styrofoam ball! I spray painted it with "watermelon" spray paint, put a ribbon on it, and hot glued a little over 1 bag of the candy hearts. It took about 25 minutes to glue it all on... the paint takes about 30-45 minutes to dry, depending on how thick you put it on! Also, make sure you spread out the green and purple hearts, because their are barely any in each bag and you end up with big spots of pink and white. ;)
This is a tie scarf made out of Jersey Knit fabric (stuff you make T-shirts out of), I found it on MaryJanes and Galoshes, cute site! It was super easy and really inexpensive to make. The hardest part was getting my butt downstairs to use the iron on the fabric! I think they will be gifts for a few people this year.
This is the tie blanket we made for Maxwell for Christmas. Andy helped me to tie the sides, super duper easy! There are tutorial out there if you don't know how to do it! I love the fabric for this project!
After 6 days of Christmas and playing with Grandma Donna and Grandpa Leslie, I think they may have been ready for us to go home... :)
Jackson with his backhoe from Santa... he opened almost all of his presents with it!
Maxwell about 5 weeks
Lily, Maxwell, and Jackson at the HLM Christmas
Brielle at her first HLM Christmas party