Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pinterest Play Day.....

Cards..Cards..and..well...I didn't hardly do any cards!
If you have been following my blog, you might remember, that for New Years, I posted a monthly goal for things to get done each month that pertains to Christmas.
For the month of February the challenge was to make Christmas cards...well this girl got done...DRUM ROLL...............................2!!! Yes, you read that right, TWO! How's that for sticking to the program??!!
Thankfully tho, I had done several other cards right after Christmas so I do have a small stack ready to go! But I shall not make excuses for thyself!
Teresa over at 8 Things About Me challenged me to work on 2 of the same cards she was doing, by using the card below as inspiration.
This is the original card that we went off of and you can go to Teresa's blog to see her version!
We found this card on PINTEREST but you can go to Just Give Me Stamps to see the original post as well as several ideas.

This is my version of the sketch. While not my best work probably, I mainly have been trying to use all the scrap papers I have laying around..and at best, it's one more card to count as done.

For the month of March, I am suppose to get working on handmade far..I've started on none..someone kick me in the pants please :)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Winner!! Winner!! Chicken Dinner!!

I am in love with the blog Mich. in L.A.
You HAVE to go check it out!!
She make the most AMAZING jewlery out of some of the most NEATEST things!
She always amazes me with the clever ideas she comes up with!!
She hosts very fun guessing games and I happen to win one!!
My photos do not do her jewlery justice so please click here to see it in a better photo!

This was made out of a barbie doll brush..amazing right!!
Now go look at her blog she rocks!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Family Valentine Dinner

Anybody that knows me knows that I LOVE holidays..big or small..
I love to find fun stuff to do for all of them..
I like to spoil my guys with fun food and little surprises.
This year we had a delayed Valentine's Dinner, but that didn't matter to us it just made the
Valentine's celebration last a bit longer!!
I went simple this year with pizza..besides I couldn't go wrong my guys love pizza!
I also got out that fondue set...which is becoming a holiday dinner tradition with the boys..they love dipping stuff in that thing.!!
I added little choclates and gifts to each place setting..
filled their glasses up with carmel filled chocolates..YUM!

Attempted to take some good pictures of the boys...FAIL...

And even let Carter snap one of Dan and I...FAIL lol..I really should not allow photos when I am in housewife mode!

One of the table setting favors I bought were these balloons in a bag..
You set them on the table, give them a whack and then the bag swells up and pops and flys across the room!
It was neat..and at 4 for $ was a cheap thrill...and we laughed when one attacked Dan!

They are still in the bag at this point..just moments away from popping and flying...

And these are the little balloons that popped out of them...Dan was not impressed that I wanted a picture with his little balloon lol..

Caleb said.."hello kitty...really mom!" but honest it wasn't my fault you just don't know what's gonna pop out of those little bags!!
I think Carter got the most excitement out of them!
He was amazed at how they worked and out popped a balloon! (Thank God he got a hair cut!)
And of course we had a bottle of bubbly...grape juice that you know that stuff tastes better when drank out of a wine glass??

Nope..Dan's still not impressed by my camera......

Yummy chocolate dipped marshmellow.....

Anybody wanna play chubby bunny???

We really had a fun time! We don't always get to sit down at the table together, alot of time we are on the it's moments like these when we can catch our breath and enjoy the boys when they aren't fighting and bickering that make putting all this together more then worth it!
You can see last year's Valentine's dinner here and last years St.Patty's Dinner here. I don't have St. Patty's Day planned yet..but I will come up with something..big or small..we will see..but fun indeed!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What's On My Phone Tuesdays

Dan filling the stove for my dad while he's down with his broken foot..


Pinterest Play Day!-Make your own chalk board! EASY!!!

Excuse the crapola photos here....
I've had a piece of foam core board for over a year now...because..well...Im a packrat and can't throw anything away and I just knew that I would use it for SOMETHING...
Well..a year later that something has come...
A chalk board!!
I seen on pinterest how you can make your own chalkboard paint using powdered tile grout...well.I didn't have any of that, but I did have plaster of i figured..really...what do I have to lose??...
So I gathered all my supplies...
foam core board
black acrylic craft paint
foam brush
disposable cup....
and away i went...
I squirted about a half cup of paint into the cup and 4 scoops of plaster into the paint.
I stirred it well with the foam brush and then painted the foam core...
I let it dry..and it dries quick and painted on 4 more layers..
To hang it I used those command adhesive strip thinga ma bobs...
Seeings as the foam core was so light they were perfect for this project...

In about an hour I was able to write on the board with chalk..

I hung this in my kitchen..and the whole family has had fun drawing on it..
leaving messages and words of encouragement..and WHAT'S FOR DINNER!!!
The plaster seemed to do the trick! I've since wiped it down with a damp cloth and the paint did not come off. The possibilies on this project are endless! You could paint anything! Even a wall..or door..or...well you get the idea :) Also keep in mind you can use any color paint you want!
Have fun with it!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Little Lady Love Bug Has Landed!

What a fun Valentine surprise I receive in the mail!!
I tell you what I have met some of my favorite people online!
There are so many good people still out there!
I really am blessed (and a bit spoiled) by the people I have been connected with just thru the internet alone!

It was a nice, fun, unexpected surprise when I receive this card and plaque from Barbee Masterson in the mail!
It's it just the cutest?? AND it goes perfect with the decor on my hutch!!
Thank you Barbee for thinking of me! Such a sweet gesture from you!!
I love it!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Chocolate Orange...good or not....

The Chocolate Orange...
Standing in Menards very looong line during Christmas shopping time,
Dan and I seen the chocolate orange on the display case and started talking
about how it sounded so gross!
The lady in front of us turned and said to us "You'd be surprised! It's very good!"
So we thought it'd be a fun family activity....
Well took us FOREVER to remember to try that thing!
Carter kept asking and every time either someone was already sleeping or not everyone was at home at the time.
Well eventualy we remembered!

I have no idea why Carter is making that face or why Caleb is about to bite his brother's ear..I guess the chocolate orange brings out the vampire in people..

Carter giving it a whack on the table...nothing happened..either he is a wimp or maybe because at this point the chocolate orange is
Caleb giving it a go......

Atlas, it worked!
Impressed or not Impressed???.....
Lets think about this...let me let it set into my tastebuds...

I'm not sure I wanna eat this..cracking it open was the fun part....

Overall, we all agreed that it was good..but it wasn't something that we are going to rush out and make sure we buy every year...I mean its no Chocolate Charley!
It had a slight orange taste but was more chocolate flavored.
It was fun tho!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A LOVEly little tree

Here is how the little Valentine tree turned out.
I am very happy with it! It was fun using pink and red!!
And look what surfaced..more of those heart cut outs..
I told you I wasn't joking about cutting alot of them lol!

Even the cat enjoyed the tree..
A little too much!!! Darn cat!

And even my plastic kids got dressed for the occasion!

Hope your Valentine's Day is full of lots of love!!