Monday, March 30, 2009

Birthday TIME!!!!

Today is my Son's birthday. He Turned TWO!!!!I made the most delicious Heavenly white Chocolate Cake!!! I brought it to Mcdonalds for the party we had yesterday. Did you know that in some of the Mcdonalds you can reserve a room? I paid $35 and some change to get 10 happy meals and that paid for the room another cake (shhh... it wasn't as good as mine!!) favors and little bowls of ice cream! What a great time we had and sooo little money spent! I also liked it because he could go play and was in my sight the whole time and yet I could converse with my adult family. I have to say that we may end up doing this AGAIN!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Something other then Sand!

My mother used to do this with us and I would like to pass it on to the rest of you!
Instead of a sand pit and possible cat poo as a hidden treasure try bird seed. It is clean, non toxic and fairly easy to clean. I like to put it in a tub and then hid little treasures, like hot wheels or little blocks. The only thing I forgot to do this last time was put a blanket down.. it make clean up SO much easier!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Lucky Me!

I was lucky enough to get this Kreativ Blogger award. Part of the game is to name 7 things about your self and name seven other people that deserve the same award.

Seven things about me:
1. I like to vacuum, but can't stand wrapping up the cord
2. I don't mind doing dishes but I can't stand putting the clean ones away
3. I love arts and crafts
4. I've been thinking about doing another blog of just MY crafts like my sister.. what do you think? should I?
5. I love cooking and am pretty good at baking.
6. I love rabbits so much I got one tattooed on my lower back.. It has the Jesus fish symbol hidden in the vines
7. I didn't get my ears pierced until I was 24.

Seven people that deserve this award:
1. Tam Hess @ Art In Flight * This is my wonderful talented sister that I learned all of my art from. She is the true reason I have come out some what normal in life! Love you bunches sissy!

2. Diane @ Artstanding Stranger

3. Crystal Bannin @ Queen of Torts

4. Cindy Shepard @ Rowdy Grandma and cyndali *Rowdy Grandma is the same kind of concept as my blog... She rocks!

5. Rebecca Estate @ The Copper Brick Road- our Path to Penny Pinching

6. Lisa @ Lucid Moon Studio

7. Shelliebellie @ STUFF by me

Coffee Filter, Food Coloring, Clothes pin and a pipe cleaner

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing

My S. Daughter and I had fun playing around with food coloring and coffee filters. A dab of food coloring goes a long way! We made butterflies out of the colorful coffee filter. It didn't take long at all for them to dry. I had gotten the clothes pins from the craft store. These pins are a bit smaller then the normal size ones. I took a pipe cleaner and cut it in half and then bent the half in half and curled the ends. Wa La! DONE! You could put some googly eyes on for added flare. I also made another one but didn't scrunch up the middle to make it a butterfly. I liked it too much as it was.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Clothes Line of Photos

We like to go to our local mall and take those both photos. It has been a fun way to watch the kids grow. I never quite knew just what to do with them. My dear sister has a book of them. It very neat. Anytime we do it we give her the other set. I wanted to do something different. So I came up with this idea of hanging them on a clothes line with clothes pins. The line is hanging off two shelf supports. I used the smaller clothes pins, so it would look more even. Both my son and daughter love looking at themselves and planning the next set of pictures out.