Okay, do you know what that is made out of?!?!?!? Do ya? Do ya?
Straws and shoe laces!!!!!
Anyway, while I was there, I was inspired by this.
So, I made this.
First, I started with a plain white t-shirt.
Then I laid out my tassel trim onto the collar to make sure I had enough. And cut it where I the seams on the shirt are.
Then I whipped out the old glue gun and got to work.
Then I took a little bit flashier trim and glued that on top of the fringe.
And, TA DA!
Honestly...it took me no time at all. And it didn't cost me anything either, well, $5 for the shirt, and around $5 for the trim. Plus it was a present for my SIL if my brother ever asks her to marry him! I still claim her as my SIL!
So, I have been walking now for a week. 4 days in all, I know, not much, but it is a start.
Sir was asking about how many miles I was walking a day.
I have no idea. Just walk for 30 minutes.
"Well, you know, I'm sure there is an app on your phone that could tell you."
Oh, duh! Didn't think about that!
So, I was checking out the apps (the free ones, I'm cheap!) and came across one called the CardioTrainer.
It is free and I really, really like it!
I set my distance that I wanted to walk and set my weight and off I went.
In 25 minutes I walked 1.9 miles, walked 4.5 miles per hour and burned 187 calories.
It talked to me and really motivated me to step up my pace. And, I could listen to my music as well. Suhweet!
Anyway, I am still doing good. Walking strong!
The kiddos had "Doughnuts with Dad" this morning at school. It was a little celebration for all the kids and their dads that have participated in the "Watch D.O.G.S." program. They were pretty excited.
And the Relay Recess wasn't as big of a hit as we had hoped. The weather didn't cooperate with us at all. The high was 53 degrees and that wasn't until about 5 o'clock. We nixed the dunk tank because we didn't want anyone to catch pneumonia. But I do think that we still made a profit. Haven't heard the final donation amount, but I'm pretty sure we made over $100. Better than nothing!
Before I start this post I want to remind you all that the pictures in this post were taken with my camera on my phone. No judging! I tried to tweak them as best as I could in Picnik, but they are still bad.
So without further adieu...
The Relay Recess is this Saturday. We are having all kinds of fun for the kiddos, but the weather doesn't seem to want to cooperate with us. Oh well...we are still going to do it anyway!
I made a butt load of goodies to be available for the Relay Recess. We aren't selling them, well we are, but no set prices. Whatever you want to pay, we will take. Some with take advantage, but others will go above and beyond what we would be charging. It all evens out in the wash.
So, I got to work and make some cake pops. I am sure that you all know how to make these. I have been making them for a few years now and really enjoy them. They are super easy to make and they just look so cute! Plus, they are pretty cheap to make and you get so many out of one batch.
If you haven't ever made them, this is what I do.
I bake a cake as directed on any boxed cake mix.
Let it cool completely.
Crumble it up into a giant bowl and then add one container of frosting. Any flavor you prefer.
(I used a butter cake with chocolate frosting.)
Then I make small little balls. I use my pampered chef melon baller, it works perfectly!
Then I freeze them. The longer the better.
I then melt some almond bark or candy melts. Dip a lollipop stick into the melted goo and stick into the frozen balls.
Then back into the freezer for at least an hour.
Then I dip them into more melted goo and add sprinkles or whatever I have on hand.
Out of one box of cake mix and one container of frosting I got over 60 cake balls!
But I came up with a new confection of sorts to sell as well.
I got inspired from Krafty Kat's Easter Egg Marshmallow Pops.
I looked everywhere for those bunny ear marshmallows, but all I could find were the actual bunnies. That was not what I wanted. So I improvised.
I bought a bag of these bad boys.
Each mallow is 1 ounce! They are honkers!
Then I cut it on the diagonal.
Don't see how it is going to look like bunny ears. Let me help you out. Use your imagination!
Then I took my melted almond bark, dipped my lollipop stick into the goo and stuck it into the bottom of the mallow.
Stuck them into a styrofoam wreath to dry.
Since where I cut them is very sticky I decided to take advantage of that. I dipped it into a mixture of clear and pink sprinkles. I think it makes them look kind of like fur. Remember, imagination!
Then I dipped the very tip of the ears back into the melted goo and then into assorted colors of sprinkles.
I then wrapped them up in a clear bag and thought they were good to go.
Nope! The kids said, "I don't think they look like bunny ears. They need eyes and noses."
Yes, I agree. You can tell what they are supposed to be now. Fine, you brats win!
I made three dozen of these bad boys. When I dropped them off to the coordinator of this lovely event, she thought that they were "boobies"! Thank goodness I put the eyes and nosed on them! Yikes!!!!
I also whipped up some Oreo truffles for the Relay Recess.
Then I wrapped them into foil and put them into cute little boxes.
And now some shots of the second half of the cake balls.
I sure hope we have people show up now! The weather supposedly isn't going to cooperate for us. Figures!
Well, I gotta go to bed. It is going to be an early morning. Wish us luck with our Relay Recess! We are already over half way to our goal so hopefully this will bring some more of the moolah in.
I'll keep you updated.
Thanks for stopping here today. I appreciate you all so much. Just reading my ho-hum writing and looking at my cross eyed pictures makes me so happy! I just wanted to say thanks!
I am a wife to a wonderful man, momma to two great kiddos and a serrogate momma to a dog. These are just a few of the things that I think I need to immortalize. Hope you enjoy them, if not...hopefully someone else will. Thanks for checking out my blog. Have a great day.