April 29, 2011

My master bath

We have had bare walls for quite some time now.

Remember these?

Here are the same walls now!

(the pooper room)

(the shower)

(Sirs side)

(My side)

I'm such a dork, but I am sooo excited! 

More pictures will be coming soon!!!
Thanks for reading today.  See you next time.

April 27, 2011

Fringe Shirt

Okay, so can I just say that I am loving WobiSobi and all of her wonderful re-styles!

Seriously!  Check these out!

She inspires me every time I pop over to her blog.  She makes me look at my clothes in different ways and think, "Hmm....what can I re-style?".

Well, when she said that she has a favorite blog that inspires her I HAD to check it out!

And, OH MY GOSH!  I wanted to hang out on that blog and read about all her DIY's!

Like this...

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!

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Easter Moments

Just wanted to share some fun moments from our Easter with you all.

The Easter Bunny always seems to bring way too much candy!

And yes, those are books!  The Easter Bunny was kind of feeling educational this year!  Kiddos didn't seem to care though!

Yes, it is like barely 6am!  We all are still half asleep!

Now onto the egg hunt.  The Bunny woke Sir up and told him that there were 52 eggs hidden.


What on earth is that bunny thinking?!  Better get to looking!

Hmm...in the fridge?  Won't know until we check!

Nope, none in there.

Eventually they did find all 52.  But it was a massive hunt.  We only had 51 for about 2 hours!  Right before we left for church Lil' Sis found that last one!

That bunny is one sneaky bunny!

Pay no attention to the boy with a hand on his "Dude"!!

Awe!  Aren't they little angels?  Yeah, they can look good for the camera!  Don't let them fool you!

Can't you see the orneriness just seeping out?!

Then after church is was off to Grandma and Papa's house.

The bunny always seems to find Grandmas house too!

And hides eggs there too!

Weird thing, the bunny hid 52 at Grandma and Papas too!

Lil' Sis checking out her loot.

CX smiling like a cheese ball!

And yes, he had food on his face once again!

I swear, that kid!

Thanks for stopping in.  Hope you all had a Great Easter!

April 26, 2011

Easter Eggs

We always dye eggs for Easter.  Always!

Well, Lil' Sis wasn't about to let me forget that we needed to dye them.  I bet if she told me once, she told me a hundred times, " Momma, don't forget we need to dye the eggs!"

How on earth could I even begin to forget?!?!

I like to wait til the day before because they always stink up my fridge!  Yuck!

So, here are some pics from our adventure with dying eggs.

I ran out of red dye drops, so I improvised and used my Wilton icing dye.  It seemed to work alright.

Oh, and Sir smoked a frozen pizza for us for dinner.  That's what CX is cramming into his face!

She's so excited!!!  This is how much!

Here is the wild, rarely seen Pizza Moose!
No, my son cannot eat anything without getting it all over himself.

Time to get serious!  Got some eggs to dye!

See, the Wilton frosting dye did work!  That sure looks red to me.  But when I tried to make purple, this is what I got....

Not gonna call that purple...maybe poople!  AH HA!

More action shots!

And then, once the dying was all done, it was time for another type of dying!

Yes, that is Lil' Sis trying to push CX down the stairs!  They were riding the cushion that she is sitting on down the stairs, but stopped right before I got the camera out.  Of course!

Oh, and my grandparents gave me their little Kodak for me to use until I get something else.

Thanks Mim and Pop!  I'm using it!

Oh, and one last thing.  Lil' Sis thought that Zippy needed for the Easter Bunny to hide an egg for her as well.

She's so sweet!

Here is the note that she left for the bunny.  She even put a little treat in it for Zip!

Isn't that just precious?!

All in all, we had a great time dying the eggs.  Now my fridge stinks!

Gotta make some egg salad or something to get those things ate up!

Thanks for stopping in today!  Have a great day!

April 25, 2011

She's my FRIEND!!

So I have to brag for a moment!

See this awesome purse...

Well, my bestest bud in the whole wide world made it!  Yep!  She's my friend and she's crafty too!!

If you want to check it out, go here to her blog, "It's Me..like it or not".

Also, check out this other bag that she made.

Yeah, that's duct tape that it is made out of!  You should see the one she made for herself!!!  Pretty cute!

She also has a cool microphone stand that she made if you are ever in need of one of those.

Go check her out and give her some loving!  She's the greatest gal in the land!

Thanks for coming by!

April 18, 2011


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!

Thanks for reading today.  Have a great day!

April 15, 2011

Relay Goodies

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.

"Bunny Ears"

I got inspired from Krafty Kat's Easter Egg Marshmallow Pops.

easter egg marshmallow pops text

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!

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