We love to play outside when it’s warm, but Texas is sure getting a slow start to its Spring this year. To handle another unexpected cold morning, I pulled out the craft paper. Although my son know all his shapes, we hadn’t practiced in awhile. I cut some paper into shapes and drew some categories on another blank […]
I love to decorate for holidays! Since they are getting “older,” I wanted to involve my kids in Valentine’s Day decor. So I made a heart outline, printed a few, and we went to coloring!My 2yr old and I colored and colored. (It’s fun to act young sometimes and simply color a picture.) Even the […]
Here are some decorations our daughter’s snowflake themed first birthday party: The decorations were homemade paper snowflakes and white tree branches. The tree branches were lightly dusted with glitter too. I learned that it’s easier to paint branches if you hang them in the tree. (On the ground they streak the grass or they get smudged when […]
I love Halloween food! It’s the only time a year that you eat yummy food that looks gross. The more weird looking, the better. We have won “Best Dessert” the last two years in a row at our friend’s annual party. This year we really wanted to win claim 3rd year in a row bragging […]
Below is the Pottery Barn “Patrick” quilt. The bedding set is super for a little boys’ transportation themed room. But the price tag is rather high. When we decided to move our toddler moved out of the crib and into his own “big boy room,” I knew I wanted to find him a transportation themed blanket. […]
When I was pregnant last October, I wanted an awesome maternity costume. Not the usual ones every other prego uses …no skeleton t-shirt or the bun in the oven… I wanted something that the whole family could be a part of and something that could work in a couples costume. My husband and I always […]
This weekend I made a new recipe! Pineapple Cheesecake Homemade Ice Cream I got the idea from a raspberry cheesecake ice cream recipe I found here. I had some canned pineapple left over from a stir fry recipe, so instead of making a smoothie with the leftover fruit, I experimented and made some yummy ice […]
Even though it’s barely September, and the temperature in Texas is still scorching, I want to decorate for Autumn. Those lovely smelling cinnamon brooms at the grocery store finally got me. Coffee table decoration I have the “bones” set up year round and I simply change out the colors with the season. My bag of autumn “picks” is easier […]
This is a Christmas present for a sister-in-law. . . isn’t it cute?! I bought the “B” at Hobby Lobby and painted the backside of it a creamy color. Then I pasted the whole sheet of scrapbook paper onto it. Once it was dry I used a razor blade to cut around the “B.” (I […]
Here are some centerpieces I made with my Mom for our early Thanksgiving meal. (Sharing holidays with in-laws led us to be creative on when to celebrate.) They buckets are tin with little flowers, which I plan to use for all the different holidays. The leaves and pumpkins are just picks from Hobby Lobby, so […]
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