Monday, October 31, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
So today we decided to make treats to share with all the little girls at dance class. It is the Halloween party, after all!
I folded them and she taped them.
At this age, it is all about what they can do alone. "All by myself!"
So she then glued the webs on with a glue stick. We cut those out with spiderweb 1042.
Finally, she painted over the web with glitter paint and we took turns writing her name on the bottom with a white colored pencil.
After talking these up all morning, she wouldn't put on her costume. OK, I can handle that. And then came the "I'm not going. No way."
In my head I was thinking, "Get in the dang car! I already paid for this class!" But my mouth was saying something about sharing our fun presents with all our friends. And....it worked! Yay! We made it to dance class with a smile on both of our faces.
Linked at Living Life Intentionally, Mom to 2 posh little divas, and Crafty Moms Share
Monday, October 24, 2011
Thanks to Tervis for sponsoring my writing. Visit their website http://www.tervis.com to learn more about the world’s first smart cup.
While we were in Utah, my son and hubby got to go to a late at night football game. I knew that wouldn't be a good idea for my 3 year old, so we girls headed over to my friend Cassie's house for the night.
Cassie is one of those beautiful, organized, wonderfully nice people. And I love her home and her creativity.
|You aren't going to kill me for this picture, are you Cas?|
While we were there, she made last minute plans on Sunday morning to have someone over for dinner that night. Knowing she wouldn't be going to the store, I asked how she would manage that. Then she shared one of her secrets of life. ;)
Always have -on hand- ingredients for an extra dinner and dessert. Always.
This has already proven helpful for me. I keep an organized dinner menu.
BUT, there are days where I have extra kids, or less time, or I just don't WANT to eat what is on the menu for that day.
So, with no further ado, I want to share Cassie's Chocolate Turtle Waffle Cookies with you. This is the dessert she always has on hand.
Simple! The best part about this, is my kids can totally make it on their own. They both get a little nervous about taking things out of the oven, but even my 8 year old can use a waffle iron with no help from mom.
I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. To learn more about Tervis, visit their website http://www.tervis.com.
linked today at Chef in training, Sugar Bee Crafts, Not just a housewife, Funky Polkadot Giraffe, My World Made by Hand Home Stories A to Z Skip to my Lou
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The winner is:
Melanie at Bear RabbitBear!
Honestly, when does number 1 get chosen? She must be lucky!
Congratulations Melanie! I will send you an email today! Have a great Sunday!
Friday, October 21, 2011
We have a program at Church every year completely put on by the children ages 3 - 11. I love it! This year, I get to make the invitations for this wonderful event!
here and picnik. I just loved this artwork. Especially the cute banner across the top. Love!
I am going to print them off at Costco like a regular photo print and pop them in envelopes! Simple and cute!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Yes, it's my birthday!!! I am getting older and older. To celebrate, I decided to have a little giveaway.
Note: This giveaway is not sponsored by anyone other than MYSELF. Because I love you guys and want to have a party! The patterns, however, are left over from a HouseParty I hosted. The gift card is purchased by myself.
Up for grabs are:
One is a learn to sew pattern with some cute skirts and the other is for some cute purses!
a $10 gift card to either JoAnns, Michaels or Hobby Lobby. You choose.
So, want to enter? Here are the rules:
1) Follow me on Google. Leave me a note saying you do. Or get my emails. Either way. :)
2) like me on Facebook and let me know you do.
That's it! If you don't have your email hooked up to your account, please leave me your email address.
Giveaway open until Saturday at midnight.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Sugar String Pumpkins!
|As you can see, the more string the better! The black one is a little sad!|
Friday, October 7, 2011
Hey, this is Whitney's husband Ryan writing about T.G.I. FRiDAY’S “Entrées for One” today. Whitney went to the store and bought me some Orange Chicken Stir Fry to try out. They have a ton of flavors like Prime Rib Stroganoff or Grilled Chicken Mac and Cheese. Why she picked Orange Chicken I will never know. Maybe she was trying to make a healthy choice?
Here's the cool thing about this dinner. It is in a bag! And you cook it in a bag! And, let me tell you, this is not your typical frozen orange chicken. It tasted really good...so good that my 3-year old kept sneaking pieces until she had eaten half of it.
Another great thing about this dinner was that it was only $2 (on sale, I think). My children are starting to get close to the teen-age years, and they've started acting like hungry bears just coming out of hibernation at dinner time (as long as we make something they like), so leftovers at our house are rare. That leaves me always scrambling to find something to take to work for lunch. This is definitely a great choice for that. I guess I could always go to that one restaurant chain that rhymes with Manda Dexpress when I want orange chicken, but this is so much more in the budget.
* Hey, that's my husband! Isn't he a good sport to post for me? Gotta love him!
I also wanted to add that Fridays also has this really cool contest going on where you get to decorate your Freezer and win lots of prizes. It's called the Fun Freezer contest and it's over on their Facebook Page. You have got to stop by and vote for your favorite freezer!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
I gave myself a budget of $10.
Not much, I know. But here is the result:
I swept and cleaned.
I spray painted and recovered my chairs with left over outdoor fabric and spray paint I had around the house.
Money spent: $2.00 on the cute aloe vera plant for a splash of color. I bought it at Fresh and Easy on clearance. If you don't have a Fresh and Easy near you I am so sorry. I LOVE that store.
$3.50 on some balls that I put in the middle of the table. I bought them at Hobby Lobby. Not sure if I will keep them there or not, though.
BUT, I am not done. I will keep this project for another week to show you some other fun things I plan to do for free (hopefully!). So tune back in for some more color at the end of the week!
And what about you? Did you get any organizing done this week?