Sunday, May 30, 2010

Dancing Ballerina

My daughter had her very first dance recital yesterday and at the very last minute I decided to have a little get-together at the house after. I found this cute little idea...

Here is my version...

All I needed was - 4 sheets of tissue paper, a twist tie & 2 pieces of construction paper, hot glue

Just make a pom pom (Martha Stewart's) with the 4 tissue papers and adhere the cut out top to the pom pom, adorn if you would like (or if you have time)...

I am so Proud of my baby!!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Monkey Business

A friend had a baby shower and I was able to do the decorations for it. We decided on a Monkey theme (which totally works out because that is my sons 2nd Birthday theme, yeah jumpstart). My sister had done a bridal shower with a branch centerpiece and it turned out ADORABLE, so I thought monkeys might work as well. Here is what I came up with…

First you have to get a pot and decoupage it with some cute scrapbook paper…

Burlap was on sale last week so I picked some up and decided to make a table runner from it, and I hot glued some ribbon around the edges.

On to the “FUN” (sarcastic tone) part, finding the branches. My own little monkey came with me on my journey to find the perfect branches. I found some up the street but it was attached to a huge dead tree and with my arm out the window dragging it down the street outside of my car I thought “I must look pretty silly, I certainly feel it;)”…

I used some plaster to keep the branches in place and then I got to go WILD decorating the tree…

She had a beautiful shower with so many friends (she is well loved, deservingly so) that wanted to share that night with her…

I didn't get a picture of the finished monkey gift table I made but here it is during the redo... (By the Way it was $.99 at Savers)!!

Enjoy that baby boy!!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I'm Showing Off...

I am super excited to be featured on Blue Cricket Designs, one day I'll let you in on how I managed to fall into this opportunity its sorta a funny story;)
Check it out ...

Oh, the joys of having a Teacher Spouse

Summer break is now upon us and once again a list of TO DO’S is awaiting our time. I think my husband has a bitter sweet last day of school, excited to vacation and spend time with the family yet a fear of “The List.” A list of things I need (or should I say WANT) done has been accumulating in my head for 10 months now. I have been dreaming of the day I can put my muscle man to work.

About a week ago I started dropping subtle hints… Wouldn’t it be nice if…? Don’t you think that would look good? How would you like (showing him a picture)? He could tell my mind was racing and my heart was pounding trying not to show my excitement for the next two months of dare I say it… CRAFTING. Around our house that can sometimes be a bad word “crafting.”

Here are a few of the projects that I am DETERMINED to get to…

What do you think about this unique idea? I want to change it up a little but here is where I got the inspiration...

And this headboard I LOVE at

A built in Bookcase is in the works as I type, this is not the picture just an idea of how I want it done in our bedroom. (Thanks Honey isn't it nice to relax at home;)

And this is the motherload of projects I saw this and immediately I had stair envy. I HOPE to get to this we will see.

It is definitely going to be a great summer for me, and hope my husband finds time to relax!

Friday, May 21, 2010

"Story and a Meal"

For the past few months I have been trying to implement "Story and a Meal." All I do is make a meal with my two little helpers and have the meal revolve around a story. The kids seem to LOVE it!!! I just do it once a week but I think I am going to try to squeeze it in more often, Here are a few of some memorable ones.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the moral of this story and it was fun trying to convince my son to help so that he could eat the bread in the end;)

My mother in law bought this book for my daughter around Valentine's Day so of course we found a meal for this story.

This one is obviously a shoe in for "Story and a Meal." Funny thing is that my daughter refused to eat the green eggs for the longest time, just like the book. Yet at the very last minute she tried them and guess what? She loved them SAM I AM!!!

Also, if I don't have the book I usually can find something online for them to watch.

I LOVE Savers

I found this beauty (I say beauty because I have no idea what it was previously used for) at SAVERS for $.99; yes you read that right $.99. So of course I had to find a place for it in our home.

The total cost of this project…
Table- $.99
Spray paint - $1 (cheapest one at Home Depot)
Particle Board- $3
TOTAL= $4.99

I wonder what these two cut outs were for, drink holders, flowers, food, ????
I just cut a particle board to fit the top of the table.
I covered the board with fabric using a glue gun

My daughter is enjoying!

Now I just need to figure out how to adorn the walls in her room.?.?.?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


This is our second year trying to make a little garden, and it has luckily been very successful. I was super hesitant about trying to grow anything for several reasons, the Arizona heat, poor location for a garden, and my lack of a green thumb but its been relatively easy.


Onion Blossoming

Tomato's Growing

Jalapenos are out of control. 2-3 times a week we have been getting about this many. We have bottled, gifted, cooked with and still we have too many from just one plant!

This is the biggest one that we have gotten so far.