Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Craft of the Week⁞ Twisty Flower Clips

What you'll need:

1. Fabric
2. Buttons
3. Scissors
4. Hot glue gun
5. Clips

How to make it:

1. Cut a strip of fabric about 1 inch thing and 18 inches long

2. Twist the fabric until it starts to naturally spiral into a circle

3. Leave a small untwisted flap of fabric at the end and use this as your backing of the flower.

4. Hot glue gun the flap and press it against the rest of the flower so its secure. Then also hot glue the flower in between each section so the flower doesn't come loose and fall apart. To sum it up just glue the dang thang anywhere it needs it to stay in flower form!

5. Hot glue the clip to the back of the flower.

5. Hot glue your button or bead in the middle

Now you got yourself a cute little flower clip!  Make two and you can clip them to your flip flops like I did for a little extra color!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day!!

While browsing through blogs today I quickly realized ITS EARTH DAY! I Have been so excited for Easter that I completely forgot about Earth Day.  I hope every one can take a moment today and do something green.  We need to love this beautiful earth!  Here are a few great Earth Day ideas I came across...
(click the blue letters for links to the source and instructions)

I love this home made recycled paper! Check out her blog for step by step detail on this great green idea.

This water saving idea is very resourceful.  If you have a garden at home try this one!!

Here is a great up-cycle idea.  I use to make these cute tooth bracelets a long time ago but had forgotten all about them! So glad I came across this idea. Love it!

Nothing says happy Earth Day like a tree full of birds! I love this simple bird feeder.  It would be even more cute if you painted it with a cute Earth Day design!

Lastly... I like this idea a lot. Its another great up-cycle. Its simple. Its cute. And, with mothers day right around the corner you can use scraps of outgrown or worn out baby, kids, or grandkids clothes to make this and I know it would be really special. 

That all for today!  

Hope everyone has a green Earth Day AND a very special Easter weekend!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jelly Beans

The other day while the kids and I were driving home from school and work Austin did the sweetest thing.  
It was "Jelly Bean Day" at school and Austin had a huge bag of Jelly Beans that I let him enjoy in the back seat during our lonnng ride home.  I ask Austin about his day and ask him what his favorite jelly bean was.  He told me "I like the blue ones!".  He asked me what mine was and I told him "The pink ones!" (with red speckles...mmm... cheesecake)
We sit in silence for the next ten minutes, then out of the blue he says "Mommy, open your hand and reach back here!"  I say "Okay honey" and use my contortionist skills to reach back there with an open hand.  He drops a huge handful of jelly beans in my hand and says "Here you go, Mommy."
I look in my hand and the cute little love muffin picked out all the pink jelly beans just for me!.  I say all excited to him "You picked the pink ones out just for me!!" and he said, "Yup." with such matter-of-a-factly-satisfaction in his voice.  I don't know why I got so excited but I did.  Maybe it was his thoughtfulness, or his expression of love, or the fact that he is so smart and  knows his colors so well. Either way he made my day and its the little things like that that make me so happy I'm a mommy.  I wouldn't trade it for the world. I love my little babies more then they will ever know!

(My photo of Austins yummy jelly beans from "Jelly Bean Day"...  I love this picture because all the colors)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Attempt at yesterdays DIY post...

Its not as good as the ones in my post yesterday but I think they are so cool!  

Craft of the Week ⁞ T-Shirt Bracelet

What you'll Need:

1. A t-shirt
2. Beads
3. Scissors

How to make it:

1. Cut a strip of your shirt
2. String it with beads (or in my case "bead" because I didn't have any more and was too lazy to go buy some)

2. Tie around your ankle or wrist and cut the access fabric off.

Mine is pretty plain but if you got some cute beads it could have some serious potential :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DIY Easter Ideas

Easter is this weekend and I'm so excited!  I still have Easter baskets to make and eggs to boil, but its all fun for me!  Here are a few ideas I came across that I think I'm going to have to try out this Easter...

I LOVE these eggs! They are so unique and you don't have to spend money on the messy dyes and spend the day trying to wash the vinegar smell off your hands!

These bunny ears are so cute, I think Savannah might enjoy them based on her reaction to the bunny ears I put on her in the store the other day!

This and this are super easy and cute ideas, especially if you are having company over...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Craft of the Week ⁞ Earing Holder

What you'll need:

1. An old picture frame
2. Screen door netting
3. Hot glue gun

How to make it:

1. Cut he screen to fit the back of your picture frame
2. Hot glue the screen to the back
(you can press the screen into the hot glue with popsicle sticks to keep from burning yourself)

3. Let dry

4. Hang your earings and adore  
I think its a great gift idea for girls... I gave this one to my sister.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Craft of the Week⁞ Chalk Board Picture Frame

A special thanks to my friend Leslie for introducing me to CHALK BOARD PAINT!  I love it! The possibilities are endless with this stuff. Here is one of the many things you can do with it...

What you'll need:

1. A wood picture frame
2. Chalk board paint
3. A paint brush
4. Chalk
 How to make it:

1. Stir the paint really good! 
 2. Paint the frame with 3 coats (let dry completely after each coat)
3. After its dry insert your picture and write whateves!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Easy Whole Wheat Pancake Recipe


2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil


Stir together dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, and oil. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Cook on preheated skillet until bubbles form and edges start. Flip and cook until lightly browned. Top with a healthy butter spread and light 100% maple syrup and enjoy. Yum!!!!

 Savannah was less then impressed but my son loved them!