Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fabulous K is having a giveaway day and has tons up over there. Go check it out!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December already?

It is December! WOW. I can't believe it.

I have been busy getting stuff made for Christmas. Lots to do and no time to do it. I have a feeling everything will turn out just right though, so here's hoping. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We did. Just one house to go to so it was very stressless. Always a nice thing.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Night Out

My sisters and I went to see this movie tonight.

I loved it! Such a great movie. Everyone and their mother apparently wanted to see it also. The first theater we went to was sold out for the time we wanted so we decided to head to another theater with a show time just a little later. While standing in line that showtime sold out too.

So we bought tickets right then for the late show and just walked around the mall for 2 hours. It was definitely worth the wait and the running around. I'm glad we didn't settle for another movie.

Now I'm beat and getting ready to head to bed. Lots to do tomorrow!
(why won't it let me double space between paragraphs? It's driving me crazy)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sidewalk Paint

Today I made Reagan some sidewalk paint. It's so easy to make and will keep kids busy for a long time.
I started out with 2 tablespoons of corn starch, added about a tsp. of water and mixed it together. I didn't like the consistency so I added more water a few drops at a time until I got what I though was a good mix. I then added a few drops of food coloring and we had sidewalk paint!

This is what it looks like wet.

And here it is dry. Looks just like chalk!

Reagan loved it. She didn't want to come inside but it started to get cold so...

I dumped the rest out. See how pretty! She wasn't real happy with me but I'm sure we'll be making more soon.

Now..I have been busy trying to get things made for Christmas. Is anyone else doing a HomeMade Christmas? I'd love some ideas. I'm having a tough time coming up with something to make for my 8 year old son. There doesn't seem to be a lot out there in blogland for boys. So if anyone has any suggestions I'd be thrilled! Just leave me a comment.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Marioand


Olivia

Would like to wish you all a Happy Halloween!
(I love how the bags turned out to match their costumes.)




Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Late Nights

I've had a lot of late nights the past couple of weeks. Trying to get the kids costumes done, preparing for school parties, home get togethers and just relaxing by myself in the quiet. (The best time for that is 2 am)


I bought this Halloween fabric last week to make Reagan a skirt and forgot about it until Sunday night. So first thing Monday I got started on it. It didn't take to long at all. I love the twirl it gives when she dances! *this is the face she makes when you tell her to make a funny face. How cute is she? :)


Sneak peak at my costume. I'm sure you can probably guess what I'm going to be. Right? It is almost done, just a few holes to be cut out and I'm ready to PARTY. I can't wait. The husband and I are getting a night out without the kids Saturday.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Seeds, Pumpkins, Fall

We are putting the finishing touches on our Halloween prep this week. Today we carved our pumpkins.

Lucas told Reagan that Spongebob lived in her pumpkin so she spent 10 mins with her head in all the pumpkins calling for him. He never showed. She wasn't to disappointed.

I've never tried pumpkin seeds before, not even store bought ones, but I've always wanted to try to roast them.

I love this picture because you can see the Messy Flower that I won in a giveaway! I LOVE it to pieces.

Here are our finished pumpkins. Hint...one of these is what Lucas will be for Halloween. Figure it out yet?

My roasted pumpkin seeds. I really like them. Not sure if this is how they are supposed to look but they sure do taste good.
I used some sea salt, butter and Worcestershire sauce. Kinda sounds gross but oh so tasty.

Pomegranate seeds. Yummy and so pretty. Love the colors.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Random Junk

While on one of our walks this month we stumbled across a walking bridge. As I was crossing I was reading all the names that everyone had etched into the wood.

All 3 of these would work for my name, or at least me with my maiden name. I promise I didn't do this. I don't have the time to stay in one place long enough to carve these.

Still I think they are pretty cool so I had to take pictures.
The kids costumes are just about done. Reagan's is completely done and I made her stay up and try it on for me. She is so stinking cute in it. Lucas' is just about done..just a little hemming to do. I can't wait for trick or treat night. I think I'll make them try them on again tomorrow so I can take some pictures!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Sneak Peek

We are getting ready for Halloween around here. This is a sneak peak of items for Reagan's costume. I still have to make it but can you guess what she is going to be? I will be adding a little bit of pink to her costume.


Here she is last year as a sweet piece of candy corn. She would not wear the little pointy hood I made but her shirt had a hood so I guess that works too.


Here is Lucas' sneak peek. Know what it is? hmmm. He loves this game.


Last year he wanted to be an alien but there was no way I was going to be able to make his outfit in time..you know since I wait till the last second to do EVERYTHING! So he settled for Captain Jack. I loved his facial makeup. (note to self: if you use woman's eye shadow make sure you have makeup remover already in the house or your child will have to go to school the next day looking like a zombie) oops. :)


Finally, I am planning on doing a HomeMade Christmas this year. This though will not be any ones gift but maybe the trashcan's. I attempted a potholder but only stuck 1 piece of the insulbrite in it and I used binding (yuck) plus not fabric I like.(for a potholder anyway..would love it for a dress for Reagan) But hey it was my first try. Next time I will pick pretty fabric, use the right amount of materials and will NOT be using binding.
Does anyone have any great tutorials or ideas that I could use for my HomeMade Christmas? Leave me a comment with a link or idea. Thanks!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Clothing Swap

This picture has nothing to do with this post but I love it so here it is!
Today I was reading some of my favorite blogs and noticed a theme. Fall is finally here and it seems none of the kids clothes fit them anymore. I know for me this is a reoccurring problem. We buy the kids new wardrobes every fall and every spring. Thankfully the fall clothes work for winter and spring for summer. (it also helps that Reagan has a cousin just one size above hers)
I was dressing Reagan for school the other day and every pair of pants she put on were to short. So my idea, lets have a clothing swap for children. You can only swap clothing that aren't torn or stained. Obviously I have a lot to figure out to make this work but I wanted to put this out there to see if anyone would be interested.
We could sign up with sizes you have and need and I could match people swap mates. We could get items that we never would have thought to buy ourselves and turnout to love!
I'm game, is anybody else? Leave me a comment or send me an email and lets see if we can get some great "new to us" clothing!

Monday, October 5, 2009

FaMiLy 2


We went out again and took some more family pictures. I think we may be addicted! We took so many and I couldn't decide which to put on here so bare with me.




Here are my boys. Such a cute picture I think.



Aww...I really love this one of the two of us. Aren't we the cutest? :)



Nope..now we are the cutest!

Lucas is getting so big. He was our photographer for half of our pictures today. He loves to be behind the camera. Not so much in front of one anymore.


Now Reagan is a whole other story. She is our wild one. We could barely get her to stand/sit still for pictures today but she loves to cheese it up and be dramatic. I will be posting some more pictures from today's shoot that won't make it on tonight. Today she went crazy! Check out her necklace. I made her and I semi matching ones last night and we just love them.

Isn't he handsome? I can't believe he is already 8 years old. I'm starting to feel old.

This is the best I could do today of the two of them together. Reagan really just wanted to run and play. Lucas was having fun.


Our biggest mishap for the day. Chris, Lucas and I all were playing with the camera and setting it up for the next shot when I turned around and found Reagan with her pants around her ankles and peeing right there on the trail. Can you believe it? Eww. I knew I took napkins for a reason. She didn't even tell us she had to pee. She's not modest at all yet.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

jealous

Check out my sister's kitchen. I LOVE it. I want it. She is just moving in and I went down for the first time to see it today. I could seriously move in right now just for this kitchen. To some it may not be anything special but I think it's the best!It's not even super big (bigger than mine) but this island is the best. I would love to have parties in this house.


The oven and microwave are in the wall...I think this is the greatest thing EVER. :) Plus it is all stainless steel. Plus lots of cabinet and drawer space.
My favorite part is the stove top. This is so cool. I love how it's just sitting there on the island. ahhh. I want to move in. I asked her if we could switch houses but that was a no go. Dang her! Kidding, but seriously, isn't this a great kitchen?


One day I will have this kitchen..i promise!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

playing around

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I am trying to figure out how to add a picture from say Photbucket so they aren't so small but not sure which size I like so I'm gonna post this just so I can see which I like best.
I changed the template to see if that worked and it did but now I don't think I like the layout of my blog?! sucks. I'll leave it for a few days and see if I get used to it.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

FaMiLy

A couple weeks ago we ventured out to take some family pictures. We were looking for a waterfall, after all it's called Buttermilk Falls. We drove up and down the rocky, bumpy roads but could not for the life of us find it. So we settled for this location. Its so pretty out there.
We parked the car and started to follow the trail carrying our blanket and lunch in a book bag, our camera bag, our tripod bag and sometimes the kids. They were getting tired of slipping and falling on the slimy rocks.

I think we got some good ones. Chris had set up the tripod and he was the one who would set the timer and run to make it in the picture on time. Quiet funny to see really. He slipped one time and almost took a nosedive but caught himself. We were cracking up.

Here are my 3 favorite people! I love this picture. After getting some good photos we stopped and ate lunch on a huge rock until the bees got to much and we decided to head home. It turned out to be a great family day. We need to get out and do this every year.



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