Friday, December 31, 2010
1. I’m truly addicted to Coca Cola and crushed ice. It’s pathetic. I’ve tried and tried to break the habit but I always cave. ALWAYS.
2. I can’t swim. Well, I can sort of swim. I probably wouldn’t drown if I fell in the lake (maybe) but I definitely couldn’t save anyone else. This is why I am adamant that my girls learn how to swim and swim well.
3. I don’t own a vacuum cleaner. Seriously. Every room in our house has wood floors or tile and we only have two rugs (One in Kinsley’s room and one by the front door) so I don’t have anything to vacuum. I do however own several brooms and a swiffer mop thing.
4. I also don’t own an ironing board. I hate ironing so I try to avoid it at all costs. About the only time I iron is for sewing and then I just use a towel on the kitchen table.
5. I love to hang laundry on the clothesline outside, especially quilts. I just think it’s really pretty. I will not, however, hang my underwear out there. (But I have no problem hanging hubby’s)
6. Speaking of laundry…I hate matching socks. I would rather scrub the bathroom than sit down and try to match our socks up. We have a laundry basket in our room full of unmatched socks because of this. The only socks I will match up and put away are for the girls.
7. I hated my husband when we first met and it took him a while to convince me that he was wonderful. (Of course I think he's pretty wonderful now)
8. I can’t share milk. If someone (including hubby) takes a drink from my milk I have to pour it out.
9. I can’t make rice krispie treats. They never work out right for me no matter how many times I’ve tried them.
10. I love love love high heels. I owned 20 pair before I got married and now I’m down to 2 that I never wear. But I still love them.
Hopefully you'll still want to be my friend after learning all of that. Now so I'm not completely alone on this one leave me a comment and let me know some things about you, it's only fair.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
My first ever completed cross stitch project. I remember doing cross stitch when I was younger but I never had the patience to stick with it. Truthfully I'm still not sure I do but this project was pretty fun. It was a Christmas gift for a certain gadget loving relative who has a thing for the barcode application on his cell phone. I have to admit it is pretty cool so I just couldn't resist making him his own personal barcode. Hope he'll like it.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
I put a piece of cardboard inside each bag so the colors wouldn't bleed through and then stepped back to let her create.
I love that she personalized each one with the person she was creating for in mind. She explained them all to me as she was working and told me why she put what she did on each one. She made this one for Hubby's grandma and so she decided it needed her and her cousins all on it.
I love the curly hair!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
We're counting down to Christmas and filling our days with lots of Christmas themed Afternoon Activities. This handprint tree is one of my faves so far.
I had this neat textured paper that I never knew what to do with until now. You can see a little template of her hand out of copy paper that I made. I traced her hand onto that and then cut the hands out the night before so she wouldn't have to wait for them. Although they could start gluing while you're cutting or you could make them cut their handprints out themselves to make it last a bit longer. Then cut out a tree trunk and a star to top your tree with and you're ready to start gluing.
(I chose to have her glue the tree onto a large sheet of paper in an effort to keep her from gluing it to the table, lol. I would be cute without the background though. )
(Make sure you are taking your work VERY seriously)
Then they're ready to start gluing the handprints down. They'll need four handprints for the bottom row, three for the next, then two and one for the very top. Make sure the handprints are placed with the fingers pointed down.
After the tree is together let them decorate and add their ornaments. Kinsley chose these neon colored pom poms. and we learned that you can't glue them on with a glue stick.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I really can't share any of the crafty projects I've been working on lately because they are all for Christmas gifts and are pretty specific to the styles and color preferences of the recipient. I don't want to ruin the surprise this close to Christmas. Thankfully (or sadly) I still have lots of projects I completed earlier in the year that I never got around to photgraphing or posting so here you go.
I made this taggie blanket for Kaitlyn when she was still too tiny to care but I just had to make one. I never really understood the purpose of these silly things when Kinsley was a baby and quite frankly thought they were pretty silly. That is until Kinsley decided that she LOVED the tag on her favorite blanket and would rub it on her face when she was sleepy. Now I know.
I loved the bright colors of the printed fabric but chose a more muted pink for the minky dots on the reverse. I think they work well together. And Kaitlyn just thinks that it tastes good, silly girl.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Yes I realize that only one of these actually has bunny ears but Kinsley calls them bunnies so there you go. I love these tiny little flat babies. Kinsley adopted the one on the left, okay kidnapped is probably a better word to describe it. She just loves him and I can't blame her, he's one of my favorite too.
My grandma has some little animals like these at her house that she made 20+ years ago and Kinsley fell in love with them during our last visit. She slept with them every night and wanted to bring them home with her. We had to convince her it would be more fun to make her own. It really was a lot of fun too. My grandmother drew out a pattern for them and away we went. I can't even describe how much I love them. The picture doesn't do them justice at all. I adore the simple design and I want to make a million more. I'm pretty sure every baby born from here on out will be getting one of these from me. They're the perfect size to snuggle with and even Kaitlyn likes hers (which I couldn't get a picture of because she refused to take it out of her mouth long enough for me).
My absolute favorite is this one though...
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
So I just realized that I forgot to post Kaitlyn's 6 month pictures on here. It came so quickly. She's growing like a weed and gets funnier every single day. She's still as lazy as can be though. No desire to walk, crawl or even roll over. She can roll, she just chooses not to. Lazy.
She finally mastered sitting up on her own and now loves to just sit in the floor with a basket of toys and "snoop". Her jumperoo is still a big hit but that's as energetic as she wants to get.
I just wish she'd get a little more hair...
Saturday, December 11, 2010
November just flew past us and most of it is a blur. Thankfully I took pictures or I might have missed the entire month...
Decorating the Christmas tree was very exciting...
I'd say November was a very good month indeed.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
My favorite Afternoon Activity from last week was definitely the leaf fairies Kinsley and I made. They were so fun and easy to make. We got the idea from Twig and Toadstool which has a lot of incredible ideas we'll be using in the future. First you gather up your supplies:
Yarn or wool roving for hair
Glue - You can use Elmer's, fabric glue, hot glue, etc. We used hot glue because I thought it would help the acorn caps stay on a bit better and we're obsessed with the hot glue gun around here.
Next pick out the perfect acorn hat and glue it to your fairy's head. Make sure you use plenty of glue on this step.