Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween crafts

Something about the fall season really brings out my crafty side. I don't know why I feel the need to attempt to turn into Martha once the weather starts to cool down. Now you must understand, I have a major love/hate relationship with crafting. I am absolutely in love with the idea of being a crafty person but the fact of the matter is no matter how hard I try...I'm just not!

Having said that, I still like to pretend every once in a while. So here are two things that I've done recently that I'm pretty happy with. They're much cuter in person. I have got to get a better camera and learn how to take pictures just for the sake of blogging. (That sounds reasonable, right?) They were both super quick and easy. A 3 year old could do them. In fact, my 3 year old helped me with both of them. Actually, he's 4 now...did I mention we've had a couple of birthdays around here. Probably not since I haven't blogged in about a year. More on that later...

Anyway, here they are

Hmmm, now that I see it in a picture I hope the wreath looks Halloweenish and not like I'm a huge Cincinnati Bengals fan. Maybe I'll make a blue & yellow one for my Chargers. =)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Does this girl know how to accessorize...


That fabulous green scarf around her neck is a pair of Addison's underwear (I sure hope they're clean) and apparently the new trend for spring is simply to dangle a bra down the front of you instead of a tie. GENIUS! Move over Versace, this little fashionista is making her way to the top.

The funny thing is, she was so proud of her look. As soon as I grabbed the camera she smiled all big and ran to this chair where she posed so pretty for her picture. Such a cutie.

Perhaps I should nominate her for What Not To Wear.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

quarters & ice cream

I was at Walmart today with the kiddos when a little old man came walking up to us and started digging in his pockets. He told the kids that he was going to give them some money so they could buy an ice cream cone. Then he asked them if they like ice cream to which they responded with vigorous head shaking. He started to hand them 4 quarters then handed them each one more and told me that it was to account for inflation. Addison politely said "thank you" while Urban excitedly yelled "money!". Then the man looked up and saw Delilah in the cart, apparently he had not noticed her before. He started to hand her 5 quarters as well then turned to me and said "I'm going to give this straight to her so she doesn't feel left out, but then you'll need to take it away from her because she may put it in her mouth and choke". How cute is he? Delilah just looked confused...she could barely hold on to five quarters without dropping them out of her little hand. I kept trying to thank him and tell him how kind he is but he just went on his merry way.

What a sweet old guy. He reminded me of my dear Grandpa Martin. He always wanted to take us grandkids out for ice cream cones and gave us whatever change he had in his pockets.

Once we left Walmart I took the kids to Mcdonald's for a kid's cone. They're pretty excited that they get 4 more since they only cost 25 cents each. Who knows, we may splurge and get a big one next time. =)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Every day this month!

It's March 1st and I've got the fever! No, not Bieber fever but Spring fever. I know we've still got our fair share of cold weather & snow to endure but I long for the days of sunshine & warmth. Today was a pretty day. Very bright & sunny and not too cold outside. It filled me with hope that winter will not stay forever.

Well, winter is not the only unwelcome guest around these parts. My home has turned into a disorganized, chaotic mess! It's been this way for quite some time. I just don't even know where to start. I can't figure this house out...I don't know what to do with it. I don't know why it's so difficult but it is and I can't stand it any more. Seriously, this house is going to drive me to the looney bin. I think I'm already well on my way.

A home should feel clean, peaceful, welcoming, comfortable, happy & harmonious. I don't feel like our home is any of those things because it's in such disarray.

So my goal for the month is to accomplish one task or project every single day. Something that will help to organize, de-clutter, maximize function or beautify my home. This can be as simple as purging old baby things, going through a junk drawer or clearing out the junk room. Yes, I have an entire room devoted to junk. It started out as a craft room but has since turned into a crap room. Everything I don't use any more or don't know what to do with gets thrown in there. Some things may just take an hour and some may take a couple of days but no matter what, something will get done every day. It just has to. I want to enjoy my home again.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Just because it's funny...


I laugh hysterically every time I look at this picture. I think I'm just easily amused, but it CRACKS ME UP! I figured I'd post it for anyone else who would like to chuckle at Delilah's stink face.