Saturday, January 29, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I don’t know about all of you, but I am obsessed with mint! I especially love it when mint is paired with dark chocolate. My wonderful husband knows that to get me on his good side a big box of junior mints will always do the trick. So, while blog hopping, after finally getting hooked back up with internet after moving in, I came across this wonderful idea…
Isn’t it great! Turning your leftover Christmas candy, or if you are like me, the candy you purchased after Christmas, into an incredibly cute and yummy Valentine treat! We just followed the instructions here…
Then we wrapped them up, and finished them off with some pink and red curly ribbon, and my three year old told everyone that they had to wait until the “Holidays” to eat them. Gotta love the three year old mind :)
Friday, January 21, 2011
So, my New Year's resolution is to finish ALL my current projects before starting any new ones (well, minus birthday presents, I still need to do those). For some (well, most) of these projects I won't have pictures throughout the entire project, but I will post what I can. I figured this way, I will have a little more motivation to get them all done :)
To start, here is my first project. This one started out with an idea and then we found the cutest ribbon (I'm starting to really like ribbon, there are so many fun styles out there) and it was all decided. It isn't quite finished, but I plan to finish it this weekend. But to start, here it is:
Ribbon Flower Pillow:
This is what it currently looks like. If you haven't guessed by now, I love flowers, pretty much any kind of flower. Though orchids are my absolute favorites and always will be. But they are a little more difficult to figure out how to mimic with ribbon, if anyone has an idea, I'd love to hear it. Okay, so now that I have digressed from the project, maybe that's why I have so many half finished ones :), let's get back to the instructions.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I find myself trying to come up with things to do with my daughter (who is 3), especially in the winter when it is so cold outside. This past summer we were at Lowe’s a lot (put up a fence around our whole backyard) and it always seemed to be on Saturday mornings. Lowe’s offers Build & Grow Clinics for kids on Saturday mornings at 10 am. During the summer it seems like they are every weekend but during the winter they aren’t so check and see when they are offered. This was a great activity. First off, it is FREE! It teaches your kids how to follow instructions, use tools, and they get to take home what they create. I love that Lowe’s offers this for kids (and parents). Nothing better then free activities for kids. Check out what clinics are available at http://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com/. After a few clinics, your kids will feel confident in helping with the big projects…Like replacing a fence!
Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
No problem. I had a back up plan, it was also going to be awesome. It wasn't a huge project but something I thought up and figured would change the world. WELL, it semi-failed, enough that I'm not posting it at all.
So instead of a completed project, you get to join me in my New Year's Resolution, make serious progress on this house, mostly in terms of organization. First up, the office.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Remember we are having a drawing for a gift certificate at Hobby Lobby when we reach 100 followers.
We have had a terrific time with our blog and hope to share lots more with everyone this coming year. We have some great ideas and plans in the works so check back as the year continues. We love sharing our ideas with you.