Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Do you have Beiber Fever?!

My girls do. Admittedly, it makes me reminisce back to my Teen Beat/BOP days. Days when my walls were littered with posters of Devon Sawa, Josh Hartnett, JTT, Jonathon Jackson, etc etc etc I could go on and on. *drools*

But yes, my girls are in love with Justin Beiber. They have a cd, a poster, and a calendar. I also got them each a Beib t-shirt - on clearance for a buck apiece. They make cute nightgowns.

Imagine their delight last night when we saw this life size cutout of the Beibster at Wal-mart. They were beyond thrilled. Apparently WM is doing a promo where the kids can have their picture taken with said cardboard heart throb, and WM will give them a free 5x7 print of it plus a JB frame. Only...it was too late in the night and the photo tech didn't have the camera anymore. Big sighs, lots of tears. Aha! Mama always carries her camera. So we snapped a quick one:



Can you see the joy in their faces?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Shirt Painting

This is becoming a yearly tradition. Every year I think we'll make new shirts, and one of these days the girls will do more than squeeze blobs on their tops. This year we decided to use paint brushes to spread around said blobs.

These aren't great pictures, thanks to a rainy day, and the kids made a mess in the background. Just pretend that's not there ;)







There ended up being so much paint on them, they're still hanging to dry. Hopefully they'll be able to wear them soon. And FYI, it's hard to get fabric paint off floor tiles. bang head

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thrift Store Scores!

Last week we went to the local Salvation Army. I was mostly on the hunt for dresses for my older two girls for this summer. They prefer not to wear pants at any point in the year and we're running out of dresses that fit them. ANYWAY...we did not manage to meet that mission, dresses are hard to come by!

But!! We did find some things I was in "need" of. This is my room:



I had bought a new comforter set but the Hubby decided he liked the golden tan/brown set better, so the new one was returned. Alas, I did want to spruce it up. Mostly I'd been on the search for a bedskirt that coordinated, but wasn't a fortune. I don't understand why one skirt costs as much as a set of sheets?!

Also, the brown curtains are the same ones I had bought at Target last winter. We moved and ended up getting different ones for the living room. The brown ones matched our bedding better than the ugly blue ones we had before, but I still wanted something different.

So we took a walk around SA and in the home section, I saw a pile of bedskirts. On the very bottom was a faux-silk tan one that matched my comforter almost perfectly. The price? $3.49! Score!! It was also a pink tag which was half-off that day, so I got it for $1.75! Then we turned the corner and I saw something shiny and aqua blue, two of my favorite things. A closer look revealed a pair of Better Homes & Gardens faux silk panels. The extra long kind that I love. I knew they'd be perfect in my room. The price? $9.99, but ALSO with a sale tag! $5.00 for the pair!!

I rushed home and got them situated. The results:



Much better, much brighter! And now you can't see my craft bins under the bed.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Adventures in Yarn Dying

Did you know you can dye yarn with Kool-Aid? Well, you can dye animal fiber yarns, not acrylic, with it. You can also dye human hair, since it's technically an animal fiber. Learn something new everyday!

I got some undyed Purewool yarn (www.100purewool.com - they're also on etsy as 100purewool) and a pile of Kool-Aid packets.

Here's the yarn ready to go:



I loosely used the instructions from NobleKnits and went to town with the help of my middle. Here she is mixing the Kool-Aid in the cups.




The yarn, after we squirted it. I know they used a misting sprayer, we used a turkey baster haha!




All done! We also did one in various shades of pink - black cherry, cherry, strawberry, and strawberry lemonade.



I can't wait to learn how to knit it up!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Squishy Baby Face

Nothing creative to share with you today. I've been working quite a bit out of home and when I am home, I've been helping my sister out with her kiddos. They were here today and I'm {LOVING} it. There's not much I adore more than sweet smelling little babies. Especially this one.



This is my niece, Kenzie Lee. Isn't she gorgeous? *Insert big pink sparkly heart here* She usually has a stranger danger issue but she's been warming up to me. Probably because all I say to her is "Hey pretty baby!" or "Who's the prettiest baby ever?" Flattery works on the sweetest of babies. She really loves Caylee, my middle one. Cay is an awesome big cousin.



You know you want to come squish her cheeks. Or kiss them. Or pinch them. Or just rub your own cheeks to them. Did I mention she smells good? I even love her when she's like this



Hope you're having a lovely day!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hooray for Party Day!

Today was Lillian's big day! Well, yesterday was the *big* day but today was PARTY DAY! She was beyond excited for her "little friends" to come over to play with her. Mostly she talked about cake. And showed everyone the decorations.

I managed to get a few pics uploaded tonight.

The birthday girl



Her banner



You can sort of see the poms in this picture. They're hanging {still} all over my living room ceiling and on the ceiling fan.



Checking out one of her presents with her cousin Braedyn


*she got a kajillion dresses - and loves them all! It was her asked-for birthday gift*


T-Ball indoors? Sure thing Daddy! *ps this is a very rare picture of the Hubby smiling*


With all of her cousins


And finally, a quick video of the cake and birthday song {she was just too excited!}


Thanks for stopping by! We had a great time!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

More Party Planning - Mouse Head Clippies

These were so inexpensive and easy to make, perfect for favor bags for little girls. I found these Mouse Heads on etsy. It took about an hour, but I whipped up 20 clippies with red ribbon and then glued the heads on. Voila!



Super easy and too cute. I'm considering making a red and white dot, and a black and white dot to go along with them so each little girl will get three clippies in their goodie bags.



I'm linking up at Tea Rose Home's Link Party today

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quick Party Art

The party countdown is on! Little one's birthday is in 3 days, the party is in 4 and I'm really excited for everything to come together. The banner for her party arrived (I'll post that with party pics later on) and I wanted something fun for the wall in the kitchen. We're going to arrange the food and goodie bags on our table and let everyone eat in the living room where there's more room. To spice up the area I decided to take the "art" off the walls and switch it out with something more "Minnie-esque".

This is what was hanging there before. It's just scrapbook paper that coordinates with my kitchen cut to fit the frames. We're not 100% unpacked, so this whole thing is missing some cute sconces on the sides...but that's another post...



Here's the new "art" - more scrapbook paper purchased at Jo-ann's. The middle one is kind of hard to see but it's solid black and outlined Mickey Mouse heads on a red background. The best part? I can take it out and use it when I scrapbook her birthday pictures! Double duty!



It's all coming together!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Party planning!

So much has happened in the last few months but for now I'm excited to talk about "the next big deal". My littlest, Lillian, is turning THREE on April 1st!! Can you believe it? I remember when she was >this tiny<. And now she's a big girl who tells me what to do, how to do it, and demands for it NOW. She's a diva for sure.

Well the little miss has decided she wants a Minnie Mouse birthday. The classic colors - red, white, black. Which is fine by me, I prefer it, but there's not much out there that's Minnie mouse and not pink or purple.

I ordered this Minnie Mouse skirt from Marahbelle on Riot Cart. Brittany made up the shirt as a special treat for Lilly too! Big sparkly hearts for Brittany @ Marahbelle!


*bow courtesy of my Creatively Mom shop

I'll update with more about the party in the next couple days. For now I leave you with this diva picture - she's calling me now to play Little People.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Another couple chefs sets

These are fun to make, and I love how these two sets turned out.