Friday, February 26, 2010

Two Birthdays.....Twice the Fun

In between the yucky stomach bug our family had and the double yucky, kicking my butt cold that my family now has, we celebrated some birthdays - my oldest and youngest. It was touch and go for a bit and I was holding my breath - I was afraid it wasn't going to happen as my husband was sick the day before, but he pulled through and we had a great time with family and friends.
My oldest daughter turned 13 on January 19th-wow! 13......hard to believe.
She doesn't really like cake and cupcakes-she's not a frosting person
(and yes, she really is my child!)
I just happened to see a truly wonderful recipe for candy pizza and she loved the idea so we ran with it!!

It was really easy to make and very, very yummy!! I was afraid it was going to be too sweet, but it wasn't. It was a huge hit, everyone loved it, wanted a piece and wanted the recipe.

We went with cupcakes for my son-very easy..... especially since my mom made them! He was not sure at all about all the singing and candle lighting-I don't think he knew what hit him when the whole room started singing to him. No blowing out the candle for this boy-guess when we practiced we should have really used a lit candle.

He was a bit tentative with his cupcake at first......

but quickly realized how wonderful the whole birthday thing really is!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Vacation Week

It was vacation week here in our house but unfortunately my kids were down with a yucky, coughy, croupy, sore throat kind of a cold.
We pretty much stayed at home as it moved from one child to another.........
In between the coughs, sneezes-bless you's as my 4 year old calls them, grouchies and small fights that erupted, we spent some time in the snow.......

played lots of Polly Pockets, Little Ponies, animal vet.....

had a spa day......

made some forts......

and did lots of crafts, played lots of card games and baked some yummy chocolate brownies.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Headbands

My girls are celebrating Valentine's Day at school today.....last day before February vacation too.......... doubly exciting!!
They've worked hard on their Valentine's (or Valentime's as my 4 yr old calls them) all week and were super excited to be bringing them into school.
Here's the headband I made my 6 year old yesterday-little late but that darn stomach bug has had us down all week. I got the idea from Disney at Ruffles and Stuff. She made hers in browns and greens and it's so cute! She was inspired by a tutorial over at 3 Sweet P's. Cute and easy.....and she loved it!

My other two got all ready for Valentine's with some hairbows and a headband I made a couple of years ago. The headband pattern is free on YCMT....I just used elastice in the back instead of the velcro.....also easy and cute!!

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Just checking....

Just checking to make sure that I sent out the love heart file to everyone who wanted it. I think I got everyone but it's been a crazy week-we've all been down with a stomach bug......3 weeks of this between all of us with most of us getting it this week-yuck!! If I missed you, I apologize and please send me another email and I'll get it right out to you.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Secrets Revealed and Another Win for Me....

The secret has been revealed....wasn't what I guessed but just as good!!

Kim of YCMT and Kris of JesseKate Designs and YCMT have started a new DIY site....

how awesome for all of us!

I can't wait to see what they have planned-I know it's going to be great!!

They will be "dishing out” brand new DIY projects in sewing, crafting, scrapbooking, home decor, kid projects, machine embroidery, hand embroidery, and more! It’s going to be all videos......for free .....can't get much better than that!! Again I say, how awesome for us!!!

To celebrate the launch of their new show, they are giving away not one but two Janome sewing, one embroidery. Oh, how I would love an embroidery machine. Check out their new site for all the details!!

Luck is with me again.....I won another blog contest-yeah!! My husband keeps asking how come I've been so lucky, I just tell him they picked my name and leave out the details about how many contests I've entered! Katie of Katie's Nesting Spot
had a giveaway for 5 Olive Kids placemats and we received them yesterday.
My son (it's so hard not to still say my baby, sniff) loves his placemats. Here is looking at the Heroes placemat. He loves trucks, trains, anything that moves so this is perfect for him. I also got him the trucks and trains one and a dinosaur one. I got my two youngest girls the mermaid one. They are all personalized and very brightly colored. He's been carrying his around since I gave it to him and loves pointing at all the pictures. Thanks Katie and Olive Kids.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

They've got a secret....can you guess what it is???? has a secret they've been keeping from us........
it will be revealed soon......hopefully, real soon,

can you guess what it is??

All the these pictures are clues to the big secret.....
any guesses????
Visit the YCMT blog and comment on what your guess is and you'll be entered into a random drawing to win a bag of all kinds of DIY goodies including fabric....
what an awesome prize and I can't wait to find out what the secret is!