Monday, February 28, 2011

"I am love.....each other"

A nice surprise on a cold, rainy, icy Monday morning.

My girls are featured over at I am..... today!

I am..... is a new blog recently started by Megan of Brassy Apple.

In Megan's own words.....
"I felt the tug inside to share bits of my life. To connect through photos with other women and what they wanted to share - to be seen, to create, to capture life, to capture the everyday. To connect, to uplift to embrace, to empower and to relate - all through a single colorful snapshot."

There have been so many beautiful pictures shared this month. Most made me smile. Some tear up.

Megan is going to have a theme each month. The theme for February was Love-I sent in my picture because my girls have been loving the snow and each other. March's theme is Survivor. Love the picture of the laundry room. How did she get in my laundry room??

Maybe I should take and send in a picture of all my spices my son just dumped on the kitchen floor while I was writing this post........guess I'm moving vacumm the kitchen floor to the top of my list this morning. Oh, and adding buy all new spices to my grocery list. A 3 year old's (yes, it's his birthday today!!) idea of fun is waaayyy different from mine!

Check out my girls and I am...... and Brassy Apple.
Both really neat and fun blogs!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Exciting Teeth Happenings!!

Since February is Dental Health Month, I think it's appropriate that we've had some teeth happenings in our house.
We've got our first set of braces in the house.

Way different from when I had braces. Oh boy, I used to rock the "Tin Grins Are In" tshirt!

So glad the band doesn't wrap all around your front teeth anymore. I still remember having those put on-ouch! You get to pick your own rubber band colors now too. Guess that makes braces a fashion accessory. No more boring clear colored rubber bands.

The breakfast of champions the morning before the big braces day. Her favorite candy that she won't be able to eat for awhile.

Her sisters certainly enjoyed that!

Last week, we had our second big tooth happening. My 5 year old lost her first tooth-very exciting!

It had been a little loose for awhile and then got real loose.

Now, not much grosses me out-especially since having kids-but a real, real wigglie tooth. That gives me the heebie jeebies. I'm not sure why, but I don't do wigglie teeth. That's my hubby's department.

He took care of the tooth and we had another visit from the tooth fairy and a very excited 5 year old who's got some money burning a hole in her pocket!

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Keeping chilly ears warm is necessary....

when you wake up to more snow!!

I picked up some grey knit ear warmers at Walmart a few weeks back with plans to dress them up. After I made the scarves from the Target throw, I thought I'd use the leftover fleece to fancy up the ear warmers.

On the top one, I made a rolled flower using a strip of fleece. There's so many great tutorials on rolled flowers, like this one and this one. I sewed the flower together instead of gluing it and then sewed it on the ear warmer so I'd be able to wash it.

For the bottom one, I wanted something a little bit different so we wouldn't be fighting every morning have any problems knowing whose was whose. I made a cute flower that I had seen over at Twelve Crafts till Christmas. I used the pink fleece and alternated it with purple jersey from one of my oldest daughter's old tshirts. It only took me about 10 minutes to make.

Quick and easy. Very cute too.

And of course, my third favorite.....inexpensive!

Ear Warmer from Walmart $1.50 (now only $.70)

Throw from Target $2.50 (but I made 2 scarves and then the flowers from the same throw)

For a grand total of less than $4.00!

And yes, those are bathing suits they are wearing with their ear warmers. They're playing "beach". Guess they'd like some warmer weather too! Got a little nervous when I heard the word water wafting up from the downstairs playroom. Relieved to find out they are only using their blue sleeping bags.

I'm safe. And lucky. I've been invited to join the beach club and offered one of the beachside condos.


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Friday, February 18, 2011

Quick and Easy Scarf

I was in Target on Tuesday.
Now ~imagine a group of angels above me ~singing a chorus af Halleluiahs.
I was there to buy Pull Ups and undies for my soon to be 3 year old! We've been a long time in diapers in our family but the end is here.
Of course, I had to check out the Valentine's Day markdowns.

I found this cute fleece throw for 50% off making it only $2.50.

Would you believe the candy was only 30% off. Target why must you play with me?? You know I bought my peanut m&m's though. Gotta keep up the stash.

I immediately (thanks to all I've learned and discovered from all the great blogs I read) thought that would make cute scarves.

I laid out the throw, with the cute design at the top and bottom, measured about 10 inches from the side and cut all the way up. The reason it was almost 10 inches was because I made sure I didn't cut through one of the hearts or circles.

Just a little project that's great because the girls love their new scarves and it was quick, easy and inexpensive.

I picked up some ear warmers at Walmart too. I'll be sharing how I dress them up with the fleece I have left next week.

I'm linking up to Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, I'm Loving It at Tidymom, Friday Link Party at Creation Corner and Weekend Wrap Up Party at I Heart Naptime, Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

We disagree again.....

In the past few weeks, my son and I have had a slightly different opinion of what makes appropriate winter outerwear.

Well, for the past few days, we haven't been seeing eye to eye again.

I want to take his picture.

He doesn't want me to.

It was never easy to get take his picture, but he would sit and smile. I would just have to be very quick and have the camera ready because he wouldn't sit and smile for long.

These past few days, he won't even smile for me.

Or he gives me the cheesy grin.

And teases me.

Buzz and I understand each other though. I can take as many pictures of him as I want.

And don't think I'm making this up when you see this cute grin. I was really taking a picture of his sisters and he jumped right in front of the camera and gave me a big ol' smile.

I think he's playing with me.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

{Happy Valentine's Day}

and for some {Happy 100's Day}!
My daughter chose to do 100 pom pom's for her 100 Day Project. Of course, we had to work Valentine's Day in too!

She's loving her duo celebration shirt. Even though she didn't totally get it.

I made a shirt for my 7 year old too.

I hope you all have a fun day. We're spending a very romantic Valentine's Night in the school gym at a basketball game.

Linking up to the Valentine's Exchange at Following the Footsteps.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Basketball Valentines

I wanted to give the girls on my basketball team a little present for Valentine's Day.

Thought it would be kinda of cute for it to have a basketball theme.

I started off trying to find a basketball shaped as a heart. No luck. I did find just a basketball graphic and remembered the picnik website. I was running out of time, so I figured I'd just add some text and print out a valentine for the girls. After loading up the graphic, I totally lucked out. Under the create tab, I found {love flair}. Oh, so perfect. It adds a heart silhoutte to the middle of your picture. Just what I wanted. I added the text and my valentine was complete.

My daughter and I made chocolate covered pretzels with m&m's. Sampled a bunch few and then put them in baggies. We attached a valentine to each bag with a ribbon.

Quick and easy!

My girls are also giving these to all the girls on their basketball teams and their classmates.

I know it's late, but if you'd like a copy of this, please let me know. I'd be happy to send it to you.

I'm linking up to these parties Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello, Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now and Weekend Wrap Up Party at I heart Naptime

Friday, February 11, 2011

Show the {Love} for 100 Days T Shirt

There is going to be some serious partying in kindergarten this Monday.

Not only is Monday Valentine's Day. A celebration in and of itself. A celebration that by itself could make a whole class of 5 and 6 year olds's giddy and make the teacher want to call in sick ready to share the love.

It's also our school's 100th day.

This may be a first. I'm not sure if they've ever landed on the same day before. I hope they don't mind sharing.

So, an extra special occasion deserves a special t-shirt.

I just thought of this yesterday. Wish I had thought of it a bit sooner but it didn't take long to make. Perfect for me, quick, easy and inexpensive.

I had the fabric in my stash and used a t-shirt my daughter already had. It looks red in the pictures but it's really hot pink.

I freehanded the hearts and the one and sewed them on the shirt. I only used a straight stitch because I figured it's only going to be worn once.

After I showed my 5 year old the shirt and she tried it on and jumped around saying she was wearing it to school on Monday, I heard her say to her sister "why is there a 1 and two hearts?". My 7 year old very patiently explained that the two hearts were the zeros of the 100. My 5 year old then said "oh yeah, they do kind of look like zeros".

Linking up to Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello, Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Friday Flair Linky Party Valentine's Edition at WhipperBerry, I'm Loving It at Tidymom, and Round Robin at Keeping Up With the Schultz Family

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Shutter Love Tuesday-Eyelashes


I always check out the pictures at The Trendy Treehouse on Shutter Love Tuesday but I've never entered a picture before. Each week there is a different theme and this week's is eyelashes. Perfect timing! I was just looking at this picture of my son. He definitely lucked out in the eye lash department!

If you'd like to vote this week, stop by Shutter Love Tuesday

we're number 46!

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