Sep 19, 2008
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Sep 11, 2008
Gavin was inspecting the grass looking for grass hoppers with were everywhere. We did end up catching a baby one boy they are hard to catch. But they are fascinating and have such a powerful jump.
Sep 7, 2008
So anyway today I started a mission I decided I am going to get rid of 100 things in my home. I need to give away, throw away, recycle, free cycle, or otherwise remove from my home by the end of the day. I kept track of each item as it went. I'm so proud of myself and I think my husband was shocked. So I started by taking my daughters crib down and putting her in her big girl bed (i took the top bunk of the bunk bed down for her) then I proceeded to clean the kids room which is really what started it all.
So here is the crib with all the stuff that left my house today
and the wagon full of it all (almost) on its way out
And here is the list
2-the crib (still in my dining room but leaving soon to thee in laws house)
3- crib mattress
4-dirt from the kids bedroom floor
5-broken toy (that Gavin tried to keep)
6-xylophone toy (he tried to keep this too)
10- another of Justin's sweaters
11-tie-die onsie (to be turned into cloth toilet paper tonight)
13-cloth swim diaper
16-ripped book (thanks Lily for helping me get rid of this one)
18-um a secret something from my undie drawer
19- another battery operated secret from the undie drawer
20-28- 8 crochet washcloths
29-35- 6 pairs of Lily's too shoes (the girls got too many)
39-call of crappy acrylic yarn
41-burts bee's hand repair cream
45-broken picture frame
46-deck of cards
47-a few magazines
49-broken dragonfly nightlight
50-57- clothing items
62-pile of newspaper
69-cell phone box
70-72- bag of fabric scraps
76-80- bowling pins
82-reuseable coffee filter
89-portable dvd player
97-something mysterious (i just dont know what it was)
so what do you think dident i do a great job!
Sep 6, 2008
Sep 5, 2008
and they are but for some reason I just cant get mine to look good. Well as good as everyone else. But here they are anyway
There not too bad I'm going to make a place to hang the kids art work with them Ill show you that when its done. Maybe you will have better luck making them if so let me know!
Sep 3, 2008
Lazy day skirt
Christmas Card Basket
stamp pad ink recipe
new and improved whiteboard
Aug 29, 2008
Aug 28, 2008
Aug 27, 2008
Ill bet your wondering what that is right. I love it Looks like wild and crazy graffiti to me! So this is my trash can. The kids and I decided to give it a face lift. I mean come on who came up with the idea to have a white trash can anyway. I was sick of it looking so dirty all the time no matter how many times I washed it and no matter what I washed it with. So we got creative! I set up acrylic paints in a few different colors and we had a blast the kids really loved this project and to be honest I did too. I wish I had more trash cans to "decorate" So here's the finished product.
I was a bit worried about how tacky it would look in our kitchen or how much it might stand out, but I think it looks cool! The best part is that the kids were so proud of it when their dad got home they were so excited to show him what they had done. SO go ahead get crazy and paint your trash can!!
Well this turned out to be about 40 cookies but I made them a bit small so the kids don't est too much junk! They are just so yummy I had to share a picture.
So now that you have seen them I know you want to make them. I hope you love them! I have perfected this recipe over the past few years to just the way we like them (very peanut buttery) and this time I added Vermont chocolate candies you can add M&M's, kisses, or peanut butter cups if you like or leave them just the way they are. If you add the candies do it right after you pull them out of the oven so the stick.
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
In a large bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until well blended. Beat in the egg, milk, and vanilla one at a time. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into creamed mixture. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press each ball once with fork tines.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are lightly browned.
Aug 25, 2008
What do I do you ask? All you have to do is choose five things that you would like to work on or do during the week that will increase the loveliness in your life! If you want to do it go ahead! Here a link that started it all.
Heres my list for this week...
(this was harder then i thought)
1- Bake 3 batches of cookies to savor and enjoy
2- make a job chart for everyone in the house and stick to it
3-take the kids somewhere fun maybe a fun event
4-start yoga again and do it with the kids
5-go to a thrift store just for fun
ok so there they are ill let you know my progress as it goes!
Aug 18, 2008
Aug 16, 2008
2- I need my nap- my kids have been on nap strike for a few days lately and I'm going crazy I need sleep too. I know if i went to bed earlier i would not be so tired but no matter what that time of day im a blob even if I was my lazy self during the morning.
3- I hate white shoes- I know this is a really dumb fact but i was looking at my white walls thinking how much I hate them and it made me think of white shoes. Oh how i loathe them. I mean why would anyone want them. "hey look at my new shoes" kinda people I guess. I don't know. I have to say my husband is a white shoe guy and it drives me nuts he has 2 pairs of identical white shoes (he got them each for 8 dollars) and I hate them. My son has a pair of white sneakers and I never let him wear them, is that bad? Well I think the reason there is because they are the kind that light up and have a big cartoon on the side (Thomas the train) anyway the point is I hate white shoes. Period.
4- I love junk food- though I know how bad they are for me I just cant get enough, waffle fries, burgers, fired chicken, nachos, oh the list goes on. The funny thing is im so picky about ingredients. The burger must be turkey (sometimes ill eat beef but its very very rare) the waffle fries must be cajun with cheese on them the nachos must be veggie. Oh junk food how I love thee.
5- I cant sleep without beer- another very bad thing only half true though. I can sleep without having a beer at night but for some reason it takes me forever to fall asleep. It annoys me that this is true but i think I have gotten so used to that beer ever night that when I don't drink one I just can get my mind to stop thinking so much. Seriously I think about 25 things over and over at night and it keeps me up. I would say that's a form of adhd wouldn't you.
Aug 14, 2008
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Aug 6, 2008
OK so i have to post this. I'm so in love with these pants maybe someday ill be able to afford a pair but until then ill just drool over them.. I have to share them with everyone because I think everyone should have a pair!
You can get them in tons of colors and even custom to your size! Here's the link where you can buy them http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=61654
Jul 17, 2008
Jul 16, 2008
Thanks to mindy we got my machine working. I coulednt for the life of me figure it out. Then after a little guessing and reading Mindy figured out for some reason the needle has to be in the fabric to begin sewing. Im so thrilled! Im going to sew and sew somemore and just keep going! Thanks Mindy you rock.
Jul 8, 2008
We also like fancy hair ties (Lily not so much) so I made a few more for her. I pulled out the tiny scraps and Lily helped pick out what she wanted and also helped me press the buttons. I thought if she helped she would be more likely to wear them so here they are aren't they sweet!
From tiny fabric pieces to super cute hair ties! Recycling rocks!