Halloween's a'comin and the tricks have already started around here. And by tricks I mean the sort where you sit at your desk for four agonizing hours trying to figure out how to improve the layout of your blog, I do not recommend this for anyone even half as technically challenged as yours truly, and… Continue reading Halloweensie Story: Cordelia the Chicken’s Halloween
Want to know what one of my favorite things is? Well, YES cake is one of them, but.... Look at that stack! Ain't it purty? So many things to love about that great stack! I mean, have you read The Curious Garden and sat in awe at the inspiring illustrations? How about Sam & Dave… Continue reading The Queen Speaks
Ya'll know what's more fun than licking the icing beater? Well nothing really, but for an almost 4 yr. old this is close! Jamberry Nails! The new nail wrap, nail art craze! Seriously, just pull those babies out of the cute little package, find your hairdryer (I'm too cheap for the proper heater), and kindergarten… Continue reading Look At Those Nails!
Road Trips are surprising, funny and....Oh No You Didn't!
Maggots! Are you grossed out just by that word? Well...how about if I told you there were maggots...IN...MY...VAN! You're already judging me aren't you? Do you have 4 kids? Have you ever tried to keep tabs on 4 kids and what they are bringing into your car at all times? Some things will always escape… Continue reading What’s In Your Van?
Gosh, It really has been a while since my last post! I'd like to tell you that I've been on a long vacation breathing in fresh mountain air, but its been nothing of the sort! Seems I've picked up a few extra chores here lately as Chicken tore his achilles and Henry broke his ankle...both… Continue reading The good, the bad & we don’t do ugly!
This idea came out of the need of a storage container for a set of Tonka cars I bought for my nephew..'Hi Cruz'! It was really simple to do. I just drew on a few buildings, colored them in, then painted over them with a decoupage glue! *The glue was just so it would be… Continue reading Homemade Gifts Part 3 (Oatmeal canister = toy storage)
These dolls, I'm hoping, will help keep Nora's attention on the soccer field, in the car on long trips and even at church! Because they are only fabric & felt they should make for...dare I say it...QUIET play! The dolls have a velcro circle sewn on as do the dresses, that way Nora can change… Continue reading Homemade Gifts Part 2 (Felt/Fabric dolls)
I started this project because I wanted to make something homemade for Nora for Christmas. It was inexpensive, easy and fun...I do believe she'll have fun playing with these and they make for an easy on-the-go toy as they have their own carrying case! All it takes to make them is popsicle sticks, markers/colored pencils,… Continue reading Homemade Gifts Part 1- Retro stick girls!
Ya'll I had a conversation with my 6 year old (Henry) last night that made me realize I've had this whole Pilgrim & Thanksgiving thing all wrong! According to this 6 yr. old 1st grader the story goes something like this....and he must be right because he watched a video about it in school.......Well, first… Continue reading How Thanksgiving really came to be!