Monday, November 22, 2010

21 days of crafting.

While Jason was in China for 3 weeks I got busy making LOTS and LOTS of crafts!! Then my friend had a craft boutique at her house, so I decided to make even MORE crafts. The pricing is from the boutique.

Christmas watch band

Patriotic band

Pink zebra band

Zebra band

Crystal and white band

Valentine's Watch band w/heart lock & key charm

Brown flower headband

Hot pink flower w/black rhinestone headband.

Black flower w/green rhinestone headband.

Kitchen Aid Decal
Flourish in Silver

Cookies for Santa etched plate

Kitchen Aid Decal
Subway tile in Lime Green

Christmas Countdown blocks
kit $10.00
completed white or brown $19.95

Give Thanks decorative plate

Give Thanks blocks

Thanksgiving stacker blocks

Glass blocks
$15.00 each

Sacrament activity bags

Gobble till you wobble decorative plate

Halloween watchband

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The kiddos are growing up!!!

Lorenzo age 8...getting ready to be baptized!!

Claire is already SIX years old!!

Miss Delia is turning TWO on Wednesday!!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

One YEAR oLDer and WiseR tOo!!

So EIGHT years ago today at 10:37am Lorenzo Abbot was born! Boy have the years flown by ever since. He is a great little man that really does try to do his best in all he does. He is very curious and busy...but that is what keeps me on my toes! :o)
He just finished up the 2nd grade yesterday and is moving on up to 3rd grade next year. He is also so excited to be baptized in July and join cub scouts next week.

We LOVE you buddy!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Teacher gifts...

So I found a cute idea that I added to for Teacher gifts this year...

Popcorn bucket was found by the microwave pop corn at Walmart. I bought 2 boxes of theater candy and threw in some small bags of Twizzlers. I added a "Things To Do" checklist, and a little money for pizza and a movie. It all goes along nicely with the A&W with the note.

Dry Erase Things To Do list
I bought one of those 5x7 frameless picture holders with the little stand in back. Cut out some cute scrapbook paper to be 5x7. Made a "Things To Do" checklist and printed it on cardstock and attached to the scrapbook paper. Slip the checklist into the picture holder. Using glue dots I attached some ribbon and a flower w/rhinestone center.

Little Caesars man I printed from online cut a slit in his mouth, glued to a piece of cardstock leaving a pocket for the money to slip into and cut out around him.

I LOVE my cricut and SCAL software...the sky is the limit with them. I re-created the redbox logo and cut it out of white vinyl. I attached it to a 2.5"x3.5" piece of red cardstock. I cut a little curve into the red cardstock, glued around the edges and added it to some white cardstock with a curved out end and made sure to leave a pocket for the $1.

Confessions of a DORK!!

So I guess sometime last year when I was blogging more faithfully I changed my comments to have to be approved by me before publishing (don't remember doing that, but I guess i did.). So I kinda stopped blogging because I didn't think anyone was even checking it anymore since I never saw comments on my posts...sniff, sniff. So today I decided to blog, and discovered there were almost 60 comments awaiting approval for publishing from over the year, some from March of 2009! YOU ALL DO LOVE ME :o) So alas I will start blogging more religiously...I hate to disappoint!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Miss Fancy Nancy!!

Ladies and Gentlemen, with GREAT pleasure (that is a fancy word for happiness) I present to you Miss FANCY NANCY!!!

Professor Quirrel

So the kids school is not doing Halloween costumes, which is fine by me. Instead they are have Character Day where the kids dress up like a character from one of their favorite books. Lorenzo really wanted to be Harry Potter but we couldn't come up with an easy to make Jason suggested Professor Quirrel. With that said, may I introduce to you....PROFESSOR QUIRREL!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Frozen breakfast ideas!

Breakfast burritos:

(makes 14 or you can stuff them more and get 12)
12 ct large eggs ($.99)
1 lb sausage bits (I use Honeysuckle White turkey breakfast links, and squeeze the meat out of their casing) ($2.42)
1/2 lb bacon bits (I use Lois Rich turkey bacon and cut into bit size pieces before cooking) ($1.25 for 1/2 lb)
8 oz shredded cheese ($1.25)
12-14 flour tortillas ($1.25)

Only $0.50 a piece if you make 14!!!

Cook sausage and chopped bacon in a hot skillet, can use a TB of butter/margarine to help prevent sticking. When sausage and bacon are cooked all the way through add in the 12 eggs cook all ingredients together until eggs are done stirring/scrambling often. Add shredded cheese in and mix through. When assembling burritos, microwave tortillas 2 at a time for 10-20 secs to help with flexibility while folding. Place some egg mixture into center of tortilla, fold up bottom 1/3 of tortilla over mixture, then fold in both ends and fold up final 1/3. Place burrito onto a square of foil and fold foil around burrito using same folding method. Freeze. Pull burritos out the night before un-wrap the foil and then re-wrap it loosely, this should prevent burrito from sticking to foil when it is cooked. Place in fridge to allow it to thaw a bit. Cook in preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until warmed through.

Monday, August 24, 2009

First day of SCHOOL!!

I think the kids look so cute in their little uniforms!! Claire is trying to patiently wait for PM kindergarten to start...she is watching Ice Age right now...Delia wanted to join in all the first day of school fun so I gave her Lorenzo's backpack from last is as big as she is!!
Lorenzo is in the 2nd grade and has Mr. Lennox...he is so excited to have a "BOY" teacher!! He says he loves his name, his hair color and his glasses!!!
Claire is starting kindergarten with Mrs. Soto...she is so excited for school to start!
What will mommy do with 3 hours to herself? (hopefully Delia will nap!!) The possibilities are endless!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

All the projects I've been working on...

Pardon my absense for the last little while. Summer is always crazy with kids and projects!! So here is a glimps of what I have been up to...

Claire's Room

This is the lovely paint job done by previous owners...the triangles were never finished on the fourth wall.

I painted the top of her room a really pale lavedar color and then the bottom half is an off white.
Jason did the baseboards, my dad came and helped figure out how to do the chair rail on the reall bowed wall we have...and then I did the rest...yes the miter saw, nail gun and I are really good friends now. The miter saw was even so kind as to let me keep ALL my fingers!! :o)

Another angle of Claire's room. My dad had built her shelf a few years back. He and I also cut out the letters in her name.

You can't really tell it this picture but I put up trim around her windows and a window sill. Completes the look!

Delia's Room

I didn't get any before pictures of Delia's room because I wasn't planning on doing it so soon. But my mother-in-law was so brave to take all three kids over Pioneer Day weekend, so I hurried and got her room painted while she was away. It is a very, very pale green color...doesn't translate too well on the computer...but is it very soothing. Best of all it was FREE, my mom and dad had an extra can from when they painted my dad's office...makes the color that much more awesome!!

1970's dresser my oldest sister had growing up...

same dresser with a fresh coat of semi-gloss swiss coffee and some new hardware!! VIOLA!

Now to finish her room I am making a cute little bow organizer out of an old frame, white paint, cardboard, fabric and to follow!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Miss Delia is the big O-N-E!!

Our little girl just turned ONE today. I can not believe how fast this past year has gone. She is such a joy and little doll to have. She is just such a happy little girl, yet is quite feisty and can hold her own when it comes to her big brother and big sister.
Delia has been sleeping through the night since late August...which made for one happy mama. She learned how to roll and scoot right on que and did the CUTEST little tiptoe crawl at 6 1/2 months. She would often look like she was doing a full blown push up. Once she started crawling there was no stopping her...she was fast and determined to get where she was going!
Delia is now trying her hand at walking. She discovered the art of standing herself up a couple weeks ago and LOVES to stand and either take a few steps or happily falls on her little diaper protected tushy!
She is just a delight to get up from her naps and bedtimes...always greets you with a SMILE. She loves to laugh and has the most adorable squeel and yet can do a mean scary monster impersonation too!!
We are so glad that she is our little energetic bundle of joy...and are super lucky that she is so darn kissable!
We love you Missy Deelers!!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Should I be scared or proud???

So now that the weather is nice, it is almost time for gardening! We are trying to get and keep our garden area in the back yard free from weed...aren't we all?!? The kids get to help with this responsibility. We give them a plastic bag and they have the choice of $.10 a pound or 10 minutes of video games a pound. We're not out to make them RICH!! :o) So today, Lorenzo chose to get 10 minutes of video games per pound. After about 15 minutes (weed picking done in-between playing) he shows me how much he had done...eyeballing I guessed about 1 lb or 10 minutes. He decided to keep going...more playing with a bit more weed picking, 10 minutes later, the bag is still about the same. Impatient, he rolled his eyes, said "this will take FOREVER!" Suddenly all happy-go-lucky he comes back inside and proclaims..."I think this heavy bag will be like 100 minutes!" Wow, that was fast! He wanted to get down the scale and do it himself, but I took his grubby, muddy hands off my clean cabinets and got the scale myself. I took his bag that hadn't changed much in size since the first round and noticed it was abnormally HEAVY! I hesitantly say "to my surprise" because nothing that boy does surprises me, I found at the bottom of his bag a few descent sized rocks and a few handfuls of dirt. I'm not sure if I should be scared that he is so deceitful or proud of his intuitiveness! Needless to video game privileges were earned today!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Cute little clip I found in the newspaper!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Diaper deals

I found an AWESOME site for discounted diapers...pampers, huggies, luvs etc. It is You can save $10 on your first purchase by using me as a reference! Just use JULI4115 as a promotional code!

I bought luvs at Walmart for $.20 per diaper. The same luvs at were only $.15 per diaper (with promo code.) And they get shipped right to me!!!