Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer time

I am babysitting my neighbor's two girls during the summer. My neighbor is a single mom and recently found a job after not working for six months or so. In order to help her save money, I told her that I would watch them.

So here is what we have done so far:
1. The Grand Theatre  has $3.50 movies on Tuesday and Wednesday. Every week it is a different movie. You get a small soda and a small popcorn. It is pretty awesome.

2. Hit The Dollar Tree. We found water balloons ( a big hit with the kids), sidewalk chalk, color books, and popsicles.

Please stick around to see all the fun things we do this summer.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Graduation Gift

I know that most students do not graduate until May, but I was inspired by my own graduation this December to post about gifts. I try to make homemade gifts for graduations. Sometimes the gifts take a while to get to their recipient.

This would be a gift for my sister. I found a shadow box at Michaels  Craft store. The paper was found at Hobby Lobby, along with the diplomas on the picture. The accessories were found at Michaels Craft store and Hobby Lobby.

This was an easy gift.
First step: Selecting materials.. easier said than done.

Second step: Glue the paper to the back of the shadow box.

Then I placed the picture, gown, and other accessories how I wanted it and then glued/taped everything on to the paper.

See.. easy peasy!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just thinking about Christmas

I'm so thrilled that it is almost Christmas. I plan on making it the best Christmas ever! OK, maybe not ever because C man still has  at least 15 years of Christmas Bliss with us.  I am on a mission to create an Advent calendar. First, I am researching, perusing Pinterest for ideas. Second, I am picking out my ideas for the Advent Calendar.Third, I will create my calendar.

My idea is to take a cork board and find Christmas fabric or take some cardboard and cover it with Christmas fabric or paint it.  I will glue glittered clothes pins to the board. I am in the stage of glittering the clothes pins. C man is trying to help me, but he is making more of a mess than successfully helping me. The clothes pins will be covered in green, white, and red glitter.
Reminder to self: Much better way to glitter clothespins than what I did.

I found some Christmas coloring pictures online and printed them out for C man to color, so that he can take  part in creating the calendar.  These pictures will be glued to envelopes, numbered 1 - 25. Inside of the envelopes will be Advent activities, some will be done at home and others will be done in the community.  I will use the clothes pins to hold the envelopes.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Things to do

Note to Self:

Take a day off during the weekend to do something of the projects you want.

Redo C man's dresser. Find a blue color similar to Thomas the train and find a red similar to Thomas the train.  Order knobs from esty. 

Find a brown and a blue to match the new comforter and paint the night stand that is peeling. Find a sander.  

Put the picture frames up in C man's room and your kitchen frame up!!

Ready for Nov. 6 to get some of this done!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Oh my the time has flown by. We have been busy potty training. It is not going. Today, C man refused to sit on the potty. I had errands to run today so I put a diaper on him. I feel defeated in the potty training area right now. 

The temperature here in Louisiana has reached the 100s. Yep, the 100s. Everyday, we have heat warnings. This causes us to stay inside, which sucks because C man is so  active. I can only hold his interest for so long until he is on to the next thing.  In our apartment, we have a large sliding glass door. I let C man color on it with markers. He lasted 10 minutes at most. Then I let him paint, that lasted 15 minutes.  Trying to be screen free is hard when you live in an apartment and temperatures are ridiculous. At night, he plays outside for an hour with the girls next door. He loves them. He is and will be my social butterfly.

I've been making a list of books to read as we get closed to the terrible threes, even though I feel like we have been in the terrible twos for so long.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Make a photo frame

Do you need an idea for Father's day?

How about creating a cute, yet masculine photo frame to put into the office or work area. I see tons of cute ideas used to create photo frames, but all of the frames had a tie theme. The tie theme definitely  would not fit my honey, since he works in the oilfield.   Do you want to make one for your masculine man? Follow the steps below to make one and Happy crafting!!

Things you will need: 
 Photo frame
Bottle of paint
Selection of what reminds you of the person
Glue gun/modge podge/ craft glue

 Pick out a plain photo frame. I found one at Wal-Mart for 2 or 3 bucks!

 Pick out a color. B's favorite color is orange, so while at Hobby Lobby picking up supplies I grabbed an orange bottle of paint. 

B works in the oilfield, so I tried to find something to put on the frame. I found these bags of washers for 97 cents at Wal-Mart.

 Paint the frame. I had C man help me paint the frame, which only lasted 2.5 seconds.

I let the frame dry an entire day before finishing the project. I used a sponge brush to paint the frame.

The next day I picked a great picture of B and C man to put in the frame.

I used a glue gun to glue the washers onto the frame. You will want to layout your design with the material you select before using your glue gun or whatever glue material you use.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Oh, Father's day

Did you realize that Father's day is coming up? I didn't until I started blog hopping and noticed blog tutorials about Father's day gifts. 

I found quite a few that are cute  Awesome!

There is a  basket that was made using beef jerky, money, and various other foods. I found it at Delightful Order. Click Here to see it. This woman is amazing. Every time that I browse her site I am filled with so many ideas to try around my own house apartment.


I found another great Father's day idea. Heidi at Two Happy Stampers, recreated a card using card stock, hole punches, and stamps. Click here to see it.

At Hydrangeas and Harmony, Jennifer created a scrapbook. The scrapbook starts from the first day that her kids were born and she updates the book every Father's day. Click here to see it.

I have decided to create a basket for Father's day. In the basket will be tools for B to use, candy,and  a picture frame with B and  C man.   Here a a few before pictures.

When I am finished I will post the after pictures!!

Thanks for stopping by!