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!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer Bucket list for Me

Every one is making a summer bucket list, so I am making a summer bucket list for myself and one for the C man. 


1. Organize the  hall way closet and blog about it. 
2. Organize the bathroom cabinet and blog about it. 
3. Create a chore chart for C man. 
4. Create a menu board from existing cork board. 
5. Create a station for reminders from existing cork board. 

I probably won't  will do all of these things. 

The Family: 

1. Go to the Circus
2. Have a picnic outside. 
3. Go to the Audubon Zoo, Aquarium,   and Insectrium.
4. Go to the Library for Toddler Reading Time.
5. Create fun art/craft projects.