Monday, November 29, 2010
Ive been trying to think of fun Christmas related activities for Makenzi. I saw on another blog, the blog where I got the Salt Dough Idea about making Christmas ornaments with the salt dough. But this time I didnt make the full recipe I only did 1/2 of it. Which was more then plenty for just a few ornaments, I actually threw some of it away. Follow the directions like normal but this time roll out the salt dough instead of making a ball. I used cookie cutters in Christmas shapes. I also took a straw and tooth pick (for the small snow flakes) to make the holes for the string to hang on the tree. Then bake at 200 for 2-3 hours.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I really love the way it came out and she look so stinking cute wearing it. I plan to make another one in hot pink zebra! Ill be making the Advent calendar on Tuesday i cant wait, ive already got some things just need to get a few more to finish it.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tis' the Christmas season! I can just hear the happy jolly music in the back ground. I love this time of year because im a HUGE snow fan, I love the cold, I love winter. I mostly love the Christmas holiday because of the decorations. I could care less about gifts. All i care about is decorating, the pretty lights and colors everywhere. It really just gives me an amazing feeling. This year Makenzi is older and we can do more crafts I love it!
I found this website last year and bookmarked it cause i knew we could do it this year.
I also cut out a tree and some "ornaments" for her to decorate the tree with. She had so much fun.
Here are all out crafts on the wall, I love it so much!
I am Thankful for:
- My Husband
- My daughter
- My mom
- My Best friend, Sarah.
- My Daughters communication skills
- Our house and belongings
- My craftyness
- The nice weather
- My ability to stay at home with my daughter
- My freedom
- opportunities we have living on post.
- My health
- How long Makenzi naps
- That I live in the USA
- Our Health Insurance
- Food and water that we have
- how hard Canon has worked to give us everything we have
- The father Canon is
- The dogs, they are great companions
- Being able to laugh, see and hear
- My online freinds
- The sun, I live for bright sunny days.
- Facebook- it keeps me connected to the real world and old friends
- I am thankful for my mostly all the time great marriage, lets face it its not perfect and we have bad days but at the end of the day Canon and I love each other more then the previous day.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. I am very thankful that my mom is coming up to enjoy this holiday with us. Its been a few years since ive spent it with her and im very glad i get to spend it with her this year, with my amazing little family.
Monday, November 22, 2010
1. My all time favorite Movie
2. My favorite Author and Books.
3. My favorite type of shoes
4. My Favorite Prints.
5. My favorite Actress
6. My camera
7. im a TOTAL facebook junky!
8.My favorite TV Show: One Tree Hill
9. I would max out a credit card here:
10. My guilty Pleasure
There is just a little bit about me.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Here is my every growing to do/craft list
1. Color Book.
2. Christmas Advent Calender. need to do ASAP!
That is what I want to do for now. Once i get this done I will add more. The Jumper Dress ive got about 3 i want to make. I think, im sure to change my mind a time or 2.
I have finally sewed some more Christmas outfits/clothes for Makenzi. I am not done ive got a dress i need to alter and another dress to make. I love to sew and i love to sew for her cause no matter what it is she always gets excited and says "pretty, pretty". Make;'s me feel great.
I decided that after I took the pictures I didnt really like the red leggins with this dress.
I used this tutorial over at Make it and Love it.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I love to bake and cook but I cant bake to often cause that's not so friendly on the hips! I came across Bakerella and fell in LOVE with her blog. It all looks so yummy. I set out to make some of her famous Cake Balls.
What you will need:
Cake mix, (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting
1 package of Candy Melts
Sprinkles (if ya want)
Bake your cake as directed
Let cake cool completely and crumble into a large bowl.
Add the whole can of frosting and mix all together.
Once mixed make small quarter sized balls and place on cookie sheet
let chill for a few hours
Melt the candy melts and roll balls into the the candy melt and place on wax paper.
I have chose to make them christmasy and use some sprinkles you can
skip this step if you want when now is the time to add the sprinkles.
They are amazing! They are a huge hit in our house!
A few Tips: When making the cake into balls keep your hands as clean as possible. Rinse the extra cake off often it makes it easier to roll the balls without them breaking up. Also you need about 2 bags of candy melts. I tried to thin it out with milk and it didn't work it just made it a darker white.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I was at Dollar General last week and I saw this cute solar light post with garland and lights wrapped around it. It was only 10.00 but we already had a solar light post. So I picked up a small strand of lights and some red ribbon to make a bow and then I went to dollar tree and got some garland and some small green, red and gold balls to make my front door wreath. Im pretty happy with the way it all turned out.
Dont mind my husbands face in the door, he wanted in the picture and wouldn't move lol.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Makenzi is obsseded with baby dolls. Everywhere we go she has to have one. If there is not one with her she freaks out. We have about 7 in the house and 3-4 in the car at any given time. When I started getting better at sewing I wanted to take on more challenging projects. I saw a doll on etsy.com that i fell in LOVE with. BUT it was 40.00 and I had no idea really how to go about making it. So i searched ands searched online. Well 8 months after I started searching for it i found a FREE tut on how to make the EXACT doll. I was shocked. Here is the free tut and pattern Black Apple Doll
Here is my first try at the doll. I think it looks great other then one of the leg is slightly noticeably bigger then the other, Whoops.
I will make her another one that is more even.
Regardless, Makenzi loves it.