Friday, December 19, 2014

poor baby sharp tooth

okay guys I wanted to catch you up on where I've been. For one thing I have had a nasty horrible cold.  it's gone through it ben, max, me, and shelby. That's number 1 number 2 Max broke his front top tooth in half diagonally the other night when he slipped in the tub. He chipped the other front one too just not as bad and he knocked both back up a bit into the gums. so we had to travel to Sioux Falls for an emergency dental visit in the morning and they filed it down that wasn't quite so sharp and it's really close to the nerve so if it keeps bugging him in a few weeks they will have to put him  under and cap it.  but if not I
he will just have a crooked tooth. 

it has just been one of those weeks not only is everyone sick plus the emergency visit to the pediatric dentist but I went to run two quick errands the other day hit a pothole flat tire.. dead phone and just one thing after the other! So needless to say this mama is off to nap. happy Friday

Monday, December 8, 2014

christma diy

This weekend me and the girls w a need to do some Christmas diys. We started with these.  These are dollar tree diys. We bought foam cones and cut them to different tight. Then we took pushpins we did silver gold and one tree we did silver and gold and we push them in overlapping them to cover all the styrofoam and to hold each other and if there were ones that wouldn't stick and good I'd put a tiny dot of hot glue underneath to make sure that they were secure. I love how these came out! it took about a pack and a half of push pins for the largest tree.

 then we made a few fun little snow terrariums.
 I took old candle jars and glued flat glass marbles to them for a bit fancier candle holders. 


this was the most expensive one the jar with the phone $4.00 at Walmart.  For the little trees and animals if we didn't have them on hand we went to Menards they had the biggest selection and reasonable prices it was about $2 per package trees and $1 to $2 per animal
 just whenever already on the horse and we got a glass container and a candlestick from the Dollar Tree and glue them together with E 6000
 we already on to this container the little house was from the Dollar Tree the raccoons in the garbage cans were from Menards and we use Epsom salt for all the snow.

I got a few more foam cones from the Dollar Tree and I had these beads that I got years ago for Christmas at the Dollar Tree I took them and hot glued them around the cones just for something a little shiny


I have this little window type area between the kitchen and the living room and on one side of it I have the stockings hanging and I decided to decorate inside the little window I hung snowflakes and ornaments on a fishing line and then I put my little cone and a couple came beholder and on the other side (the living room side )is where our stockings are hanging

I hope you enjoy it and if you try any of these let me know. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

my smash books flip through (video)

I thought I would share what I have been up to.  (If you want to see what 90% of my day is go to the great eggnog fit of 2014 on my channel) when not having a teething drama queen throwing sippy cups at me and thrasking on the ground this is one of the things I have been working on.  Sorry I am not awesome I didn't add music or affects just  a quick flip through. double click on the videos to get the full screen view



This one I saw a Seattle stamp in and decided it should hold all the letters and cards from when I got sent away  by my evil parents moved away from my home town in washington. I dug through my boxes and found letters and cards from my dad grandma and frIend who have passed away it was really special.


this one is a diy one I made from a disc bound system. I love it because I can punch and add what ever I want, I can change the cover when ever I want and I can move pages to where ever I want.
I hopened you enjoy it this projet has been lotso fun. Have a great day guys.

Friday, November 21, 2014

smashbook share.

It has been a horrendously rough week in my house. It's just been one of those weeks where things snowball and go wrong left and right like a soda can exploding inside my purse and driving my husband to work with Max starts projectile vomiting in the backseat, evea misses the bus and on and on. so this is what we're dealing with in my house today a one year old with the stomach flu.
 He is napping and I thought I would take a moment to do a blog post and take some down time for mommy. Sorry if this had some mistakes but I am hurrying  and using speech to text and swipe to get this up.  I have been wanting to share this with you guys for quite some time.  you may or may not have heard of smashbooking I made my own and I chose to make it with a discount system I bought a punch off at levinger.com and I got the rings at Staples . For my clear plastic cover I cut down a cutting board from the Dollar Tree
 for my pages just inside I used all kinds of different things ,mostly scrapbook paper that I already owned and usually folded in half so it would be double sided. this particular page is on ideas that I like for my house I used posted no it's a paint chip from Walmart that I punched in added in and some washi tape
 I have bought and saved little envelopes to use throughout my book and my agenda which is also a disc bound system
 I keep things like this in a little clear envelope in the front that was actually for a 3 ring binder and I snipped that part off added some cardstock and punched it and stuck it on with washi tape
 here are two pages I did. One is on painting chips from my table but I did for my kitchen and the other I asked my family all of their favorite recipes that I make I wrote down all their favorite meals and I also wrote out a couple of the recipes punch them and added them inside
 this is my shelby pages I did one like this for each of the kids this is shelby 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th grade pictures and for each kid I drew a picture of them and wrote things that I love them and attributes: they have around them
 here is the inspiration paid for my kitchen things I like things I want to do
 this is a page I made from Pearl Jam I made a little envelope out of paper and I stuck the things that I caught that they had thrown out inside that plus ben ticket I put our ticket on their bracelets that we had I originally had punched are pit for the faithful band which was for people that got to be in the standing room only but then I decided to stick it down
 here is some of the projects ever has done from school that I wanted to say that I loved so punch them and added them in or a reward she got sent home from school behind that is a page of things that I love about my husband
 this page is a pamphlet for a knit retreat that I try to go to and then the other side has little coupon Shelby made me one year
 this one has a picture of ben and max mowing the lawn he has a smug little look on his face he loves to mow the lawn and I have some journaling on the back of that project life card at flips up and I wrote it on the back of their
 This is a page full of pictures from camping with a journaling card.
 Here is one of evea with a llama and some journaling on a flip up card.
 A foot game we went to and the tickets we got from it.
 My advent calendar. 
 Whiskers and evea with her list front teeth I punched the card and journaled on it
 Max watching the girls leave for school every day.  I Normale on that card back
 My bathroom ravamp
These are some of my favorite pages. I hope you enjoyed it and I hope your week is going better then mine. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

new do..

So. . This happened over the weekend.   I had been wanting to get my hair cut forever and finally took the leap.  I am glad I went back short.  I feel like my self and am loving it.  
It is sorry and day may like me.  Will post more later.  Have a good one guys. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

smitten adent calendar.

It is done!!  I finished knitting all 24 mittens and crocheted the cord to hold it.

I had bought yarn for the project then thought"duh what am I doing "and used scraps from the stash.
 I still need to hang numbers on them. I also don't think this is where it's going to stay but I wanted to hang it up and see how it looks.
 I will do another post when I decide what I'm going to fill them with. Hope you guys are having a great day.  Off to  figure out dinner.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

current knitting project..

I had to share my new projet with you guys because I am obsessed.  I have wanted to knit a advent calendar for years.  Nicholas was digging through options online yesterday and this one won. It is just so stinking cute. 

You can find the pattern here.  It's a free bee and I am just using left over yarn and am almost done with my 6th. I started last night after dinner and its afternoon before my kids are even home...and I did my chores I have not neglected everything else (even though we all know I wanted to). These fit max just to give you a idea of the size. 

I will keep you posted on the progress. But I can't wait to use this and buy little goodes to fill it for my kiddos. I am off to try to sneak in the rest of this mitten before max wakes up. Don't for get to enter my giveaway.  The products areawesome.