Friday, March 9, 2012

1st Grade Animal Parade

 Brynlie and Brecken chose to do their animal reports on a Cheetah and a Gorilla.  They had fun dressing up and walking in a parade through the school.  After the parade the parents came to their classrooms to ask the kids questions and 'feed the animals' with animal crackers.  They did a great job and looked super cute!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Brecken's Dislocated Elbow

Brecken came home from Gymnastics and was practicing her cartwheel when she dislocated her left elbow. It was just a fluke accident but will keep her out of school for a week, which she is okay with because she gets to go to work with mom.  She'll be getting a hard cast next week and when it comes off she'll need physical therapy.  Brecken has been really brave about the whole thing, much tougher than we expected.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Kaysns 11th Birthday

 Kaysn is 11!  I blew up 11 balloons and put $11.00 in the last one.  Kaysn asked for deviled eggs for breakfast on his birthday....something I don't make very often.  He also got a boomerang, i-tunes gift card, and a bunch of Angry Birds stuff at his friend party.

Picking Pumpkins

 We went to pick out special pumpkins to paint as angry birds.  They doubled as decorations for Kaysns birthday party and Halloween decor for the front porch.  Brynlie didn't want to be in the picture because she couldn't sit on the truck, so she is quite the little grouch in this one :)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Kenzies BRIGHT little room.

Tah-dah!  I waited until Kenzie went to bed and pulled it all together.  I love it!  I really went back and forth on doing this room white.  It is the only white room in my whole house, but I am so glad we did.  It makes everything else POP...and you would never know that you were in the basement.  

 The green dresser is a BRIGHT to say the least but I love it.  I used her favorite colors, green and orange, and the pink was all really needed it, and all little girls rooms need a little pink right?
 I think my dad thought I was a little crazy when I said I didn't want closet doors...right dad?  They could always be added later, but I have had these sheer curtains floating around in my head for months and just knew I had to make them.  LOVE how they turned out!

Spray painted this beauty orange for her ear-rings and necklaces.

 With Kenzie it is all about what things feel like...thats why I brought in furry, fuzzy, feathery, flowy and fluffy finds :) ................say that 5 times fast!

 Often imitated but never duplicated.......the infamous green dresser!  (get it Jenn?)

I have had this beauty in my garage painted for about a month and I am lucky it didn't get stolen before it made it down stairs.  Who new 'Key Lime Pie' was such a popular color for furniture.  After moving her in I decided there is room after all for the end table (the room really is tiny.)  So I'll get that painted this week and move down there to.

I wanted to do something personal that she would still enjoy as she gets a little older so I came up with this window..... perfect.
Yes, no carpet yet....we'll get there eventually.  A friend is giving me a larger remnant that will cover the closet and the entire room, so it won't be quite this bad.  I still have to get the hallway finished before I can actually have carpet laid...oh and save lots of $$$.

I am also making her a magnet/chalk board when I get together with Carlie and I'll post some pictures when it's done.

I said I'd paint it!'s the end table.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Jack-O-Lantern hand soap.

I totally do not get credit for this super cute idea.....but can I just say that I love Blog Land!  My BFF Jenn found this idea at Every Creative Endeavor.  We checked out the tutorial and whipped up our own version today.  They were super easy and inexpensive.  The best part is that it's only September 9th and I have them ready to go.  (Trust me that never happens!)  

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I WILL blog really!

Okay friends and family, I sincerely apologize for telling you that I post everything to my blog and then not.  I promise to get caught up.....I know, right.  So guess what?!?!?!

I started USU!  My classes started last Monday.  It has been a bit of a slow start and I struggled a little with some of the online programs at first but I think I got it mastered now.   So far I love my classes, and I am really enjoying the challenge.....I made my first ever PowerPoint presentation today!    I admit that the last couple weeks have been a little crazy though......Along with starting school I finished and decorated Kenzies room and she moved in yesterday for her birthday.  I have been taking Kaysn to football 5 days a week and I stay for the games and practices (as long as he wants me there I will be!)  Still working from 7-2 each day and the kids and I are getting back into the swing of school schedules and homework......  Balancing my time has been interesting, but Blake gave the kids and I all blessings a few weeks ago for school, and have faith it will all work out.  I am so grateful for his help and support!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Baked Sweetly

Onesie Cupcakes!
I haven't actually given this to my sister yet.....Surprise Carlie!!! ....sorry, I just couldn't wait to blog it.  Plus I have more surprises up my sleeve..... so it's all good  :)  

I made Veronica a set first and loved it so much I just had to put this one together and take pictures.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Finishing Kenzies Room

 Kenzies Room has been a long time comming.  I have had my 3 little girls in a room togethr for 7 1/2 years. They have loved it and are so cute together.  But it is time to give Kenzie a space of her own.

 My dad and brother Jared have come up and helped a ton!  I could never have even attempted it without out them....and may I just say they did an amazing job, the finish work and details aren't your typical DIY basement quality.  Thanks for not throwing tools at me for taking pictures, I just couldn't help it.


The room has been painted and ready to go for a few weeks now but since Kenzies birthday is Saturday I decided to wait and surprise her.  (Plus then all the decor can double has Birthday gifts.....sneaky aren't I.)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Making Bird Feeders

To keep the kids busy while school is out we made bird feeders.  They were really easy to make and turned out cute.  Now the kids sit at the window and watch for the birds to come out and nibble on the feeders.  We'll definitely be making these again.

We found the instructions here.

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