I've been working on making holiday wreaths for some upcoming craft fairs (details to come). These wreath's are so simple to make I thought I'd share them with you. I found some wicker wreaths at Goodwill and removed the old decorations some of them had. As you can see, I had some help! Then wrapped them with pretty ribbon and hot glued some new … [Read more...]
Rio Bird Costume, Little Bo Peep, and her Darling Sheep!
I'm a little behind, but here are some pics of costumes I made for Halloween- This feathery dress, complete with wings, to resemble the girl bird in the Disney movie 'Rio'. I just safety pinned all the boas to a blue dress I made. And the hat was made by hot gluing feathers to a beanie ( I love hot glue!) & bending some black tag … [Read more...]
Giving time of year!
It's the holiday season and, though I love warmer weather, it's my favorite because it's the season of giving! Some easy ways to give are with these charities close to my heart: Shop for beautiful handmade jewelry, cards, & more at http://www.shopsanctuary.org/. All items are made by human trafficing survivors and your purchase helps them make … [Read more...]
I started an experiment about two weeks ago and so far it's working out great! This summer I am going to try (somewhat) extreme couponing. I'm not going to get too crazy about it and buy a million shampoos and stock my house floor to ceiling! I just want to see if I really can save money and on items I use, not junk food. I've … [Read more...]
Goodbye Beloved Green Shirt
It was a big day yesterday for us! I gave my son plenty of warning over the past week or so that soon his favorite green shirt would be too small and he would have to find a new favorite. In the morning I held his arm out and showed him how his arm had grown! His shirt didn't go to the end of it. I then pointed out the stains that I couldn't … [Read more...]
What a Spring!
Well it went from freezing, to rainy, to super hot! What a spring! But I'm loving it! I've always been a sun lover. My kids and I have been outside as much as possible. We planted our garden, took swim lessons the last two months at Simpkins Swim Center, which is awesome! My son improved so much! And I got to swim with the baby while my son … [Read more...]
Cold, Cold, Cold! And How to Teach a Preschooler to Give?
It's not supposed to be this cold on the California coast! It even snowed the other day! I was enjoying the 80 degree weather at the beach just 2 months ago and now I'm bundled up in layers! And so much for the bunnies I kept saying I was going to make. I did get two done, but since my kids have been passing the same cold back and forth and … [Read more...]
Must Have Green Shirt at All Times
My little girl is all better, but then my son came down with a cold. Seems to be feeling better today, though. Hopefully I can get back to normal life now! My son is obsessed with a green shirt he got for Christmas (as seen in all pics of him from previous posts). It's just a plain, olive green, long sleeve shirt. It's almost too small and … [Read more...]
I can’t remember what sleep is? Let alone which shoe goes on what foot!
I'm so tired I can't think straight. I almost put the cereal in the fridge and the milk in the cupboard this morning! I keep going upstairs to get something and can't remember why I'm up there. So I come down, eventually to remember, go back up, and forget all over again! At least I'm getting lots of exercise! The worst was yesterday … [Read more...]
Sensitive Kids and Little Sleep OR Gripe Water Works Miracles!
Why is it that when you especially need a good night sleep, the kids are up all night?! I was up too late all weekend and felt exhausted last night. My kids went down pretty easily, so I was happily settling into my pillows and blankets, and curling up with a good book. I just wanted to read a chapter then get some much needed shut eye. My … [Read more...]