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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Pinterest Project #2...

I've been wanting to make a wreath to go above the TV since we moved in...that was almost 2 years ago. There's a hook there and after the Christmas wreath comes down it just sits vacant for the next 11 months. So why not start with a 8 for {B}'s big 4th birthday! The theme this year is *surprise* Cars...shocking, I know! The pin I took this from used a 14inch wreath and I didn't pay attention when I went to Michael's and bought an 18in wreath. It was SUPER easy and went really quick once you got it going.
18inch straw wreath with plastic still on
about 225 balloons (I used three different colors)
about 225 florist greening pins

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Pinterest Project #1...

Like everyone else I'm in {love} with Pinterest. How can you not be? So many fantastic ideas I never would have thought of myself. Not to mention a great place to store everything else I find online. It can also be a HUGE time waster ;) Luckily, I have a lot of down time right now at work so I've got a big chunk of my 8 hour shift to use checking out Pinterest!

I tried my first project on January 10th. I pinned this what seems like a LONG time ago and never got around to ordering the frame. Justin, being the wise man he is, ordered me two for Christmas. They both came broken. One had broken glass, the other had the easel broken off the back. Good news was I didn't need the easel so we kept that one.
The frame came from Wal-mart.
I used some paper from the DCWV Cafe Mediterranean matstack
For "Our Week" I used the Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge
For the days of the week I used the Designers Calendar Cricut Cartridge
I used black vinyl for the words so I didn't have to mess with gluing them down.

Now I just write on with a dry-erase marker what's going on during the week and erase and start again the next week! Will be even more helpful when we've got a foster with their own schedule of visits and appointments as well!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

My 2011 Reading List...

2011 was MUCH busier than 2010. Having two kids for most of the year (instead of just 4 months) made a big difference on my reading time! That and Netflix ;)

1. Sliding into Home by Kendra Wilkinson
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
3. Confessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim
4. A Loving Heart by Anita Stansfield
5. Disney, The Mouse Betrayed by Peter and Rochelle Schweizer
6. Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
7. Maximum Ride: School’s Out Forever by James Patterson
8. Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports by James Patterson
9. Maximum Ride: The Final Warning by James Patterson
10. Maximum Ride: Max by James Patterson
11. Maximum Ride: Fang by James Patterson
12. Key Lime Pie by Josi S. Kilpack
13. Maximum Ride: Angel by James Patterson
14. Awakened by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
15. Blackberry Crumble by Josi S. Kilpack
16. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
17. Tranquil Light by Anita Stansfield
18. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
19. Every Grateful Fancy by Anita Stansfield
20. The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels by Ree Drummond
21. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
22. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
23. The First Grave on The Right by Darynda Jones
24. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
25. Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
26. Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones

Thursday, September 8, 2011


We needed a new idea for dinner tonight. So I scrolled through my Mmm... board on pinterest to see what I'd pinned that would be relatively easy and quick to feed the kids before we had to take them to Grandma's house at 6. I repinned this beauty from Karen {love her blog too ;) }. Added a little melted butter and Parmesan to the end result and they liked it! {B} helped Justin make it so there was no "wow" from him when his bowl hit the table, but {A} thought it was pretty cool that the noodles were inside the hot dog. In hindsight we would break the noodles in half next time instead of using a whole noodle through the hot dog. {B} ended up asking for his noodles to be cut off.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's a Done Deal...

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