Sunday, January 29, 2012

If it makes her sing "My mommy is the best", I know I'll try it again.

I've been using up all of the fiance's shaving foam lately...not shaving. I mix it up with food coloring and give it to the kids to play with in the bath. It's so simple and so fun for them.

photo creds: all me except 1st one from here.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Most viewed.

I have posted many pictures of my house over the past 4+ years, but this is the most viewed from Flickr (the stats there are so perfectly detailed!)

I love the lack shelving by Ikea, what can I say? And, I custom made this paint shade with Valspar paint. I picked out a red, added orange and then white. In person, it's like a creamy tomato soup. wonderful color for inspiration.

When I was a kid...

Instead of sharing with Kaya how hard I had it (wah wah, I will leave that for MY mom to share with her) I want to instead show her the fun I had. This week, I already made her a "cootie catcher" (paper fortune teller) to play with and now I am thinking about seeing if she is old enough for threading bracelets.

I want to teach her how I used to spend hours and then I'd beg my parents to take me to Treasure Island (remember that magical store?) for more thread.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

A little handmade for the holiday.

Of all the ornaments I made this year, my favorite ones were the most simple. Sure, I could have been fancier and got out the hot glue gun and attached a permanent ribbon hanger, or added a little bit of glitter...but I really enjoy the end result here. Just a plain glass ornament filled with artificial snow. Simple, elegant, beautiful. Here it is pictured on my tree.

This year, in addition to some lovely store bought goodies and a few fantastic Ebay & Etsy scores, I gave out several handmade gifts. I got the urge to buy a bunch of plain glass ornaments and fill em with different things.

Adam, being the wonderful man that he is, even went out on Christmas Eve to get me more fake snow, ribbon and glitter. I love him. Here, I will show you what we did, and hopefully you will get some ideas and inspiration to make some for yourself. Out of 20 made, I believe I kept 2.

I like knowing that my craft will hopefully don several Holiday trees or windows or mantles next year.

Here are our salt dough ornaments. I had a lot of fun with the kids doing them this year.

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