Monday, December 12, 2011

I kinda fell in love with the cute little candle holders, but did not want to pay for them (plus they are from oversees and I did not want to deal with that:)  

So I decided to try and make some myself.  I went to the craft store and got stickers and some little tealights holders (buck and 1/2 for all) and got these cute little things.  I do not love them as much as the ones on the top and going to make some more, but it has lots of potential.  

Right now we are waiting for a jump from the AAA guy (gotta love those guys).  For some reason the van is not working today.  Ada cried when the van did not start (she does not do well with change of plans.)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Some crafts we have been up to.

Pinterest sucks rocks gives me to may ideas:)  I got this one on there.  I think that they are cute! The kids had tons of fun making them.  We made this batch for someone that we know who is recovering from a stroke.  Sweet sweet man and I wanted to do something to help cheer him up so I came up with the idea of bringing him a little tree with some ornaments on it, and these cute little snowmen seemed to be the right thing.

This is one that Ada made it is a snowman with a zipper (not buttons, because zippers are better then buttons right?) and teeth.  Love that girl!

Here is the little tree.  It has lights and we put candy canes on it.  We brought it to him today.  He was sleeping and I did not want to wake him, so I left it on his night stand so he would see it when he woke up.  I hope it cheered him up.

Here is another crazy Pinterest thing.  It is the kids hand prints that I made into snowmen.  Love the way they come out.

And lastly here is a cute ring that I got over the weekend.  It is made from a old typewriter key.  Cute yes?  Only problem is that it does not seem to be waterproof and that kinda makes it a hard ring to wear.... bummer.

Monday, December 5, 2011

For the birds.

Here are some birds I made for my friends Christmas tree.

I hope to make some more for other tress this year..... we will see.

We have been making cool kid crafts.  I will take photos today and show you tomorrow.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Zach Wahls Speaks About Family

How proud we all would be to have this man as a child, and how proud his moms must be.  Well said Zach, well said.


I am filling the silence of my house with this (thank you Stephanie). Man I love me some Barenaked Ladies.  Before I started the music all that I could hear is this:

This clock was always on my Grandma's wall (as long as I can remember) and when they moved out of their apartment I got it.  It never worked for Grandma.  When I got it I took to a friend from church's husband who worked on clocks.  He worked on it for a long time trying to get it to work.  He got it to work, but it was VERY touchy and only worked if it was in the mood.  Well it was never in the mood for us.  When we moved into this house it sat for a long time waiting for the right place on the wall.  Mark put it up last weekend and it started working!!!!! And it has been working ever since.  It is so nice to hear the wonderful ticking of this clock.  My Grandma has been gone for years now and so has my friends husband that worked on the clock so I think that they had a little hand in making it work:).

Anyho we had this from 365 Days of Slow Cooking for dinner last night and it was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good and easy to make.  I lighted it a bit and will be lighting it more when I make it next time (maybe tomorrow.... just kidding it makes a ton of soup so we will be eating the batch I made this time for a couple of days, but it was that good!).  Go over there and get the recipe and try it tonight you will not be sorry. I will be going back to this blog to check out the rest of her blog for more dinner ideas.

Have a great day everyone!