Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mod Podge Mania...camo ceiling fan

It's time for MOD PODGE MANIA!!!! Head on over to Xazmin's and link up a new or old project, and see some other great bloggers ideas.

This is a little something I thought of doing months ago, but didn't quite get to it before Lil' Squishy Face came along. I finally found some time(not really but squeezed it in)to work on it...wonder what Hunter Dan's reaction will be...hmmmm???

We have a small ceiling fan in our bedroom...remember Hunter Dan(hence the name) is big into wilderness and hunting. Our bedroom is very decorated in his hobby...

Camo fabric I had left over from making curtains and pillows for the living room...yes he has a VERY nice wife...
Took off all blades, traced fabric, and cut...
A little mod podge(or a lot) on the wrong side of the blades...just in case we sell the house someday, and the new owners don't care for camo, they can flip them back over to the white side...
Another layer or two over the fabric....
Let dry, and seal with a clear coat spray...
Reattach hardware, ignore your kids wanting dinner, and put the blades back up...
It looks pretty dang cool...I'm anxious to see how long it takes Hunter Dan to notice...After all, this goes along perfectly with the rest of the bedroom....( a pic to give ya a hint of our bedroom)...

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Green eggs and toast, and some other stuff!

Right this very moment, I am sitting in the "enormous" town of Blanding, Ut.
Hunter Dan is from this great place(which I actually love), and we are here for his nephews mission farewell. I am sitting in his sisters big beautiful home by myself with just my three youngest and my 6 year old nephew. Everyone else has gone to the Temple, it's nice....because Ashie is down for a nap. Brought my computer, and time to blog!!!!
Just a few bits of Random...check back though I am gearing up for Xazmin's Mod Podge Mania!!!!
Jibbity is a total GIRL!!!! She is a lot of fun, and sometimes if I'm lucky she puts on a fashion show for me while I am feeding Lil' squishy face.
As she was dressing Ashie up, she told her in an English accent..."this is your last chance to impress the prince, you must not fail this time. " Goofball!!!!
Lexlee and Jibbity making cookies for the first time...without my help!!! They did awesome, and they turned out very yummy!!!
YUMMO!!! Super delicious oatmeal chocolate chip recipe!!! Maybe I'll post it when I get back home.
Finally..... Happy St. Patricks Day...a little late. My kiddos know to expect green food and milk. This year we woke up late so we only had scrambled eggs, milk and toast. SO gross really...of course my mom holds an annual "green feast" where everyone brings green food to share, the table looks a little undesirable really, but it's lots of fun!! We have missed them for the last few years. SAD!!!
We have NO manners, it's true!
Bug wouldn't wear green, I guess he is too cool for it. Then he reminded me that he had had the orthodontist put on green elastics. Silly boy.
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend!! One more week until the Easter Bunny comes!!!! I LOVE Easter!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

SUPER fun...pretend makeup!!

My darling niece Michelle who has three little darling girls of her own found this idea on a blog somewhere and made some for her girls for Christmas. I LOVE this idea!!!! Since Jibbity is a princess and actually argued with me the other day why she should be allowed to wear the hot pink lipstick she had just put on to Kindergarten.....I knew this would be super fun for her. Ashie also has an obsession with make-up, and constantly asks to put "lips" on, so I knew these would be put to good use!
Here ya go....

Start out with some old make-up containers...

Pick some fun fingernail polish colors...the large compact will take an entire bottle. The smaller eye shadows just a little.

Fill em up, and pound 'em on the counter a little to settle the bubbles.

Let dry for a few days....Jibbity was going crazy waiting for these to dry!!! (Michelle also had the idea to clean the fingernail polish brushes, and let the empty bottles dry. Then they have their own pretend polish too.)

Grab some make-up brushes from the dollar store, or clean some old ones, grab a make-up bag.....and let the fun begin!!!!
This kept them busy for a couple of hours.

Ashie has "painted" my fingernails many times today, and "painting" my toe-nails kept her busy during scripture reading.
So fun!!! Even Hunter Dan thought this was a great idea, and kept touching the compacts to see if they were dry because, "his girls wanted to play with their make-up".
Woke up to snow this morning...gotta love Spring!!!
Have a FABULOUS day!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Friend Makin' Monday...SPRING!!!

It has been FOREVER since I have participated in FMM....I love Spring time, so perfect time to get back in the swing of things!! Thanks Amber for hosting!!!! Go join in!!!

1. Favorite things about Spring...I LOVE the sound of the birds chirping in the mornings!!! The bulbs peaking up through the ground...the Easter holiday, and especially the Easter candy..YUM!!! There is just a nice smell too. The glorious sunshine peaking in the windows first thing in the morning...unless it's snowing!

2. What I'm doing for Spring break...We don't have much of a Spring break with year-round school, but when the kiddos go off track in a few more weeks I am looking forward to a visit from my adorable niece Michelle and her three gorgeous little monkey girls!!! That will be a wild 8 kids in the house.

3. Favorite Spring flower...LOVE tulips!!! Can't wait for mine!!! They are looking good, and I have some daffodils that will be opening any day!!!

4. Do you have a garden...Yep...we aren't very good master gardeners though.

5. If so what do you plant...corn, tomatoes, pumpkins, lemon cucumbers(soooo yummy)...this year though we are adding some cilantro, and jalapenos.

6. Do you do Spring cleaning...I think I spring clean all year long. But yes I get more of a bug when the weather gets warm again, and since I seriously nested a few months ago, just some touch-ups here and there.

7. What is your weather "really" like right now...Right this very minute it is beautiful, sunny, and a warm 50 degrees, it even hit 64 yesterday...but it could always snow again any day...keeps us guessing!

8. Snapped any weather related photos lately? Share one with us...
(had a lovely snow pic, but problems with blogger...darn!!)

9. Whats your favorite thing to do on a sunny afternoon... I LOVE working out in the flower relaxing and feels great to make something look nice!

10. Favorite T.V. show right now...I don't really have one right now, but am actually looking forward to the new season of "Deadliest Catch". Strange I know, hubby and I both like it!!

Hope you all have a wonderful SPRINGY day today!!!! Thanks Amber!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Yep...I'm pathetic!!

Lil' Squishy is 3 MONTHS OLD!!!!!(weighing in at a healthy 11lbs. 6 oz.) Oh how he makes me just a little happy!

Lots to catch up of these days! :)

Friday, March 5, 2010

What's up??

It has been a long time since I last posted, it seems that time is flying by much faster these days. Here's a little update, and someday I hope to be crafting again and share projects...for now it's just about making it through the day. I didn't think five would be such an adjustment, or maybe it's just Ashie being the little mischievous(but adorable) stinker that she is that seems to throw my organization out of whack. It's crazy but I love it!!
Here's some of the many photos that my adorable niece Amy took of little squishy...she's awesome, go check out her photography blog, and if you're looking for a fabulous photographer and are in the Salt Lake Valley... contact her!!!
He has fattened up a little since these pics!! He weighs 9 lbs 11 oz now. YAY!!

Earlier this week I spent all afternoon in my flower beds. The temp was a warm 51 degrees, I took little squishy out all bundled snuggly in his car seat, while Ashie threw dirt on the sidewalk, and I cleaned the beds. It was wonderful to be out in the sunshine!!! THEN...I woke up to this...
5 inches...Lexlee took the pic, sorry ya can't read the numbers. And, is it wrong that I gave Ashie, and Jibbity fresh bowls of snow to eat for breakfast?(they had waffles too)
She wore this cowboy hat all day.
Favorite outfit.
Growing soo big!!
Lost her first big top front tooth...
Dress from Grandma and Grandpa for her birthday. Soo cute!
Happy Birthday Ashie...very tired !!
There is never a dull moment at this house that is for sure!!! I'm very grateful for that...a bit tired but feeling very blessed!
We have an awesome weekend ahead of us, Little Squishy Faces blessing Sunday. I can't wait to see family and friends! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!!