Monday, January 31, 2011

Mod Podge Mania!!!!! desk redo

WoooooHoooooo!!!! Mod Podge Mania is back again, head on over to This is the Year and link up any project you've done using mod podge!!!!!! Super fun to get to know other bloggers and see some fun projects!
I found an old school desk at the DI(local thrift shop) for $5.00, and had to get it. I've been looking for one for a while, my kiddos LOVE playing school. Almost forgot to take a before picture.

It was all blue, with a wooden top. I spray painted it a fun bright pink, then mod podged some fabulous vinyl with flannel backing on the top. The vinyl makes cleaning a breeze. It coordinated with the girls room perfectly!!

I did this project last summer when there was beautiful green grass, and sunshine.(oh how I miss it!!!) I love how the desk turned out and the kids love it, in fact we could really use a second for the "teacher".
Now go link up your projects, at Xazmin's MOD PODGE MANIA!!!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Friend Makin Monday...One Word!

It has been FOREVER since I have participated in's so much fun and a great way to get to know other bloggers!!! Head on over to All The Weigh and join in the fun!!!
1. Where is your cell phone? bra
2. Your most significant other? sleeping
3. Your hair? messy
4. Your mother? awesome
5. Your Father? heaven
6. Your favorite? pizza
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your favorite drink? Dr. Pepper
9. Your dream/goal? thin
10. What room you are in? craft
11. Your hobby? crafting :)
12. Your fear? tornadoes
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? rich(yeah right) :)
14. Where were you last night? home
15. Something that you aren't? procrastinator
16. Muffins? poppy seed
17. Wish list item? lasik
18. Where you grew up? Idaho!!!! WOOHOOOO
19. Last thing you did? slept
20. What are you wearing? pj's
21. Your TV? off
22. Your pets? nope
23. Friends? fun
24. Your life? busy
25. Your mood? anxious
26. Missing someone? always
27. One place that I go to over and over? Wal-mart(sad but true)
28. Something you want? summer(love winter, but tired of being cold)
29. Your favorite store? Target
30. Your favorite color? Yellow
Go link up and play along HERE!!!!
Now I'm off to hopefully get Lil' Squishy face back to sleep for a few more hours!!!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Not as Fun this Year....

Only two days ago this little missy had her tonsils removed. First day was pretty good, yesterday was a little more rough, last night was worse, and today......HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Don't think I am a horrible mom to schedule surgery two days before her birthday, it was her decision to do it this week or next, she chose this week even if she was miserable on her Birthday because..."I just want to feel better".

Needless to say Lexlee, your 11th birthday will be one you will never forget!!

We love you soooo much!! You are the sweetest little thing, have such a big heart, and such a love for your siblings. No wonder they all adore you. You are beautiful inside and out. We are very blessed to have you in our family.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY my LITTLE SWEETIE!!!!! We will celebrate better in a couple of weeks! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

W is for worry...

My little Lexlee is going in this morning to have her tonsils and adenoids removed. I am sick with worry...I know it is just a simple surgery, but it's my little girl we are talking about here.

Do ya think you can pray too much???

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Remember yesterday when I talked about the most heartfelt Christmas gift???
Christmas morning we were just finishing unwrapping our gifts, only a couple more left. One of those happened to be from my mom to Hunter Dan and I. It was sad this year to see the tags read only from my mom, or "love from Grandma". I told Hunter Dan to go ahead and open it since it was to both of us....after he tore off the paper and opened the box, I looked up to see what we had been given. Mom is really good about things like food storage as gifts and I love that, so I just assumed it would be something along those lines....I could not have been more wrong....
...or surprised
...or touched didn't take any more time than just glancing in the box to realize what she had done.
This may look like a simple quilt....but it is soooo much more....
This block is from....

...this shirt.

This one from...

This one from...
the shirt he was wearing when he snuggled my new baby on Lil' Squishy faces first trip to Idaho.
In the card attached to the quilt were these words...
Dear Tanielle and Hunter Dan,
I was packing up some of Dad's clothes for the DI(a thrift store) when I decided to give you kids one more memory of him. I think you will recognize that the squares in this quilt are from 14 of the most recent and favorite shirts of his, and the last pairs of levis before he left this earth. I wanted to do this, and I really felt the warmth of him as I was sewing, so I think he approved.
She of course ended the card by telling us how much she loved us and how she hoped we had a very Merry Christmas.
She not only made one for us, but my FIVE other living siblings as well.
When I hold this quilt I can smell him. I am sooo grateful to my mom for doing this for us, it means more than I can even explain....and since as I am typing this I am sobbing(because lets face it I am one emotional gal...all the time), and can't see the screen anymore I will end it by showing you what she hand-stitched on my amazing "dad quilt".
Sure do miss this guy!!!
Thank-you mom, I love you so much!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sooo, what's new with you?

Today Jibbity said to me, "Mom was the last time you did your blog really clear back on my birthday, 'cause I really like reading it, and it has been the same for a really long time."
Hmmmmm...this is suppose to be my journal...
I AM A SLACKER...but am determined to get my act together! (fingers crossed)
SOOOOO... what's new?????
This little man LOVED his birthday did one year fly by already??? He is soooo much fun!
Went to Idaho and saw this for the first time.......still doesn't seem real, miss my dad and think about him everyday!
My little Ashie started dance....she is a nut!!! Cute little thing, but PURE MISCHIEF!!!

Can ya see the rotten behind those big brown eyes?

*doing an overhaul on the upstairs
*did a major move with the two oldest girls to a new room downstairs
*dealing with a taller than me now thirteen year old son
*trying to keep my girls from growing up
*chasing an adorable one year old
*had a funeral around the toilet bowl for Gil the goldfish(dang thing lasted well over two years)
*trying to keep ahead of laundry...hahahahahaha
*wishing I didn't need sleep
*got through 5 of the 7 birthdays in this house...last two are this week and mid February...then done with them again til mid October.
*got through the most heartfelt gift ever...will do a post on that next.
*LOVING being a mom!!
Love to all my favorite blogging ladies out there, I have missed you and hope to visit soon. Must sleep now, for it is 4:12 in the morning. :)