Thursday, January 29, 2009
It's the LUV Award! That's seems only appropriate with all the Valentine decor I'm seeing around blogland.
Here are the rules and such...official business I guess to keep the LUV going!
1. Put the logo on your blog or post. (You can highlight the photo and text of this post and copy/paste wherever you need to...start your highlight from the bottom up to get the photo)
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award.
To continue the LUV-fest I have to nominate 10 blogs! This proved to be MUCH harder than I thought. Why you ask...or not?! I read my favs everyday but rarely go beyond that list. I think I need to stop being such a snob and check others out. Some of these folks I have been following for months and others I just met this week.
1. Wendy at The Shabby Nest
2. Susie at Bienvenue...
3. Kimba at A Soft Place to Land
4. Jen at I Should Be Cleaning... (she's my friend that go me hooked on blogging)
5. Jena at Not So Shabby
6. Jen R. at Sanctuary Arts at Home
8. Pretty Organized Palace
9. Kim at STLMommy
10. The Nester at Nesting Place
1. Hot chocolate with marshmallows with breakfast!
2. Make sock puppets!
This was a "keep" gift from the birthday party. It was fun but the glue didn't work at all! Translation...I had to sew everything on! Translation...it looks like my kids sewed it on!!
3. Have hubby paint the half bath. It's off the newly painted kitchen so it gets a mini re-do too!
4. Play in the snow. DUH! Like you didn't know that was coming!
6. Make a new chicken recipe. Super easy too!
1 package Taco Bell seasoning
7. Watch the movie Mamma Mia.
How do you fill your snow days?
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
How would I do it differently? I wish I had used a solid pink ribbon. Aside from that, I L.O.V.E. it!
I also bought small heart shaped wreaths to do for each of the kids' bedroom doors. I think I'll let the kids pick out the ribbons and the girls can help with the cutting. What a great snow day project!!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Then this morning, L shrieked when she saw this beautiful flower.
The plant wants so desperately to be outside that the flower has turned toward the window. :)
Then this come this evening...with more to come. I think the prediction is for 4-8 inches of it!
When it came time to do the invites, I wanted all the girls in the class...14. Then we also have neighbors that are in the other kindergarten class...they were invited too. Throw in a few cousins and other close friends that couldn't be left out and you have 24 kids! Yes, you read right...24 little girls!
I pride myself on being a mom that doesn't overindulge her kids. So obviously, I lost my mind this time. I failed miserably at a twin mom dilemma! The problem came when L wanted a certain girl and O wanted another. I didn't have enough common sense to correct this problem. Next time (which won't be for a L.O.N.G. time), they will each get to pick a certain number and that's IT!
And so we bowled! And had a GREAT time!
Here is the aftermath of 22 guests buying for twins...
Sunday, January 25, 2009
I might even like it better than the pink version. The colors as very rich.
The girls made their daddy a homemade banner too...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
I think it's nicer than I would have created! Fun colors and embroidery. Not the mention the time saved!
The crowns the girls made at school. The birthday celebration is very limited at their school and I think that stinks! No treats...nothing! I always looked forward to handing my treats out to my friends on my birthday. I remember feeling so special. What a bummer!
Large cake and cupcake candle from PartyLite. I even have the "birthday cake" scented votives...I just always for get to light them!
After the kids are in bed on the night of their birthday, I always sit down and write a letter to them. It usually talks about what they have accomplished this year, my hopes for the future and just gushing about how much I love them. I have all the letters saved in a box for them to open later...maybe their 18th birthday. That remains to be seen. I'm sure about the timing yet.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
My sister printed out the picture from the website, traced it and projected it onto the canvases. I used her lines as a guide and viola...a homemade birthday gift! This is quite an achievement for me! Remember, I have zero artistic talent and succeed only in copying the great ideas of others. I had never even been to Hobby Lobby until 2 months ago!
The PBK has EVERY button sewn on and EVERY paper circle had a stitch to make it look like buttons. Maybe later! That is WAY too much sewing. I think I will just use a fine tip marker and make pseudo-stitches on the paper.
Thanks to Wendy at The ShabbyNest for some crafting advice!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I also got the church pictured at the top ($12.25)! Yeah for bargains!
I think it will all look great on top of my free piano next Christmas!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The price? Are you sitting down? FREE! Oh, yeah!
The hubby and some strong friends went and picked it up. I think I was more excited than the girls! L went straight to it. There was no banging, just a curious girl making beautiful music. Well, not beautiful exactly...at least it wasn't banging! :)
It needs some work and has to be tuned but well worth the price!
Beautiful inside too!
It's hard to see here, but someone etched 1923 on it. It makes you wonder about its past and excited for its furture.
Lessons start next week...for me too! I can't wait!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Had to include this one...check out the yellow KitchenAide mixer! My source of inspiration!