Saturday, December 24, 2011

2 homemade gifts for audrey

this christmas i made 2 homemade gifts for audrey, a felt cake and some dress up clothes.
the felt cake turned out really cute. i used rickrack for the icing and felt dots, flowers and candles for decoration. i can always add to that later too.
for the dress up i made a wedding dress and veil from an old lace nightie, some fairy wings and a chef's hat and apron.

our kids enjoyed their christmas gifts

from the pictures you can see that miles enjoys his tunnel (that boy loves an obstacle course) and that audrey loves her doll. i wanted to scale back alittle this christmas so we got each kid a few gifts, but we made sure that we got them one thing that we knew they would love. mission accomplished! merry christmas!

birthday cake for Jesus

we made a birthday cake for Jesus this year to celebrate Jesus' birth. Audrey helped me mix the cake and then decorate with frosting and sprinkles (we used half the bottle).

Friday, December 23, 2011

in our stockings

this year i had the good idea that we should have something other than gifts in our stockings. so we are doing little love notes to each other. i am also finding verses about God's love for us to tuck into them, just a little thing to remind us the real reason for the season.

decorating without a tree

so we decided to forego using our christmas tree this year because of our little mr. destructo in the house. i didnt feel like putting the tree back up every 2 minutes. and yes, he can be taught not to mess with it but we are still working on that with the remotes, daddy's laptop and the telephone. so i had to be creative with some extra decorating.1. i used small ball ornaments and arranged them in the shape of a tree by hanging them on pushpins.
2. i took our framed art and covered it with green or red construction paper and then hung our snowflake ornaments in the frame.
i think my improvised decorating turned out nice. merry christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

tortilla and paper snowflakes

today audrey and i made snowflakes. we made paper ones and tortilla ones (thanks to my friend chrissy for the recipe and idea). the tortilla ones are just tortillas cut up to make snowflakes and then brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar (and sprinkles) and then put into a 375 degree oven for about 5 minutes. they were warm and crunchy and sweet when done.

Monday, December 19, 2011

pretzel treats

we made pretzel treats for jake's team at school, for me for a cookie exchange and we will be making them for audrey and miles' teachers. they turned out awesome.
they are just pretzels with melted candy cane hershey kisses on them and then a m & m pressed on top. be careful, they are addictive.

baby bedding

here's some baby bedding i made. i love how it turned out and the fabric my client picked.

my sleepy boy

ain't he cute. that face just brightens up my day.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

miles in overalls

this is miles' "im not going to take a nap today mommy" face. i took the picture because i love babies in overalls.

i made this pendant

my friend and i got together today and made some tree of life pendants that we had seen on pinterest. it was fun and not too hard once you got the hang of it. i still think hers turned out better but oh well.

cheap workout

if you want to workout but you need to do it cheap then go to your local library and see what workout dvds they have. you can see if you like them and if you do then buy them. or just keep checking them out for free, like i do.
and if you didnt know many cans of food, like spaghettios, are almost exactly 1 lb. so now you have cheap hand weights too.