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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Handmade gift for kids

Home made crayons using a silicone cookie sheet

Individual name tags
to hang your art!

Now I can't wait to make some for our girls!

Merry Merry Christmas in pictures

Finally finished the tree

Lilly and I made hand made ornaments

Tried to get crafty with things around the house

The BIG gift from Santa

How did Santa know we like organization ;)


Lilly's new dress up clothes

and you little dog too!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What to do...

When your 3 year old is on the potty doing her business
and your goofy 1 year old is waiting for her bath
and watching her sister (yes apparently when we pee it is a family ordeal)
and suddenly she starts to pee on the rug!?!

Give an impromptu lesson on sharing....and grab your camera!!!

Ohhh they are so going to hate me for this someday :).

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Easy peasy

My new favorite sewing project
A friend emailed me this easy pattern
It took an hour to complete and I just love it!
Can't wait to make some more...

Topping it Off

As promised some pictures of our new tree
I love the new topper we got for it too - Lilly and Scott picked it up for me
I think it's supposed to go outside (the topper) but it looks pretty darn good up there I think

Happy Tuesday :)!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Deck the Halls

Did some Christmas decorating this weekend
after we could move again after all the turkey we ate

Check out our *new* tree
I just love it
It's tall, it's wide, it just makes the whole house feel like Christmas

Sorry - thought I had a better pic of the tree...but cute picture of Nolee!

Our two little elves really enjoyed helping decorate the tree this year
Of course one elf enjoyed taking the decorations off more than putting them on... 

And here is Nolee's impersonation of a marshmallow :)

It's probably crazy but I'm so looking forward to our first big snow
snowmen, snow angels, snow forts
hot chocolate, getting cozy with my family by our awesome *new* tree

**One of Scott's co-worker's gave us that tree last year
(which I promise to take better pictures of)
which was so nice and thoughtful of her...espcially if you had seen our tree last year

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I think I may be in love...

I found her at the local habitat for humanity restore
and I'm currently in the processing of trying to convince my husband this is our new buffet
I can already see her with distressed black paint
some elegant black & white contact paper in her drawers
and some very cool new knobs
a handmade runner on top
and some other decorations that are still brewing...
Oh I so hope I can bring her home

...and the FREE dresser I forgot to take pictures that has sooo much potential!
Seriously how can I turn down free!!

Coffe Filters - Really!!

Okay so I've seen this in a few different places, but I absolutely loved the one at thelittlebrownhouse
I decided to try some food coloring to see if I could get the color I wanted
which by the way I wish I had taken some pictures of my hands when I was done
I looked like I had stuck my hands in a port a potty (Scott thought this was hilarious)
Anyway I love the way they turned out!
I still cannot get over the fact that this was made from coffee filters and food coloring
Lilly has already requested one for her room
In pink of course

Oh and the best part - I put them together sitting on the couch watching TV
crafting and relaxing at the same time - my kind of night!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Santa, Reindeer & Cookies

Our first Christmas adventure of 2010

decorating our own cookies
Lilly made sure her's had extra sugar

Then we got to see Santa's reindeer and pet them

Santa arriving on the fire truck, which Lilly thought was really cool
and of course scared the crap out of Nolee

Lilly was SO excited to see Santa
she could hardly stay still in line
and once it was our turn, nothing
not a peep and she didn't want to go in

Nolee was fine until she turned around and realized someone with a Beard & Hat was holding her
not sure why but she has a very big aversion to both

All in all it was a fun filled day and both the girls had a great time