Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bow Holder Tutorial

Today I decided that I work way to hard on my daughter's bows to have them lay around in their bathroom drawer.  So I thought, why not make something to put them on!  It is recycling at it's best!

 This is my beautiful daughter.  She loves to help me make my craft stuff.

 I later used a pink paintpen to put little pink dots all around the frame.

 My awesome husband got into the act too!
 In the end, I chose pink and white zebra print ribbon to put the bows on and to hang it from the wall.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Simplicity Photo Challenge: Pastel

Cotton Candy.... mmmmm


We had the best time yesterday at a Circus themed birthday party.  Lots of games and sugar!  I think my favorite thing there was the cotton candy machine.  Cotton candy was floating everywhere and the girls were eating it out of the air!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Red Toenails

She loved springtime. She enjoyed letting the damp, sweet smelling dirt run through her fingers and the feeling of the cool green grass as it creeped between her toes.  To watch the plants that she lovingly chose from the nurseries grow and fill all of the empty spaces in the beds.  Roses and lilies.  Caladiums and pansies.  While the air remained cool, she cherished every moment that she had sitting in front of her tiny heaven waiting for the next sprout to appear. It spoke to her.  Whispering words of beauty and grace. Swaying in the breeze like ballerinas on pointe.  In perfect balance with nature and the world around it. Reaching towards the ever moving light.  So pretty.  So peaceful.  She loved springtime.

My FAMOUS kid friendly meatloaf cups!

I am doing somthing a little different today.  I am going to share with you a meatloaf recipe that your children/husand/dogs/cats/family will LOVE!   

My FAMOUS meatloaf cups!!

Preheat your oven to 375

You will need
2 lbs hamburger/ground turkey meat
1 1/2 c old fashion oats
2 eggs
1 1/2 tbls garlic salt (or less depending on your taste)
pepper to taste
Optional:   1/2 c diced onion
Optional:  1/2 c diced bell pepper
(we do not add these because then it is not kiddo friendly!)

Add oats and eggs to thawed meat

Add garlic salt

and pepper (note the gloves. I hate touching raw meat!)

Call you kiddo in and let him/her do the dirty work
(again, note the gloves.  Starting um early!)
Mix, mix and mix somemore!

Spray two cupcake pans with nonstick

Use a cookie scoop to fill the cupcs with meat mixture

Okay, she was just too cute not to include!

Mash it down into the cups
Put into the oven for 25 min or until the center is done (or at least160 degrees)

Remove and drain on a towel

And this is supper!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Little things: Her feet....

She may be 8, but I still love her little piggies!  Don't cha just want to tickle um?!?

Simplicity photo challenge entry: TWO
(I can't get the button to post!)

This is my entry into the Simplicity photo challenge : Two
I got my Cricut today and I love it!!  I gave this diecut to my daughter and this is what she did to show me that she loved me back!! 

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Leaves: Simplicity Challenge Entry

My 365 project

Here is one of my first ever roses!  I am so proud of it!! 
Hmmmm I guess it is time to take photos of my girls again.  All I seem to be posting lately is photos of flowers.  HEY I KNOW!  I will take some of the girl IN flowers!!!

My rose!

This is a rose from my front yard.  I was playing around with my
Photoshop Elements program and this is what I came up with

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


This is the photo that I entered into the Simplicity photo challenge:  Flowers and Leaves

My very first rose.... So exciting!

I have been putting off getting rose bushes for years!  I have no clue why I felt that it was so scary for me to plant them.  Now I wish I had YEARS ago.  This is my very first rose ever.  Okay, I know.  It is a rose bud.  But it is going to grow to be the most beautiful rose ever!   I can't wait to share that photo with you later. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Behind, but so worth it.... Wings over Boerne Tx

We went to see some beautiful birds today at a show called Wings of Boerne.  It was awesome to hear all of the stuff that the owner knew about these birds.  When they flew over our heads, their wings would brush the top of our hair.  Such amazing creatures!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My 365 project.... day ?..... the world of macro.... the gerber daisy

I love the gerber daisy.  I love it so much that I don't like for them to be given to me as a gift after they have been cut.  So pretty and innocent looking.  I continue my journey into the world of macro.  I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011