sarcasm 10:37 PM
Steve just found out last week that he was one of 26 films accepted into Brazils largest film festival in Brazil. The Festival is located in Paulinia, Brazil. He will soon be traveling there for 10 days. Congrats Steve!!!!
baby 12:13 AM
So I am still on my crocheting kick and found these adorable plonka hats on etsy. I think my new little Bean would look adorable in one of these. Don't you?
baby 11:16 PM
Today I learned the beginnings of crocheting. I have practiced a tiny bit tonight and have tried to get the hang of it. The kind girl that taught me how to crochet was making really cute little black ninja dolls. :) I would love to be able to make these cute animals...one day....when I have time. ;) yeah, right.
I have decided that I am not good at any 1 thing, but do know the basics of many things such as knitting, sewing, scrapbooking and now crocheting. :)
This picture was taken about 2 years ago when Max was 3 and Madeline was about 8 mos. Our family adores Steve and I am so grateful to have a husband who loves hanging out with our kids in his free time.
Happy Father's Day Steve!
pink 2:17 PM
Step 1: I bought this chip board at the S.E.I. outlet store in Logan, Ut. I then bought this Spring-y bright paper from the same store.
Step 3: Add embellishments. Ribbon, pictures and even die cut coordinating flowers.
For Mother's Day I made these photo-album / MOTHER chip board thingees (so technical). I found my camera and retrieved these pics from a month ago. I think they turned out really cute and not too mormon-crafty looking. :)
D.I.Y. 2:45 PM
Who are these mysterious children? Hmmm. These were taken at Laird Park where Max had his end of the year preschool party. There is a girl at the park that will make these crafts with your kids for $2. These sunflowers still adorn our Living room.
Happy Birthday to Me!
Today I turn 33 years OLD! :) Ha, just teasing it's not too old. :) My husband sent these flowers to me today from work. Thanks hun!! XOXOX
baby 12:41 PM
I have an extremely talented Mother-in-law when it comes to sewing. For Madeline's B-day she made her the cutest monkey from vintage fabric. She got the pattern from these wonderfully creative Australian Women at Melly & Me. They have created these delightful designs for homemade stuffed animals.
This last weekend while in Idaho my mother-in-law took me to a darling fabric store and gave me 3 of her patterns for the Melly & Me monkey, elephant and fish. I am so excited to make them for Max, Madi and baby bean.
gardening 8:22 PM
I love flowers and anyone who has seen the front of our place knows that! We have a pretty small porch but I have hung three wood flower boxes, one on each side and filled them with bright beautiful flowers of all shades and kinds.
This year we have gone a more pinkish route in our color scheme, we usually do more of a wildflower - red, yellow white and purple scheme but this year has worked out beautifully.
If you are like me, you probably went through some phase in your life where you detested the color pink, mostly because of its cultural attachment to "girliness". Well, I have been there too but ever since I have had a little girl I adore the color pink and embrace it in its entirety - girly feminism and all. :)
Here is Mimi's pink party. I had so much fun thinking about what to do for it, now doing it was a whole other story. I told my mother in law that this was about 1/16th of what I wanted to do, but I was pleased with the end result. Our place has wonderful tall ceilings and great arch ways so it didn't look too crowded in the small space.
I'm not too good at the artsy fartsy photography yet, but here is a picture of my party favors. They are handmade felt flower clips and pins. They were actually quite easy to make and turned out to be adorable. I will try and take a better picture of one of Mimi's for a future "how-to" blog.
To the left there are pink crowns waiting to be decorated by the kids with jewels, sparkle puffy paint and sparkly poms poms. One of the boys that came to the party, Braden made the sparkliest prettiest crown there. Way to be in touch with your feminine side Braden!
This is her pink polka dot cake and pink cupcakes...the cupcakes are lemon with a yummy lemon curd filling. The cake was the same...mmmm...
It was a fun fun day. We had friends and family there, Max was a good helper when it came to opening presents...Madeline received a ton of presents, some of which I am tempted to hide and bring out later so she appreciates them, right now she is on overload and doesn't realize how many new things she has. Wish my sis could be there, but one day she will be. Happy Birthday Mimi!
green 9:38 AM
I am constantly on the hunt for cute birth announcements. I found this absolutely adorable etsy store called Jack + Izzy. I love their products and they are all reasonably priced as well.
home decor 10:36 PM
I love lilacs. They are extremely delicate and do not last very long (I think that these lasted about a day and a half before they began to wilt). But they smell wonderful and add such a splash of color to any room, I also love how they just naturally cascade over the vase.
In Cache Valley, where my parents live, there are huge lilac bushes in almost every ones yard. I was extremely tempted to go out after dark to people's yards with my scissors and cut huge bushels full of these lovely flowers...I never did it though, mostly because I was too tired, not because I worried about the whole trespassing thing. ;) Aren't you glad you're not my neighbor?
Yesterday was Mimi's birthday but we are pretending like it is today (Max and Mimi both have had the flu so we waited till everyone was better to celebrate). She woke up this morning to a decorated pink kitchen and pink cupcakes. :) I think it looked cute, but she's a bit grumpy today...oh well.
My mom had these chairs and table at her house and for a couple of Summers now we have wanted to make chair covers for them so we decided that this Memorial Day would be the perfect opportunity to make them.