Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spring Swap

without giving too much away...
i've started my swap project finally!
it involves:

Cake and Sunshine

Well, I made 5 layers of the cake!
It was delicious and I can't wait to do more baking!
 I haven't had *any* inspiration (or energy, or time) to do any sewing. 
 The weather has just been too nice!
I have gotten some reading done however.
Laundry is on the line, and we're off to walk for a bit.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

the Finished Rainy Day Project!

Well, we are on our last rainy day and a beautiful weekend is in the forecast! 
good thing the boy comes home tomorrow :) Here's what we were up to this week...

see his little hand print? notice the footsteps as he ran off down the hall with the paintbrush!!

the supplies we used (all from the dollar store!) except the chalk, it didn't work so well. The paper we used was a roll of white wrapping paper, also from the dollar store!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Art Project

Well, it's suppost to rain the next three days, so I'm glad we walked down and got some supplies for an art project. We'll be making a "we missed you daddy!" banner. even tho he was gone for only a week, it's not cheesy or silly is it? he might think it is. It's not like he's gone overseas. hmm...I'll post pictures of it in the next few days.

Head on over to Little  Birdie Secrets, she's doing giveaways all week. today is earrings. i just love the little blue ones. at the end of the week I'll be making this cake from bakerella as well!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ol' Tom Foolery

so, I checked my mail friday afternoon and I got my old tom foolery greeting cards!! Thanks again to Vanessa over at maxxsilly for the contest! I recieved 6 cards, here's my favourite..

it works out perfect! I will have to go over to the base and leave this in my B
eau's truck as  a nice little surprise for when he comes back from training! Can you read the bottom? it says 

*except for that stinkhole you call a bellybutton. Or should I say smellybutton? seriously. I can smell it from here.

Heres all the cards with the little note from Vanessa!

I've got playdates coming out of my wazoo this week, but the little one and I have an art project planned this week - a "we missed you daddy!" banner. and the layer cake will be made saturday! woohoo! Please leave comments, I just love when people leave them!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

the Vintage Pearl

have I mentioned how much I just love the Vintage Pearl? I've got money set aside to order myself a necklace, but I just love her blog. Check it out by clicking on the picture! let her know you got there thru here!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Candy Road Brownies

Candy Road Brownies*
1. using pre-mixed brownie mix(I used betty crocker), follow directions on box to make brownies. (optional - mix in 1/3 cup chopped nuts of your choice).
2. For the last 5 minutes of baking, cover brownies with 2 cups mini marshmallows.
bake until marshmallows at golden and puffy!
3. Once removed from oven, immediatley sprinkle 1/3 cup (or however much you like) with chocolate covered candies (I used m&ms).
4. melt icing in a microwavable bowl for 15-20 seconds (a good drizzle consistency) and drizzle over top of the Candy Road Brownies!
5. Enjoy!

*Betty Crocker Original Recipe

It's Official!

Yup, it's official. I have the bestest Beau ever!! I might be a bit biased tho. HE BROUGHT ME HOME BATTERIES FOR MY FLASH!! it was a nice surprise when he came home from work!! I also got some pretty new shoes! So here's the delayed pictures of the bunny garland! I really should've edited these pictures a time they will be better quality pictures.
These are the ones in the living room. I had these two sheets of scrapbooking paper that I knew I would never use for pictures and they worked out perfectly! pale yellow, pink and blue. I wish I had used different ribbon tho. next year.

these are in the kitchen. you can't really see the full effect without it being
 dark and seeing the twinkly lights.

and these are the little sprouts of green grass in the backyard! we've got quite a bit more since I took this picture! yay for winter being over! I'm baking some special brownies for the Boy before he goes off to work for a whole week (without coming home) so I'll take a picture and post the recipe either tonight or tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Well, the batteries in my camera flash died. (Nikon SB-50). and at the moment, they are something I consider a tad...pricey. so, I haven't taken any pictures since my last post. I had to record all the easter events, which worked out I guess because I haven't recorded much of the Little One lately.

And I've started a new job on the weekend, so I didn't get anything done this weekend sewing wise. the Boy is leaving for about a week, so I probably wont get anything done for awhile. Maybe if the weather's nice I'll get a chance to go down with the Little One and get some pictures of the flooded river. 

Ta-Ta for now...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Getting ready for Easter!

So easter is just around the corner, and I haven't really done any decorating. I'm a big scrapbooker and over at Hostess-with-the-Mostess, she shared a really cute and easy idea for a bunny banner! so I'm making one to hang in out kitchen window with some twinkly lights (so you can see them at night of course) and I'm making a few to hang in our "Sharing Board". The sharing board is where I hung all our birthday cards a few posts back. I took a picture of the start of the project to share with you, and I'll post the "after" pictures tomorrow! My little one also slept in till TEN o'clock this morning so I managed to start getting my halloween coins in the order I wanted them sewn in.

I always like to save all the cards we get. Here's all our birthday cards, and they will go into
 my card keeper box from hallmark.

Here's how I layed out the bunnies on 12x12 cardstock. there's enough room left over for two easter eggs that my little one will get to "draw" on to decorate. (how much can you expect a one year old to draw!?)

and this picture is just because I thought the little and big footprints from trekking thru puddles was cute :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Not much crafting going on lately. lots of ideas are building up for my store tho, lots more will be showing up in may!

The series finale of ER is on tonight! two hours! also, don't forget to check out our families favourite show tonight - SUPERNATURAL!!