Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Giant kit kat!

  I came across this and I just had to share this post on how to make a giant kit kat candy bar!

  I'm in love! wouldn't this make a great  gift for a chocolate lover!


Time where does it all go?

 Time where does it all go?  We have 24 hours in a day, should be enough time to get everything done that one needs to do in a day, right? Wrong.  funny thing is, I never seem to have enough time. When I'm doing one thing, I feel like I should be doing another. Isn't that silly.

  Once again time has slipped by me a whole lot quicker than I expected and I'm left with a week or two to plan my two boys parties. Which I can't wait! The themes are angry birds and staches and strikes themes. They boys are so excited! 

  I was planning on making their invitations,but I just don't have the time to. Thankfully, there are so many creative people out there they have saved me and I can just print them off!

thanks to them I'm redeemed as the coolest mom ever! That's what my youngest said when he saw his invitations to his party! 

I have to give a shout out to:  for once again allowing me to be cool!

 I'm also printing out my older son's birthday invites. He is turning 13 so we are having a stache and strikes theme. Gonna be at a bowling alley with moustaches as a theme! He thinks its fun! wait till you see the straws!

Thanks to another great person I now have this fun invite for his party!

As always, I never have enough time. I have to end now to go get the kiddos from school.

Please remember when using items online to make sure that you have the right to print out the images.  Also please try to remember to give credit where credit is due. Everyone works so hard on all their items.

  More post later with pictures from the boys parties!

Have a Happy Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Helping out

 With my kids getting older them and myself are getting more involved in volunteering for different casuses. It is so great to see my kids get excited about all these great causes.  I just love seeing their faces when they find something they  are passionate about.

  We  have started the Iowa hats for hope initiative. Which is where we knit and collect hats,gloves and scarfs for the poor and working poor in the state of Iowa. This is off to a great start. Our first donation goes out at the end of Sept. We are so excited.

Today though I wanted to talk about the crayons for cancer cause.  This is such a fun and rewarding cause to get behind. Would be great for any family to do,or a troop to do as an activity!

They send you what you need. you melt the crayons in fun little shapes and sell them. All proceeds go to them!!/crayonsforcancer

Check out this awesome activity to get behind.

What volunteer activities  do you and your family like to do?  I would love to hear!

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Swing of things!

 Wow! I can't believe its been about a week since my last post. That is just crazy! Time is sure flying by.

   Life seems to be moving in fastforward here.  The kids are all in school now, which means we are all trying to get used to the new routine and time schedule.  With all the new activites the kids are in plus 3 different schools, it gets a little hectic trying to remember everything that is going on when. 

  So far the kiddos are loving school! Everyone seems to have so much to report after school each day they sometimes talk over eachother just so they can get their stories told.  I love being able to hear all of it!

    With summer coming to an end, the kiddos are excited about our up coming garage sale. They look forward to it every year!
    They are making room for all the new items they will be getting for christmas and their birthdays.  Its hard to believe they are already making their christmas list.

  Still working away on the boys birthday parties. More on that later.

   I'm still plugging away at my  online shop.  I'm excited, I've signed up for my first craft fair in october. I can't wait.

  Haven't heard anything yet about my book I wrote,but  I havent given up hope yet. I'm even working on another book to put out there. Keep your fingers crossed for me.  :)
    Hope your week is going great! Gonna leave you with a little thought. I just love quotes! they are so much fun!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Caroline's Crafty Corner: Kids Picnic Table Redo

Caroline's Crafty Corner: Kids Picnic Table Redo:   This is what the table looked like when I bought it except a little  more faded. I got it from a yard sale and I hated the colors in my ki...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Shery K Designs: Free Printable Birthday Kit | Angry Birds

Shery K Designs: Free Printable Birthday Kit | Angry Birds: Free Printable Bithday Kit | Angry Birds 9 Banners, 8 CupCake Toppers, 4 Clipart, 4 CupCake Wrapper, 1 Favors Bag, 1 Blank Invitatio...

Big Ideas 2: Angry Birds for Hailey

Big Ideas 2: Angry Birds for Hailey: When my GF Jan told me that her daughter Hailey wanted an Angry Bird's party and was looking for invitations, I didn't think I could pull it...

Back to School! Already?

  Wow! Its hard to believe that it is back to school time already. Where did the summer go?   So many things I wanted to do that I just didnt get around to yet. Come back summer! Im not quite ready for all the errands and running that comes with back to school time.  I wanna be in my bed sleeping, and staying up late eating marshmallows with my kids late at night.

   I just love the lazy days of summer. Time goes by so quickly. My kids are now in school. One in high school, one in middle and two in elementary. Oh and one in college!  I'm so proud of all my kids they work so hard at the schooling and just amaze me at all they are learning.  Which is so much more than I had to at their age.

    With the passing of summer comes one of my favorite seasons of fall.  I love the changing colors, crisp air and the smells that come with it.

     With that being said, though I would like to say one last thing.


I'm hoping the warmer weather sticks around a little  longer so I can sneek in some more marshmallow time.
Hoping that all your guys summer has been awesome!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Mod Podge Rocks!: Mini fabric magnets.

Mod Podge Rocks!: Mini fabric magnets.: I just recently did a post on Mod Podge projects for beginners , and this is another one that would fit into that category. If you are jus...

something to share

 I was given this by a friend and thought I would share.

Hope everyone is having a relaxing  weekend.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

thoughts, thoughts thoughts!

   As a parent, I'm finding that there are always a lot of things to think about. Did I pay that bill? When is unpack your back pack night? Did I turn the stove off, Oh my gosh, the gas bill is due Today!
   There always seems to be so many things running through my mind, that sometimes, I wonder how I keep it all straight. I do, just like every other person out there,but it is just crazy sometimes just how many thoughts one person can have at one time.

        For instance while, I'm sitting here typing this, I'm reminding myself put the clothes in the dryer, you have to leave at 4 and so on.

      I'm sure someone somewhere has a number on how many thoughts one person has in a day. I'm also sure that number is off the charts.

      Is it possible to have too many thoughts?    Are what you thinking about right now what you should really be thinking about?   Are we suppose to have so many thoughts.   Are you getting distracted by all your thoughts.
   See, now I'm sounding like a commercial.Are you having trouble with your thoughts then call 1xxxx for a free trial of thought x.  lol I'm so silly!

      So I'm going to leave with you just one more  little thought:

have a great night!

Friday, August 3, 2012

August Already?!?

  Wow! Its August Already! Time sure is flying by this summer! I hope to beable to get all the fun activites in that I still wanna do. I have to do back to school shopping yet. I'm not always thrilled about that. I'm not too keen on shoe shopping and taking 4 kids shoe shopping is an adventure in itself.

    I do however love the low prices on glue, crayons, markers and all that jazz. Time to stock up my craft supplies.  Signed my daughter up for High school this year, wow thats another thing that shows time is flying by.  It seems like its too soon for me to have a daughter in High school! The next 4 years will be such a great adventure for and me.


   I know have the Iowa Chapter of  Emilys hats for hope up and running! Come give us a like and learn about girl who is trying to change the world one hat a time! Its a Great story!

  My storenvy  shop is doing well.  Had lots of interest in it yesterday! Still excited to see what the views are every day. If you haven't come check it out! Doing a discount for the month of Aug. use code aug12 to get 10% off your entire order!

So much going on!   I'm getting ready for my first craft fair in October. excited and nervous all at the same time!

Hope everyone is having a great time this summer!