Friday, August 31, 2007

The BEST $10 I ever spent!!!!

I just love the farmers markets we have around here! Love all the fresh fruits and veggies... but my favorite things to get are the FLOWERS! Hello this BIG BEAUTIFUL bouquet was $10! It seriously is huge... takes up well over 1/3 of our table! :)

So it is the last weekend of summer! We are going to hang around here, do some shopping tomorrow, for tile (the kitchen has been done for a year!) and FURNITURE for the living room! I figure if I type this out I will have to get it! Steve gave me a blank check when we moved in 5 years ago to find what I want... the hunt still continues! I have a VISION! BUT I am tired of waiting for that VISION ..... so I am gonna SERIOUSLY hunt tomorrow, and maybe adjust that vision! Wish us luck! You probably should wish Steve the luck... he has to deal with a VISION crazy wife! :)

OH we found out the kiddos teachers! Amanda has Ms. Gradl~ who I really wanted for her! and Justin has a new teacher Mrs. Curfman... she seems very nice!
On a sad note, neither one got there very best friend in their class, BUT they do have other friends they know in the class so that always makes it easy for a new adventure, and they will I am sure make even MORE friends as they get to know other kids!! and their friends are only a class room away, they always have RECESS!!!

Hope you all have a GREAT long weekend!! full of SUN and FUN!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Our NEW toy!


We got a new truck on sat. it is REALLY nice! It is a 2006, and is in FABULOUS condition! The kids are so excited it has bucket seats for them! I am excited it has a 6 CD player, AND Sunroof! Amanda likes that too! :)

I drove it for the first time yesterday! I was bit NERVOUS, but it was fine, so smooth!!! and I LOVE the stereo! and again Sunroof! Had them both open and going! :)

Just wanted to share a couple photos of it!

Happy SUMMER!!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Reno/Tahoe FUN!!!!

We are HOME! What a GREAT vaction we had!!
Reno was so HOT! and so fun for me and the kids!

Steve had to work! So he got us a room at the Grand Sierra Resort! what a PLACE! It had so much to do! Golf, go carts, bowling alley! (50 lanes) a movie theather a FABO pool outside!!!

and YES even a TV in our bathroom! (both hotels did!~! WHY I am not sure! :) ) Amanda informed us all she needs in her hotels now is a flat screen (also in our room- I think Steve loved that the most!) and a tv in the bathroom and she is set! WHAT is her daddy setting her poor husband up for in a LONG TIME of course! he is gonna spoil them good!!! :)

After Reno we were off to Tahoe for a few days! it was BEAUTIFUL there! I told Steve I could move there if it wasnt for the threat of FIRE every summer and the DEEP snow of winter! :)

We did so much fun stuff!!! We rode the gondola up to the top of the mountian, and back down, went to the beach~ rented a jet ski, and we also rented paddle boats both days at the beach!! We didnt sit at this cute little bar I took a photo of ~ BUT I did get a rum runner at the place right behind it (where the family photo is taken!)

We ate WAY to much! Had to go to the Hard Rock Cafe, and Cabo Wabo cantina~ NO Sammy Hagar darn it!!!

We did win some $$ YEAH! BUT of course gave most of it back! LOL!!

Now I have to work on the PILE of laundry! and come back to reality! DARN IT!!!!

Hope your all having a GREAT summer!!!! Enjoy the photos and THANKS for stopping by!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

One more ART share!

These cuties were my 7 year old DD~ Amanda's idea! She wanted to have us create something using her idea! :) So these are what we came up with!!!

This is my last post for the day!

THANKS Artsymama
for a FUN day!! EVERYONE shared such BEAUITFUL works of heart!!!

THANKS for stopping by!
off to CLEAN the aftermath of our fun day! :)

Wrapped and Ready!

So I was going to make a pen- just wrapping some PP around it, tie some ribbon on it... but then I found this set of pens at Walgreens and the pink matched PERFECTLY! WHY mess with perfection! LOL! :)

So I just wrapped it all up with a little tag and it is ready to give! I think I need to make some more of these! and one for me! :)

Happy Wednesday!! I will still share the IDEA Amanda had but it is still DRYING! Can you say GLUE! :) and more GLUE!


Not 100% sure if this is going to be the card set for my notecard holder... I wanted them all to match and SHOCKINGLY I dont have enough of the BG to do that! But it will be similar just a quick note card for the set!!!

Felt Notecard Holders!

Ok here is what my sweet Amanda and I have made today!
Felt notecard holders!! I am making mine for a friend, hers if for her brother! (AHHH!!) I am going to make notecards for mine, and I am going to buzz REAL QUICK to the dollar store and get pens to make a matching one ~ these I will share later!

But for now here is how we made these little cuties! (easy as pie! and kid friendly too!!)

#1- Measure your felt to the size you want the holder to be!

#2-Fold pocket to size you need!

#3 Stictch sides with machine or by hand!
(Amanda's first time sewing! With my help!)

#4 Embellish anyway you like!!
We used primas, buttons, Love Elsie ribbon, and bling! and I stamped the name and outlined it!

#5 Add notecards! (which I will do soon!)


So here is what we used today for our creations! Some felt, some flowers, and some buttons! What more do you need for inspiration? How about one very willing 7 year old helper! Who had her OWN idea of a creation~ which is drying as I type ~ but I will share it!! :)

Crafty time with my girl!

Before and After!!!

Justin was in golf camp this week so Amanda and I did some fun GIRL stuff! :)

We made these cuties on monday! She loves hers and has it filled! I love mine but it is empty still! I am going to put some scrappy supplies in mine!

Today we are going to do MORE crafting!
I got this blog ArtsyMama
from Elsie's blog!
Today Amanda and I are going to JOIN in their party!! We are going to do some more crafting! I am going to get down the felt I bought the other day~ and make something FUN!!

I cant wait to do this! I have loved looking at blogs ~ and being so INSPIRED by all these AMAZING TALENTED girls!

I must say good bye for now~ I need to get busy! :)
Have a GREAT day!! Do come JOIN the fun if you have time today!!!