Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Time / Easter Treats

Well I have been spending some time on Pinterest again and I decided to try a spring treat that I saw on a blog post called Jordan Almond Bluebirds on The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle.  I was more than pleased with my results.  The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle had a great post filled with lots of tips and pictures on how they made them but I did decide to do a couple of things different.  First - I went with all different color of birds.  I really think they were cute when they were all blue but Little City, ND doesn't sell bags of only blue Jordan Almonds so I made do with what I could find at our local Wal-Mart.  The second thing that I changed was how I made the eyes and the bird beaks.  Since I have basically no cake decorating supplies so I used a toothpick for all of my decorating.  I thought these would make a sure cute treat to have at Easter time.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

What a Hoot!

What a hoot - I turned a year older this weekend.  A dear friend of mine gave me this adorable set of salt and pepper shakers as a present. I love owls but I can't realy explain why. I absoutely love these shakers and have already gotten them filled up and ready to go. 
I am hoping with turning a year older that I am also becoming a little wiser (owls are suppose to be wise right??  maybe that is why I like them so much??).  I was reminded by my mom yesterday that thirty-one years ago she was shopping and the weather was just wonderful, much like we have been experiencing this year. While shopping she started going to into labor.  It was an exciting 20 mile trip home for my Aunt Robin, Aunt Liz, and my mom.  Thanks to my Aunt Liz and rushing my dad and only letting him wash his hands and not shower, I was born in a hospital and not along side Highway75. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Got Booties?

So the other weekend we headed to Minnesota to visit my parents.   While visiting my mom was telling about a cute baby shoe pattern that she found online so we decided to each make a pair.  She found a pattern on Stardust Shoe blog for cloth shoes.  So we doug through my mom's many containers of fabric and made these two shoes from scraps she had saved.  These shoes were so fun and easy to make that we ended up making four pairs of little girl booties and three pairs of little boy booties all from scraps.  I am excited to give them as baby gifts!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Weekend Project - Operation Closet

    I am super excited about our latest project. The other weekend we picked up some closet supplies while visiting Eric's parents to replace the wire shelving that was in the closet when we moved in. I apologize that I didn't take better before pictures, I realized that I didn't have very good ones once I started putting this post together. 
    Eric took down the old wire shelves while Nugget and I were at swimming lessons and I painted a fresh coat of paint the next day while Nugget took her naps. In the photos you can't tell that it really is a different color but I did want to cover up the buttery yellow that has been in the closet since we moved in.  One Saturday Eric installed our new shelves. By Eric installing double bars in the majority of our closet we almost doubled the space that we previous had. Yeah!  We did leave part of the closet with just a single bar so we would have enough room to hang dress pants and dresses.  I currently have "extra space" on my top bar but I am sure that I will soon feel like there isn't enough room before I know it.
  We found some white organizing towers at Target that you could stack, so we bought six, making two shelving towers for our folded clothes. These were super easy and quick to ensemble and looks and works a millon times better than my old black wire cubes. I currently have "extra space" but I am sure that I will soon feel like there isn't enough room before I know it.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Got Ink?

Maybe I should say got ink on something other than paper?  While at a city meeting last night, Eric let Toodles play with his pen in hopes of keeping her entertained and quite.  It worked for a bit until mom noticed that Toodles was doing art work on every piece of clothing she was wearing (her jeans, fleece, and onesie) and then took the pen away.  The good news is that my mom taught me a very dandy trick - when it comes to taking ink out of anything, rubbing alcohol is a must.  With a couple of cotton balls and Q-Tips and five minutes later all of Toodles art work was gone.