Saturday, February 9, 2013

We've Moved!

We've Moved!

Not only did we move into a different house this summer...
I moved the blog over to!

Go ahead.  Take a gander.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Ga-Ga for Googly Eyes

I love googly eyes and have a huge stash of them in my craft supplies.  You can glue them on pretty much anything for some quirky fun.  Why not try them on your stapler, your co-worker's phone, your child's banana... the possibilities are endless.  

Here are some other ideas...
Toilet paper roll owls
Owls made from toilet paper rolls

Googly eyes...hehehehe.
Now this is a true peep-toe!  

googly eyes
Party favors
Put googly eyes on everything
Wouldn't this surprise the family in the morning...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Nuts about Nerfs

I am a fan of Nerf Guns and all...

until I become the target.

I got nailed in the throat shortly after this picture.  
I am glad I spared the camera.  :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Feed the Birds

Okay so I am on a bird feeding kick!

I cleaned out the fridge yesterday and found a few forgotten buns and the last pieces of a loaf near the back.  So, we went to a pond nearby to feed the birds.

When we got there, several plump geese came running toward us.  Then the mallard ducks came.  Sure to never miss a free meal, the seagulls flew in, too.

There is nothing like making memories!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bird Feeders (Continued)

How did the bird feeders go?

We cut them out...

We set them on burls...
We hung them from branches...

...and the animals loved them!

These were so fun to make and the kids had a great time.  I loved seeing how happy a neighborhood squirrel was this morning.  The birds were happy, too!  However, I did have a little bit of trouble.  It could have been me misreading the recipe or the recipe itself but this batch was not very sticky when we cut them out so they fell apart easily.  They dried a little brittle, too.  (See the link to the recipe on my previous post.)  Does anyone know why that is?  Feel free to share your tips!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bird Feeders

Sometimes I am at a loss with creating fun new projects for my little ones.  I thought this was a great idea seeing that today is Earth Day.  Since I found this post tonight from dandee, I guess our family will be continuing to observe Earth Day tomorrow.  Stay tuned... I will post pictures!  

Monday, March 5, 2012

Fleece Hat Friends

Fleece Hat Friends: 25+ Easy-to-Sew Projects

I am so excited...

Many years ago, I was out on a date with my hubby and I pulled a book off the shelf titled, "Damn! Why Didn't I Write That?" on how to write non-fiction.  I didn't have much extra money so I rarely bought a book but something made me buy this one.  I read it, was inspired, and sat down to write.  My first book proposal was rejected.  Yet, it still felt good to hold that rejection letter in my hand.  At least I had tried.

Fast forward to a few years later after being blessed with a little boy and then a girl, my mind returned once again to writing.  I kept thinking, "Wouldn't it be wild to walk into Barnes and Noble and see my name on a book?"

So, let's fast forward to tonight.  This is why I am so excited...

Just for kicks, I typed in my book title (eeek!) into never imagining that they would have it available for pre-order already... but they did!  I am thrilled!  Fleece Hat Friends will be available on September 4th, 2012.  In my search, I see that the book is listed (so far) on and, too.

I spent most evenings and many weekends last summer in my basement measuring, cutting, sewing, and snipping.  It was quite an intense process... a labor of love!  It feels oh-so-good to see the final product... and to share it with you!