Monday, May 27, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
- See redwood trees
- Cherry picking
- Swimming with friends
- Play dates with cousins
- Leaf pressing
- Letterboxing (visit here to learn more about this really cool activity. In the past 7 years, we have done this in 2 continents and 6 states!)
- Picnic at the beach
- Visit Angel Island
- Ride bikes and skateboards
- Build a geodesic dome
- See the new Monsters, Inc. movie
- Make cheese
- Make lots of ice cream
I hope that this gives you some ideas and inspiration for your own summer plans!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The S & D necklace uses faceted semi-precious stones interspersed with gold nuggets. I went through my stash and made a trip to Michael's to find the beads to use in this piece. I ended up using a variety of glass beads. While not an exact match, I tried to look for beads that were similar in shape and color to the Aileen necklace.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
1 pound of onions ($0.39/lb.)
3 pounds of cabbage ($0.59/lb.)
3 pounds of carrots ($0.59/lb.)
2 pounds of apples ($0.89/lb.)
1 gallon of low fat milk ($3.19 per gallon)
3 pounds of rice ($0.35/lb.)
3 pounds of chicken leg quarters ($0.78/lb.)
1 bag of Trader Joe's pretzels ($1.99 per bag)
2 pounds of potatoes ($0.32/lb.)
1 loaf of whole wheat bread ($0.48 per loaf--not a mistake!!! I happened to have a coupon and it was on sale that week....super lucky!!)
Sunday, May 12, 2013
To all the mothers, grandmothers, aunties, sisters, and friends who care for and nurture children--Happy Mother's Day! You've got one of the most important, challenging, and rewarding jobs ever. I hope your day is filled with happiness, joy, and a little "me" time!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Just a quick couple of card ideas for Mother's Day. We have a lot of moms in our family (both sides), and I like to at least acknowledge each of these awesome women in at least some small way. These are all generous and caring women, and they all deserve some kudos for their hard work.
I didn't have much time to put together a fancy card, and my printer has not been cooperating so I couldn't create my own Mother's Day tags. However, I used stamps to make sentiment tags and because they are not holiday specific, these cards can be given on birthdays or as thank you's.
By using sheets of scrapbooking paper from a coordinating stack (I think it was by Colorbok), these cards came together fairly quickly. Now I just have to write a special message to each of the ladies and ask the family to sign them! :)
Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Sunday, May 5, 2013
She has a fantastic tutorial on how to make them. The directions are easy to follow, and I enjoyed making lots of different kinds of clips. You don't need much ribbon, so I was able to use scraps from my ribbon bag. The clips don't slip out which is great with baby fine hair, and they are gentle on the hair.
And clips look cute on the kids. For some variety, I glued on an organza flower or a felt flower to decorate the clip--so girly! A actually likes them and doesn't mind having them in her hair. They are easy to put together so you can make one to match every outfit.