Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Salad Spinner Art Project

 We made some fun cards last weekend.  I make this with the boys every so often and use them as thank you notes, birthday tags, etc.  They have fun making them and the mess is usually contained to a small area.  Here's how:

 Use small bottles from a craft store to put paint in.  Squeeze paint onto the paper.

 Use two colors for variety
Put the lid on and push down quickly on the top of the salad spinner
 When done spinning reach in and pull out your art work
 Show it off begin another!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Early Saturday Morning

 Owen and Chase play on Saturday morning with a white winter land in the background.
 Making a tower
 There were not enough dishes in the sink, so when my back was turned (I was actually on Facebook) they got into the kid dish drawer and filled the sink with all these items.
Owen peers up at Mommy innocently.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bye Daddy!

On the weekends when Daddy leaves to run an errand Chase and Owen LOVE to stand in the door and way and YELL, "Bye Daddy!" over and over until they can't see him any more.  I think it's so sweet.  It's almost like game to them.  They like to see who can yell the loudest.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Jeff started a very intense game of musical chairs the other night.  It was pretty funny.  The boys did not like the idea of someone getting out each round.  They wouldn't let us take a chair away and we had to always be the one to not sit in the chair.  It was a fun way to pass some time and laugh a bit.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Birthday

My birthday was Sunday and it was a super great day. I got to do many of my favorite things-including going to church, going shopping by myself, hanging out with my 3 favorite people, having dinner made for me, eating cake and cuddling with jammie clad boys.  My boys were so great to me. They sang Happy Birthday 3 times, Chase made me a sweet card, Jeff gave me a sweet card and Chase, Owen and Daddy picked out a cute cake and roses for me. 
Owen sat at the table a long time after everyone else was done eating their cake.  He loves it as much as I do!  He relished in the little tiny pieces, shoving them in his mouth with all his fingers.  Chase just ate the frosting and was done.

On Saturday we went to Sophia's 4th birthday party.  We had so much fun.  The boys were super excited to see their friends Sophie and Gavin. 
Owen smiles
Chase smiles-he's looking like such a big boy to me lately.
The kids at the party.
Chase, Gavin and Sophie
Making funny faces!
Owen makes a good funny face!
Gavin, Sophie, Chase and Owen
Kisses for the birthday girl.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


I saw this stocking and fell in love with it.  When my parents were coming for Christmas I remembered they didn't have stockings so I whipped up a couple for them.  My mom's looked pretty much like this one, except it said, "Grandma".  My dad's was a red version of the above and it said, "Grandpa."  I forgot to take pictures of my work! :(

Monday, January 9, 2012

These are a Few of My Favorite Mommy Things

A few weeks ago I blogged about my favorite things for kids' skin.  Today I'm blogging about my favorite things for Mommies.

Amazon Mom

IsABelt-the invisible belt
This is an amazing product!  If you don't have one, get one today and it will change your life. Low jeans, pants, etc. can be very difficult to wear when you are a mommy.  Because we have to bend over so much and jeans gap, well, you know what happens.  This belt holds your jeans up without being bulky.  You can wear a shirt over it and not see a huge buckle through the shirt.  I have the wide belt version, what is shown here is the narrow.  I'd suggest the wide.

Again, you can buy it on Amazon, but I got mine at Hot Mama.  Speaking of Hot Mama this is my next favorite thing.

Hot Mama
If you haven't been here, you need to go.  The women who work there can fit you in a pair of jeans like no other.  They are located in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, MN, Michigan, Missouri, ND, Ohio, Oregon, and Wisconsin.

AmLactin is a wonderful moisturizer used for very dry skin, like heels or calluses.  AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion gently exfoliates dead skin cells to help return dry skin to its healthy, natural state. It helps skin lock in and retain moisture through intense hydration.  You can buy it at the Target or Walgreen's pharmacy or on Amazon.
AmLactin Moisturizing Lotion 8 oz (225 g)