Sunday, September 28, 2014

Toy horse tote

I was invited to a birthday for a little girl that loves horses. I found some great toy horse figures at Target and knew she would love them. It seemed that she would need something to carry them around so I scoured the interwebs looking for a toy horse carrier pattern or tutorial. Sadly, there were none to be found. Am I the only one that has ever thought this would be a good idea? There were a ton of matchbox car carriers and pencil rolls but nothing for horses. I decided to take matters into my own hands and make one. The first one I made didn't turn out to well so I went back to the drawing board. This is what I came up with and I am very happy with how it turned out! 

If I wasn't the only one on the Internet that read my blog I would consider making a tutorial or pattern but alas, the cheese (me) stands alone. I suppose if anyone actually had any interest I'd reconsider but since it's never been done before I'm thinking no one cares! Oh well, I know one happy little girl that is glad I tried :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Six Months Later...

This stuff...

plus these...

turned into...

 these cute little hair pins and bookmarks.

add a little ribbon and it looks like you really went the extra mile!

I made them for all of J's resource teachers (and good grief there were a lot of them!). I am happy to report that the numbers are dropping and he is doing fabulous in 2nd grade. It's nice to know the support is there and it's also nice to know we don't need it as much anymore.

I am pretty sure no one is out there reading this blog anymore (ever?) but I will continue to attempt to post because it will serve as record that I have a life other than laundry, housekeeping, and cooking. 
(not very well, I might add)

*am I the only one that when reading the title to this post, hears a french accent? I think I watch too much SpongeBob. Correction: I allow my children to watch too much SpongeBob

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Quick! Before I forget...

Ok, I know I haven't been keeping up with my promise of posting something monthly. Oh well, 30 lashes with a wet noodle for me ;)

I have made a few things, I just forgot to take pictures and post. Darn. Anyway, I had a great idea for my boys teacher and since we missed teacher appreciation week because they were sick I want to do this next week. I just need to write it down somewhere before I forget what it was I wanted to do!

I'm thinking of making two kinds of cookie dough and wrapping it in the shape of a log and putting saran wrap around it and freezing. Then put them in a (cute) oven mitt with a little note that says, "Thanks for making us a couple of smart cookies!" What do you think? I'll try and take pics and post when I actually do it. Note: I said "try" not "promise". Ha!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Worst Pictures Ever of Valentines Day Class Treats

In sticking with my monthly craft resolution, behold...

J went with the non candy treat. Actually J went with whatever I decided. Gosh that boy is easy (in some ways). Krazy straw made to look like an arrow. The little tag says, "Here's wishing you an arrow to the heart on Valentines Day". A little too violent? Well, he is a boy after all. I printed it in script so 1st graders couldn't read it anyway. Clever am I.

T wanted candy. All. The. Way. We found these cute lip pops. Think ring pop but lips. Ha! Added a little treat topper and Voila! Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezey.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Jubilent Fresh 365!

So here we are, 2012.

List o' resolutions...

1.  Create something once a month.

2.  Post about it on this blog.

3.  Yell less.

4.  Smile more.

5.  Eat less crap.

6.  Eat more vegetables.

7.  Move more...go to the gym perhaps?

8.  Clean and purge. Rinse. Repeat.

9.  Learn how to use the manual mode on my camera. I mean it this time. Really. I do.

10. Stick to the budget.

this just added...

11. Spearhead/Participate in a bubble blowing flash mob

So, those are mine. How about you?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Kiddie crafty goodness

Just  a clever idea I had to repost so I don't forget when I need to make a little something for the kiddos

Just add water

Sunday, June 26, 2011

This is BIG!

If you are anything like me and are in charge of most (if not all) meals, hate to meal plan, like to use what you have in the kitchen, like to buy on sale, and always procrastinate then this is going to revolutionize your way of life. Not. Even. Kidding.

My friend told me about Supercook and it is amazing! You make a free account then enter all your ingredients that you have in your kitchen. That part is a little tedious but totally worth it. There are shortcuts provided like they suggest items etc. however all in all it goes pretty fast. Then, and here is the amazing part, it lists recipes for dishes that you can cook! It crawls all the great food sites like epicurious and allrecipes and if you have a site you love I think you can even suggest sites to them! Also lets say you have chicken you need to use up because maybe, and I'm not saying I do this, but you took it out of the freezer and forgot it was in there for two days? Well, just highlight chicken on your kitchen list and bingo it spotlights chicken recipes! Brilliant, yes?

Oh yes friends it gets better...
Let's imagine that you make this fabulous dinner that everyone in the family loves (it's my dream, ok?) and you want to remember it to maybe put into a rotation? Well, it bookmarks the recipe for you! I'm sure there is more to this fabulous site that I haven't even discovered. 

I'm not having a giveaway and can't even promise I will read it right away but if you check it out, please come back and leave a comment telling me what you thought. I'll invite you to my virtual birthday party and be your best cyber friend ;)